We are in the relationship business. Our success in executive search is the result of our ability to develop high quality relationships with both our clients, who retain us to attract top talent, and our candidates, the executives who go on to become the top-performers and future leaders of our client organizations.
The success of our business has been based on our ability to develop long-term, trusting relationships with professionals at all experience and compensation levels.
You'll find that when we first speak with you we are extremely detailed. The better we know you as a professional and as a person, the more likely we are to identify opportunities that help you achieve your career goals. If you are successful and satisfied in a position identified through The Ward Group, we have succeeded in our goal of strengthening our candidate and client relationships.
Quite often, successful candidates who we attract to our clients in turn retain us to help them build their own teams. We have demonstrated our professionalism and knowledge of their new company and the industry, in general. When an opportunity may not be a fit, we always appreciate when someone recommends a former colleague or friend. It can be rewarding to play a role in assisting in another's career progression.
We believe our approach to recruiting is different. Where many firms initially present an opportunity, we prefer to first listen to potential candidates. We want to get to know about your past experience, when you were most happy; why were you successful. Was it an entrepreneurial organization that valued creativity or did you do best in a more structured, traditional environment? The better we know you, the candidate, the more likely we will be able to help you effectively manage your career while also meeting the needs of our clients.
By committing the time to know both our clients and our candidates, The Ward Group does more than simply assess a candidate's credentials and capabilities. We make sure that our candidate's personal style is consistent with our clients' business culture, and that he or she has a great chance for success. The end result leads to a "win-win" relationship for both our clients and our candidates.