SERVICES THAT MEET YOUR PRECISE NEEDS
Our experienced consultants work with you to understand your desired business outcomes and then build a service that meets your needs.
We take the time to appreciate the challenges your organisation faces, as the solutions to these challenges are rarely as simple as replacing a key executive or hiring additional talent.
We recognise that the challenges your business is facing may be multi-faceted.
With support from our sister companies within the Swann Group, we can provide truly tailored solutions that can make an impact across your organisation.Contact us
EXECUTIVE AND BOARD SEARCH
At Swann, we stick to what we know, and we do it exceptionally well.
With more than 25 years’ experience in international executive search for C-suite and Board leadership, you could say we have an unfair advantage.
We have had nearly 30 years to develop sector expertise, build a global network of senior leaders and industry experts, and develop innovative and effective methodologies to source senior executive and board talent, and technical expertise.
Whether you need proven talent to complete your executive board, a troubleshooting team to address a specific issue, or experienced interim cover, we can help.
Swann’s success is built on establishing sustained, trusting relationships with our clients.
We’re unafraid to challenge assumptions or suggest alternative ideas, working with you to define a role that will address the business outcome you want to achieve.
Our global network of in-house researchers is capable of coordinating and managing large scale multi-search projects, where synergy between various roles is paramount.
We support you and our candidates before, during and after a placement to ensure success. Our mentoring and coaching services, for example, help individuals, teams and companies achieve their objectives.
And if we believe coaching – rather than firing and replacing – an existing leader is a more effective approach, we will tell you.contact us
COACHING AND MENTORING
Take leaders and leadership teams to another level
When a member of a leadership team is clearly struggling to perform, some organisations’ first instinct is to start looking for a replacement.
Often, an individual’s failure is a symptom of a wider problem in the team.
And if that is the case, the next candidate is just as likely to flounder.
When you appreciate that the severance package, lost productivity, team disruption and associated costs can run into seven figures, the option of helping the individual or team to perform provides a very cost-effective alternative.
It may be surprising to know that at Swann, we recommend a radically different approach.
Swann provides one-to-one mentoring and coaching to new members of your team, helping them settle in and start in the right way, and to existing senior leaders wishing to raise their game.
Our team dynamics assessment pinpoints why leadership teams do not work well together and why normally capable people appear to be unable to deliver the results you expect. We then coach your leadership team individually and collectively to raise their performance to another level.
This is a strategic approach focussed on and reporting against deliverable results that our coaches will agree with you at the start of the programme.
Clients experience significant, measurable results within three to six months, which compares favourably with the time required for a senior hire.
And if, at the end of the programme, we simply confirm your original concerns about one individual, the insights generated will put you in a powerful position to ensure a better fit next time, avoiding the enormous damage and costs of a poor hiring decision.contact us
RESEARCH AND INSIGHT
Great decisions come from great insight.
With an international team of researchers, consultants and associates, Swann is well-placed to conduct primary and secondary research to provide valuable insights and identify trends to support decisions made by leadership teams and boards.
Our researchers are sector specialists in mining, natural resources and associated services. Experienced in placing high-calibre individuals into leadership positions, they also advise candidates on the skills and experience needed to stay in the top tier of talent.
We offer clients a sounding board, backed by intelligent insight and knowledge of corporate governance best practice. We prepare boards to face the increasing pressure from stakeholders to exercise good judgement in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex operating environment.
Previous research projects have included
- Assessment of incumbent management against a global talent pool
- Comparative assessment of talent attraction and retention strategies
- HR due diligence
- Internal and external company perception and sentiment studies
- Leadership team dynamics assessment and facilitation.
- Pay gap analysis
- Peer analysis
- Succession planning
- Test marketing for proposed IPOs or fund-raisings
Plus numerous research and analysis projects to meet clients’ unique briefs.