Our 10 Step Search Process
Needs assessment - Working as a team with you, we analyze the company’s needs to determine the required set of skills, understand organizational relationships, define the required experience, and identify the other characteristics necessary for the successful candidate.

Position Specification - After carefully assessing your needs, we typically prepare a written position specification that outlines the responsibilities of the position, qualifications required of the ideal candidate, and criteria for success. This specification guides our search efforts.

Research - The specification is promptly shared with other Dockleaf consultants with relevant industry and functional expertise to pinpoint sources and prospects. Simultaneously, our research team accesses our computer database of individuals, corporations, and other sources

Candidate Identification - Professional staff members make selective calls to sources and prospects to identify and interest qualified individuals. During this period, the consultant reports progress frequently to you, the client.

Candidate Interviews and evaluation - Our consultants interview likely prospects. We evaluate each on the basis of experience and potential cultural fit with your organization. Each potential candidate is carefully screened during this process to ensure that only highest quality candidates are presented.

Presentation of Candidates - Confidential written reports are typically submitted on four or five individuals who most closely fit the position specification.

Candidate/Client Interviews -The consultant schedules a mutually convenient meeting between the client and each candidate. After each interview, the consultant contacts both the client and the candidate for feedback and to coordinate the next steps in the hiring process.

Candidate Referencing - Once you select the final candidate(s), Dockleaf contacts co-workers, and supervisors who are capable of providing insights about the candidate’s qualifications. This information is then confidentially shared with you.

Completion of the Search - As the search comes to a close, the consultant can assist in structuring of the compensation package if you wish. We also contact all those who have been helpful in the search, thanking them on behalf of the client. Once the successful candidate is in place, Dockleaf remains in contact with the client and candidate to ensure successful integration into your team.

Post-Placement Follow Up - Our job doesn’t end when the search does. Our staff follows up with both candidates and clients after the placement starts to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.

Are you an employer looking for that hard to find candidate?
Are you a candidate looking for the next step in your career?
Are you unsure about the stability of your current firm?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can help.
We have nearly 2 decades of experience working with top candidates and clients throughout the Baltimore / Washington region, and look forward to talking with you about your unique needs.