Since 2000, The Adkins Group has provided our clients with high value, personalized executive search services utilizing the Contained search methodology. We have successfully conducted senior-leadership executive search assignments at the C-level, GM, Senior Vice President, and Director levels.
With your organization’s goals and objectives in mind, we address your most critical executive, senior-level, and middle-management openings by guaranteeing that your recruiting message will be delivered directly to the most qualified leaders.
We are able to deliver the depth of service and global reach of the largest search firms. By utilizing superior research methods and fine-tuned qualification processes, and by accessing our extensive network of executives and high-caliber leadership talent, we have been able to place candidates that are qualified and motivated to get the job done.
Our service is personalized and high-touch. We are with our clients during every step of Search Process, from developing the search specifications and strategy, through the offer and closure stage.
Our clients see real value in our crafting an executive search solution that emphasizes the “sales” aspect of recruiting: Our ability to get the right candidate to return our call, and to ultimately say “yes.”
Unlike larger search firms, we do not engage with more than 2 similar industry clients at a time, eliminating “blockage” or conflict of interest issues when recruiting qualified candidates currently located in competitor organizations.
Our Track Record
20 years of experience filling critical roles at all organizational levels for companies in various stages of development.
Deep Access to Top Candidates
We engage top candidates who are not necessarily looking for their next role. Our experience allows us to have access to the highest-performing leaders within several industries. These candidates are often concerned about confidentiality, so creating immediate trust and credibility are essential. Top candidates are typically more comfortable with an experienced outside consultant who is not part of the hiring organization, providing them with a more comfortable relationship in which to explore a potential new opportunity, confidentially.
Objectivity, Depth of Experience, Consultative Approach
Our experience can be invaluable in terms of providing objectivity and bringing strategic expertise about the current marketplace to the table. We understand the candidate marketplace, current trends in terms of new requirements of corporate leaders, and the qualities required in change environments.
Depth of Services and Global Reach
Our clients have found our firm to be a great alternative to engaging large, high-overhead search firms that tend to be inflexible, expensive, and somewhat impersonal. We are small and nimble enough to be able to move quickly by offering a personal approach to each search, while utilizing the latest technology, processes, and search methodology available. We do not engage with more than 2 similar industry clients at a time, eliminating “blockage” or conflict of interest issues that larger firms have when recruiting qualified candidates currently located in competitor organizations.
Attracting The Best Talent
There is an increased demand to attract a diverse range of top candidates who can deliver fresh perspectives to the hiring organization. We fully understand this and have focused on expanding our own networks beyond the “most obvious” candidate pools used to identify top talent. Utilizing our extensive network of top professionals and referral sources, in conjunction with a variety of deep-dive sourcing methods, we go directly to the best candidates that can excel at the job.
Your Organization and Marketplace
You want a search team who understands your culture, the major players in your industry, and your organization’s unique needs. Our process model allows us to learn these aspects of your organization which we will use to align our search. Additionally, since our firm’s lead search consultants handles the engagement directly, they are better positioned to present your opportunity, screen candidates and provide value-added insight on your industry, the market, the function, and the role.
Transparent Search Process, Project Reporting
Our clients have access to search reports that show name, title, employer and responses from all of the potential candidates that we have contacted for the search. These report allows you to better communicate and collaborate with our firm during the search. This information can prove to be valuable in refining or redirecting search efforts, identifying the perception of your company in the marketplace, and provides residual value by identifying key talent for future needs.
For executive search, we utilize the contained search methodology with a performance-based fee structure and a limited upfront investment.