Imagine this challenge playing out on Reality TV.
Five food manufacturers are tasked with making the best-tasting pizza at the lowest total manufacturing cost.
The recipe is the same.
The raw ingredients are the same.
Each company has discretion on how they employ their resources, how the ingredients are mixed and who executes each step of the process.
How dramatic will the differences between each manufacturer be? Who will win?
The manufacturer that wins will keep the taste as its primary benchmark, but in order to win, they’ll need to optimize a number of moving parts in the process:
Presentation of the finished process – this impacts a consumers perception of taste.
Assigning staff members responsible for each step of the process – this impacts total cost of manufacturing.
Tweaking equipment to come up with a novel crust that impacts the consumer’s perception of taste?
Syncing the makeup of production team so that high-skilled staff are not executing low-skill tasks and vice versa.
Lots to manage, especially for manufacturers and brands making product on a large scale!
Gulf Stream Search’s Talent Acquisition Methodology™ Exhaustive Search Stage
Gulf Stream Search approaches each search with a client in much the same manner a manufacturer would in this hypothetical challenge.
All food and beverage industry executive recruiters have access to the same data, tools and candidate pool, yet achieve drastically different results for their clients – faster, slower, unsuccessful, wrong candidates, limited engagement, etc.
Once we’ve completed the SCOPE PHASE and FEASIBILITY TESTING for our client, our EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH PROCESS kicks in – this is our key differentiator that separates us from other executive search firms.
We’ve mastered search methodology – once we’ve completed the SCOPE PHASE and initial FEASIBILITY TESTING with our client, we then apply a customized search methodology that incorporates DEPTH, BREADTH, BEST-AVAILABLE, BRUTE FORCE and NUANCE methods.
Each of these methods has weaknesses and shortcomings – when incorporated in tandem and used at the right time, our client receives the best available candidates in the market for selection in the shortest amount of time possible.
Mastery of different search methodologies is one thing.
Knowing where and when to apply each is our key differentiation from our competitors.
That’s what makes Gulf Stream Search better, faster and more efficient and ultimately the best choice when selecting a Food & Beverage industry executive search firm.