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Executive Search

RECRUITING USING A DIRECT APPROACH

Executive Search

RECRUITING USING A DIRECT APPROACH

For over 50 years, Progress has been the leader in France for the recruitment of executives using a direct approach.

OUR EXPERTISE

Progress supports its clients in the identification and recruitment of executives, members of management committees and experts, using a direct approach.

LONG-TERM QUALITY AND COMMITMENT

We aspire to build long-term partnerships with both our clients and our candidates, while constantly striving for excellence and quality.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND CAREFUL LISTENING, STRUCTURED AND METICULOUS

Our discrete approach is centred on careful listening, a clear understanding of our clients’ needs and in-depth knowledge of the industries we work with. It involves several steps that are essential to the successful conclusion of all assignments and to the respect of confidentiality.

OUR APPROACH

Context and key issues

We conduct an in-depth interview with our clients to fully understand their background, culture, staff, products and/or services.

Specifications

Based on the client brief, we draft specifications, which include the description of the position to be filled, the profile sought and our search strategy.

Search

Based on a list of target businesses drawn up with the client, Progress identifies, contacts, interviews, assesses and short-lists the most suitable candidates for the position. This step is generally conducted by a consultant and a researcher working hand-in-hand.

Analysis

For each candidate presented, Progress provides the client with a full report detailing the candidate’s career to date, their motivations, key strengths and value-add for the role.

Advisory and assistance

Progress advises the client in their decision-making process and conducts professional references for the finalists.

Follow-up

Progress maintains a close relationship with the client and the recruited candidate throughout the latter’s on-boarding process.

OUR GUARANTEES

In order to offer our clients the best quality of service possible, we commit to deadlines, quality, transparency and confidentiality.

“Our professionalism and compliance with these commitments underpin the trusting relationships we forge with our clients.”

Our conditions for conducting assignments, especially in executive search, are clearly set out in a contract with our clients.

  • Progress pledges to respect confidentiality throughout the search.
  • Progress commits to the search and pre-selection of candidates according to the client’s deadline requirements.
  • At all times, Progress is prepared to update the client on the progress and status of an assignment.
  • At all times, the client may cancel or suspend the assignment.
  • Progress shall resume the search without billing any further fees if the recruited candidate leaves the client firm during a specified guarantee period.
  • Progress guarantees not to approach any of the client’s employees for a year following the conclusion of the assignment.
  • Based on recommendations issued by the state-appointed  Human Rights Defender, Progress shall not work with clients who might discriminate because of a candidate’s surname, age, gender, supposedly or actually belonging or not belonging to any particular race, ethnic group or nation, their origins, religion, place of residence, family situation, sexual orientation or identity, physical appearance, lifestyle, genetic characteristics, state of health, handicap, belonging or not belonging to a trade union or political party.

Furthermore, Progress Associés pledges to comply with the provisions set forth in the Pacte law in terms of searching for and appointing executives.

Practices

Executive Search

Present in almost all sectors of economic activity, Progress Associés develops its sectoral expertise through practices led by Partners.

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5/5

Thank you to our Clients, our Candidates
and our Team!