The word partnership is often used casually in our profession, to the point where it has become a clichˇ for clients and consultants alike. That is unfortunate. Our experience over the past two decades clearly demonstrates that a strong partnership between the client
and the executive search consultant is more likely to result in a successful search.
Delfino & Parker's role, as a partner, includes five essential elements.
The principals of the firm
are engaged in every phase and aspect of a search assignment. The principals personally
control the level of quality
and service throughout the entire process, from initial
consultation to the start date
of the successful candidate.
We dedicate considerable time and effort to develop a thorough understanding of a client's business environment and needs. We place a high
priority on ensuring that a search is conducted within
the proper business context.
We are not simply order
takers and transaction agents. Based on our extensive industry experience, as well as the ongoing research conducted by the firm, we provide considerable value to clients through well-considered suggestions, recommendations and insights.
We make a point of
communicating with clients
in a prompt and forthright
manner throughout all phases
of a search.
We understand that our clients are exceptionally busy individuals whose time is
valuable. As a result, we introduce clients only to candidates who meet clearly defined criteria and have fully satisfied our rigorous interview and evaluation process.