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Our Process

Understanding Your Business Needs

Most important to a successful recruiting mission is a thorough understanding of your requirements of the position to be filled and the corporate environment and management style into which the new employee will be placed.

Our recruiting process is conducted through referrals and by contacting people in the work disciplines and businesses where qualified candidates are most likely to be. The talented people we approach are generally not looking for a new position. Most likely, they have not circulated their resumes, nor are they currently reading help-wanted ads. They are the two-thirds of the qualified workforce who are unreachable except through a custom-recruiting approach. They are, however, people who may be interested in an opportunity when it is brought to their attention in a professional and discreet manner.

Sanford Rose Associates® recruiting assignments rely on our knowledge of the industries and occupational disciplines in which we recruit and use sophisticated computer technology to manage large amounts of information.

Evaluating Candidates

Once we have identified potential candidates, we perform interviews with each to determine if they appear to meet client requirements. Additionally we may uncover any personal or family issues that would restrict the candidate’s ability to join our client. In evaluating potential candidates, the Sanford Rose Associates® consultant will use our process and:

  • Match the candidate’s educational, professional and occupational skills to our client’s specific job requirements and needs.
  • Review if the candidate’s past experience and successes may effectively contribute to achieving our client’s current and future goals.
  • Estimate if a candidate’s personal style will complement the corporate culture and will mesh well with the hiring manager’s personality.
  • Evaluate the candidate’s long-term potential to take on additional responsibilities beyond the current needs.


Our inquiries are made in strict confidence, and your company is not identified until a candidate expresses definite interest in the position. If we feel there is a fit, we then take steps to recruit the candidate.

Presenting Candidates

As candidates express interest in the opportunity, we evaluate each against criteria for the open position. We present for interview only those individuals who best fit the assignment profile.

After the interview or interviews, we debrief both you and the candidate, then follow up to ascertain the candidate’s interest, provide additional information and resolve any misunderstandings. We assist in composing and extending the offer and in negotiating any changes. Once the offer is extended, we stay in constant touch with the candidate and his or her family to resolve remaining issues and facilitate a prompt acceptance and early starting date.