Global Executive Search Partner

A different approach

Applying a committed and innovative approach to deliver solutions for your executive search needs. Our meticulous attitude towards executive search has resulted in a plethora of deep and profound relationships with a multitude of organizations globally.

Partner focused, people driven.

Our affiliates trust in our ‘finger on the pulse approach’ and understand our proactive stance towards ever evolving markets. Our constant desire to grow and strengthen our network has allowed us to position ourselves as a leading external partner for both Clients and Candidates.

In the densely populated world of executive search, it is our people, our knowledge and our consultative approach to our partners, that differentiates us from our competition. Our Method


01 Evaluation & Research

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture.

We pride ourselves on providing effective tailored search solutions. It's important we get it right, first time, every time. We work closely with the hiring manager to understand the requirements of the position.

Our consultants utilise their deep knowledge to provide salary benchmarking for similar positions with competing organisations. We work with the hiring organisation to conclude a compensation range for the position.

Once we have gained understanding of the brief and compensation structure, we work with the organisation to outline a timeframe for the search. Every search is different - but on average searches are completed within 4-6 weeks.

02 Candidate Selection

We operate in a number of ways to source candidates for senior level positions. We tend to utilise the following methods after evaluation.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes available. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

With each consultant working thoroughly within their market over a number of years, we have developed an extensive network of contacts. We fully utilise this network, whilst continuously headhunting new individuals across each market.

We have exclusive access to a number of senior appointment job boards, as well as platforms such as LinkedIn. As a result, we can advertise positions to a select talent pool upon request.

03 Screening & Interviews

This stage consists of multiple rigirous interview processes in order to ensure the candidates presented meet all of the briefing requirements.

As a potential candidate supplies their resume following a head hunt call or from an advertisement, they will be initially interviewed by an expert to ensure they meet the required criteria.

Detailed telephone and video interviews are arranged which allow us to further understand the individuals background and determine their cultural fit and ability.

We will compile a detailed shortlist containing each candidates resume and a synopsis of the candidates experience, suitability and motivations behind making a move.

04 Assessment & Placement

At this stage, we begin to arrange interviews with candidates on the clients behalf, as well as assisting with reference gathering and package negotiations.

Clients assess candidates according to their own interview procedures and make a decision. At senior levels, we expect the process to require 2-4 meetings.

If required, we can collect references from the candidate and provide the information to the client. We usually collect around 3-4 references from several seniorities.

We can assist with specific candidate motivations during the offer stage of the process, ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible.


Retained search

Over 80% of our searches are conducted under the retained model allowing us to allows us to conduct a meticulous and comprehensive service.

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Contingent search

Our contingent approach is an alternative to retained. This method is more suitable for when a partner requires a less thorough service.

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Preferred vendor

Preferred Supplier lists provide Irving Knight the opportunity to immerse themselves amongst the World Leading Organisations.

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Our specialist team can assist with executive search in a range of industry verticals.

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