Search & Selection Process

Three pillars of assessment for the right decision: formal qualification, personal impression in the interview and the results of test procedures

At the beginning of a project the company concerned undergoes an analysis/briefing of its environment, goals, cultures and its market position. The client and the consultant together identify the technical criteria such as education, work experience and leadership experience in order to define a “professional target profile”. The personal requirements such as cognitive skills, social competency, working style and specific management skills form the “personality target profile”. Only both components combined show a comprehensive picture of the desired ideal candidate.

B&C consultants provide advice concerning the use of the most effective search- and selection methods according to the individual requirements of the concerning project. Principally, there are two main methods, direct search and media-supported search. With the direct search method, suitable candidates are be identified through careful market research and then targeted. With the media-supported search method, the design and placement of a personnel advertisement will be prepared in print and online sections depending on the most appropriate media. In certain market situation and target profiles, a combination of both direct search and media-supported search is utilised as the optimal way to develop a corresponding applicant pool.

For selection and assessment, structured interviews with the suitable candidates will be conducted based on the formal qualification. To form a decision both professional and personality criteria will be taken into account. Complementary to the consultant’s assessment, the candidates in questions will take a psychological test. The three pillars of assessment – formal qualification, personal impression in the interview and the results of the test procedures will be summarized in a decision-oriented candidate report. When required, the B&C consultant will obtain comprehensive references. Together with the client, the most suitable candidate will be selected. On request, B&C consultants advise the customer regarding integration or for ex. remuneration matters.

In case the placed candidate resigns within the first months unexpectedly, the “filling guarantee” will take effect: B&C resumes the search process without additional remuneration. Our clients can rely on the fact that once a search order has been awarded it will result in a successful placement.