Executive Search Process
Securing the right talent is one of the top three strategic imperatives for any firm – along with driving growth and protecting reputation. Increasingly the ability to drive competitive advantage comes from having the right talent at the right time with the right cultural fit for the organization. Sousou Partners identifies top-tier talent around the world, from key hires to complete teams. Identifying the right candidate for our client’s needs and guiding both sides through the entire hiring process is a significant part of our core business and of ensuring value for clients.
Every assignment is unique and we begin by understanding the rationale and motivation for the hire with a thorough analysis of every aspect of the search, from desired candidate attributes and specific position requirements to possible impediments to success. Our entire approach is flexible, bespoke, and tailored to client requirements. We pay attention to the balance between soft and hard skills and understand this is often the critical success factor of any placement. Once a candidate has successfully met our skillset evaluation filter, we use our proprietary 360 reference report to ensure the utmost attention is paid to cultural fit.
Identifying and securing the optimal c-suite and board-level hires is of paramount importance. Leadership has never been more important as change accelerates and operating environments become more complex. Ensuring the right leadership hires are made is critical to ensuring the successful delivery of the organization’s vision, strategic objectives, and stakeholder responsibilities.
Sousou Partners screens candidates for skills, qualifications, and alignment with the organization’s vision, values, and culture. We are sensitive to intangibles and perceptions and cross-check potential candidates with our extensive network.
Key hires are among the most strategic decisions a company can make. Understanding the ecosystem around the hire – the timing and context – all help us develop a better sense of the kind of person that is needed. Once the brief is fully agreed upon, maintaining ongoing relationships with top talent in all our sectors, allows us to move quickly to identify and recruit leading candidates for key positions anywhere in the world. We also offer tailored onboarding processes involving key information and introductions to ensure key hires make a strong start.
Expansions, acquisitions, and other corporate decisions can often result in the need to create or deploy a highly capable team of several key people, whose skills augment one another and whose personalities mesh flawlessly. We have extensive experience in identifying optimal fits on all levels and organically building successful teams for our clients. By matching complementary skills and thoroughly understanding a client’s culture, we put together individual hires to ensure smoothly functioning teams from day one.
We also specialize in team acquisitions – locating and hiring a complete management and operations team prior to beginning a particular venture anywhere in the world. This allows clients to assign all necessary key personnel directly to any start-up or new business acquisition.