• Define
  • Strategize
  • Identify
  • Evaluate
  • Present
  • Debrief
  • Consult

Our Process

We rely on a six-step process to find and secure the best and brightest for your firm. But the true value of our approach isn’t on paper. You see, CLGS has the unique ability of creative response. We often change and adapt the steps of the search project to best suit the personality and needs of your company. This flexibility has convinced many of our clients to never use the big firms again.


Is the board looking for “the leader”, a persuasive visionary adept at not only delegating but inspiring as well? Or does the organization need a decisive, hands-on executive with a relentless focus on details? CLGS helps you define the right personal qualities for the executive role. Through meetings conducted with a CLGS consultant, the engagement begins with in-depth:

The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato


Through definition and collaboration comes the creation of a recruiting strategy that includes a position profile. While this document is fundamentally a targeted methodology toward filling a job description, we know just how important it is in selling your company and its vision to top talent. That’s why we’ve evolved this document and other supporting presentation materials into detailed, vivid pictures of your organization, the position and its duties. Concurrently, CLGS analyzes industry trends, best competitive areas of recruitment and possible transferable fields. With a valuable strategy and position profile in hand, we continue to develop your:

Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed-up. - A. A. Milne


At CLGS, there is nothing more vital than relationships. The networking we do as part of our search process forms the very essence of our business. So, we approach every relationship – be it with a client, candidate or industry contact – with honesty and an eye on the long-term. In this way, we’ve established an expansive, reliable network of talented executives in the healthcare industry. These invaluable contacts, and the ones we will build as a result of your search, are stored for instant access in our database. Talk to us and talk to them. During this phase of our process we will:

A good plan vigorously executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week. - General George S. Patton


Through networking, initial conversations and in-depth interviews, we begin to qualify potential candidates. Our assessment includes both objectively and subjectively evaluating personalities, qualifications and leadership styles. These qualities are authenticated with reference checks and track record verification. This all happens behind the scenes, using the highest degree of discretion. At the same time, we carefully evaluate the opportunity from the candidate’s perspective. What’s the current employment situation? Is there enthusiasm about new frontiers? To assure a promising match, we will:

The only real valuable thing is intuition. - Albert Einstein


To expedite the search process, we intersperse candid, probing interviews with thorough experience reviews and reference crosschecking. We’ve discovered that references will generally tell the truth about candidates, but won’t volunteer information. CLGS knows how to ask the right questions. All this, in conjunction with our powerful database of relationships, guarantee you see well-matched candidates who further the search as we:

It's your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. - Pablo Picasso


Discovery involves not only relaying candidate feedback, but also learning more about the position and discerning a great deal about you, your team and the culture. Debriefing, sometimes including candidate conversation transcripts, helps keep the lines of communication open. CLGS facilitates procedures so that the candidate, hiring authority, board members, and executive team all continue to ask questions and determine needs. Answers reveal themselves and gradually zero-in on what it will take to solidify a match. During this phase we may:

Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life. - John A. Pierce


Our search tools and proven process are balanced by our sense of humor and social adeptness. This melding of the analytical with the human allows for a creative exchange of concepts, ideas and information. We bring you this wealth of experience and an innate ability to identify and access talent. As final steps, we provide you with:

He that won't be counseled can't be helped. - Benjamin Franklin