South End Partners is a Toronto executive search and recruitment firm that helps our clients hire their next great leaders. We are driven by the power of data insights to help you hire objectively and effectively, avoiding subjective (and costly) HR mistakes and mis-hires.
We have created a completely unique search experience for our clients, built for how search should work, not just how it’s always been done.
It’s what differentiates our team and approach from other recruitment agencies. It’s what makes us a true hiring partner for our clients.
Our Recruitment Process:
We start with values:
We start by listening so that we can thoroughly understand what drives your organization, your people and understand your HR & recruitment needs: What type of leader are you looking for? What are your corporate goals? What’s keeping your leaders awake at night? What are the key aspects of your culture that you want to cultivate or change?
We then create culture scorecards to make sure our candidates share your corporate values. By leveraging our analytic assessment tools, we work with you to craft a profile of your ideal candidate, measuring four key cognitive and behavioural traits as guidelines.
We leverage our network + data
We typically spend 100+ hrs researching and screening candidates. We use one of the largest recruiting databases in North America to target top talent and market your organization. Our core team is based in Toronto but our recruiting network extends nationally from Halifax, Montreal to Calgary and Vancouver as well as major cities in the U.S.
We engage with our large network of local and national relationships to identify a diverse pool of candidates that meet your needs. We thoroughly assess all candidates to make sure they are in line with your profile, culture and desired experience.
We present leaders who drive results
We present a targeted shortlist with qualified data that includes: candidate overviews, resumes and testing so you have a comprehensive understanding of the candidate before the interview even begins. We use our enhanced screening process to top-grade all candidates.
Not every client has the opportunity to conduct thousands of interviews a year like we do. We use our deep interviewing expertise to work with our clients if needed to design optimal interview questions and scenarios so they are prepared to ask the right questions.
We validate our results
Our unique approach to references means clients actually receive meaningful insights from past employers. We probe with cognitive-based questions to understand how the candidate has performed under stress, how they learn, what drives them and key results they achieved so that we can further validate a successful hire. Plain and simple, we dig deeper!
Our value does not end with a successful hire, we often partner with clients to help them optimize all aspects of their HR process. This includes: