Every retained assignment that The Palm Mason Group engages in is bespoke to each individual client’s needs. The first point of contact will be a meeting to discuss in-depth the detail of the mandate, your current business strategy and the desired candidate profile from a business, team, personality and cultural perspective. An agreed search strategy and timeframes are then put into place and documented. The Palm Mason Group then utilises our global talent maps to identify the most relevant and highest calibre passive candidates locally and on a global basis depending on the assignment. We proactively approach these individuals, discreetly and appropriately to discuss their specific career expectations and the specifics of the position. We combine this targeted approach with extensive research across our established global network to benchmark candidates with current market levels to add the highest level of value to our client. Candidates will be assessed against the client specification and agreed personality profiling then assessments via telephone and face to face interviews will be conducted. A shortlist will then be developed and presented to the client with a confidential assessment report and the shortlisted candidate details. Once client feedback is obtained we organise and manage the interview process in accordance with our client’s requirements. We review the leading candidates with our client and explore how the profile of each individual is aligned with key elements of the role and business. Following a successful interview process, we manage the closure of the assignment, working extremely closely and sensitively with both the client and candidate to manage the offer negotiations and subsequent resignation processes. We maintain close communication with the candidate throughout their notice period to ensure that momentum and motivation levels are maintained through to the successful completion of the assignment when they start.