What we do

Our in depth knowledge of the markets that we work within, combined with over a decade of experience in sourcing the best candidates for our clients, allows us to adapt our methodologies to suit the situation.
Having determined the objectives of our client’s recruitment campaign, we will design a solution that will offer the best possible chance of success. Unlike many of our competitors, we have built a model of contingent recruitment that suits certain positions, particularly the less senior roles. This adaptability has led to our ability to source candidates for clients at various levels. Our flexibility reduces the number of recruitment specialists our clients need to engage across their business. Below is an overview of our most common sourcing methodologies:

The core offering we provide is the search assignment. Years of networking within our chosen markets has led to an in depth knowledge of the candidate population. Our ability to map the departments within competitor businesses, combined with our consultant’s ability to identify and professionally approach chosen candidates, offers the most comprehensive method of communicating with the market.
The client will be regularly kept informed of the progress of the assignment in a manner of their choosing along with any additional market data requested during the initial campaign planning meeting.

In some situations an advertising campaign may be a suitable method. Our long term relationships with many of the finance journal publishers and online media specialists enable us to significantly reduce the cost of an advertising campaign as well as obtain the most beneficial positioning. Using our years of experience ensures that only the most appropriate and effective media outlets are utilized which also ensures advertising costs are kept to a minimum.
Our team will design and manage the advertising and response handling to ensure that all suitable candidates are captured and dealt with efficiently.

Ashford Executive Search possesses a market leading database of candidates both in terms of its accuracy and comprehensive nature. This has been developed to attract the best candidates on the market using numerous methods, including continued advertising in trade journals and online, and via the significant number of referrals we receive from both candidates and clients who have been impressed by our high quality and effective service.
Access to this database offers our clients the opportunity to complete the recruitment process in an expedient manner with fees based solely on a successful outcome.