Why Ronald Dukes Associates?
Potential clients ask this question. Valued clients know the answer:
We listen. Our first meeting is the most important we will ever have. You will share your perspectives of the company, its strengths, how this person will influence success, the competitive and corporate environment challenges to be met, and your idea of the ideal candidate. At this point, we consider ourselves part of your team.
We respectfully challenge, test, and conclude. Ronald Dukes Associates bring clients an accurate view of the talent market and decades of industry and consultation experience. After listening, we share our knowledge and, with the client, create an approved course of action.
We give you almost unlimited access to talent. With a select client roster, off-limits companies are the exception rather than the rule. If a client specifies such a company as a potential target for talent, Ron immediately explains the restriction and offers positive, productive alternatives – before the assignment begins. Ron declines any engagement that would violate his agreement with a client.
We represent you – and that’s who the candidates see. Ron believes that clients deserve to have the most qualified individual working from start to finish on the most important investment the organization makes: its management team. His service reflects this commitment. He personally handles development, interviews, and evaluation of all candidates. No wonder peers and clients recognize Ron as one of the industry’s premier recruiters.
We provide creative solutions. Creative solutions don’t result from a quick database search. In addition to our existing resources and intellectual capital, we conduct original research for each assignment. Calls to sources, “cold research,” and potential prospects are the norm to make sure every possible candidate surfaces for evaluation.
We respond. A select client roster with fewer assignments means we dedicate more time to each client. This gives us the ability to be responsive to your timetable and any and all changes you may experience.
We bring you diversity. Original research, experience, and involvement of a nationally respected search professional enable Ronald Dukes Associates to provide clients with a diverse slate of candidates.
We facilitate assimilation and “next step” transitions. Clients find that retaining Ronald Dukes Associates to coach and counsel senior executives during periods of change is well worth the investment. Executives are better prepared to meet new challenges. We also offer (as a separate service) coaching of senior executives when the client desires to assist valued and talented professionals improve performance and enhance their careers with the company.