Lean Sigma Search™: Measure Phase
The Measurement System
In the Measure phase of our Lean Sigma Search™ value stream process we prepare a Position Benchmarking Specification that is validated and approved by the client before we initiate the search project. This specification is the measurement system by which all potential candidates will be benchmarked and assessed, ensuring the client’s CTQs are met.
The Data Collection Plan
We formulate the search strategy, targeting specific industries and companies to find the best candidates. This data gathering strategy leverages our extensive industry knowledge and proprietary contact database of industry leaders, corporations, educational and professional associations. The result is a comprehensive strategy covering all potential candidate sources. This approach, coupled with our growing Candidate Registry database of candidates, enables us to move efficiently and effectively through the executive search process.
Data Plan Execution
During this phase we work closely with the client to develop a marketing “pitch” to attract the best candidates. By talking to a large number of people, we generate a substantial number of qualified individuals to compare, evaluate and assess.
Measurement System Validation
We believe in validating our approach as we move through each step, modifying our measurement and search strategy parameters, as needed, based on market, candidate and client feedback.
Measure Phase Deliverables Summary:
- Build Position Benchmarking Standard Work – Serves as measurement standard for all candidate assessments
- Develop and execute marketing campaign and search sourcing plan / Measure market response to position
- Weekly feedback to client – Measure search progress