Our work philosophy allows us to tackle complex and difficult candidate searches targeting rare or unusual profiles in a confidential manner, in demanding and/or problematic sectors.

We generally complete our direct approach searches within 4 to 6 weeks.

Rigour and discipline

A tried and tested methodology

Detailed, consultative analysis of the industry, culture, company and context; desire to gain a deeper understanding of our clients by digging beneath the surface.
Complete review of the position to be filled and of the ideal candidate’s profile, creation of search guidelines.
Mapping of organisations with the most likely candidates.
Methodical, confidential contact with potential candidates or with contacts able to point us to the best candidates.
Assessment interviews with identified candidates that go beyond professional skills to focus on the finer details and soft skills.
Creation of candidate files based on due diligence and referrals; assistance during the final negotiation phase.
Support and follow-up of the candidate’s integration and development during their first year on the job.


A bespoke approach

Our consultants and researchers are pragmatic and proficient at using all available search tools : Direct approach, Case-by-case review of organizational charts, Social and professional networks, Databases, Ivy league and top MBA directories, Advertisements (when likely to be effective), Economic Intelligence.

Activities such as sectoral intelligence, placement tracking and participation in various nonprofits, a “war room” for each assignment, our researchers’ collaborative approach, our consultants’ startup spirit and our ability to look at each new assignment with a fresh eye all contribute to the dynamic, innovative culture that drives our firm.