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proven search process

Our Proven Search Process Ensures you see Qualified Candidates that are right for your team!


We conduct a series of meetings with hiring managers to determine the position scope, duties, and responsibilities as well as necessary “fit.” We then initiate our research effort in identified target markets.

Candidate Sourcing

We obtain candidates from a variety of sources, mostly from direct sourcing methods. We specialize in finding passive or hidden candidates. Additionally, we use our network to get referrals from successful candidates we have placed or other contacts we maintain in our specialized industries.

Candidate Screening

We begin with an initial telephone screening to determine interest and background. We then follow up with a thorough interview to determine qualifications and discuss compensation. Once we have identified a number of qualified candidates, we go through a final review to ensure each candidate has the necessary fit for your organization.

Presentation Of Candidates

We present only the best qualified candidates that have been fully screened. We will schedule a telephone call to review the candidates with you to select those you will interview. Prior to your meeting with them, we will forward candidate resumes and candidate profiles. We will also coordinate schedules as part of setting up initial interviews.

Interview Process

Our Account Executives debrief both the client and candidate after each interview. We re-qualify the candidate’s commitment to the process. We will also consult with the candidate’s spouse or family members as needed – particularly helpful when relocation is a possibility. During each conversation, we pre-close the candidate before any offer is extended.

Reference Checking / Skills Testing

At the client’s request, The Judson Group will also conduct formal reference checks and skills testing either prior to or directly after an offer has been extended.

Offer Presentation & Acceptance

The Judson Group will work closely with your organization on all offers of employment to ensure acceptance by candidates. We will mediate negotiations regarding salary terms, relocation, benefits packages and start dates. We also counsel the candidate during the process of resigning their present position and dealing with counteroffers.

Follow Up

The Judson Group will remain in close contact with all candidates up to the start dates and for a period of time following to ensure any issues are surfaced and communicated appropriately.