What is Executive Search? Our Process
Why Choose Auster Associates?
Questions to Ask When Evaluating Search Firms
Industry Expertise and Specialty Practices


          Simply said, executive search is the process of identifying and recruiting individuals, usually from targeted companies, to fill positions within client companies.  The search firm is "retained" by the client contractually and the fee is usually paid in full over the first 60 days. The search firm is therefore working on behalf of the client to fill a position, not on behalf of a candidate looking for another job. The process is proactive - most individuals identified are not actively on the job market and would not have responded to conventional means of recruitment.

The Auster Associates Search Process includes: 

Definition of the Position
Initially, the client and Auster Associates together determine the technical and personal skills and qualifications for the specific position.

Identification & Screening of Candidates
Qualified candidates are located by developing original research to identify target companies and prospects.

Consultant Interviewing
After the initial slate of candidates is approved by the client, Auster Associates travels to personally interview each one.  Meetings are scheduled around the country near where candidates live or work.

Presentation of Candidates
After qualifying candidates from the face-to-face interviews, Auster Associates selects the best and most interested, and presents them to the client in a “Candidate Profile” report.

Client Interviewing
Auster Associates orchestrates the entire interview schedule at the client company.

At the client’s request, Auster Associates either conducts reference checks or has this done by a reference checking company, to avoid possible conflict of interest.

Hiring Agreement, Negotiation & Completion

Auster Associates assists both the client and the candidates in negotiating a successful agreement between parties.

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