Thoroughly examining new candidates.
Due diligence for senior hires.
A failed hire can be damaging to both profitability and reputation. Edward Drummond & Co will undertake due diligence to investigate potential hiring targets, inform your hiring decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
In addition, generating information to support candidate integration and smooth transition, can be the difference between a good hire and a great one.
How can we help you?
Our thorough and comprehensive due diligence will give your hiring decisions greater certainty in key areas of interest, such as:
- Client traction and business development ability
- Professional characteristics
- Technical ability
- Management ability and team approach
- Market position
We provide information to help you understand the overarching opportunity. Not only generating insight into a potential candidate, but also the position of your business, your competitors’ position and the dynamics of your market. It is the depth and breadth of our research that sets our due diligence apart for our clients, adding significant value to business planning.
Our experience gives us a deep understanding of the professional sensitivities and commercial imperatives at play. Our in-depth, independent and confidential due diligence underpins successful lateral hiring and the growth of our clients’ practices.
We have pioneered our own research methodology, which extends far beyond an existing network/black book approach. We combine qualitative and quantitative research techniques to create bespoke consumer reports investigating the client traction, technical skill set, business development ability, market reputation and overall professional approach of senior professionals.
If you operate in a particularly fast paced or competitive recruitment market, going through a due diligence process when an opportunity is already at an advanced stage can be disruptive. It may even reduce the likelihood of success, rather than improving it.
If you have several candidates in your sights, you may want to understand each of them in more detail before committing extensive internal resource.
In either of these situations, our streamlined, early stage due diligence is an effective and efficient solution. You will receive a ‘top line’ view on each prospect, giving you useful insights without delaying the process.