Our Context Driven approach to executive search helps our clients find Leaders For What's Next, locally, regionally or from the global markets.
Amrop Researchers and Consultants assess market availability, use comparative benchmarking and find candidates who not only have the required experience and expertise but also the correct cultural fit with the organization. A senior Amrop Partner is involved in every search assignment until its successful completion.
Where the need arises, Amrop leverages the strength of its global network and collaborates across borders. In such cases, a project team would comprise of consultants from the Saudi Arabian office as well as another member firm. This allows Amrop to retain local understanding and context but also bring the required industry or functional-level expertise. For such multi-country assignments, a Lead Consultant will be assigned from the Saudi Arabian office to act as the primary interface with the client.
The Context-Driven process includes:
1. Planning & Insight
Following extensive consultation with the client about needs, we develop a comprehensive understanding of the organization, its business goals, culture as well as the specific requirements for the appointment. The reasons why the job is attractive are also carefully analyzed.
The objectives of the assignment are defined and an ideal candidate profile developed. At the same time, Amrop creates communications materials that describe the opportunity and the organization for potential candidates.
Amrop Researchers based in Saudi Arabia conduct background analysis to support the search. If required, using Amrop’s networked structure, they quickly gain additional insight and perspective to fast-changing markets and candidate wants and needs.
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.
Potential candidates are thoroughly screened, their qualifications examined, past performance verified, 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 feedbacked to the client.
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.
Both the client and the candidate draw on our vast reservoir of knowledge in market compensation and benefits to discuss and structure a competitive and equitable package.
Extensive and formal reference checks are undertaken to confirm candidate career achievements.
After a successful candidate has been appointed and begun their assignment, Amrop maintains an ongoing dialogue with both the candidate and the client to ensure a smooth integration into the organization and, at the same time, assure the achievement of performance goals. At this stage, Amrop can also take on the communication of the new appointment to the press and inside the organization, if required.