Candidate Assessment

Beyond Requirements

Our Candidate Assessment process is deep and interactive, and executed in close partnership with our clients.

The process begins with an in-depth understanding of the needs of the role, the broader organization, and firm culture.

Culture fit regarding values and integrity is imperative. However, on style, thinking, approach, etc., we encourage clients to seek an optimal level of tension. Growth comes from challenge; too much of the same will not move an organization forward.

We urge clients to take interviews deeper. Create a dialogue that penetrates to the essence of the individual’s abilities and values; how she or he might perform in a new and different environment and culture.

Clients and candidates find challenge and candor refreshing and respond well to a perceptive and thoughtful exchange.

Discussing potential negatives should not scare off clients or candidates. On the contrary, it often adds credibility, is appreciated, and fosters a more open dialogue.

Often our hired candidates progress and remain with their hiring organizations for significant periods of time if not for decades.

Jay Gaines and Company