As a retained executive search firm we work with organizations across the globe to fill senior levels executive jobs like managing directors, board members, directors, presidents, and other leadership based C-Suite positions mainly CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, or specialized professional positions. We work with clients for this product on an exclusive basis so as to ensure appropriate presentation and positioning of client brand and maintain the highest level of confidentiality. It is an exclusively crafted niche placement service designed keeping in mind confidentiality and attention these profiles would require.
Universal Hunt works in partnership with clients to ensure that we understand better the organization structure, business model, future plans, and work culture before finding the fit leaders who would be responsible for spearheading the growth of organization through stiff worldwide competition.
Our search consultant plays a consultative role, working with clients to define executive positions, qualifications, and potential sources of talent. We offer a truly collaborative approach that is based on a thorough understanding of the strategic, financial, and operational issues our clients face.
Our activities are among the most comprehensive and most professional in the industry. The industry-sector knowledge ensures that our clients have access to the most qualified candidates for every position. The process we have developed, supported by our research capabilities, is designed to attract and hire the best talent available in the national and international market.
Our services help clients identify top performers that not only have the required experience and expertise but are the correct cultural fit with the organization. More than simply offering our clients a list of potential candidates, we look at market availability, use comparative benchmarking and work to ensure that we find the solution that best fits both the client and the candidate.
In addition to finding top talent, we would be involved from a pre-interview stage to negotiations and can even help ensure that the new appointment is appropriately communicated to the right structures within the organization.
For board level search, we ensure that organization's board is composed of an appropriate balance of non-executive directors in terms of skills, experience, representation, and having an awareness and interest in governance issues. The search for Independent Directors can differ quite extensively from that for senior executives.
This process would be handled by the professional experts connected to the senior management of different companies.
Leadership Search Process:
Leadership search process is scientifically designed and is carried out in a phased manner. It is carried out by trained consultants increasing the probability of success at every stage reducing the possibility of missing out the potential candidate.
Trust and Communication:
At Universal Hunt, we begin the Recruitment Process by understanding our clients as corporate and as individuals. Without client partner approach, we can't achieve our objectives. The partnership is essential to understanding, communication, identification, negotiation, and closure. Sometimes, we spend weeks to develop a relationship before an assignment begins.
Assigning Mandate to Universal Hunt:
Assignment begins by signing Letter of Engagement with Universal Hunt. The intent of the letter is to outline our understanding of recruitment process and key elements of success. It is done in conjunction with needs and requirements of clients incorporating some industry standards.
We insist on two elements to our work, a commitment fee from firm and performance fee for our work. We strongly feel there two elements ensure we have the attention of the decision maker from clients end and also the firm we work for will not be held to ransom for unrealised gains.
Understanding the organization:
Following extensive consultation with the client about their needs, we develop a comprehensive understanding of the organization, its culture, business - products, services, size and marketplace position, future plans as well as the specific requirements for the appointment. We would try to understand the way in which that business is carried out, the style and culture of the Board and how Directors and Management interact so that it can be best represented to potential Executives.
The Opportunity Presentation:
The objectives of the assignment are defined and an ideal candidate profile is developed. At the same time, the package of materials is collated that accurately describes the firm and the opportunity to interested parties.
Preliminary background research is conducted to ascertain that the assignment is a viable project for both Universal Hunt and client.
A specific search is drawn up and agreed with the client, often calling on the vast experience and creativity of the consultant. This is a critical step because it defines the direction of the search. The reasons why the job is attractive are also carefully analyzed.
Potential candidates from Universal Hunt Premium Club are thoroughly screened; their qualification is 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 list of qualified candidates together with the brief profile is usually presented to the client along with recommendations of those who best meet the specifications.
Our premium consultants are trained to look beyond the essential job criteria to identify the softer skills and personal attributes, which lead to a closer fit and to a better appointment for our clients.
Comprehensive candidate reports and market updates are also provided to the client.
Candidates are then asked to come forward. After each session, feedback is obtained from all parties and interest levels on both sides are carefully monitored and expressed to both parties.
Both the client and the candidate are supported to discuss, design, and structure competitive and equitable package.
Extensive and formal reference checks are undertaken to confirm candidate's career achievement.
After the successful candidate has been appointed and begun their assignment, we maintain 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, we can also take on the communication of the new appointment to the press and inside the organization, if required.
Because the success of Universal Hunt rests on the performance of candidates our clients hire, we feel it is extremely important to keep in touch with both client and candidate following the placement of individual. We check with both parties to ensure a successful integration into our clients culture.