It is the objective of Woodburn Mann to conduct the executive search and selection assignments, as quickly as professional standards will allow. Once Woodburn Mann has presented candidates to a client for interviewing, the timing until the successful candidate joins the client organisation will depend on the speed of selection, negotiation and notice obligation of the candidate with his or her current employer.

11.1 Executive Search Assignments

Once the specification has been approved, an executive search usually takes approximately six to eight weeks before shortlist candidates are presented for client interviews. Delays are sometimes caused if the search process is undertaken during school or public holiday periods.

11.2 Non-Executive Chairperson Search Assignments

Once the specification has been approved, a Non-Executive Chairperson search assignment usually takes approximately four to six weeks before shortlist candidates are presented for client interviews. Delays are sometimes caused if the search process is undertaken during school or public holiday periods.

11.3 Non-Executive Director Search Assignments

Once the specification has been approved, a Non-Executive Director search assignment usually takes approximately four to six weeks before shortlist candidates are presented for client interviews. Delays are sometimes caused if the search process is undertaken during school or public holiday periods.

11.4 Executive Selection Assignments

From the date of flighting the recruitment advertisement an executive selection assignment usually takes approximately four weeks before shortlist candidates are presented for client interviews.

11.5 Interim Search and Selection Assignments

The Interim Executive specification for job content and person specification should be approved during the first working week after the initial request.

Woodburn Mann will present an Interim Executive who fulfils the person and job specifications within three to four working weeks. Rarely, or upon the client’s request, will more than one candidate be presented.

Occasionally no suitable Interim Executive approached by Woodburn Mann is available at the required time. Woodburn Mann would meet with the client to objectively assess the situation and decide on a plan of action.