Message from the CEO
Finding and placing the best talent in a top company is more than just a business. It’s an art, it’s a science and it’s a human skill. At a simple level, industry professionals are looking to extend themselves and maximize their potential, while on the corporate side, companies want to tap into that potential and get the very best talent working for them.
But it’s about more than putting pegs into holes. At Slate, we realize that we must connect the best with the best. We also understand that placing a professional with a client means not only knowing our business, but also knowing their business.
Professionals looking for career advancement and personal development know that we will pursue their goals with the same passion they are putting into their own careers. We only look good if they look good.
Our corporate clients can rest easy knowing that our standards of recruitment, ethics and commitment will match theirs in full. We aim to become ‘as one’ with our clients so that we understand their needs, their vision and their philosophy.
At Slate, we relentlessly track down the best people to put in the best positions in the best companies across the Asia Pacific region. We utilize our network located in Tokyo, Canada and Hong Kong to source from a broad geographical spectrum of talent. And we don’t compromise. Your standards are our standards. Your goals are our goals. Your success is our success.
Success starts here at Slate. We’re waiting to help you.
Ray V. Pedersen
Slate Consulting Group
What we do
Our Search Process
Slate was built utilizing proactive search processes that help to bring about the most consistent and effective results. These processes produce the best results at global, regional and local levels and guarantee that we meet the expectations of our clients and candidates.
We carry out in-depth consultations with our clients to evaluate their needs and determine the best approach to meeting their requirements. We target the key factors surrounding these requirements and build up a thorough understanding of the position details and necessary qualifications involved, as well as the client’s position in the market place and corporate culture.
Once we’ve developed a position profile, we define the search area and target sectors before focusing on specific companies and seeking out the ideal candidate for the post. We source from our extensive network and utilize cutting-edge systems to build a short-list of qualified candidates.
We meet and assess a small number of qualified potential candidates. Our professional staff then prepares a confidential candidate assessment report which is presented to the client for review. When the client is ready to proceed, we move to make the connection and assist further as required.
COMPLETION & FOLLOW UP
After an introduction, we continue to support communication between the client and candidate. We work to ensure the needs of both parties are being met, and act as mediators in the discussion. We continue to communicate with both parties to make the transition into a new role as seamless as possible.
How we do
We have the flexibility to work on searches of different sizes and levels. We work in searches in either a Retained or Contingency basis to meet the varied needs of our clients.
A contingency search is basically a consistent and ongoing search for candidates with various skill-sets. We recommend a contingency search in the following cases:
• Long-term business growth, sourced from a wide variety of candidates
• Proactively filling a large number of positions in a limited time
• Large organization with a high employee turnover rate (10%+)
A retained search is more targeted than a contingency search, and usually employed for high level or sensitive positions. We recommend a retained search in the following cases:
• Senior-management level position or higher from a small existing talent pool, where greater-than-normal representation from us is required.
• When filling a position in complete confidence, such as a replacement or impending resignation.
• When filling a position on an urgent and time-critical basis, where a greater-than-normal resource allocation is required.