Frequently asked questions
Will you work with every organisation in an industry sector?
No. Unlike many executive recruitment firms, who frequently do business with the vast majority of organisations in an industry sector, we believe it is important in a skills short market to have clear "search" targets. Working with a smaller pool of organisations means we are able to headhunt more of the candidates you need.
What makes SHK different?
We only employ experienced consultants who have a depth of knowledge of their industries. This means we will provide you with informed counsel and we will know where and how to look for the people you need.
The leaders of SHK actively work in the business and have a demonstrated passion for executive search, selection, career management and outplacement.
We invite executive candidates and contractors to participate in a Career Review prior to interviewing them. We want to ensure their motivations are clear before we start discussing job opportunities. This helps to reduce the number of applicants withdrawing from the recruitment process or resigning shortly after commencing in new roles.
How do you retain your consulting staff?
The leaders of SHK have solid industry reputations and a depth of senior leadership experience. SHK does not aspire to become the biggest search, selection, career management and outplacement firm. Instead, SHK offers a highly tailored and personal employment experience to the consultants who work for the company. Additionally, SHK affords high levels of flexibility and opportunities for staff to share in the business' success. We embrace the meaning and importance of the role we play in changing people's lives.
How do you attract candidates?
Every assignment is different. We will tailor a methodology to deliver the right outcome . For example, this may include elements of search, extensive networking and targeted advertising.