Our first task is to meet or have a discussion with any relevant stakeholders or managers involved in your recruitment process. This is to develop a search and selection strategy and to establish mutually agreeable timelines for the search. We will also want to discuss the requirements of the position, including reporting relationships, responsibilities, objectives, characteristics, compensation and benefits. It will also be crucial to discuss the strategic plan and vision to define the top critical tasks to be addressed by this hire in the first 12 to 24 months of employment. This will allow us to discuss and evaluate each candidate’s ability based on their track record and core competencies. We are then able to advise of relative strengths and shortcomings, and when a particular task or goal may be a stretch for the candidate.