Hiring the right people in the right way

For most business owners and executives, using a search firm or recruitment agent can be a hollow experience

More often than not, ‘finding people’ is not always as difficult as they would have you believe.  It is hiring the right people in the right way that will make or break you – and the more critical the role, the more it costs when you get it wrong.

When it comes to executive hires, the destruction of profitability, business value, relationships and culture can cost you into the millions of dollars for just one bad call.

But if you get the right people in the right seats, nothing will drive your success faster, with research showing that A-Grade executives are 400% to 800% more productive than average talent!

This is where our Checkside A-Grade recruitment approach comes in. We bring you a deeper, more robust process with senior advisers who truly understand business and what is at stake.

It’s recruitment the way it should be, not the way agencies want you to do it.

A-Grade Recruitment

How we are different

Checkside is built on a business consulting platform, not a transactional ‘recruiter’ mindset. We know that ‘design casts the biggest shadow’ and great insights and process create great outcomes. From directors and CEOs through to all executive roles, our A-Grade process reduces hiring risk and draws the best talent to your door.

Roles for which we have successfully recruited

Over the last 15+ years we have recruited hundreds of executives into the following roles:

Non Executive Director (NED), CEO, General Manager, CFO, Financial Controller, Commercial Manager, Legal Counsel, COO, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Marketing Director, Business Development Manager (BDM), Sales Manager, HR Director, HSEQ Manager, ICT Manager, Engineering Manager, Mining Manager, Executive Assistant, and many more.

Checkside’s A-Grade recruitment process

Step 1: Design and Scope

Success starts with our proprietary A-Grade Scoping Questions which analyse your strategy, structure, functionality, objectives and financial impacts so we may design (or help re-design) a clear Performance Profile and recruitment strategy for each role. We also build an Information Memorandum (IM) to ensure we are positioned to respond to all the great questions an A-Grade candidate will ask.

Step 2: Search and Attract

Armed with the right strategy, IM and performance profile we can take the guess-work out of the search process and focus on attracting the talent that can meet the outcomes established. We maintain an extensive database and network of referrers – and use all the relevant attraction tools and technology available, just in a more targeted way.

Step 3: Screening and Selection

Unstructured interviews are proven to have the lowest validity coefficient of any recruitment step. Our digital screening, scenario testing, cognitive assessments, CV checking and structured panel interview guides ensure you dramatically increase the probability of success while cutting out waste (science plays its part).

Checkside was the first firm in Australia to introduce the world leading HireVue Digital Interview platform. HireVue helps remove bias, inconsistency and time wastage from the screening stage, to build a quality shortlist faster, that you can watch rather than read.

Step 4: Placement and Retention

The way successful candidates are offered employment and inducted into your business will have a direct impact on how long they expect to stay with you and how inspired they are to drive results.

We leverage the skills and tools of our broader consulting team to ensure the right employment agreement, remuneration structure and on-boarding processes are in place. The right people starting with the right energy will have a quick impact.


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