Executive Search and Selection
De Lacy Executive is the specialist recruitment consultancy in the niche agricultural trade, farming and rural business sector. Importantly, our team members were all employed in this sector before becoming recruitment consultants. We are very well connected within the industry and offer expert knowledge and understanding, ensuing the best solution to your needs.
This is what De Lacy Executive offers to you:
We have over 11 years of experience recruiting for vacancies in this specialist sector, using our market knowledge to find the perfect candidate, not waiting for candidates to come to us!! Good candidates are in very short supply – we know where they are and how to reach them.
• Recruiting of all levels and disciplines
We recruit for all grades of executive staff from trainee to managing director and from all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical, operations and international estate management.
• Diverse clients
Our clients range from multi-national corporations to regional and private SMEs in Europe and globally. We are sensitive to the “candidate fit” issues for different types of enterprises.
• Not an agency
We are a consultancy not an agency, so we do not simply circulate CVs. Instead we add value through sourcing the very best candidates available and providing advice on the selection process and the suitability of candidates. We act as ambassadors for our clients.
We play an active and advisory role throughout the whole search and selection process up to and including the offer stage. We will not "sell" inappropriate candidates to clients nor will we inundate clients with inappropriate CVs. We interview and provide succinct reports on all appropriate candidates with the "pros and cons" of their candidacy plus candidate feedback after client interviews. We will manage the negotiation phase and continue to oversee and manage the process to resignation and ultimately to the first day of employment.
We have three principal methods of identifying candidates: firstly we start with a search of our own 30,000 strong database of candidates; secondly we implement an executive search (“head hunt”); and finally we complement both of these, as required, with internet advertising, via our website and a network of internet sites which we have built up over the years, and, possibly, press advertising campaigns.
Where the utmost business confidentiality and discretion is required we excel - we source and select candidates without a whisper in the market place. We operate with integrity.
Our fees are based upon an agreed percentage of the candidate’s starting salary. We recognise the challenge of appointing the right person and so we offer a refund scale should a candidate prove unsatisfactory. We do not charge for incidental costs (e.g. travelling, subsistence) incurred in the course of the search. We supply a contract of engagement so that you know exactly what to expect from us.
De Lacy Executive is proud to be the only agricultural recruitment specialist approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation - the professional body committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the recruitment industry. All REC Members must abide by the REC Code of Professional Practice. (Membership Number: 00082047)