The Standish Model©

Standish deploys the unique Standish Model© to build every search; to counsel and advise clients before, during and after each search to guarantee a lasting outcome.

The Initial Conversation

  • A Standish Principal sits with owners, investors, boards or CEOs to fully understand their company’s culture, operations, objectives and issues
  • Identifies whether new / additional executives would effectively address company concerns
  • Where appropriate, assists to structure a new position, consider impact on the organization
  • For every search or advisory engagement, we draw up a proposal detailing our approach and fee schedule, both developed to meet individual needs. Our primary goal is to deliver what’s best for each client.

The Search Process

  • Standish creates a custom recruiting strategy and candidate network for each engagement, digging beyond job boards, to surface the majority of talent who are not actively seeking a new position. We personally approach these prospects to consider a career move that is good for them and for our client.

The Follow Through

  • Standish leads a new executive assimilation process
  • Works with the new executive and the company for at least six months to identify and address any concern that either may have – or any emerging bumps in the road
  • Guarantees retention of the selected candidate and places a portion of Standish’s fee at risk for one full year
  • Declares a successful search only after the new executive’s first year of actual results

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