Capturing Difference Makers – A Systematic Behavioral Characteristics Approach for Consistently Identifying, Recruiting, Screening, Hiring, Onboarding, and Retaining Top “Game-Changing” Talent

Consistently attracting and capturing top game-changing talent ‘difference makers’ for your team is a critical life skill for leaders to master for sustainable company growth and business success. Difference makers are game-changing impact players and include key executive talent “rock stars” and much needed technical employee utility players that great businesses and teams are built upon. Unfortunately, knowing that you need and want employee “difference makers” does not make them magically appear, nor help you retain them.

ePraxis provides retained executive search services for top talent, meaning that we attract, find, source, screen, and capture “difference-making” top talent for our clients for an lump-sum fee. The quality of our services are similar to other high-performing companies such as Heidrick & Struggles, and Korn Ferry, however our prices are ala carte based on our 10 step recruiting system menu for talent search. We also teach our clients how to fish for future talent for their companies by teaching them the recruiting process, mentoring their HR team, and leaving our clients equipped to use ePraxis’ executive search system and drive these proven business processes into our clients everyday search processes. So when you are ready to make a significant hire for your company, and you seek to improve the recruiting tools and skills level of your firm, call on us. Contact us now to explore what an ePraxis’ difference maker executive search can do for your next “key” hire; start the conversation now; contact us.

ePraxis’s Systems-based approach for identification and capturing difference making top talent, includes our Top 10 Tools of Talent Capture Management:

  1. Behavioral Job Analysis
  2. Job Description
  3. Attraction and Recruiting Plan
  4. Application Intake Process
  5. Applicant Funnel creation and first screening process (of 100-300 candidates down to the top 30)
  6. Phone Interviews of Top 30 Candidates and top candidate selection to top 10
  7. Panel Interviews, Pre-employment and Personality Tests, and Homework of Top 10 Candidates
  8. Finalist Interviews, background checks and screenings, reference checks, and homework presentations
  9. Finalist determination and compensation negotiation
  10. Onboarding new hires for ‘fast starts’

Our ePraxis systems-based approach to recruiting is led by Severin Sorensen, our CEO, who is a successful serial entrepreneur and Vistage Chair (i.e., executive coach), and throughout his career he has supported and directed top talent searches for ‘high growth’ companies and the ‘difference makers’ that lead them. Sorensen has developed a proprietary behavioral characteristics high-yield funnel model into a proven Talent Capture Management system. ePraxis’ Capturing Difference Maker Executive Search Technical Approach consistently focuses on the business processes of identifying, recruiting, screening, hiring, on-boarding, and retention of top game-changing talent.

Sorensen’s method is inspired by the early behavioral characteristics work of Paul Ryan and his ‘hire slow, fire fast” approach that has been taught to TEC (Vistage) groups for over 35 years. Sorensen improved the ‘hire slow’ model with the addition of his own ‘fail fast’ methodology of testing, screening, and stressing the pool of candidate prospects during the selection process to identify star-talent and weed out weaker candidates sooner. Sorensen has further improved the talent capture management processes through the use of technologies such as talent application tracking systems, behavioral interviews, homework and tests, panel interviews, skills based screening tests, and audio and video recorded interviews designed to speed the identification and capture of high quality talent and process them through the system more quickly.

Sorensen is a highly-rated International Speaker to conferences, seminars, and Vistage Chief Executive and Key Executive groups worldwide. Sorensen leads with the topic of “Identifying Difference Making Top Talent.” The presentation begins by exploring typical and member ‘hiring fumbles’ and misjudgments that occur in the hiring process, and these oversights frequently cripple organizations, waste resources, delay progress, and cause mindshare distraction for firms. Sorensen argues that the root causes of many of these hiring fumbles are detectable flaws and frequently overlooked during the traditional hiring process. Sorensen argues that candidate selection is not just about asking questions; it’s knowing what to ask, and what to observe. Consider Sorensen as a speaker for your next conference, seminar, workshop, corporate retreat, or Vistage or chief executive group meeting; start the conversation now; contact us.

Sorensen shares in his public speaking and in our client engagements his learning and method that has become ePraxis’ systemic process for greatly increasing our clients’ probability and success of hiring difference making top talent, yes ‘great hires’ ever time. Sorensen explores the use of his top Ten (10) Talent Capture Management Tools that he uses regularly to consistently identify, attract, recruit, screen, hiring, and onboard for ‘performance difference-maker’ success.

If you think that you or your firm can benefit from using one of more of these proven 10 process methods for capturing top talent in your next key hire, thencontact us.

About Severin Sorensen

Severin Sorensen, is a serial entrepreneur, headhunter, executive coach & Vistage Chair, with expert skill sets in senior-level executive recruiting and search, who finds great passion in igniting executive and company performance, high growth business models, growing management teams, & leveraging LEAN manufacturing processes for execution success.

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