Executive Search and Professional Interim
HW is a global Executive Search and Professional Interim business operating out of the UK. Our focus is on the senior talent needs of a broad range of dynamic organisations from small capitally invested start-ups through to publicly traded multi-nationals. We have a significant breadth of functional and cross industry expertise that incorporates both local and global geographies, enabling us to genuinely appreciate diversity, cultural differences, social responsibility and how commercially business is done across continents.
We have a passion for challenging the conventional thinking of our clients, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of cross-industry synergies whilst representing high-potential and seasoned executives that frequently sit beneath the radar. Our candidates typically become clients meaning many relationships have spanned 3 decades; our commitment to consistently delivering best-in-class solutions is without compromise.
Our practice areas in Executive Search and Professional Interim are Consumer, Financial Services, Business Services, Industrial, CFO, CIO, Chair & NED.
In a dynamic and highly challenged economy the role of senior executives across all sectors, functions and geographies remains business critical.
Being able to recognise cross-industry synergies, attract business professionals who are passionate about utilising their skills in new areas, and applying decades of knowledge to
shape and support clients’ strategic initiatives remains at the heart of our continued success.
Having a global perspective and multi-cultural appreciation enables us to shape richly diverse executive teams helping our clients to achieve outstanding results.
As a true client partner HW work tirelessly to ensure that we genuinely appreciate the intimate detail of every search we undertake. We believe in providing healthy challenge and honest feedback through each phase of the assignment, tackling potential issues collaboratively whilst offering constructive solutions throughout.
Our sole aim is to exceed expectations by providing a breadth of highly talented candidates delivered through a smooth and efficient process.
To achieve this we follow a number of clearly defined steps.
· Agree the priorities of the search
Define the need through critical evaluation of the business and unique role requirements
Agree the responsibilities of the role and the person specification
Challenge the scope of the search – Salary range, sector expertise, academic/commercial skills
· Define target audience
Agree company target list for initial approach work
Utilise local and global relationship network to identify potential talent
Reference individuals who meet agreed criteria
Create a longlist of candidates for discussion
· Approach work
Engage with target market to understand and evaluate suitability
Challenge competency, cultural and commercial skills
Evaluate personal and professional drivers
Finalise shortlist for client presentation
· Shortlist presentation
Formal client review of all shortlisted candidates incorporating our assessment of both hard and soft skills vs. the brief
Provide supporting evidence of track record, career achievements, qualifications and fit
Agree client interview availability
Manage both client and candidate needs and expectations until the preferred individual is selected
Provide formal references
Lead the salary package negotiation process to finalise the offer
Support the on-boarding program through regular communication with both parties
Complete client satisfaction survey
Remain in touch with both client and placement to check on progress and transition
With over 40 years combined experience, the Interim Practice has been at the forefront of one of the most dynamic and prolific service offerings within the Human Capital industry.
HW Interim provide experienced and talented interim and change management executives to PLCs, private companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations for assignments in the UK and overseas.
The fabric of the Interim proposition consists of an elite network of senior Executives, all of whom specialise in change, turnaround or transformation. HW have met, vetted, referenced and known, many who are also clients.
Working alongside the Executive Search business we adhere to the same principles and high standards, enabling us to source the ideal interim to match our clients’ needs.
Our strategy is to develop longstanding partner relationships with all our clients. Working with a team of dedicated and experienced Researchers we are able to provide solutions within a 48hr timespan and with well over 90% completion rates.
The business offers both purist Interim cluster solutions as well as Interim to substantive options. Daily rates are typically between £850-£2000 per day. For further information please visit the HW Global Executive Search website today.