GLOSSARY OF TERMS

•  2 & 5 Search Process

FIRST 2
       1. Specification of your opening (s)
       2. Specification of your Search Option

THEN 5
       1. Identifying and Contacting Target Candidate Pool
       2. Present Best-Fit Candidates
       3. Coordinate and Manage Interview Process
       4. Closing and On-Boarding Best-Fit Candidate
       5. Follow-Up and Communication

•  Attitude – Defined as not just the way we think, but the way we think, feel, and do everything in our lives.  Attitude is everything as it relates to success or failure in business. A great attitude is the starting point towards the achievement of individual and collective goals in an organization. Attitude is everything!

•  Best-Fit Candidate – In a Search, the Best-Fit Candidate is the candidate that can do the job, and is someone who most closely matches the client’s ideal candidate, but at the same time, is motivated for the career offering of the client’s (C-L-A-M-P-S). 
There may be an ideal candidate for a position based on the client’s specification, but the ideal candidate is not motivated for the offering based on the client’s C-L-A-M-P-S, so the search moves to the Best-Fit candidate, one that closes matches the ideal candidate, but is also ready to say “yes” to the client offering.

•  Candidate – A professional with experience in the industry and specialization areas of our firm. We look to build deep relationships with solid candidates. People that not only can do the work, but also want to do the work. There's truly a difference.

•  C-L-A-M-P-S – An acronym for the primary reasons a candidate is looking for a new opportunity. A candidate is looking to improve these areas: Challenge, Location, Advancement, Money, People (Company Working Environment / Culture), Stability.

•  Client – A company that is truly interested in hiring great talent. Clients are true partners, who do not settle for a numbers game, or a faceless automated system. Our clients understand the demanding realities of a quality search and invest upfront time with us, sharing the details of what is needed, and what is wanted.

•  “Headhunter”

ο   Client Perspective - A headhunter is a person who sends you sanitized resumes with little or no extra information other than the typical 4-5 bullet points. 
ο   Candidate perspective - A headhunter is a person who calls you, never follows up, and perhaps even goes so far as to send out your resume and information without consulting with you first to get your permission.

•  Oval Approach

An Attitude
    · A relentless approach towards the successful completion of a search

Continuous Communication
    ·  Internally with Search Team
   ·   Externally with Candidates 
   ·   Externally with Clients

Our expectation is to know where we stand at all stages of the process with clients and candidates.

•  Priority Search

Priority Search

The SC Novi Priority Search is a full court press to quickly and efficiently bring you a short list of ‘best fit’ candidates. Along with your Search Consultant, we engage additional resources including our SC Novi Research Group and a dedicated Project Recruiter to expedite the process. Additionally, we actively pursue passive candidates, and provide an extended candidate guarantee period. At the end of the assignment you will receive a confidential SC Novi Priority Search Report. Please call SC Novi to learn more about our Priority Search and the contents of your confidential report.

•  SC Novi Candidate Partnership Agreement 
If you are truly an exceptional professional in the industries we serve, you may very well qualify for the SC Novi Candidate Partnership Agreement, a unique and customized approach to assist you in landing a rewarding new career opportunity. Please contact one of our professional Search Consultants for more detailed information on this highly regarded and highly successful approach to candidate placement.

•  SC Novi Manager of Priority and Retained Research – An individual that heads up our research efforts for positions that are specified as either a Priority Search or a Retained Search. This individual oversees multiple research assignments, and coordinates high volume research efforts for SC Novi Search Consultants and SC Novi Project Recruiters.

•  SC Novi Recruiting Specialist – An individual focused primarily in the recruitment of passive and poised candidates within specific industries, that are then supplied to SC Novi Search Consultants. Project Recruiters also get involved with Business Development under the supervision of a Search Consultant.

•  SC Novi Search Consultant – A businessperson employed by SC Novi that is your primary point of contact in providing SC Novi Search Consulting Services. SC Novi Search Consultants are specialists, tightly focused within specific industries. Because our Search Consultants are businesspeople first, they help clients save time and money through the utilization of our Oval Approach®, and our 2&5 Search Process. SC Novi Search Consultants work on teams that enable them to leverage multiple resources which lead to total client solutions.

• Search Consulting – The greatest level of service possible available to a compnay with the recruitment of high impact talent into their organization. It is a solutions based and value added approach that saves companies time and money when compared to traditional third party recruiting and headhunting.