Since 1987, CIS has consistently outperformed its competition and has risen to the top of the placement industry. Why? The CIS search process entails many steps to ensure that we match talented candidates with appropriate employers.
At CIS, every search begins with a thorough review or update on all aspects of a client’s industry. We familiarize ourselves with the client’s overall goals and objectives, business philosophy, organizational structure, and management style as we learn the specifics of the position to be filled.
Creating the Position Specifications
Our specialized expertise often helps clients clearly define the specific qualifications, demands, and responsibilities of a new position. We develop position specifications, which establish the search parameters for client approval and subsequent dissemination to prospective candidates.
Targeting Appropriate Candidates
Through extensive research, previous experience with appropriate candidates, and contacts within the industry, CIS develops an impressive roster of potential candidates and recruitment targets.
Developing Positive Leads
Taking full advantage of the strength of our resources, which include a vast database, a far-reaching network of contacts and referrals within a particular technology or industry–CIS generates the leads that identify promising candidates who might otherwise be overlooked or assumed to be unavailable. Furthermore, these resources provide us with reliable and comprehensive evaluations of the identified candidates.
Screening Prospective Candidates
Candidates whose qualifications and experience match the position specifications are further screened by CIS to determine their compatibility with the client’s overall objectives, business approach, style and expectations.
Presenting Qualified Candidates
CIS develops a detailed presentation for the client which includes profiling each screened candidate’s current position, responsibilities, background, experience, education and accomplishments.
Interviewing of Candidates by Clients
After reviewing the CIS presentation of qualified candidates, the client selects those with whom interviews are to be scheduled.
Interfacing Between Candidates and Clients
After a finalist has been selected and mutual interest expressed, CIS analyzes the relative positions of the client and candidate, and consults with them to develop a mutual agreement. As an objective intermediary, we amplify for the client, information pertaining to the candidate’s leadership abilities, integrity, technical competence, and sales performance. In addition, we reaffirm to the candidate the client’s corporate position and goals, the new position’s financial rewards, growth potential, and opportunities for career advancement.
Negotiating the Best Offer
CIS clients often take advantage of our broad experience and objectivity when seeking ways to structure an offer that is appropriate for the position as well as attractive to the finalist. CIS often assists in mediating significant details of the final agreement.
CIS maintains contact with both the client and the candidate after the placement to ensure that all aspects of the new relationship are satisfactory.