Executive Search – Success begins with the right leadership
Our search consultants and research team have successfully concluded senior executive and board placements in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region for reputable organisations. We pride ourselves on finding outstanding talent that matches the experience and leadership needed by our clients, while ensuring the critical success factor of a culture fit between the candidate and the company.
Through gaining an understanding of our clients’ strategies and leadership needs, tapping into our extensive network of talented individuals and leaders and supported by exceptional primary research capability, we consistently find the right talent solutions.
We handle change of leadership with the utmost care and sensitivity it requires. Our long-standing client relationships are a testimony to our good judgement, expertise, valuable insight and honest advice. Each search is led by our consultants, who are all partners in the company, providing the seniority and attention all our searches deserve.
Our global alliance spreads across over 30 countries, giving us access to a wider talent pool when facing scarce skills challenges and serving our multinational clients.
Our leadership and executive assessments provide added insight into our candidates, which is beneficial for our clients and for individual self-reflection.
How different is Search from Recruitment?
Executive search companies will typically work with a retainer/upfront fee basis, with a very high success rate, whereas recruitment agencies, who bill purely on appointment, of necessity, have to take on a higher number of assignments than they can realistically expect to fill.
Talent Mapping – Supporting succession planning
Most companies have some level of succession plans in place, and these can be enhanced by gaining a full understanding of the talent pool in the market.
SPi’s experience, talent network and research capability enables us to provide an in-depth study of talent by sector, role and level as required by our clients.
Talent maps provides business and HR professionals with intelligence about other organisations in the market in order to plan for long-term talent management.
Building this intelligence over a sustained period of time enables our clients to:
- Compliment internal succession plans with external talent
- Speed up their recruitment process
- Make informed decisions for business growth and skills development
- Gain valuable insight into competitor structures and strategy
- Support transformation programs