are culture specialists. We take the time to get to know the
client from the inside and become an extension of the organization.
We tailor the search to the client's needs. Most importantly,
our search completion rate for all searches during the last
twenty years is 97%, guaranteeing success.
the methods of targeted search, we provide a carefully determined
search strategy, involving full coverage of a pre-determined
candidate universe. The full range of consulting assistance
company research lists (based upon personal interviews and
consultation on an on-going basis
assessment (upon request)
in candidate negotiations
pride ourselves on our personal approach and attentiveness
to the client company’s needs and expectations in finding
the right employee. Meeting a company’s expectations
requires a perceptive awareness of both the company’s
and the candidate’s individual and professional style.
We believe that the most successful results come from looking
for and evaluating not only the person beyond the resume,
but the company’s personality and corporate culture
beyond the position as well.
at Straube Associates believe that professionalism rests on
personal qualities such as commitment and integrity. We combine
our experience in operations, engineering, sales management
and human resources management with our ability to form strong
and trusting relationships with the people we serve. This
approach enables us to find a person who will not only fill
your position, but who will also enjoy working for your company
and will flourish in your corporate environment.
demonstrate Straube Associates’ commitment to social
issues as well as business practices, it is our policy to
donate $1,000.00 (deducted from our fee) to Children’s
Hospital Boston or a charity of the client’s choice.
At the successful conclusion of a search, a check for $1,000.00
is mailed to the designated charity or foundation. Again,
the intent of the donation is to focus on our community responsibilities.
search process begins with an in-depth meeting with you the
client, in which we make a special effort to get to know your
business, its mission and goals, your management style and
your human resources strategy. We go beyond the job description
and the educational and professional qualifications and ask
you to describe the person you want—how that person
should work, interrelate and fit into your organization and
discussing the assignment, we conduct a database search, penetrate
target organizations, and then interview the most promising
candidates. We rely on our professional assessment skills
in fully evaluating candidates. When we feel confident that
we have found qualified candidates, we arrange a meeting with
you. If you are interested in the candidates, we then conduct
reference checks, and when you are ready to present an offer,
we help negotiate the compensation package.
involvement does not end when the candidate starts working.
We maintain contact with both you and the candidate for at
least a year to ensure complete satisfaction.
One: Week One - CONSULTATION
with key managers
job description for approval
companies and appropriate executive levels
Two: Weeks 2-6 - RESEARCH/RECRUITING
Qualify sourced candidates
candidates to be interviewed
Stage Three: Weeks 6-9 – CLIENT INTERVIEWS
most qualified candidates
Submit evaluation reports to client
top candidates to client
Stage Four: Week 9-12 - FINALIZING
compensation strategy with client
in negotiation of hiring package
placement of final candidate
summary report to client
What Makes Us Successful?
Our mission is to be flexible to our client’s needs
and to provide the highest quality service possible to attract
and identify the most qualified candidates.
SIZE: We choose to remain a boutique firm in order to provide
you with the highest quality service. As our client, you can
enjoy a direct relationship with our principal, Stan Straube.
We do not refer your search to an account manager. And because
we limit the number of assignments we will work on at the
same time, we can devote our full attention to your search.
In addition, when we have a client outside our usual specialties,
we bring in an associate to assist in the technical aspects.
RESPONSE TIME: We complete assignments faster than our competition.
If you have a crisis, we will go to work immediately and mobilize
a team of professionals who will begin working for you in
twenty-four hours so that you can have a highly qualified
professional working for you within thirty to forty-five days.
We also have a faster than usual response time for everyday
business: we promise to be accessible to our clients within
the hour. And, if you need us, one or more of our principals
are available twenty-four hours a day.
RESEARCH SUMMARY REPORT: Upon completion of our search, we
provide each client with a professionally written summary
report as well as providing regular status updates during
the search. Straube Associates believes that you have the
right to access this information, and we go to extra lengths
to provide it.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT: Straube Associates has an on-going
commitment to embracing the principles of Total Quality Management.
These principles help us to determine the needs and expectations
of our clients and allow us to service our clients in an efficient
and cost effective manner. Naturally, these cost savings are
passed on to you, the client.
ONE-YEAR GUARANTEE: We at Straube Associates are so confident
that we will provide our clients with competent people who
will perform well and enjoy their work that we offer a guarantee
that meets or exceeds search industry standards. Should a
person we have placed leave his or her position within a one-year
period, we will find a replacement for expenses only. In thirteen
years we have had only two situations for replacement.
WEST COAST OFFICE: This office supports our high-tech assignments
on the West Coast and provides our clients with quick access
and response time – without any time zone issues.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Stan Straube has served as International
Board Member and Chairman of the Boston Chapter of the International
Association of Corporate and Professional Resources (IACPR).
He is also a member of the New England Environmental Business
Council (NEEBC), New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA)
and the MIT Enterprise Forum. Stan is a founding member of
the New England Executive Resources Council (NEERC).
ETHICS: At Straube Associates, our personal ethics exceed
the professional guidelines set by the NEERC. As a matter
of principle, we apply our personal values to our profession.
RECRUITING DIVERSITY: We make a concerted effort in every
search to recruit candidates of diverse backgrounds. To aid
us in our commitment, we are affiliated with and have access
to several of the most successful minority/female specialist
recruiting firms in the United States.
INTERNATIONAL: Partnerships with international search firms
provide us with the accessibility to assist our local clients
on international search assignments. We coordinate the search
process being conducted by our overseas partner. This partnership
eliminates communications issues for our clients.
FEE SCHEDULE: Straube Associates works on a retainer basis,
with the fee determined by the annualized compensation of
the position. We bill one-third of the fee at the onset of
the search, one-third after thirty days and the final third
upon completion of the search. After the selected candidate
has started with your firm, we adjust the final fee to reflect
the actual compensation. We always seek client approval before
incurring travel and other incidental expenses. We can adjust
our fee arrangement to accommodate special assignments.