Executive Search

YOUR NEEDS. OUR PROCESS. SHARED SUCCESS.

Schaffer Associates partners with you to successfully grow your organization…one hire at a time.

Your NEEDS

As specialists in the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries, we provide a variety of options to help our clients customize their personnel search.

For officer-level and other high profile positions, we offer a fully retained search process. Our Account Executives work directly with our clients to gain a detailed understanding of the position.

Given the current recruiting economy, companies don’t have time to locate and attract the talent they need to grow their leadership teams. At Schaffer Associates, we have over 400 work hours per week to devote to your search process.

We’re your industry experts, and we’re committed to getting you the results you need.

Our PROCESS

At Schaffer Associates, we know your industry, your product, and your customer. With our industry expertise as the foundation, we use a research-driven, zero-based approach to each project. And we’re proud to employ the industry’s best research team and multiple, extensive, up-to-date databases of industry professionals.

For every project, we conduct an exhaustive search for the unique individual who meets your defined standards. We offer testing and assessment tools, including behavioral and onsite interviewing, reference and background checks, organizational assessment, and cultural fit analysis to ensure the best hire among potential candidates.

Our comprehensive search strategy enables us to include all possible candidates – whether internal or external – in our search for the very best.

Shared SUCCESS

At Schaffer Associates, we address both the functional and behavioral skill sets necessary for success. Upon completion of our process, our Account Executives will present a final slate of individuals who are best qualified for and interested in the opportunity.

To ensure a successful conclusion to every project, our Account Executives remain involved in the process by coordinating all of the necessary interviewing, testing, referencing, and employment offers. This comprehensive process can be conducted in a confidential manner, if necessary, and is engaged on a retained basis.

Management Recruiting

YOUR NEEDS. OUR PROCESS. SHARED SUCCESS.

Deploying the power of our in-house research team, we get you the results you need.

Your NEEDS

For mid-management level positions, we work with our clients on a partially retained basis. We rely upon our understanding of the industry and the specific dynamics of the position to assist you in fully defining your search criteria.

We understand that each search is unique in its description and process, and we’re fully committed to customizing our efforts to meet the unique characteristics of both your company and the specific position.

As a boutique firm specializing in your industry, we have the focus and knowledge base to get you the results you need.

Our PROCESS

From the position description provided by the client (or developed in coordination with our team), our Account Executives initiate a rigorous search process.

Using our zero-based approach, we deploy the power of our in-house research team to get you the results you need. We tap into our extensive network of industry contacts, our multiple, up-to-date databases, and our broad-based knowledge of the employment landscape and the industry itself.

Our comprehensive process includes extensive interviewing to narrow the field of candidates to those who best fit the requirements of the search. After the universe of talent is evaluated, the top candidates will be submitted for the client’s review.

Shared SUCCESS

Upon completion of our process, our Account Executives will present a final slate of individuals who are best qualified for and interested in the opportunity.

Once the client has selected the finalist candidate for the position, our team remains active and involved in the process by coordinating all of the necessary steps to ensure a successful completion of the project.

The talent iD EDGE

THE EDGE. THE PROCESS. YOUR SUCCESS.

The EDGE

As part of our commitment to meeting our clients’ talent needs, Schaffer Associates is pleased to offer TalentID, a new division of Schaffer Associates dedicated to support the hiring of “mission-critical” individual contributor and entry level management talent.

While a retained executive search firm at heart, Schaffer Associates knows that many of our clients in the hardware, home improvement, building products, and consumer products industries are in need of recruiting assistance for such positions as Territory Sales, Store Manager, Process Engineer, and many others. The TalentID search process is ideal for these types of positions, as well as for multiple hires from a single search within the same market.

The PROCESS

Operating on an exclusive basis secured by a modest partial retainer, our Research and Recruiting team will assess your hiring needs to properly source high quality talent for these positions. This team will thoroughly vet all prospects and present a final slate of qualified candidates to the client for review. Just as with our Executive Search and Management Recruiting services, TalentID provides clients with the best 3-5 candidates for the position, not simply the first 3-5 candidates we come across in the marketplace.

Your SUCCESS

With TalentID, you now get the quality of Schaffer Associates’ unparalleled research and candidate qualification services for lower-level management positions and for individual contributor levels within the industry.  Brought to you by the Industry’s Inside Source, TalentID offers the best recruiting solution at these functional levels.