Even with modern resources we have today, it’s difficult to find the perfect executive fit — intangibles that a resume can’t reveal. We invest an unparalleled amount of time in our process, to build a level of detail and trust most firms simply can’t match.
1 Kick-Off for Requirements and Culture
Each search begins with an engagement meeting to fully understand your position requirements and the nuances of your company culture.
2 Custom Research and Candidate Identification
We develop a custom search plan to find candidates, personally reaching out to them to identify potential fits. This first personal impression on the candidate is often critical.
3 Personal Interviews
Company president Chuck Durakis individually interviews candidates to assess not only their skills, but to know them as a person and assess their fit for the client company culture. This builds trust in the candidate, which contributes to successful negotiations later.
4 Client/Candidate Interviews
Durakis Executive Search provides a thorough candidate overview to our clients, so they can put on their “recruiter-marketing hat” and best position themselves to the candidate during introductions and interviews.
5 Background and Reference Checks
Chuck personally conducts reference checks to uncover any unforeseen challenges. While it seems like a simple step, this cannot be overlooked as it can uncover information that can influence the search as a whole.
6 Compensation Negotiation and Offer Acceptance
Once a candidate is selected, Chuck personally facilitates negotiation of compensation, leveraging the trust that has built over the entire process. This allows for a final agreement that is in the best interest of both client and candidate.
The advantage of a balanced approach
In addition to our process, we leverage our network of past clients and candidates, and extensive research tools to find candidates where others simply can’t look.
Perhaps Durakis’ most important asset, 50% of searches are filled from our network. We cultivate these relationships with the same level of personal attention we bring to every search.
Built over 50 years
Many industries, all functional areas
Strong, lasting relationships
Durakis blends exhaustive research, state-of-the-art digital tools, and custom candidate communications to identify and engage a pool of high-quality candidates for consideration.
Traditional and non-traditional sources
Uncover passive candidates
Customized communication for higher response rates
Contact us today
We will find your next exceptional executive.