Search and Selection
The Clark Executive candidate research methodology is founded on an accurate briefing, understanding the client culture and thorough checking procedure to ensure the client's needs are specifically defined and matched.
Deirdre Coghlan Murray (Managing Director)
Having qualified in Business Management, Deirdre began her career in the Hotel Industry quickly progressing into Human Resource Management. She moved to Australia where she spent seven years at Drake Personnel, the largest multi-skill recruitment company in Australia.
On returning to Europe, Deirdre gained experience in specialist media recruitment in London after which she returned to Ireland to recruit senior personnel for Intel. With her international perspective, she saw an opportunity to provide an international standard of service at a local level and hence Clark was born.
Deirdre works on senior search and selection projects, is an accredited psychometric assessor and provides training and coaching to individuals and teams. She is passionate about helping people be the best they can be.
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Stephen Farrell, Senior Consultant, Clark Office & Accountancy
Stephen joined Clark in April of 2008 having worked in the Services Industry for a number of years specialising in Sales, Personnel & Recruitment Management. Stephen studied Marketing & Business Studies with Behavioural Science in Dublin Business School & Carlow Institute of Technology. Stephen is also a Certified Innermetrix Consultant having completed the Innermetrix Certification Program in 2010 and a Qualified Psychometric Assessor. Stephen has successfully managed projects for senior financial, marketing, logistical and administrative recruitment campaigns within the private and public sectors while also sitting on senior executive interview panels for specific posts. Stephen also manages the ‘Preparation for the Workforce’ course working with second levels schools in Leinster providing students with an insight in to how to prepare for todays’ job market.
Stephen is very customer focused and is eager to combine his years of experience with his current knowledge for your benefit. A real people person, he looks forward to working with our clients and candidates.
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The search procedure involves:
- Executive search / Headhunting
- Database search
- Advertising (print and internet)
- Client direction
The client is able to consider the best available candidates, according to their specification, at that time.
The ultimate outcome of an assignment is the responsibility of the entire Clark Executive organisation, its values, its resources and especially its people. Everyone works together as part of a small and highly successful team who are personally committed to a positive outcome
If the company you are working for is involved in an industry that has a small candidate pool or the only likely candidates are to come from a direct competitor it may make sense to use one of the most effective recruiting methods available being an ‘Advertised Search’ program. ‘Advertised Search’ combines a print media campaign with an Executive Search program. This process takes the best of both processes and the Client is assured to get a shortlist of the best Candidates available.
A benefit of using this method is that while our Team is researching the market a print advertising campaign is working in conjunction. Researching the market is targeted at identifying suitable inactive Candidates in the market place while an advertising campaign spreads the net far and wide focusing on active Candidates in the market.
An advertised campaign advises the whole market of the role and invites suitable Candidates to apply. If the ad is Client company branded it can let out strong signal to the Market what the Client/Brand is up to or if the ad is not Client branded it can peak the interest of active Candidates in the market from direct competitors or people who may have left the industry but are still suitable for the role.
The Motivation, Career & Culture Fit of short listed Candidates are inline with the Clients and therefore ensure a better fit for all.
After Placement Care
At Clark Executive our work is not truly done until well after the candidate has started in their new role. We don’t consider a role to have been completed until all parties are happy and everyone has a clear understanding of what is required for the new person to be successful in their new role for the future.
Our ‘After Placement Care’ programme involves regular communication with all parties. Should any issues arise with regard to performance management or similar issues we are always there to assist.
Prior To Commencement
We remain in contact with the candidate to ensure that they have handled the resignation and provide counselling if any counteroffers are received.
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