The Galler Group has conducted searches for educational, health-care,
social service, arts, cultural, and environmental organizations
large and small. At least two Galler Group principals are involved
in every search. To begin the search process, The Galler Group conducts
confidential interviews with key staff and trustees. The information
generated enables us to help an organization formulate an accurate
job description, and clearly state the personal and professional
qualities desired in candidates. We also will assist in creating
an attractive compensation package.
Client Needs Addressed
The Galler Group executes a search through a proven process that
flexibly accommodates each organization's situation and needs while
addressing important questions such as:
- What are the top qualifications for potential candidates?
- Which target sectors are likely to attract the best-qualified, and most diverse candidate pool?
- What are the current trends in compensation?
- Once the right hire is made, what should the institution do to help integrate that person into the organization?
Executive Search Services
Based on our mutual understanding, The Galler Group develops a position
specification to be shared with potential prospects and sources
alike. We work with you to determine the geographic scope of the
search and the key sectors from which to recruit. We also develop
the process for involving a search committee in candidate interviews.
Once the specification is approved, we draft a version for placement
in selected industry publications and appropriate web sites. Advertising
will never drive the search process. It is a complementary and concurrent
activity designed to help assure thoroughness.
In the first weeks a Galler Group principal meets with staff, board
members or key volunteers whose insights are deemed critical to
the process, so that we can gain insights to help us best represent
the opportunity and assess potential candidates.
Within six weeks, the Galler Group search team meets with you to
review the backgrounds of selected pre-qualified prospects. This
review meeting helps ensure that the search is calibrated appropriately
and offers the opportunity to provide the client with any important
market feedback. In our experience, at least three to five of those
individuals are selected to move forward as candidates.
The Galler Group then provides written assessments of the chosen
candidates' strengths and weaknesses relative to the position's
requirement. In-person interviews with the client and/or Search
Committee and others are scheduled. Each interview is followed by
debriefings with both the client and the candidates.
Once one or two finalists are identified, The Galler Group conducts
extensive reference checks that are summarized in a confidential
report. We also recommend the compensation package most likely to
attract the individual. Once the offer is determined, we assist
the institution in negotiations with the finalist.
Finally, The Galler Group continues to partner with clients throughout
the first year that the incumbent assumes his or her position. We
stay in close contact to facilitate a successful transition and
integration into the organization.