(executive search without advertising)


Search activities can supplement advertising with a targeted approach to reach a pool of the most suitable candidates that are not actively seeking a new opportunity. Our consultants will engage in meaningful dialogue with potential candidates to discuss the opportunity and nurture them towards applying. The search campaign typically involves identifying, targeting and headhunting leaders that closely match your specification.


To do this successfully, our brief fully explores the key selling points and challenges to the post, shaping if and where necessary in order to gain interest from the right candidates.


The Search provides significant value to clients:

  • looking to run executive search activities without having to advertise for a position;

  • who wish to have search activities run alongside the full length of their advert (up to 4-weeks);

  • who wish to attract a higher calibre of applicant;

  • who know a set of candidates they would like to target for a position;

  • seeking to engage some of the most experienced consultants providing you with the right level of support and advice to ensure a successful appointment;

  • who by using an executive search consultant can manage the perception of the external audience and how determined you are to find the best candidate;

  • by enabling applicants to speak and ask questions more freely to a headhunter than they would otherwise do with the client directly, and therefore not show an interest at all; and

  • who wish to engage an experienced executive recruiter in a cost-effective way.


We typically contact up to 80 candidates.  The service is supported by updates once a week in relation to the level of activity, types of institutions contacted, feedback about the role or organisation, potential applicants (without sharing their name until they are committed and content with us doing so) or comments on why candidates are not looking at the role strongly enough with suggestions on how to change this.