At Valdivia, Executive Search means transparency and reliability. In part two of Valdivia Internal (Executive Search with Depth Part II), we introduced one of our important tools: weekly reporting. In this issue, we are looking at further good practice: careful wording in qualified job descriptions and the in-depth entry into the second milestone of the Valdivia Executive Search process.
Placement is Understanding
Experience, not only but also in technical questions, is one of the most important foundations of a successful Executive Search process. This is where Valdivia’s highly specific approach shows: We focus on one single area — construction, real estate, and finance. Not only does this facilitate assessing our customers’ technical wishes or our candidates’ qualifications. It also enables us to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. Sustainable construction and smart buildings, for instance, are complex topics that today’s executives definitely need to be familiar with – and so do placement consultants.
Excellent industry intelligence, extensive experience and a global network of readily available contacts, however, are not the only skills and qualifications of consultants at Valdivia. We are among the first companies to rely on a novel database system, designed specifically for Executive Search. It fully represents our search and matching process and thus supports it substantially. Another important digital tool is our customer portal, where each of our customers can view the very latest status of their search projects at any time.
Depth at First Sight
How do pre-work and expertise show for our customers? Earlier in this article, we have already named one: reporting. The job descriptions which we publish exclusively right here on LinkedIn, are another one.
Even if there is a general tendency towards brevity in the job market – just a few lines and the candidate can reply online with the click of a mouse – this does not go for Executive Search, which our candidates’ positive feedback confirms again and again. When we publish an opening – after first contact and clarification fo the formalities – we want interested individuals to understand in all depth what kind of an environment and which tasks they will be confronted with. A few keywords will not suffice. We are striving for uncompromising precision and clarity of text without any unnecessary bureaucratic jargon.
It goes without saying that we will always first present the job description to our customers, discuss the draft, and optimise it until it fully meets all our clienr’s expectations and accurately matches the vacancy. In this way, we do not only verify understanding of the job at hand and the personality we are looking for. Our customers will also see in our words if their ideas match the options, or if the job profile requires more accuracy or a shift of focus. Elaborate in content, simple in language – apart from improved information, there is another advantage to this: Such job descriptions boost both trust in our work and the recruitment success, plus they are truly meaningful and comprehensible for our candidates.