We have had the privilege of serving a wide breadth of client organizations including leading hospitals, health systems, and related healthcare enterprises.View Specialties
Our team works with you to first determine, and consequently understand, the skills, experience, personality, values, and style necessary for your new leader to succeed.View Our Process
Quick Leonard Kieffer employs a tried and true process we have developed over our combined decades of search experience. While this is always recommended, and forms the basis of QLK searches, we are happy to work with each client to find a timeline and process that suits their needs.
QLK's search process has been proven successful time and again:
Our team works with you to first determine, and consequently understand, the skills, experience, personality, values, and style necessary for your new leader to succeed.
A profile is developed for your review and approval. This validates that we heard and understand what qualities are essential in your new leader, which, in turn, ensures we share our client's understanding of the assignment, as we begin to network for prospective candidates.
Many potential candidates, we already know. They are individuals whose careers we have followed. Additionally, through careful research, we determine which organizations are likely to have the executives who could be exceptional leaders for you. Once we identify the organizations, we then target those types of individuals.
Our job is to reach out to qualified individuals, assess their leadership ability, and draw them to your opportunity. The people we target receive phone calls from search firms every week. The name Quick Leonard Kieffer, well known in our industry, gets our calls returned.
Before committing to a face-to-face interview, we assess a candidate's motivation and make a judgment as to their strengths and weaknesses. We pride ourselves on being good stewards of our clients' resources.
Narrowing the Field
No matter how impressive a candidate's CV, the only true way to get a feel for his or her character is through a personal interview. The interviews are designed to determine if a candidate has the qualities you need, including the skills, vision, cultural/values fit, and confidence to meet the demands required.
After completion of these steps, and only then, do we recommend a slate of semi-finalists for the client to invite for interviews.
For a select few candidates, we facilitate interviews with you. Before you meet a candidate, you receive a wealth of information about them, so that your valuable time can be spent on determining "fit", style, etc.
Making a final decision can be difficult. We are there to help our clients weigh their options. While the choices are always each client's to make, we are prepared to offer opinions and make recommendations.
When finalists are invited back for a second round, we help to structure their visits, in order to provide an opportunity for the client to get a more in-depth, second look at the candidates and for the candidates to gain an equally in-depth look into the position, the organization, and the community.
Completion of the Search
A good search can often make for a difficult decision. We remain active through this phase, helping you make a well-informed decision. We also stay in close contact with our finalists, to address their questions and concerns.