Research Methods

FSPLeaders Research Methods

FSPLeaders is committed to our clients throughout every step of the search process. Our deliberate structured search process is vital to guaranteeing a successful outcome. Our efficient and effective multistep approach begins long before the actual search itself.

We start by conducting a client meeting with all the key stakeholders related to the specific vacant position including members of the board and search committee, the leadership team and the position’s direct reports, as well as managers who will report to the position once it has been filled. Our goal is to gain a deep understanding of the organization’s culture and our consultants work with the client to define exactly what they are looking for in the next leader.

Next, we compile all the input from this meeting and synthesize it into a confidential and comprehensive assessment report which is provided to the search committee or to the executive who will be hiring the new leader. This report includes:

  • The ideal candidate profile
  • Realistic but challenging expectations for the new leader
  • Measurable objectives used to assess performance
  • Identification of any potential barriers to success to be addressed proactively

Now, with the help of our client, our research department is well-equipped to begin a thorough review and analysis process to identify potential candidates that match the client’s specific needs. Using our proprietary method of research, we are able to find candidates who not only meet the position’s leadership requirements, but whose world view and personal values are in sync with the client’s mission. We recognize there is a unique culture specific to each faith-based organization, and it’s our job to provide our clients with the leaders best suited to serve their needs.