Our Process


The Search Process: 9 Steps to Success

The Vantage Group tailors each search to the specific needs of our clients – qualifying the characteristics of every position to be filled. Clear communication with decision makers helps us gain a clear understanding of your business and internal culture. Our recruiters offer partnerships to clients who wish to attract the finest talent. We invite you to view the steps below for recognized elements in a successful search


1.      Needs Analysis

Our professional team will work with you to develop a competitive market search specification that will attract the very best candidate.

2.     Client Requirements

Developing a thorough job description is vital to a successful search.

Creating a job description that is complete and detailed is crucial. In order to find the perfect candidate, a precise account of the position and its requirements must be available

3.      Research

Our detailed analysis of your industry, company, competitors and marketplace will allow The Vantage Group to develop a winning game plan.

A network of relationships enables us to discreetly target exceptional candidates

4.      Identification

Based on your needs and our research, The Vantage Group will identify the best potential candidates for the search.

Technical ability is only one facet of a great executive. We identify and evaluate candidates extensively, exploring the other facets of executives in great detail.

5.      Evaluation

Our detailed interviewing process allows The Vantage Group to evaluate the talent in the marketplace and match that talent to your needs.

We realize that the candidate “fit” is not just on paper, simply matching specs to a resume. We make assessments about the cultural fit between company and candidate as well as long-term compatibility. The Vantage Group looks to provide long-term fits and matches that can contribute to your company now and into the future.

6.      Presentation

Upon completion of our identification and evaluation process, we provide a detailed summary of the most qualified candidates for your review. This attention to detail provides an efficient, timely and highly successful match.

Only qualified candidates are presented to the client. We review client requirements and culture with candidates, making sure the candidate understands the client organization, its needs, goals and opportunity therein. The Vantage Group works closely with client and candidate to make sure there is a “fit” on many different levels.

7.      Reference Checks

This process is also extensive in nature. Highly detailed, The Vantage Group has a commitment to reference follow-through that assures candidates are truly viable.

Through our preparation, follow up, and attention to detail, the search process is well managed and conducive to success. Thus, the process through which we check references is rigorous and assures your hires are the finest available.

8.      Negotiation

Our team manages expectations, communicates with both our clients and candidates, and as a result delivers above industry average placement rates and acceptances.

By the time the decision is made to make an offer, our methodology assures an acceptance rate well above the industry average.

9.      Follow-Up

After an acceptance, our job is not done.

Our program ensures both client and candidate satisfaction through scheduled feedback and continual communication.


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