A CEO is like the captain of a ship, playing the most crucial role in the growth, expansion, and development of an organization. It is a role that requires a perfect blend of organizational skills, abilities to devise and implement strategies, interpersonal skills to manage and lead teams, and nurture relationships with board members and stakeholders.
Most organizations do not have any well-documented CEO recruitment and succession plan, resulting in uncertainty and confusing, wasting a lot of time and money in the process. Even worse, if you end up selecting the wrong candidate as the CEO.
Our CEO recruiters will help you hire a great CEO who not only possesses exceptional business and organizational skills but also aligns with the vision and mission of your organization. We put in the right plans and strategies so that you save on time and money and do it right the very first time. We understand that the process and the complexities would vary according to the industry, size of business, present challenges, anticipated future events, and the aspirations of the organization. Hence our recruiters put across tailor-made CEO recruitment and succession plan for every client.
Let us take a closer look at the steps for hiring a great CEO
Set clear expectations
Our team works very closely with every client to take a closer look at the business processes. This helps them to understand the goals and the expectations that the board has from its next CEO. Many organizations have no clue about their expectations from the CEO and end up failing from the very beginning.
Define the skills, qualities, and experiences required
Most organizations do not know what skills and qualities are best suited for the CEO that would drive their organization. Certain skills like leadership skills, communication, interpersonal skills, and strategy management are something that must be present. But beyond these, we look into the industry experience, the past organizations or teams headed by the candidate and knowledge about different business functions.
Prepare for the interview
This is a bi-directional process. Through the interview not only do you evaluate the candidate but also the candidate evaluates your organization. Our CEO search services ensure that we have all the interview guides ready, each member of the panel knows his/her role and the questions to be asked. A well-structured interview can give you the utmost clarity about the candidate.
Organization fitment activity
Just as skills and qualifications are important so is the organizational fitment part. Each candidate is evaluated against the organization’s culture, way of work, mission, and vision. It is very important to find the candidate who is aligned to your organizational culture, probably more important than the skills and qualifications.
Offer and Onboarding plan
Our CEO recruiters ensure that the new candidate has a smooth onboarding process. We put together the necessary training and CEO certifications to ensure that the candidate can deliver from the very first day.
If you are looking for a CEO, then you must not settle for any CEO search services, you must choose the best service and hire a great CEO who can take your organization towards continuous growth and success. At The Taplow Group we help you source the best-fit for your organization’s leadership through our executive search consultants. To know more about our services like leadership coaching, professional hiring, management consulting, reach out to us at www.taplowgroup.com