Kenneth Michael & Associates

Our Search Process

At Kenneth Michael and Associates (KMA) we consider our clients' time precious. The KMA search process is designed to ensure our clients an efficient, on-target, highly productive experience on each and every assignment. No short cuts taken. We strive for a "professional to professional" relationship with our clients. We have found in our many years in the search business, that to achieve such a relationship is by results, not unfilled promises.


 We tailor the approach below to each client's individual circumstances:

 1.Take a detailed job description from the client representative.

2. Interview hiring manager for clarification of technical priorities, personality, leadership, and advancement potential desired in the "ideal" candidate. 

3. Research to locate logical talent pool.

4. Check existing database for leads which includes networking within our nationwide network of clients and candidates.

5. Direct source to identify all potential matches.Qualify candidates by initial telephone interviews against the necessary job essentials and match against the candidate wants, needs, and desires.

6. Separate the potential finalists from those passively looking and not qualified.

7. Perform in depth interviews with potential finalist(s).

8. Reference check previous performance with former supervisors and colleagues.

9. Check and verify candidates' credentials & background upon client request.

10. Present candidates to the client with our evaluation of why this candidate was chosen.

11. Arrange and coordinate interviewing schedules.

12. Prepare and counsel nominees for interviews to allow you to present your company in the best way possible.

13. Prepare client for interviews by providing full pre-interview information and, upon request, results of references and  credential check.  

14. Ensure client is aware of candidate "hot buttons" to increase the chances of the client "landing" the candidate.

15. Debrief candidates after each interview, answering unanswered questions, etc.

16. Debrief client hiring authority after each interview, assessing strengths, weaknesses, incompatibilities, etc.

17. Coordinate next step with Hiring Manager on possible offers to be made and set the stage for acceptance.

18. Strategize with company, providing necessary background information to negotiate an acceptable offer.

19. Reconcile any differences with successful candidate to smooth way for offer acceptance.

20. Assist successful candidate in cleanly terminating current position including an extensive review of potential counter offer scenarios.

21. Work with spouse placement if necessary.

22. Follow-up after placement with candidate and client to assure new employee integration.


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