Smart Co is retained on an exclusive basis in an advisory capacity to partner with you to identify, assess and select the very best possible candidate for your requirement.

We customise a sourcing strategy to match your industry, market, company, leadership, current and future challenges

  • We construct an extensive job description, including  organisation’s overview and history

  • We conduct a specific data-driven candidate research and identification process, with clear deliverables and a rigorous method of sourcing candidates, is performed

  • You gain access to an exceptional network of industry connections of expert talent and leaders

  • We provide weekly progress and efficiency reports , in line with agreed deliverables


Retained Search Process

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  1. Scoping

  • Face-to-face meeting with Smart Co

  • Client’s employer brand / market message / employee value proposition / culture gathered

  • Insights and role specifications gathered

2. Setting Approach

  • Defining sourcing strategy

  • Outlining timeframes and SLA’s for delivery

  • Outlining methods of assessment

  • Compiling and submitting of proposal 


3. Execution

  • Job description created

  • In-depth search conducted / Competitor Analysis/ Market Map

  • Smart Co’s network, associates and affiliated partners are utilised

  • Tailored interviews, utilising internal SME's

4. Assessment

  • Tailored two stage interviews covering behavioural and skills assessment

  • Utilisation of internal expertise in assessment

  • Reference and background checks

5. Shortlist

  • A detailed outline of each shortlisted candidate; interview report, CV and profile report presented

  • Detailed feedback is given to successful and unsuccessful candidates

  • Successful candidates progress to interview(s)

6. Progress/Feedback

  • Candidate search analysis

  • Milestone tracking against SLA, feedback reports

  • Client feedback to refine Smart Co service

7. Offer Negotiation

  • Present offer and manage the process of candidate resignation and contract signature

  • Detailed feedback to all successful and unsuccessful candidates

8. Onboarding

  • Support and advice during career transition

  • Early days peer-to-peer support