Troubled care home operator Four Seasons Health Care has announced a sales process to start next month after further deferring payments on its £525 million debt.
Top appointments transform organisations: selecting the right executive recruitment search firm is essential.
A formidable new Chairman, Chief Executive, Finance Director or Chief Operating Officer, often bringing fresh ideas and can herald a completely new phase for an organisation, its shareholders and employees.
At Compass Executives we are acutely aware that what we do really matters. Our experience of executive recruitment and strong principles enable us to provide a thoroughly discrete and wholly professional service to both clients and candidates. Permanent or interim appointments we bring a level of expertise unmatched by other executive search firms.
Clients frequently approach us when their organisations are undergoing rapid transformation. We aim to guide our clients towards appointments that will provide confidence and lasting value. Expertise and focus are critical – we thoroughly understand our industry sector as well as the differing needs of private, charity / not for profit orgs as well as owner managed businesses. We have a record of making appointments which last and add value.
Selecting the best is a matter of judgment. Clients get the best results from an executive recruitment firm whose values they share. Search requires skill, expertise, knowledge and determination, in addition to the highest standards of professionalism.
We are often brought in by clients to provide strategic consultation in relation to board restructuring, new service set up or salary benchmarking. We use psychometric tests and in-depth interviews with team members to identify strengths and weaknesses, identifying opportunities to develop people and gaps where new talent is required.
Market data from Compass Associates UK wide reach is used for remuneration analytics where companies are looking to incentives, retain staff or professionalise their operations. This is also useful in an executive capacity especially for NewCos.
Each consultancy project is a bespoke service tailored to the client’s specific needs and timescales to which they will look to implement change.
In addition to targeted searches, we provide a ‘talent spotting service’. Utilising our industry knowledge, our network of contacts and database we are able to introduce like minded talented individuals. This is typical for PE Houses and VC’s who may well be looking to invest in a NewCo, have new funds or are in acquisition mode and require a certain type of person to facilitate this.
This type of facility can also, and often apply to established clients looking for mid-level managerial positions as a follow up or in conjunction with successful retained executive assignments.
Compass Executives has a unique advantage over its competitors as we have access to the data and personnel of tomorrow’s leaders. Our sister company Compass Associates is the UK leader in providing permanent staff to the independent sector. Working across all specialisms from ground floor through to senior managers with contacts ranging from regional operators through to executives we are well placed to ensure that we can reach existing and next generation talent in addition to traditional search methodology.
When candidates are in short supply or clients would like to diversify their approach then Compass Executives will put together a tailored media campaign to maximise reach. Our adverts are easily recognisable, regularly seen in publications such as The Sunday Times, The Guardian and various healthcare publications including the Nursing Times.
To be sure that your position is seen by the widest possible and relevant audience we will advise you on the best print and/or digital mediums to reach this talent.
Advertised Selection, coupled with search through both our database and network produces excellent results every time.
Utilising our database and our sister company’s contacts we are often brought in by clients to assist with their potential acquisitions. Compass Associates is the largest provider of staff to the independent sector and work with the largest cross section of clients, all data, financial and personnel is stored on our database. This valuable insight into the workings and ambitions of SMEs , family-owned and privately-backed businesses often results in us advising, in particular PE Houses those that could be potentially good acquisitions that would add real value. For more information then please contact Sam Leighton-Smith.
Headhunting / Search
When confidentiality is vital we use our powerful network across the UK in addition to our high spec up to date database to identify and approach potential candidates discreetly. The key to a successful appointment is understanding the client’s needs in detail and the expectations, team dynamics and company culture. We invest time with our clients to ensure that we are clear on the current and future requirements prior to sourcing. We will interview all candidates and compile detailed notes in tandem with psychometric testing to produce a first class shortlist of talented candidates.