There is nothing we love more at SpenglerFox than the satisfaction of achieving the seemingly impossible, the satisfaction of completely fulfilling a client’s needs by finding the perfect candidate. Whilst we have the agility to move at speed we also have the endurance and determination that ensure constant focus on long term projects. Our in-depth processes allow us to build trust and long lasting relationships with our clients across the world.
Our methodology has seven detailed and comprehensive phases as outlined below. Each phase is carried out with discretion, sensitivity and using the full resources and market insight at our disposal.
Before engagement we anticipate the potential needs of a client and identify a dedicated project team. This ensures that we can commence our search immediately on assignment confirmation.
Following engagement, search methodologies are identified and a project plan and timescales are agreed with our client. All searches are managed by at least one dedicated researcher and specialist consultant. All searches are supervised by the local Country Manager and regional practice group leader.
Our mission is to find talent. Whilst our primary focus is direct search which is carried by our talented team of local and regional researchers we also employ a variety of secondary search methodologies. These include searching our industry leading database, networking in both the physical and virtual environments and news searches to name but a few.
Our philosophy of transparency and sharing information ensures full project visibility across our international practice group network. This gives us access to expatriate, repatriating and international candidates in real time.
Screening and Selection
Following the identification of the SpenglerFox long list we initiate short-listing through a detailed and comprehensive short- listing process. This commences with initial telephone interviews which assess a prospective candidate’s suitability for and interest in the position. Once this has been confirmed, candidates carryout in-depth one to one interviews with the project’s lead consultant.
The interview format is a combination of non-directive discussions to assess the candidate’s personality and communication skills, as well as competency based interviews.
Finally, unless otherwise directed by our clients, our preferred candidate undergoes psychological profiling in the form of the Saville Consulting psychometric testing. Following this rigorous assessment we select those candidates that we deem most suitable for the role and the client organisation based on competencies, experience and motivations and present the shortlist of candidates to our clients.
The SpenglerFox shortlist presentation takes the form of a detailed assessment report, which contains information on the candidates personal, behavioural, academic and professional profiles, including a rationale in which we explain why the candidate should be considered for the role. We then review the shortlist with our clients and action any feedback.
At SpenglerFox we consider it our duty to manage the shortlist of candidates through the client interview process. This ensures complete discretion and the minimum amount of disruption to our client’s organisations in what is often a sensitive process. Following interviews we will then review & discuss the performance of each candidate with our client.
SpenglerFox provide formal offers & rejections to candidates on behalf of our client. We support our client in the preparation and presentation of the offer to the successful candidate. This is then followed by discussions with both the client and the candidate.
Following acceptance of an offer we work in partnership with our client and candidate to identify integration needs and plan the successful integration of the candidate into their new organisation. We also facilitate on-boarding where required.
We are absolutely committed to quality and as such it is imperative that we are able to gauge whether we have successfully met our client’s and candidate’s needs. As such, after every placement we carryout in-depth service reviews with our clients. The feedback is then reviewed by an internal panel of Country Managers and our Managing Director to ensure maximum client satisfaction and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
Key Contact: Jens Friedrich
The SpenglerFox Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Filip Lerno as Non-Executive Chairman, effective 1st February 2020. Filip brings over 20 years of experience within the Premier Search sector. He has worked as a Senior Executive at both Spencer Stuart and Heidrick & Struggles, specializing in the Private Equity and Industrial Practices where he successfully conducted a multitude of senior searches across EMEA. Born in Ghent, Belgium, Filip graduated in Law, Applied Economics as well as Port and Maritime Sciences from Ghent University. He studied for his post graduate MBA at the Vlerick School of Management. He is also an Alumni of Insead I.E.P. Program. As Chairman of the SpenglerFox Group Board Filip will work closely with the CEO and the SpenglerFox Group Management Team to support the future strategic direction of the business as the Group grows both organically and through well placed acquisitions. Jens Friedrich, CEO at the SpenglerFox Group said “I am delighted to welcome Filip Lerno onto the Board of the SpenglerFox Group. His experience in the world of Senior Search and Human Capital Solutions will act as an added impetus to our overall business offering to our Clients around the globe. He has a proven track record in connecting the best senior talents with the world's top companies and I am convinced he will be equally successful in helping us at SpenglerFox to implement our strategy and further grow our business. SpenglerFox is a global Executive Search and Human Capital Solutions consultancy with a coverage in 35 countries.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Marta Skalska, Head of Research. It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpengerFox Group, Marta Skalska, who will assume the role of Head of Research. Marta will be based in Warsaw, one of our firms strategic hub locations and will be responsible for developing cutting edge and best practice research capabilities within the SpenglerFox Group. She will lead the initiative to ensure consistency in approach and systems usage across the group as we invest in best practice and research trainings, assuring delivery of best in class services. She will work closely with our Senior Management team to advise on recruitment strategy, sourcing tools and continuous improvement initiatives. Marta has over 14 years of experience in recruitment, specialized in automotive, industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defence, oil&gas and temporary assignments, gained from recruitmentcompanies in Poland and the UnitedKingdom. Started her career in temporary recruitment, then moved to sales and business development functions, working as 360 consultant, selling and working as an Account Manager on own projects, large accounts, also leading a team of recruiters. After returning from the UK to Poland she has worked for management consulting company within HR sector, supporting big outplacement project for steelwork factory and state-owned coal minery in Poland. Worked on HR strategy, trainings and workshops, organisational transformation, talent management, market mappings, job evaluation, assessment and development centres, audits, HR functions effectiveness, labour issues, took part in negotiations with trade unions. Last, almost 4,5 years she has spent working at Korn Ferry, where she was supporting executive searches across EMEA (mainly in Scandinavia, Benelux, Switzerland and Balkans) withinindustrialmanufacturing,aerospace, defence and automotivesectors. She has studied Law at Warsaw University. Marta speaks native Polish and fluent English. She livesby the motto ‚Do not overanalyze, lifeis simple.’
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