Finding the 'Leaders for What's Next'

Since the 1950s, Executive Search has been a specialized form of management consulting where firms identify, evaluate, and secure leading candidates. Today, we have the resources and experience to expand beyond search to leadership advisory services - providing a wide range of executive talent solutions to help our clients achieve a competitive advantage and finding your Leaders For What’s Next™.

AmropCivitas operates at the top of the profession, adhering to the highest ethical standards. Our consultants are committed to our clients’ success, partnering with them to provide deep expertise in industries, functional roles, and geographies in which our clients operate. We are expert advisors, because as partners we understand what is at stake - the value of success and the cost of failure.

AmropCivitas is retained by clients in an advisory capacity. Typically used for senior-level executive positions and board directors, we partner with clients to identify, assess, and select the very best possible candidate. We identify a slate of the most qualified candidates that fit well with our client’s culture and have the right background and experience for the specific opportunity.

AmropCivitas operates on an exclusive, client-centered basis and bring a deep level of expertise - inclusive of industry knowledge and job functionality - to each assignment. We are engaged in all aspects of the process, from defining the search strategy through candidate onboarding & integration. We employ highly sophisticated methodologies including competency-based interviewing, 360 degrees referencing, and due diligence processes that may be augmented by psychometric testing and broader assessments.

AmropCivitas begins an assignment by understanding our client’s industry, business strategy, and unique needs. By working with us, a client leverages our expertise as well as our access. We access senior executives who may not be actively seeking a new position and treat their potential interest with a high degree of confidentiality. We help these hidden candidates see the potential advantages of making a move for the right opportunity.

The right leadership at the executive and board level is critical to achieving strategic business goals. The cost of a wrong hire can result in immense losses for a firm. AmropCivitas provides customized executive talent solutions to meet the long-term needs of our clients.

1Executive Search vs Contingent Recruiting

As a business owner, you can take one of three general approaches to hiring at executive level: Executive Search Consulting, Contingent Recruiting, or In-house Recruiting. Unfortunately, Executive Search Consulting and Contingent Recruiting are often thought of interchangeably but are completely different professions.

As described above, Executive Search firms are specialized management consultants retained by clients in an advisory capacity. They charge a consulting fee (retainer) for the assignment, consistent with their in-depth advisory work. Executive Search firms deliver high-quality services beyond placement, a slate of highly qualified candidates, and develop long-term relationships built on trust. This is where AmropCivitas makes a difference. Our success is defined by the long-term commitment and impact of the person hired. Therefore, we are motivated to help secure a lasting, successful executive hire for our client.

Contingent recruiters are hired to present a pool of candidates that fit certain criteria. Contingent recruiters generally work the front-end of the process, leaving the assessment and selection work to the client. They seek to place as many candidates as possible in the shortest possible time, delivering broad access to “ready to move candidates”. They tend to work with many assignments concurrently. If a particular assignment is not getting traction, contingency recruiters have little incentive to continue.

Contingent recruiters offer their service with no money up front and are paid for candidates who are hired from resumes they present. Fees are generally lower, reflecting their limited scope of work. By virtue of the payment upon placement nature, contingent recruiters are motivated to get many resumes in front of many clients, as quickly as possible. Therefore, contingent recruiters are most often used for mid-level positions or positions where there are many qualified candidates. They focus on candidates actively looking for a new role, and positions that are of lower potential impact within the client organization.

AmropCivitas is happy to discuss your needs and help you to decide which approach is best for you to fill your open positions.

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