Which recruiting and human resource services do we offer?

We recruit the 1st and 2nd management level as well as complete teams and consult on compensation and benefit topics.

The recruitment and long-term retention of executives requires a multi-layered approach. We offer a complete, integrated solution set around the topics of executive recruiting, interim management, short- and long-term compensation and benefits.

CEO, President, GM and Country Manager Search

TH Bender has completed dozens of executive searches advising overseas clients on American chief leadership succession, recruitment, and professional development. We understand that the selection of the US top executive is one of the singularly most important decisions corporate leadership, representing the shareholders can undertake. Rigorous analysis, creativity, logic and sound judgement are prerequisites – traits which are required for long-term success of the organizations, but which are not always sufficiently applied in a world asking for quick solutions and immediate fixes.

The search for the top executive of a subsidiary is often very different from a “traditional” CEO search. Often directly involved and hands-on, often without the resources of the parent company at its immediate disposal and the top leadership thousands of miles away, the CEO’s daily life often resembles that of a divisional leader at an American company or that of the top sales executive. The ability to produce results and to translate the requirements of the American market to overseas executives requires a highly versatile, culturally aware executive.

We believe that only an extensive and thorough research effort, combined with the accumulated corporate knowledge developed over 13 years in executive search and a personal track-record in executive search going back to 1997, a very high-touch approach to potential candidates and a close shepherding of the interview, offer and on-ramping process with the client leads to the best, long-term hires.

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Executive Search

We completed hundreds of executive search assignments, finding high-performance candidates through a comprehensive and detail-oriented process. We believe that only an extensive and thorough research effort, combined with the accumulated knowledge developed over 13 years, a very personal approach to potential candidates and a close shepherding of the interview, offer and on-ramping processes leads to successful hires.

Our core expertise is combining an industry-leading outreach effort (sometimes with over 1,000 identified prospects) with a highly personalized approach and engagement process with high-potential prospects. Supported by a carefully-curated database of former candidates with over 290,000 records we identify candidates with the specialized expertise and cultural fit that our clients require.

An intensive interview and screening process follows the initial identification; this process combines phone, video, and personal interviews. Background and reference checks, combined with optional psychometric evaluations complete the screening process.

The initial interviews between three to six finalists and our client are always accompanied by a Senior Partner of TH Bender. If required, this partner participates in follow-up meetings, even at overseas locations.

We routinely develop the initial offer letter, develop compensation and benefit models and coordinate legal reviews of the final agreement making sure that no unexpected issues emerge post-hiring. We are so confident in our process that we offer an up-to 12-month placement guarantee.

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Interim Management

When an immediate need for leadership develops, interim management can offer a proactive solution, rapidly deploying executives for time-limited engagements. Many companies rely on interim executives to keep their organizations on course during a market-entry, periods of transition, or to guide them through successful transformations.

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Team build-outs

Having a complete team from the get-go to enter a new market, offer a new product or service or cover a new function (such as manufacturing) greatly improves the odds. Ask us how we out together a complete team within four weeks – which then delivered almost $200,000,000 in projects within 18 months!

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Our Methodology

CEO Searches, Executive Recruitment and Team build-outs – they all require the same building blocks: Comprehensive Research capabilities, a strong network, up-to-date assessment tools, a high-touch, personalized interview process and a deep personal commitment of the recruiting professional. A comprehensive understanding of legal, compensation and international cultures (which are crucial to success) rounds up the toolset.

Our core expertise is combining an industry leading outreach effort (often to over 1000 potential candidates) with a highly precise, personalized approach to high-potential prospects. Supported by a carefully-curated database of former candidates with 290,000 records we identify candidates with the specialized expertise and culture fit that our clients require.

An intensive interview and screening process follows the initial identification; a multi stage screening process combining phone, video and personal interviews with optional psychometric evaluations and in-detail background and reference checks allow us to find the 3-6 finalists our client meets. The initial meeting between these finalists and the representatives of our client are accompanied by a Senior Partner of TH Bender. If required, the partner participates in follow-up meetings, even at an overseas headquarters.

We routinely develop the initial offer letter, develop compensation and benefit models and coordinate legal reviews of the final agreement making sure that no unexpected issues emerge post-hiring.

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