...in the Search and Recruitment Process

MRI/Q&A has pioneered a customized search and recruitment process that our clients have found to be extremely effective. We design a specific, targeted recruiting program for each project. The following are some of the search options we use to meet our clients' needs:

Retained Search   
A special search team is dedicated to completing a critical search assignment where a position must be filled within a short time.

Project Search   
When an assignment calls for finding a number of candidates with the same profile, a project team often employing the resources of the MRI network, is created to meet the client’s objectives.

Contingency Search
This search option is used to fulfill many individual search assignments and on-going openings.

International Search  
By utilizing our global organization and reach, MRI/Q&A can provide candidates and consultation for clients with overseas staffing needs.

Planning and Research
We begin the process by defining the scope of the project and creating profiles of the positions to be filled. We approach each assignment as a partnership by working together with our clients. Through the use of client competitor information, our industry resources and confidential referrals, we conduct thorough research to identify potential candidates. In addition, we draw upon the strength of the MRI international network and its sophisticated electronic capabilities help us expand the candidate universe.

Candidate Contact
Once potential candidates are identified, we make contact with them on a direct, personal basis. As industry-focused recruiters we adopt a twofold approach to this critical phase of the search:

First, we become the client’s spokesperson, representing them as professionally as they would represent themselves.  Using strict standards of confidentiality, we present their objectives, as well s the opportunities, responsibilities and potential of the positions being offered. Next, we examine the qualifications of the candidate, measuring them against the comprehensive profiles developed during the planning stage.  Only after determining that a strong mutual bond exists between the client and the candidate does the process continue.

Presentation of Candidates
In order to achieve exceptional results geared to the specific needs of our clients, we carefully review the capabilities of each prospect. Once evaluated, only the outstanding candidates are presented for consideration by the client. We also assist in the scheduling and monitoring of the interview process with the client's management team.

The Decision and the Offer
Clients alone make the ultimate decision on the best candidate for their organization. However, we also use our hands-on experience to assist them during this crucial phase. We also offer our insight and counsel to help facilitate communications on salary terms, benefits and relocation. Once an offer has been made and accepted, we also help the candidate proceed through the emotional process of resigning the present position, including dealing with counteroffers.