Executive Search



Executive search is the recruitment of senior executives – at Board, C-suite and senior management level – by aligning a leader’s competencies, experience and leadership capabilities to the current and future goals of an organisation.

Search consultants are engaged by a client to assess the market for talent and attract the best leaders to their business.

The consulting engagement begins with a strategic review of business needs and industry trends. Then through comprehensive and exhaustive research appropriate leaders or identified and presented to the client organisation. Ultimately the engagement results in the recruitment offer and providing on-boarding support of recruited leaders.

Many believe that social media has made finding talent and leaders easier, particularly in developed markets. However, finding the right leadership is not as simple as browsing through various social sites. As economies, industries and talent pools evolve, discovering emerging leaders – particularly those in niche markets – who have the right experience and can actually be successful in a particular organisation is critical.

ADKINS_europe is a smart and efficient recruitment company specialized in Digital & Technology assignments. Our unique selling point is the on-the-job experience in technology, e-commerce, mobile, electronic banking and digital projects. Our consultants have been managing large software development projects for banks, telecom operators and global FMCG companies. We understand the e-business and its language. We know the people, as we used to work with them directly.


The Executive Search process:



Assignment Briefing


In person, via telepresence with all key stakeholders; through in-depth questioning we gain an understanding of the requirements of the role and also expectations of the various decision makers. Our market knowledge and consultative approach allows us to challenge our client’s perceptions and ultimate strategy, shaping and guiding them to a place where they can make a successful hire. We then develop a detailed proposal allowing fine-tuning of the brief and ensuring that all parties have agreement of expectations.

Research and Benchmarking


Following confirmation of the brief, we develop a detailed Road Map of the search “universe”. This is drawn from the client competitor environment, similar comparative market companies and other potential talent streams such as management consultancy, etc. The road map is populated with known contacts, referrals and more importantly, newly researched/referred names. We aim to provide at least two benchmark candidates within two weeks of commencement of an assignment in order to fine-tune the brief even further.

Candidate Engagement


Using a direct confidential approach, we make contact with potential candidates to get a better understanding of their career path and trajectory. Where there is common ground between their aspirations and the brief we then start to create curiosity and interest. Once we have commitment and a full career history, we can then present our client’s opportunity in more detail and begin the process of assessment.

Candidate Assessment


Using in-depth face-to-face competency based interviewing techniques, we carefully assess the long-listed candidates for both suitability to our client environment, capability to execute the duties and desire to join the company. With our long experience and capability in the assessment of candidates, we are well positioned to establish the true DNA compatibility of the final shortlist.

Shortlist Report Presentation


Between four and eight weeks after the assignment commencement we present a full report of the shortlisted candidates including competency assessment, current package details and expectations. In addition we provide feedback on our findings in the market place including talent scarcity, any relevant competitor intelligence and perception of our client among their peers.


Client Assessment Process Management


At this critical phase it is paramount that the client interview process is handled smoothly and at the right pace. We will manage all timing and coordination confidentially with the candidates ensuring swift and pertinent feedback on both sides and continually assessing the shortlisted candidates desire to continue. Any concerns are clearly communicated to ensure that once the final selection is made we have maximized the chances of a successful hire.

Offer Negotiation and Onboarding


We negotiate the best possible compromise that will ensure an enthusiastic hire that fits the clients internal equity. There should be no surprises at this stage. We assist our clients through any additional assessments required and advise the candidate through the resignation process. Contact is maintained throughout the long notice periods to ensure that pressure that will be brought to bear is resisted.



Recruit Great Candidates

Executive Search Poland


Experts in confidential, cross border and difficult to complete searches.
Technology, Healthcare, Industrial and Financial sector.

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