Making great hires just got easier.
Customized for every client, Every time.
Your business is unique. So why should your search process be like everyone else’s? At Search Collective, we have a retained search method, which means you get a highly customized approach based on your exact needs. We work hard to understand your culture and core values,
which allows us to develop deep, meaningful relationships and deliver better, more sustainable results. In fact, we can guarantee that each of our placements will flourish in their roles beyond their first year. At Search Collective, our approach is flexible, tailored, and best of all, it works.
Targeted results for your growing team.
Instead of throwing darts in every direction hoping for a bullseye, we tailor your experience to match your exact needs from the very beginning. Here are some of the things we can accomplish together:
- Market / compensation analysis
- Calibration exercise
- Position description development
- On-site recruitment team education
- Candidate presentations
- Creating a candidate pool
- Custom interview questions
- Reference check development
- Personality profiling
- Aptitude and EQ assessments
- Interview support and guides
- Design exercises and assessments
- Candidate and client debriefing
- Competitive offer extension
- Offer development and coaching
With an emphasis on lasting results, our work is centered around clarifying your message, spreading the word, and strengthening your culture and team.
Analyze + Strategize
Starting with an in-depth consultation, we develop an understanding of your business and talent needs. Together, we define the skills and personality traits that best align with your positions. This information enables us to craft a compelling story built around your “why” that generates candidate interest. Next, while identifying all potential candidates in the market, we develop custom questions for initial screening calls.
Recruit + Consult
We meticulously work to connect with top performers, delivering a compelling pitch. Our outreach involves email, cold-calling, social channels, and other digital methods. Following an initial screening and assessment of fit, we conduct our own interviews and reference checks. Finally, we consult with each candidate on the opportunity and gauge the fit with their own interests, as well as company culture and environment.
Present + Support
Along the way, we provide detailed progress updates and include candidate resumes to get your early feedback on to ensure that we are on track. We present a refined shortlist and deliver thorough notes regarding the qualifications of each candidate. From end-to-end we simplify and offer support as needed for scheduling interviews, obtaining candidate feedback, candidate correspondence, compensation advisement, and extending offers on your behalf. Candidates are also released from the process with transparency and respect.
Build a team that enhances your culture and brand presence, and strengthens your bottom line.
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"I've worked with Marisa and James as a job candidate, and found them to be professional, consultative, and trustworthy in their interactions. They took the time to get to know me, to honestly assess my gifts, and they coached me throughout the process with clear and timely updates. I'd highly recommend them to both job seekers and employers."
Ryan Anderson, VP of Product Marketing & Workplace Strategy at Teem, a WeWork company
"I've worked with James on multiple searches. He takes the time up front to really understand what I need, which saves a lot of energy downstream in the process. Everyone on the shortlist is hooked on the position by the time they even get to me. Candidates are thoroughly vetted, and reports are created so that once I speak with a candidate I am entirely up to speed, enabling me to dive deeper, and fast. He is both professional and fun, making hiring great people that much easier."
Meg Bruce Conway, VP - A&D North America, at Humanscale
"I would highly recommend working with Marisa and James. They contacted me for my current position when I wasn’t even looking to make a change. Their ability to know the marketplace and assess someone’s skill set and career goals, and then matching that to job openings was very impressive. They also were very responsive, transparent and professional with all communication and negotiations. They actually are family - and they make their clients feel like family as well."
Cheryl Carpenter, Vice President at West Elm Work
"Marisa displays incredible professionalism in her approach to recruitment. It was refreshing to have a high level of follow up, guidance throughout the process and constant attention to detail. Efficient, knowledgeable and caring are what make Marisa exceptional."
Gary Scitthelm, General Manager of Architectural Walls at Inscape