How do we work at Valdivia? What are our special characteristics? And how do we ensure the high quality in processes and results that we stand for? We would like to answer these and similar questions with our series “Valdivia internal”. Recently, we started with a general overview (Executive Search with Depth Part I) of the Valdivia placement process. This 2nd episode is now about the “logbook” of this process — and thus about the unusual degree of transparency we assure our clients*.
The Valdivia Project Reporting
Companies are looking for new leaders. Managers are looking for new challenges. As intermediaries, we ensure that both sides feel that their interests are being protected at all times. In addition to matching services and general conditions, we consider it our most important task to bring together harmonious personalities. Finding suitable candidates is not always easy, even for us. Some placement processes take an unexpected turn, for example when a company decides at short notice to fill a vacancy internally or not at all.
Whether it is a delay or a sudden turnaround — with Valdivia you can trust us to act with unconditional transparency in every situation: With the structured Valdivia project reporting, we continuously document how the search is developing for you. Not only are the number and status of contacts listed. Factors such as reasons for rejection, location aspects and other relevant variables are also included. We explain all placement steps and analyse stumbling blocks in particular. For example, a company can thus recognise at an early stage whether a location disadvantage should be compensated for by higher remuneration or other extras.
A detailed outlook for the coming week rounds off the report. For you as a client, executive search does not remain a black box, but you can experience how Valdivia stays on course week after week — online in the client portal or in a report that you receive as a PDF by email.
Progress and success become tangible
The weekly report works on several levels. The precise timing alone reinforces the ongoing progress of the process — with considerable success, by the way: on average, it takes 72 days at Valdivia from the first contact to agreement and signature.At the same time, both clients and candidates see that their matters are in good hands with Valdivia. Transparency at every step reduces uncertainties and strengthens trust in the right path — and not only in the case of success: transparency about the search process also helps to better understand rejections or incompatibilities. In this way, this knowledge can become the basis for a rethink and a new, more targeted approach for all those involved.