Next Level Selection
Hiring recruiters for your firm? We can help.
The Next Level Selection (NLS) team assists managers in their talent selection, allowing them to focus on core tasks or maintain a high level of personal production, while hiring and growing their team with the right recruiters. NLS will help you understand which role is best for you to hire, create an attraction-based posting for job boards of your choosing and present you with candidates that have the potential to be the next big biller on your team. NLS will comb through initial responses for those who fit the search specifications, then conduct an initial phone screen with candidates. Viable prospects will be presented with a complete behavioral profile, audio recording by the candidate, and resume.
Initial Search Assignment Call
This initial conversation will serve to diagnose the immediate and future needs of your growing practice. In our initial call, we conduct a thorough exploration of the desired background and behavioral traits of prospective candidates including experience, education, skills, personality, expectations, roles, and responsibilities.
Weekly Status Updates and Coaching
Presentation of Candidates
Testimonials for Next Level Selection
“This search did exactly what I needed it to do….it saved me a bunch of time in screening candidates. Time that I was able to use on higher value priorities.”
“Thanks to the professionalism and level of detail provided by NLS, we were able to actually enjoy the hiring process. Michelle always went the extra mile in making sure we had all of the information we needed and was always on hand to answer any questions or help adjust the process as needed. The time and research Michelle put into each candidate made it a very streamlined process for us. I loved the amount of detail and variety of screening techniques presented. The weekly check-ins were also very helpful to make sure we were all on the same page.”
“Our company, has been in business for 32 years. Being an owner who also works a desk, I often don’t have the time to find, qualify, and interview potential employees. As soon as I started working with Michelle, I was able to find and qualify potential employees. We talked about what my needs were and the type of background and experience I was looking for. After our initial talk, I didn’t have to worry or spend time on the initial screening and qualifying phase which used to take so much of my time.
Michelle would screen them first, verify they met what I was looking for, and then would only send the people she would recommend. And every potential employee she recommended was “dead on” what I was looking for. One of them I would have never considered but she gave me the reasons why I should at least talk to him and I ended up hiring him and as of today, it looks like he is going to be a “big biller” for the firm.
Michelle would also send the candidates a personality assessment designed to look at strengths and weaknesses as well as what the areas they need to work on which has been accurate and helpful with every employee I have hired who has taken it.
Michelle has definitely been a time saver for me as well as someone that is helping my firm grow in the right direction.”
Russ Hadick & Associates, Inc.
“I have sincere thanks and appreciation for the work Michelle did in the placement of our new Director of Business Development.
Next Level Interim Search – Hospital Executives is a new venture for us and finding someone to help drive new business by developing new clients will be essential to our success. The candidate screening she did was spot on and the personality assessments really helped me with the final selection. The reality is that Michelle’s profiling was so spot on we were able to hire a candidate from the initial slate of candidates you provided.
It’s unusual for an owner of a search firm to ‘go outside’ to a resource to help recruit new talent but I am thrilled that we did. Often times we tend to get a good feel for a candidate to hire for our own firms without the detailed vetting we do on a regular basis for our clients. Michelle and her team have a very tight process and I appreciate all the help, assistance and guidance I was given in the process.
I plan to call on Michelle again as we grow and need superior talent knowing she will deliver.”
Next Level Interim Search
“At first, it was somewhat of a bizarre thought to pay a recruiter to recruit our new recruiters but it was the best decision that we made in our hiring process. We estimated that it was costing us well over $30K/ per person to just hire somebody. As a managing partner and an active account manager, it cost my firm a tremendous amount of money when I am not on the phone. In our prior searches, there would be weeks where much of my time was spent interviewing and screening perspective new hires. Additionally, I had an admin person spending hours every day doing pre-screening and managing the new resumes. And to top it off, we weren’t surfacing the type of candidates that we wanted either… we were frustrated.
Michelle did a great job on the front end of understanding the profile of the type of person for which we were looking. Once we outsourced the process to Michelle, we were able to focus on what makes us money, and as qualified candidates showed up, we brought them through our interview process. Within a little over 2 weeks we extended and offer and had our first hire… and now, almost a month into it, we are going to be faced with a challenging decision… which one of the remaining candidates will we make our second offer?
We could not be more pleased with Michelle and her process. We will 100% use Michelle and this service again as we hire our next round of recruiters.”
“We’ve been in the executive search business for 27 years. We’ve had as many as 20 associates with $2M in revenue. Currently operating with 9; looking to double that over the next 3 to 5 years.
I utilized Next Level Selection as a critical step in that direction. Michelle Masterson managed all the postings, screening, online profiling /testing, and presenting of the most viable candidates to join our team. Michelle has been a successful recruiter, understands the business and appreciates what it takes to do it, like it and stick with it. WHAT A TIME SAVER.
Having a dedicated resource to evaluate more prospects and keep the flow of candidates coming allows me to hire a much higher quantity of quality individuals. These efforts have significantly improved my odds of success. It also improves my willingness and speed to be decisive early if someone is not showing the promise that really good recruiters ALWAYS show.”
Rowland Mountain and Associates
“Michelle is a gem! After meeting her at the NLE Conference I was impressed enough to have her help me recruit for our internal positions. Michelle was fantastic. Not only did she find us someone that we are pleased with but we also placed one of the candidates she sent us with a San Francisco client. I would recommend highly recommend her.”