Our Executive Search & Recruiting Value Stream Process
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Lean Sigma Search™: Our Executive Search & Recruiting Value Stream Process
Introduction As a market leader in executive search for continuous improvement and operational excellence talent, The Avery Point Group pioneered the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in executive search and recruiting. Although “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, don’t be misled by other “me too” executive search firms who try to copy / imitate the essence or our Lean Sigma Search™ value stream approach to executive search.
Our Lean Sigma Search™ approach to executive search and recruiting is a reflection of our deep understanding of Lean and Six Sigma gained from decades of hands-on operations experience applying both methodologies in industry as executive deployment leaders. As a result, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies.
Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade journals such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek. Unlike other executive search firms we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates. Learn more about our firm’s partners and their Lean and Six Sigma experience here.
Overview Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well-defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ value stream process methodology incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs.
An important foundation of Lean Six Sigma methodology is the concept of waste and defect elimination. Lean Six Sigma defines a defect in terms of meeting the specifications, expectations and requirements of the customer. What is a defect with regard to the executive search process? Presenting unqualified candidates, candidates with missing skill sets and candidates who don’t fit the corporate culture and chemistry of the client are just some examples of waste and defects that can result from a poor executive search process.
At The Avery Point Group we practice what we preach when it comes to Lean Six Sigma. Our experience has shown us the importance of incorporating the voice of the client (VOC) at each critical phase in the value stream placement process. We take great care in defining and characterizing the client’s critical to quality (CTQs) requirements, up front, to ensure successful screening and placement of candidates, thus avoiding waste and defects that can cost a client time, money, and worse yet, a poor placement.
Each phase of our Lean Sigma Search™ process is based on standard work, which is designed to move the search along efficiently and effectively through our value stream, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.
Traditional "Push Model" Recruiting vs. Our "Pull Model" Approach Most recruiting firms deploy a traditional “push model” approach to candidate recruiting and presentation, pushing as many candidates as possible through the recruiting process, in the “hope” that one might meet the client’s expectations. This is the very definition of process waste and is the antithesis of Lean and Six Sigma. The Avery Point Group's Lean Sigma Search™ process is one built on a “pull model” approach to recruiting.
Our executive search and recruiting process, instead, focuses on developing a keen understanding of our clients' critical to quality (CTQ) requirements by leveraging our Lean Sigma Search™ process approach and our deep Lean and Six Sigma industry experience to identify candidates that will better meet our clients' CTQ requirements. Candidates identified through our process are thus more likely to be “pulled” through the recruiting process by the client because they more clearly meet the client’s CTQ expectations. We invite you to learn more about our Lean Sigma Search™ value stream executive search and recruiting process on the following pages.
Overview The Avery Point Group is a global executive search and recruiting firm (Retained & Contingent Search Services) that assists companies in identifying, assessing and recruiting mid-level management to senior executive talent. Our firm leverages its principals’ decades of executive operations and staffing experience to provide the highest quality executive search services.
Our firm provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.
Visit our main website: AveryPointGroup.com
Download our web brochure: Executive Search Brochure (PDF)
Learn more about our process: Lean Sigma Search (PDF)
Visit our Lean & Six Sigma jobs blog: LeanSixSigmaJobs.blogspot.com
Learn more about our annual Lean & Six Sigma talent demand studies: LeanSigmaTalent.com
Join one of our professional Lean & Six Sigma networking groups: LeanSigmaNetworks.com
Visit our Lean & Six Sigma healthcare executive search and recruiting website: LeanHealthcareTalent.com
Our Mission The Avery Point Group's mission is to assist our clients in defining their leadership needs, then find, and deliver those leaders essential to our clients’ success. Our priority is to provide superior service that exceeds our clients’ expectations and critical to quality (CTQ) requirements.
We create executive search strategies based on a client’s individual critical to quality staffing needs. We leverage our Lean Sigma Search™ value stream process, our broad industry knowledge and our extensive database of contacts to find candidates who are uniquely qualified to fill our clients’ most critical mid-to senior-level leadership roles.
Our Partner Bio's
Timothy Noble has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in manufacturing, supply chain management, distribution, and executive search. Throughout his career he has been consistently promoted and has held senior level executive roles in major Fortune 500 companies like General Electric (GE) and The Stanley Works (SWK). He also has extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing and is a GE trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt.See Tim's full bio here
Yvonne Hite has over 20 years of executive level leadership experience in manufacturing, financial services, Lean and Six Sigma. Throughout her career she has been consistently promoted and has held senior level executive roles in major Fortune 500 companies like General Electric (GE), Bank of America (BAC) and The Stanley Works (SWK). Ms. Hite is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Bank of America Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive experience driving Lean and Six Sigma initiatives on a global scale.
See Yvonne's full bio here.
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Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search & Recruiting
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Retained Executive Search Services - Contingent Executive Search Services
4555 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
ph: +1 678-585-9804
fax: +1 678-585-9832