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In today’s fast-paced business environment, the role of executive search cannot be overstated. At Wehry & Company, we understand that the right leadership is crucial for steering a company through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Executive Search is more than just filling a position; it’s about understanding the heart and soul of your organization to find a leader who resonates with its values and goals. This alignment is key to fostering diversity in the workplace and driving long-term success.

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At Wehry & Company, we’re passionate about connecting our clients with the exceptional leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to an executive search process that goes beyond traditional methods. By focusing on the specific needs and ambitions of your organization, we tailor our search to find not just any leader, but the right leader who fits the desired profile. Our approach involves a deep understanding of the nuances of executive roles, from the board and supervisory directors, ensuring we match our clients with candidates who can lead with vision and integrity.

Understanding the essence of Executive Search

Executive search is more than just filling a position; it’s about understanding the heart and soul of your organization to find a leader who resonates with its values and goals. At Wehry & Co., we specialize in identifying those unique individuals who can transform your business. By leveraging our expertise and insights, we ensure that every executive search we conduct is deeply aligned with the strategic objectives and culture of your organization. It’s our mission to bring you leaders who can navigate the complexities of modern business with grace and agility. We ensure that candidates fit the employer’s culture to ensure that they feel connected to the people and organization in the long term. We achieve this with our culture and strategy scorecards.

The vital role of executive search in modern business

In today’s fast-paced business environment, the role of executive search cannot be overstated. At Wehry & Co., we understand that the right leadership is crucial for steering a company through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our process is designed to not only identify candidates with exceptional skills but also to ensure a good fit with the culture and values of your company. This alignment is key to fostering diversity in the workplace and driving long-term success. Our USP is that we focus on skills and talents that are transferable from other economic sectors. In this way we discover (reveal) candidates who feel challenged and are therefore not solely focused on salary improvement. This often reaps candidates who stay longer with the employer. Our retention rate is 90%.

The journey from traditional recruitment to executive search

The evolution from traditional recruitment to executive search marks a significant shift in how companies approach talent acquisition. Where once the focus was on filling vacancies, today’s executive search is about finding leaders with the right mix of skills, experience, and vision to propel an organization forward. At Wehry & Co., we leverage our extensive knowledge and experience in various sectors to identify candidates who can meet the complex demands of modern leadership roles. Our Assessment Methodology helps to identify and select employees who meet strict conditions for succeeding directors (executive succession). At the same time, we gain insight into which facets of their knowledge and experience need attention to prepare them for a promotion to the executive level.

The human element in Executive Search

Our philosophy at Wehry & Co. centers around the human element in executive search. We believe that understanding the personal aspirations and motivations of candidates is just as important as recognizing their professional achievements. This belief guides our every interaction, enabling us to make connections that are not just successful but also meaningful. It’s this human-centric approach that sets us apart in the executive search industry.

Personalization in the executive search process

Each executive search at Wehry & Co. is tailored to the unique needs of our clients and the distinctive qualities of our candidates. We dive deep into understanding the culture of the organizations we partner with and the aspirations of the executives we seek. This personalized approach ensures that we match leaders who not only fit the required professional profile but who will also thrive in the company’s environment. We encourage professionals to consult us whenever they wish. We can help them through an open human communication channel. We can introduce them to customers or keep them informed of developments taking place in their industry.

Diversity and inclusion: beyond checking boxes

At Wehry & Co., diversity and inclusion are more than just buzzwords; they are integral to our search methodology. We actively pursue a diverse pool of candidates because we believe that varied perspectives drive innovation and growth. Our commitment goes beyond fulfilling quotas; it’s about creating enriched, dynamic leadership teams that reflect the world around us.

The executive search code: ethics and integrity

We uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity in every aspect of our executive search process. Our code is simple: transparency, honesty, and respect guide our actions. We ensure confidentiality and ethical dealing, providing both clients and candidates with a trustworthy experience. This commitment to ethics is the foundation upon which Wehry & Co. is built. We strictly adhere to the GDPR conditions of the European Commission and do not disclose personal information without prior approval (consent) from the candidates.

The framework of effective Executive Search strategies

Developing effective executive search strategies requires a deep understanding of the market, the industry, and the specific needs of the organization. At Wehry & Co., we begin with a comprehensive analysis of your business objectives, culture, and the challenges you face. This allows us to tailor our search process to find leaders who are not only qualified but also aligned with your company’s future direction. Our strategies are designed to be adaptable, ensuring we can respond to the dynamic nature of the executive search landscape.

How transparant executive search improves output

Transparency in executive search is fundamental to building trust and ensuring a successful outcome. At Wehry & Co., we maintain open lines of communication with our clients throughout the search process. This approach allows us to refine our search criteria in real-time, ensuring that we are always aligned with your expectations and needs. By being transparent, we facilitate a more efficient search process, enabling us to identify and attract the best candidates more effectively. Our results after the placement of a Leader are often only measurable over time. Our success is aligned with that of our clients. That is why we maintain a warranty period of 270 days after placement. If the candidate does not suffice within that period or leaves (with some exceptions), we will come back in free of charge

Adapting to new leadership demands for tomorrow’s challenges

The landscape of leadership is constantly evolving, with new challenges and demands emerging all the time. At Wehry & Co., we stay ahead of these changes by continuously adapting our executive search strategies. Our team is committed to understanding the latest trends and requirements in leadership roles, ensuring that we can provide our clients with candidates who are equipped to face tomorrow’s challenges head-on.

Insights into Executive Search specializations

Executive search encompasses a wide range of specializations, each with its own set of challenges and opportunities. At Wehry & Co., we have developed expertise across a spectrum of industries and functions. This specialization allows us to dive deeper into the unique requirements of each sector, ensuring that we can identify the best candidates for specific roles, from analytics to technology. Our deep market knowledge and specialized approach set us apart in the executive search field. We use a SaaS system that enables clients to independently follow the longlist and closely monitor the status of our assignment.

The spectrum of executive search: from analytics to technology

The demand for leaders in analytics and technology has never been higher. At Wehry & Co., we understand the critical role these areas play in driving business success. Our specialized approach to executive search in these sectors ensures that we can identify candidates with the right blend of technical expertise and strategic vision. Whether you’re looking for a leader in data analytics or a CTO, our team has the skills and experience to find the perfect match for your organization. It is important to note that we are gradually placing more and more “female” leaders in leadership roles and on the board of directors. We help them prepare for this and coach them where necessary.

Consulting exit: a niche within executive search

Consulting exit opportunities represent a unique niche within executive search. At Wehry & Co., we recognize the value of carefully preparing individuals for leadership roles. Their broad experience, analytical skills, and strategic thinking make them ideal candidates for a variety of positions. Our team specializes in identifying and attracting these high-caliber individuals, ensuring they find roles where they can make a significant impact. Leadership needs authenticity of the person; talents that are rare to find in today’s marketplace.

Supply chain executives: bridging the gap in logistics and operations

In the complex world of logistics and operations, supply chain executives play a critical role. At Wehry & Co., we understand the unique challenges and requirements of these positions. Our targeted approach to executive search in this area focuses on finding candidates with the right mix of strategic vision and practical experience. Whether it’s navigating global supply chain disruptions or optimizing logistics operations, we’re skilled at identifying leaders who can drive excellence.

The global reach of Executive Search

In today’s interconnected world, the reach of executive search must be global. At Wehry & Co., we leverage our international network to identify and attract top talent from around the world. Our global perspective allows us to understand the nuances of different markets and cultures, ensuring we can find the best candidates, no matter where they are. This worldwide approach is essential for companies looking to compete on a global stage. The main goal should be “sustaining the company”, economic growth and leadership succession. This all has to do with attracting & retaining talent!

Leveraging an international network for global talent acquisition

At Wehry & Co., our international network is a key asset in our executive search process. We collaborate with partners and affiliates across the globe to widen our search and gain access to a diverse pool of candidates. This global reach enables us to meet the specific needs of our clients, whether they’re looking for a leader with experience in emerging markets or someone who can navigate the complexities of multinational operations. Our ability to tap into a worldwide talent pool sets us apart and ensures we can deliver exceptional leaders to our clients.

The core of Executive Search: our Methodology and Expertise

Our methodology and expertise are what make Wehry & Co. stand out in the executive search field. With over two decades of experience, we’ve refined our approach to not only identify candidates with the right skills but also to ensure a fit with the culture and ambitions of your organization. Our comprehensive assessment methodology, combined with our deep market knowledge, allows us to conduct searches that are both strategic and targeted. This focus on quality and alignment is at the heart of everything we do. Our research method is a combination of data search (including public and non-public databases) and network search. Thanks to our professional international network, built up over more than 20 years, we can find and approach almost anyone. Our network also regularly keeps us informed of Leaders who are “open-to-work” or want to orientate themselves.

A deep dive into our assessment methodology

At Wehry & Co., our assessment methodology is designed to evaluate candidates on multiple dimensions, including leadership potential, strategic thinking, and cultural fit. We employ a combination of interviews, reference checks, and psychometric assessments to gain a holistic view of each candidate. This rigorous process ensures that we can confidently recommend leaders who are not only capable of excelling in their roles but also of driving your organization forward in alignment with its long-term goals and values. We test all shortlist candidates with our partners TMA Methode in Utrecht. This is an online assessment that investigates skills and drivers. When these are aligned, competencies are developed.

Consulting exit strategies and leadership transitions

At Wehry & Co., we understand the nuances of navigating consulting exit strategies and leadership transitions. Our experience has shown that these moments are pivotal for both the individual and the organization. By focusing on aligning new roles with the strategic goals of the company, we ensure a seamless transition. Our approach helps to retain the invaluable knowledge within the firm while paving the way for fresh perspectives and innovation. Clients regularly engage us to assist their employees who are looking for a new challenge. After all, helping them, develops their Ambassadors and not opponents.

Executive Search customized to your needs

Wehry & Co. is dedicated to providing executive search services that are meticulously customized to meet the unique needs of your business. Whether you’re a startup looking to build your executive team or a multinational corporation seeking to fill a critical leadership gap, our tailored approach ensures we find the perfect fit for your organization.

Tailored solutions for diverse industry challenges

At Wehry & Co., we understand that every industry faces unique challenges. That’s why we craft tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients. Whether it’s navigating the complexities of the technology sector or addressing the dynamic demands of the healthcare industry, our executive search strategies are designed to address the nuances of each field. Our approach ensures that we not only find candidates who excel in their areas of expertise but who are also the right fit for the industry’s specific challenges and the culture of the organization.

From Scaleups to Multinational companies: executive search for every scale of the business

Wehry & Co. serves a broad spectrum of clients, from agile startups to multinational corporations. We recognize that businesses at different scales and stages of growth require distinct leadership qualities. Our executive search process is flexible and scalable, ensuring that we identify and attract leaders who can drive success, whether in the fast-paced environment of a startup or the complex landscape of a global enterprise. Our expertise spans across various scales of business, offering every client a customized approach to executive search. Normally we do not work for startups, unless this is requested by the Private Equity investor.

Beyond the search: fostering successful leader integration

Our role doesn’t end at the successful placement of a leader. Wehry & Co. offers comprehensive support to ensure the integration of new leaders is as smooth and effective as possible. From onboarding strategies to ongoing development plans, we provide the tools and guidance necessary for new leaders to make a lasting impact. This holistic approach ensures the long-term success of both the leader and the organization.

Guidance and support for new leaders

Wehry & Co. provides unwavering guidance and support for new leaders from day one. Our integration services include personalized coaching, team-building strategies, and leadership development programs. We understand the challenges that come with stepping into a new role and are here to assist leaders in navigating these waters confidently. Our aim is to foster leadership that inspires and drives change. We are strongly in favor of structured succession planning program in which not only employees, but also external candidates from competitors, are listed. We assist in the preparation of emerging Leaders and coach Leaders in their positions (when requested).

Measuring the impact of successful executive placements

At Wehry & Co., we believe in the power of data to measure the impact of our executive placements. Through a combination of qualitative feedback and quantitative analysis, we assess the effectiveness of our placements. This allows us to continuously refine our approach, ensuring that we are not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of our clients and the needs of their businesses. Our Success rate is 98.5%, recurring assignments is 88%, retention rate is 87%.

Connecting with Executive Search professionals

Connecting with the right executive search professionals can be transformative for your business. At Wehry & Co., our team of seasoned experts brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to every search. With Geo Wehry’s 23 years of experience leading the way, we are adept at identifying and placing top-tier talent that can propel your organization forward.

Our team: the architects of executive search success

The team at Wehry & Co. are the architects of executive search success. With a deep understanding of the market and a keen eye for talent, we craft search strategies that go beyond the conventional. Our collective expertise and personalized approach make us a trusted partner in building your leadership team.

Building relationships: how we collaborate with clients and candidates

At Wehry & Co., building strong, lasting relationships is at the heart of what we do. We collaborate closely with our clients to understand their vision and with our candidates to appreciate their career aspirations. This dual focus allows us to create matches that are not only successful but also sustainable, fostering growth and innovation within organizations. Many previously placed candidates have now also become our closest clients.

The future of Executive Search

The future of executive search lies in adapting to the evolving landscape of leadership needs. At Wehry & Co., we are committed to staying at the forefront of these changes, leveraging our expertise and network to meet the demands of tomorrow. Our focus on ethical practices, diversity, and personalized service positions us to lead the way in shaping the future of executive search.

Evolving trends and predictions in executive leadership hiring

As the market evolves, so do the trends in executive leadership hiring. We’re seeing a shift towards valuing soft skills and cultural fit as much as technical expertise. Sustainability, digital transformation, and agility are becoming key themes. At Wehry & Co., we’re poised to meet these challenges, adapting our strategies to ensure we’re always a step ahead. We use common sense, but also AI-driven systems and various social media platforms

The role of technology in enhancing executive search efforts

Technology plays a crucial role in enhancing our executive search efforts at Wehry & Co. From sophisticated analytics to comprehensive talent management systems, we leverage the latest tools to streamline our processes and uncover insights. This technological edge enables us to connect with top talent efficiently and effectively, no matter where they are in the world.

The impacts and outcomes of effective Executive Search

Effective executive search is transformative for organizations. Through our strategic approach at Wehry & Co., we have seen firsthand how the right leadership can elevate a company’s performance, culture, and market position. By securing leaders who not only align with but also advance the strategic goals of an organization, we enable our clients to achieve sustained growth and competitive advantage. The impact of our work goes beyond filling leadership roles; it’s about shaping the future of businesses and the industries they operate in.

How executive search elevates business performance

At Wehry & Co., we believe that the core of elevating business performance lies in the power of exceptional leadership. Our executive search process is designed to identify leaders who bring innovation, strategic vision, and operational excellence to the table. These leaders can transform challenges into opportunities, driving growth and enhancing efficiency. The right executive can influence every aspect of a business, from team morale and culture to financial health and customer satisfaction, ultimately elevating overall business performance. Working with Talents accelerates success and requires less effort. Talent is not unique. People are different and can score better in one sector than in other sectors. As long as skills & motivations are clearly examined, Talent can be traced.

Executive Search insights and knowledge sharing

Wehry & Co. is committed to not only providing top-tier executive search services but also to contributing to the broader conversation around talent acquisition and leadership. Through sharing insights, best practices, and the latest developments in the executive search arena, we aim to empower businesses and professionals alike. Our dedication to knowledge sharing helps us stay at the forefront of the industry, ensuring that we continuously refine our methodologies to meet the evolving needs of the market.

Latest news and developments in the executive search arena

Keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments is crucial in the dynamic field of executive search. At Wehry & Co., we closely monitor the executive search landscape, from advancements in recruitment technology to shifts in leadership competencies. By staying informed, we ensure that our strategies remain innovative and effective, enabling us to respond proactively to the changing demands of the market. This commitment to staying ahead of the curve is a cornerstone of our approach to executive search. Our Research consists of professionals with Hands-on experience in the industry, not university leavers or freelancers who have little to no knowledge of the jargon or customs.

Learning and development opportunities for aspiring leaders

At Wehry & Co., we recognize the importance of continuous learning and development for leaders at all levels. Beyond identifying and placing top talent, we are dedicated to nurturing the growth of aspiring leaders through our executive search process. By offering guidance on career development and access to learning resources, we help individuals enhance their leadership capabilities. This focus on development not only benefits the leaders we work with but also contributes to the overall success of the organizations they serve.

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At Wehry & Co., we understand that finding the right senior leadership is crucial for the success of your organization. Our executive search service is tailored to identify and attract top talent across various industries, incl. financial services (incl. fintech, insuretech), utilities, infrastructure, circular economy, processing industry, renewables, industrial services, maritime & shipping, and paper & packaging.

We are committed to serving our clients with tailor-made solutions that have grown into an essential role for businesses aiming to stay ahead. Let our experienced team guide you through the next steps to secure the best leaders for your organization. To discover how we can be of service in these sectors and more, schedule your free consultation today.

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