Executive Search & Selection 

Having the right senior people in your organisation is often the difference between success and mediocrity. Getting it wrong can be expensive and can seriously damage business performance. Getting it right can give you a competitive edge that translates into performance and profit. But how do you go about making sure that the talent on your team is the best you can get?
Executive Search & Selection

How KPMG Can Help

For over 35 years, KPMG in Ireland has been associated with many of the highest profile appointments in Irish business. Our Executive Search & Selection practice is, by reputation, one of Ireland’s leading search firms dedicated to the highest levels of client service in senior executive appointments.

 

We provide clients with a broad service, from evaluation and specification of the position through to identifying, interviewing and short listing candidates. Utilising KPMG’s Executive Search & Selection team helps ensure employers meet with the most appropriate candidates for their organisation.

 

We have an excellent network of contacts in both the Irish and international markets, extensive in-house research capabilities and an active database of over 200,000 people.

 

Executive Search - An executive search gives clients the option of recruiting for a senior position discreetly. From KPMG's extensive knowledge of the Irish and international recruitment markets, we offer a research-based executive search service, locating suitable candidates without publicly advertising the position.

 

Executive Selection - Advertising is an effective way to help ensure that all potential candidates are aware of the position on offer. A KPMG-sponsored advertisement is a very effective way for clients to let the market know what they are looking for, and is also an effective PR tool in raising corporate profiles. We work with clients on drafting the advertisements, assessing and interviewing candidates and developing a shortlist.

 

Search and Selection Combination - Certain roles do not suit the pure executive search approach, and advertising alone may not produce a comprehensive shortlist. A combination of Search and Selection can be extremely successful and is the preferred method of filling senior positions for many of our clients.


Accountancy Recruitment

KPMG’s unique knowledge and business network allows us to fill positions across a number of industry sectors, focusing on senior accounting appointments with an emphasis on senior financial roles. Our service includes agreeing job specification and candidate profile to the most effective recruitment strategy for the position. We can work to locate candidates through executive search, database search or advertising, conduct in-depth, interviews, shortlist suitable candidates and manage all the support and follow-up, including agreed remuneration negotiation.


Executive Interview Advice 

KPMG’s Executive Search & Selection practice has identified a niche in the executive recruitment market where our clients have already carried out the selection process, but lack the experience or expertise to accurately and professionally interview and assess the final pool of candidates. Our Interview Advice Team provides clients with the methodology and measurement tools to carry out a complete executive interview process.

As part of this service, we can:

 

  • Meet with the client to analyse the role, identifying and agreeing on the skills and personality fit of the suitable candidate.
  • Produce a detailed job and person specification in conjunction with the client.
  • Plan the interview process with the client. Usually this will be a two round interview process.
  • Oversee and advise on first round interviews – usually core skills based interview.
  • Provide the client with an assessment methodology to effectively measure the candidates against each other and to make sound and best practice based recruitment decisions. KPMG’s Executive Search & Selection practice has no involvement in, or responsibility for, the actual selection of the final candidate, and only provides interview advice, experience and assistance.
  • Oversee and advise on second round interviews – usually a presentation from the candidate.
  • Advise the client on the steps they need to take in order to negotiate and finalise a job offer.


Executive Career Change Advice

Our comprehensive service helps companies looking to offer the best possible career change, job search advice etc. to outgoing senior executives as a result of restructuring or redundancy.


Our team can work closely with clients to help ensure that their executives are treated with the utmost professionalism and given all the tools necessary to aid them in the career change process. We will evaluate CVs and redesign them to best practice standards, provide an in-depth skills assessment interview, discuss best job search approaches, advise on career options and coach candidates in interview skills.

 

 

Regardless of your Executives Search Challenge we’d be delighted to discuss how our experience and expertise can help deliver the best solution. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

KPMG in Ireland does not offer Executive Selection & Search services to its SEC registered audit clients.

 

Executive Search & Selection contacts

John McCullough

John McCullough

Director

john.mccullough@kpmg.ie

+353 1 410 1820

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