For almost three-decades, The Hawkins Company has been a leader in providing talent management and acquisition services to public and private organizations to ensure the recruitment, retention and advancement of highly effective senior executives. The majority of our searches are national in scope, and we have successfully completed over 700 searches and consulting assignments throughout the United States. Although we maintain a large database of talented leaders from throughout the United States, our recruitment strategy is always tailored to the unique needs of our clients. We take great pride in our ability to work effectively on behalf of a wide variety of clients. Our approach is always to build a strong partnership with our client and to provide them with “best in class” talent and executive search services.
Executive Recruiting – The cornerstone of The Hawkins Company’s search process is the development of a thorough and comprehensive understanding of our client’s organization and the dynamics associated with the identification, evaluation and selection of the most appropriate candidates. Our primary objective is to provide quality services with integrity, responsiveness, and personal attention to our clients’ executive vacancy, human capital management, and organizational/business needs. We measure client satisfaction by repeat business, referrals, and the performance of our placements. We are proud of the fact that over fifty percent (50%) of our search assignments come from satisfied existing clients. Twenty-five percent (25%) of our firm’s new clients are referrals from existing clients and candidates. Our placements have consistently met and/or exceeded client expectations and many have been promoted to higher-level positions within their organizations or recruited to other positions.
Although The Hawkins Company is a general practice executive search firm, we have developed specific expertise in the following areas:
Diversity – Our firm has a distinguished record in the field of diversity recruiting. Our objective is always to find the best-qualified individuals. We operate on a philosophy that says: (1) There are qualified women and people of color for the each executive opportunity; and (2) It is our responsibility to produce a diverse pool of qualified candidates for our clients. As a result of our efforts, seventy-five percent (75%) of our placements over the last three years have been women and/or people of color.
The Hawkins Company’s well-defined search strategy rests on achieving a profound understanding of the type of leader needed to fulfill our clients’ various staffing requirements. Our strategy requires that we hold in-depth interviews with key stakeholders and co-create with our client a detailed position description, which then forms the basis for the development of our specific search strategies. We will review our client’s strategic plans and explore some of their closely held assumptions about the nature of the person they are seeking to recruit. Such strategic consulting work is one of our strengths.
At The Hawkins Company, our approach to project management is the foundation of the search process. At least two experienced search consultants are assigned to each recruitment, and consultants generally work on no more than three (3) assignments at any one time. In addition, Bill Hawkins works closely with each consultant to maximize our search coverage and engagement management.
In conducting search assignments, we utilize the following six-step process:
Our success can be attributed to our ability to assist clients with all of their talent acquisition needs, including their most difficult and challenging assignments by.
The Hawkins Company Guarantee – Consistent with the standard of the executive search industry, our firm fully guarantees its work. If the selected executive leaves our client organization within the first year, we will conduct the recruitment again for no additional professional fee.