Amrop Carmichael Fisher Researchers and Partners assess market availability, use comparative benchmarking and find candidates who not only have the required experience and expertise but are the correct cultural fit with the organisation.

A senior Amrop Carmichael Fisher Partner is involved in every search assignment until its successful completion.

To ensure the effectiveness of multi-country and international search assignments, Amrop Carmichael Fisher leverages the strength of its global network. Typically, a project team comprises executive headhunters from countries where the search is being conducted and who understand both the local and global context in which the search will take place. Consultants with specific industry expertise are also involved. Multi-country assignments are co-ordinated by a Lead Consultant who acts as the primary interface with the client.

The Context Driven process includes:

1. Planning & Insight

Context Assessment
Following extensive consultation with the client about needs, we develop a comprehensive understanding of the organisation, its business goals, culture as well as the specific requirements for the appointment. The reasons why the position is attractive are also carefully analysed.

Context Brief
The objectives of the assignment are defined and an ideal candidate profile developed. At the same time, Amrop Carmichael Fisher creates communications material that describe the opportunity and the organisation for potential candidates.

Contextual Intelligence
Amrop Carmichael Fisher Researchers in local markets around the world conduct background analysis to support the search. Using Amrop Carmichael Fisher’s networked structure, they quickly gain additional insight and perspective to fast-changing markets and candidate wants and needs.

Search Strategy
A specific search universe is drawn up and agreed with the client, often calling on the contextual experience and creativity of the consultant. This is a critical step because it defines the direction of the search. 

2. Management

Initial Contact
Potential candidates are thoroughly screened, their qualifications verified, past performance validated, motivation and personality assessed and where appropriate, strengths and weaknesses appraised.

Throughout the search process, the client is kept informed of progress and findings. A long list of qualified candidates together with brief profiles is usually presented to the client along with recommendations of those who best meet the specifications. Aside from comprehensive candidate reports, market reaction is also constantly fed back to the client.

Candidate Meetings
Candidates who meet the requirements of the context brief are brought forward. After each session, feedback is obtained from all parties and interest levels on both sides are carefully monitored.

3. Closure

Both the client and the candidate draw on our vast knowledge in market compensation and benefits to discuss and structure a competitive and equitable package.

Where local laws allow, extensive and formal reference checks are undertaken to confirm candidate career achievements, strengths, development areas and performance.

After a successful candidate has been appointed and begun their assignment, Amrop Carmichael Fisher maintains an ongoing dialogue with both the candidate and the client to ensure a smooth integration and on-boarding, helping to assure the achievement of performance goals. At this stage, Amrop Carmichael Fisher can also take on the communication of the new appointment to the press and inside the organisation, if required.

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