L•W•Foote Company is a retained executive search firm specializing in searches for leaders in the top three tiers of management. These positions include, but are not limited to, C-suite officers, vice presidents and directors. Our rigorous and systematic approach finalizes the casework to state the expectations of the position, the required credentials, the recruitment message, and document the roadmap in building the candidate pool and the justification of the chosen candidate.
By partnering with our clients to identify the unique business challenges and showcase the organization’s distinctions, our leadership makes the recruitment process effective and successful. We accomplish this while directing every aspect of the search process to ensure it is staged correctly and produces the highest impact players.
L•W•Foote Company’s proven methods of motivating career changes, combined with our principals’ understanding of leadership, enables us to routinely produce the most promising candidates. You choose from among the most appropriate and influential leaders, basing your decision upon extensive evidence. L•W•Foote Company presents you with eminently suitable candidates for your position and a wealth of information about their qualifications, including a detailed appraisal report, in-depth profiles and references checks.
The duration of the search depends not only on the deftness but also on your input, involvement and resources. Ongoing progress reports will keep you apprised of the status of the search.
Partnering with L•W•Foote Company is an investment in your organization’s long-term success. Our candidate selections consistently make significant contributions in terms of services rendered, improved market share, customer satisfaction, new products, technology advancements, and other innovations. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in identifying and satisfying your demand for executive talent.
Project-based consultative services to management are available in defining the talent management issues of the organization. Additionally, L•W•Foote Company will engage separately to do specific reference background checks to assure full disclosure of credentials. Many times, when a firm on its own initiative locates a candidate, we will engage to conduct the due diligence in background checks. Because of the level of our work, we bring expertise to this task rarely found within the organization. Referencing work at senior levels requires a unique skill-set to push beyond the common cliques and seek out the most discriminating attributes of the candidate. Our experience and wisdom is brought forth to surface the full parameters and often hidden behaviors which may impact the talent fit.
Whether it is a new entrant to the organization or a promotion to a new position, the onboarding process is a critical stage for success. Serious contemplation has taken place for the selection for the new executive in the position, and now the engagement must be mapped to integrate them for the challenges ahead. Our program addresses the key reasons for failure, which can be avoided. The themes include the learning curve, alignment, strategies, team building, coalitions, execution of plans, feedback mechanisms, and balance. Navigating the culture with defined objectives is only accomplished with total participation from the team. But, the greatest burden is on the individual in the new chair and their supervisor. Our best recommendation is to give them the needed assistance––the coaching to assure their success––and don’t allow for any unnecessary risk. Onboarding programs are offered for 90 or 120 days.