How We Work

Our relationship recruitment model has given us a national reputation for excellence. We don’t use job boards to find candidates. We rely on our longstanding relationships in the staffing industry to make every search unique.

The professionals we provide are drawn from:

Our vast database of high-level talent

Incredible referrals from satisfied candidates and clients, and our network

Aggressive use of social media

 

Creating Win-Win Hiring Results

Mee Derby follows its proven 13-step process for successful placements:


Step1

New Client Introduction

This is where each new client starts. An executive recruiter is assigned to each client to manage the relationship and specific searches, and present weekly status updates.


Step2

Define Search Parameters

A kick-off meeting between the client and the executive recruiter defines the search parameters from which the recruiting strategy is based. From this meeting, a job description and score card are created.


Step3

Implement Recruiting Strategy

All new searches are disseminated inside Mee Derby for collective review.

  • Review active candidates.
  • Search our database of over 50 thousand staffing professionals developed over 29 years.
  • Initiate extensive search.

Step4

Extensive Search

  • Connect to our staffing network.
  • Source by referral through continuous networking.
  • Identify new candidates through our proprietary social media recruiting infrastructure.

Step5

Interview and Assess

Once we have identified and screened a group of candidates, we narrow the final list to those most qualified and interested. They are carefully interviewed and assessed for their qualifications, compatibility and willingness to make a move.


Step6

Present Best Candidates

As each qualified candidate emerges, Mee Derby presents them to the client both verbally and in writing. We provide the important information as to why we believe this candidate is qualified and work carefully to ensure that job offers are accepted.  


Step7

Manage Interviews

Mee Derby manages the interview process to establish interest quickly with each candidate. We schedule each interview, follow-up to debrief both parties, and assess if things are moving forward


Step8

Conduct References

Mee Derby typically conducts a preliminary reference before initial presentation and in-depth references before an offer. In any event, it is the client’s responsibility to conduct their own references and background checks, upon which to base a final hiring decision.


Step9

Pre-Offer

While we work with our clients’ process, Mee Derby prefers to negotiate and settle all details before any offer is made. This includes base salary, bonuses, commissions, benefits, equity and relocation. We are in a unique position to help both parties reach an agreement through honest and realistic negotiation. Our involvement ensures the best use of everyone’s time.


Step10

Formal Offer

The candidate is presented the verbal offer, with the written offer to follow. Ideally, very little negotiation occurs at this stage because the offer is pre-closed whenever possible.


Step11

Acceptance

Mee Derby’s candidate accepts. Mee Derby rarely sees an offer rejected part of our strategy is to not waste anyone’s time or create unachievable expectations.


Step12

Transition

A series of critical events occurs once the candidate accepts the offer until the start date. Usually the candidate must resign from a current job, serve out a notice period, deal with counteroffers and possibly relocate. Mee Derby is very engaged at this stage to give support and smooth the transition.


Step13

Guarantee Period

Usually divning the first 90 days, Mee Derby checks in with candidates and clients once a month to ensure that everyone’s expectations are being met.


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