A Good Start is the Best Beginning
Before we even begin the vetting process, we sit down with your top-level executives to understand where this person will fit in your organization. We want to understand your corporate culture and whether this role will be public-facing or less high-profile. We engage in deep discussions about what the position entails and what skills and personality traits you believe the ideal candidate should have.
As a boutique firm, we have the flexibility to scale our services to meet your needs. We can help filter out the applicants who don’t meet your criteria or focus our efforts on the shortlist of candidates you have selected.
Digging Deep into Candidates’ Qualifications
One of the most important aspects of vetting potential hires is making sure they have the requisite skills needed for the possession. In today’s highly competitive job market, everyone is incentivized to overemphasize their qualifications while downplaying past difficulties. Past employers are reluctant to speak about past employees as it presents a minefield of potential legal liability. As a result, you need someone who knows how to really dig into the details of their résumé and get a realistic picture of their strengths and weaknesses and whether they are truly the right person for their organization.
Thorough Background Investigations
Another important component of the vetting process is conducting a thorough background check. You want to make sure that the person you want to hire doesn’t have any professional or personal issues that may be problematic or reflect poorly on your company. You want to know whether they have been the target of any ethical investigations or other disciplinary proceedings. You need to know whether they have been accused of any criminal activity or named in any lawsuits. We understand that the reality can be much more complicated than what it may seem, so we then dig deeper to get to the truth of the matter so that you can determine whether or not their past will be problematic.
You may think that their personal background isn’t relevant, but depending on their role in your organization, it’s better to be aware now rather than surprised later on. A drunk driving conviction could reflect negatively on your reputation or a personal bankruptcy may raise questions as to their financial stability.
The Value of Our Network
Lastly, you should know that we work with a vast network of industry professionals. Accountants, lawyers, former regulators, prosecutors, government advisors, academics, and other industry leaders form the backbone of who we are. Our people have the connections and experience to help you find the best person for the job.