Executive Search

Leadership Impacts Results

Alder Koten consultants maintain close ties to outstanding leaders
and know how to attract top talent to your organization.

Focused and Targeted

Our approach to executive search is based on a thorough understanding of the strategic, cultural, financial and operational issues our clients face. Our executive search engagements  are targeted and focused on the specific requirements of the position including industry and functional experience, skills, competencies, cultural fit, and leadership style.

Detailed and Thorough

Our executive search process is rigorous. We take a disciplined and structured approach to identifying potential candidates that meet the position requirements including subject-matter, functional and regional expertise.  We use our high-level professional networks, industry knowledge and internal research resources to achieve results in every executive search engagement.

Global Reach

The firm’s headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Bogota, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City, and New York with executive search partner firms in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

Our Seven-Step Executive Search Process

We recognize that every client is unique, so we start every executive search project with a thorough review to understand your strategic, cultural, financial and operational issues. We then tailor a structured search strategy to meet each client’s individual needs. Our consulting team forms a partnership with our clients, working as advisors and facilitator throughout the process.        We’re focused on helping our clients make successful hires, not forwarding resumes.

1

Define

We define a position specification in a collaborative approach that is based on a thorough understanding of the strategic, cultural, financial and operational issues our clients face. The position specification becomes the benchmark throughout the search project. It includes requirements for industry and functional experience, skills, competencies, cultural fit, and leadership style focused on the challenge on hand.

2

Target and Approach

We then use the position specification to develop a structured search strategy that serves as a roadmap for the search. The search strategy defines target organizations and target positions within those organizations based on the required subject-matter expertise, culture, business model, industry, process, and product knowledge.  Targeted candidates are then approached to gauge qualifications and interest.

3

Assess

Interested candidates are assessed against the defined project specification to determine a shortlist. The shortlist is achieved through detailed interviews that discuss the specifics of the positions, and explore the candidates’ background, competencies and interest in the role. Some clients request the application of specific assessments at this stage.

4

Present

A shortlist of candidates that are interested and fit the requirements based on the project specification is presented to the client for interviews. We provide detailed information on each candidate to the client, and we continue to manage the process during the interview stage, gathering feedback from all parties and managing candidate interest and expectations..

5

Verify

Reference checks and degree verifications are performed prior to an offer. Reference checks are done within the context of the project specification and designed to validate the same elements evaluated by our consultants.

6

Offer

One of the most important steps in the process is the offer stage. It requires an appropriate amount of time and resources to achieve the desired outcome – the hire. We act as 3rd party support during the offer stage. We document and verify the candidate’s current package and work with him/her to determine and align expectations with what our client has in mind. It’s important to make sure expectations are close and aligned before the written offer is presented. We stay close to the candidate once he/she receives an offer to gauge the response and address concerns in a timely fashion.

7

Transition

We maintain close communication with the candidate and our client through the resignation, onboarding, and the first 180 days providing valuable 3rd party feedback to both. This helps maintain communication, align expectations, and guarantee a smooth transition.

Our structured and logical executive search process provides our clients and their management teams with a plan and milestones that help deal with the uncertainty of the search and hiring process with confidence. Our expectation is to have periodic status calls, or meetings, to guarantee that the executive search engagement stays on track.

Geographies

The firm’s headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Bogota, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City, and New York with partner firms in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

United States

United States

Houston

Miami

New York

San Diego

Mexico

Mexico

Monterrey

Mexico City

Guadalajara

Colombia

Colombia

Bogota

Functional Expertise

Our consultants are have working knowledge and experience in the functional areas that they recruit.

Our Affiliations

AESC

Alder Koten is a proud member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in executive search and leadership consulting through its industry recognized Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines.

National Association of Corporate Directors

Alder Koten is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a recognized authority focused on advancing exemplary board leadership and establishing leading boardroom practices.

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