WHY BOXCHANGE

"Our retained search solutions combine both our true strengths – Leadership Development + Search. The result is a powerful tool that can deliver truly amazing talent for key senior hires”

  • Boxchange is a fully integrated capability search, training and consulting business that helps raise the performance and capability of businesses through their people, behaviours, culture, leadership and processes. All our solutions work in harmony with each other and enables us to help executives solve most if not all of their most critical business challenges.
  • We are Search experts and have been delivering bespoke search and retained projects for over 20yrs.
    • We understand how executives work, how they think and what challenges they face daily. Our Authentic Leadership programmes help business leaders get the very best out of their teams by harnessing their true strengths, passion and capabilities.
    • Our retained search solutions combine both our true strengths – Leadership Development + Search. The result is a powerful tool that can deliver truly amazing talent for key senior hires.

    OUR NETWORK

    “Our network consists of 100,000+ business leaders”

    Boxchange has a substantial network that allows us to find and attract some of the best talent available in the UK and overseas. We have run search projects in the UK and throughout the GCC region for over 20yrs now and we have personal networks of over 50,000 executive level contacts across all major business sectors.

    We have access to our Consultants networks too. At present, we have 30 key Associates who are all highly experienced business leaders. They each have substantial networks and can approach suitably qualified people for many different assignments.

    We have a client database of nearly 50,000 business leaders. They are all at Executive / Director level. We can activate this network to identity top talent for senior hires.

    In total, we have access to 100,000+ business leaders to engage with.

    YOUR SEARCHER

    “One single point of contact, 100% focused on the project”

    We offer a personal touch to all retained search assignments. There will always be one single point of contact for each assignment.

    Clients and candidates will deal solely with one person to ensure there is a consistent and professional level of service provided throughout the process.

    Your point of contact will be available 24/7 for the entirety of the project. We certainly don’t pass on the assignment to a freelance searcher or junior resourcing team.

    OUR APPROACH

    “Comprehensive approach delivered professionally”

    We conduct significant pre- search analysis and information gathering to include:

    Essence of the role
    • We will look to sit with the key decision maker to discuss the role in detail, what’s happened to bring this opportunity to market, identify the key objectives for the search and in-depth skills, experience, personality and behavioural profile required for the role.
    Stakeholder expectations
    • We will look to sit with other key stakeholders, including the reporting lines to identify further information and measure expectations.
    Message to market
    • We will work in partnership with key stakeholders in your business to develop an attractive message to take to market to attract the very best talent available. The message will be designed to promote you as an employer of choice in a competitive marketplace.
    Competitor Analysis
    • Salary and Benefits benchmarking
      We will activate our networks to gather information on the current salary ranges and benefits packages on offer in the market for similar roles.
    Profiling
    • We will engage with you to identify the exact requirements that will satisfy your current and future needs.
      ­ Technical– skills, experience, background, track record and qualifications
      ­ Soft – personality and behavioural profile
    We use behavioural profiling to:
    • Identify the exact behaviours and competencies you need for the role
    • Identify the very best candidate based on the behaviours and competencies you need
    • Create interview questions specific to the role and candidate
    • Future proof the function to ensure skill sets match current and future need

    OUR SEARCH

    “We active our huge network of senior executives”

    We activate our huge network to market map and attract people from both the active and passive markets. Everyone who is interested and has signed an NDA will receive:

    Candidate pack containing

    • Full job description with benefits package
    • Company profile and background
    • Career and progression opportunities
    • Client expectations

    OUR CANDIDATE VETTING PROCESS

    “5-stage behavioural vetting process to ensure you hire the very best in the shortest possible time”

    Our 5-stage candidate vetting process is designed to select only the very best options for the role based in experience, skill set, competency profile, cultural fit, behavioural style and energy levels.

     
    1st stage – telephone interview
    • We sit with the key decision maker to discuss the role in detail, what’s happened to bring this opportunity to market, identify the key objectives for the search and in-depth skills, experience, personality and behavioural profile required for the role.
    • 45min call to discuss current situation, aspirations, availability, skills/experience.
    • Send NDA to be signed.
    • Candidate pack released.
    2nd stage – Video interview
    • 45min-1hr competency interview – the competency questions.
    3rd stage – Behavioural and cognitive profiling
    4th stage – Boxchange Consultant screening
    • 45min-1hr call with one of our consultants – This is an SME test to give us an expert opinion of the candidate.
    5th stage – pre-submission interview face-to-face
    • We will meet the candidates to make sure we are 100% sure they are suitable and a match for your business now and in the future.

    CANDIDATE DELIVERY

    “Professional candidate deliver process that gives you everything you need to make an informed decision”

    Each candidate delivered to you for consideration will have a:

    Candidate pack

    • CV
    • Coversheet covering all key information
    • Competency interview notes
    • Boxchange consultant screening notes
    • PI behavioural and cognitive results with analysis notes
    • Our personal thoughts on the candidate covering attitude, approach, cultural fit.

    TYPICAL TIMESCALES

    “Working hard to reduce your time to hire whilst ensuring you get the very best”


    We are search experts and will devote 100% of our time to finding the right candidates for each retained search assignment. We work with clients to agree a timetable, but as an outline we would suggest:

     

    Pre- search analysis and information gathering

    • Week 1

    Shortlist submission

    • Week 5

    Candidate search and selection

    • Weeks 2-4

    Client interviewing

    • Week 5 onwards

    OUR KEY DIFFERENTIATORS

    “We are more than just a Search company!”

    Fully integrated capability consulting business

    We are not just a search company. We are a fully integrated capability consulting business which means we add value through;

    • Operational perspective -
      we know what great looks like.
    • Leadership training experts -
      We deliver Authentic Leadership and Culture Change programmes and our associates are specialists in identifying business leaders not just managers. We can find the right personality and cultural fit for you.
    Proven senior appointments and executive search leader

    Boxchange will manage your brand and message to market in a highly professional manner to enhance your ability to attract and acquire the very best selection of candidates the market has to offer. Our honed search and selection skills will ensure that the process is seamless, professional and as fast as can be.

    • 20yrs search experience across the UK and Europe.
    • You will have a sole POC who will work exclusively on the project until complete.

    THE FINANCIALS

    “Competitive and simple pricing structure that delivers value and keeps you in control”

    Competitive

    Our size and flexibility allow us to propose competitive costs for retained search projects. We like to offer something different to the standard “thirds model”.

    Simple

    Payment is always in 2 tranches - we don’t feel it’s fair to charge a client for just submitting a shortlist. We deliver results and ensure you get the right person for the job.

    Fixed

    We always offer a fixed price on the search no matter what salary is offered.We are keen to build a partnership.

    Honest

    We realise there is a wide choice of potential providers to support our clients in their search and this ensures we never take anything for granted. We will only introduce our clients to the talent we feel is right for them – not the best of a bad bunch – and believe it’s the quality of candidates we introduce that counts, not the quantity!