YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER FOR EXECUTIVE SEARCH

YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER FOR EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Robert Walters is a market leader in the search and placement of executive leaders in Korea across a broad range of functional areas and industry sectors. We have a highly successful track record of filling over a thousand executive positions in Korea.   

Established in 1985 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2000, Robert Walters is an award-winning business. We are one of the world’s leading global specialist professional recruitment consultancies. With international offices, our truly global footprint enables us to meet the demands of candidates and clients whose needs extend beyond local markets.

Robert Walters Korea has been a driving force in the Korean bilingual recruitment market, providing high-quality candidates for our clients and access to the best jobs since 2010. Our brand is synonymous with innovation, vision, and leadership in the recruitment market in Korea.

We partner with clients ranging from leading blue-chip multinationals to entrepreneurial SMEs. We work with our larger clients to identify their future leaders, while for our SME clients, we identify transformational leaders who will enable them to achieve their growth ambitions.

The benefits of using Robert Walters for your executive search are numerous. Our techniques – along with our highly specialised experience – ensure that our clients will find the best person available for the senior vacancy they are looking to fill.

 

OUR SPECIALISED APPROACH

Robert Walters strives to achieve success for our clients and candidates by providing a consultative and tailored approach to the recruitment process.  For the employer, finding the right person in a timely manner is essential for an organisation as they will be integral to overall organisational success. The selection process, therefore, must be very rigorous. At Robert Walters, our approach involves developing a bespoke recruitment plan dependent on our client’s requirements and timeframe. It consists of multiple approach sourcing, pre-selection, and assessment.

Focus on Quality

Retainer search

Focus on Quality

At Robert Walters, we pride ourselves on the strength and longevity of our relationships. We are committed to building long-term and trusted partnerships with our clients and candidates, and we believe in delivering service that is second to none. A strong network built over two decades puts us in a position to refer excellent executive-level candidates who meet our client's needs. We place the utmost importance on understanding client requirements to ensure that we operate as an extension of their business. We represent them in the marketplace in the best possible way to achieve their hiring goals.

Tailored Approach

Head hunting

Tailored Service

We adopt a consultative, highly selective approach to executive search. We take the time to gain a detailed understanding of our client's business and reject prescribed solutions in favour of those tailored to specific requirements. Our success has come from our keenness and ability to be flexible, the fact that we listen, and the ability to adapt our approach to suit our client's needs. We utilise our global network and have built a reputation for challenging some archaic processes and practices of the traditional executive search market.

Strategic Approach

Talent mapping & candidate screening

Strategic Approach

We use a three-tiered integrated approach that involves confidential networking and research, a global database search, and, if appropriate, advertising. It can be named or anonymous depending on the client’s preference. We thoroughly assess candidates through a structured interview to ensure they are interested, available, committed to, fully briefed on the opportunity, as well as possessing the necessary skills, experience, and attributes. It means that not only the most suitable candidates move forward for an interview, but also only those who want the role on offer.

Quick turnaround

Quick turnaround

Quick turnaround

Unlike traditional executive firms that source candidates on a project basis, we constantly source and headhunt top talent in the market, guaranteeing a faster turnaround time to introduce suitable candidates to our clients. In addition to market mapping, we utilise innovative technology to keep in touch with candidates in our database in the long term. This approach ensures that we can create a shortlist within a few days, which usually takes competitors weeks to complete. We also provide regular progress reports on candidates we have been in touch with so that our clients are always up-to-date on the recruitment process.

 

COMPREHENSIVE CANDIDATE SOURCING STRATEGY

At Robert Walters, we can respond much faster than traditional search firms through our multi-method search approach. We strive to maintain outstanding levels of service and highly competitive fees.

Headhunting

Talent mapping & candidate screening

Headhunting

Headhunting is one of our biggest strengths. We employ a combination of sourcing methods to ensure access to the highest calibre candidates in the market. We seek out and introduce top talent to our clients for executive positions proactively. We fully commit resources of our specialised recruitment team and our dedicated Candidate Sourcing Centre to headhunt targeted candidates within the industry.

Referral Network

Talent mapping & candidate screening

Referral Network

Every Robert Walters consultant is an industry specialist and maintains comprehensive professional referral networks. Our consultants have a ready source of referrals and information that helps them map out their industry for relevant headhunt targets. We also provide talent and market mapping services through our existing networks and dedicated Sourcing Centre to identify key players in the talent pool.

Database Search

Talent mapping & candidate screening

Database Search

Robert Walters has one of the largest curated databases in the world of qualified Korean-English bilingual professionals. The foundation of our database is our scale and longevity in Korea. We are committed to data integrity and ensure that we meet the highest confidentiality and privacy standards. We also provide ongoing staff training to ensure that we identify all qualified candidates for a search quickly.

 

THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

We will typically interview more than 10 candidates before narrowing these down into a shortlist of candidates. We submit a shortlist with full details of each applicant’s relevant experience, strengths, and – if any – weaknesses. Critically, we will also outline what each candidate is looking for from the position, preventing the potential for any mismatch of expectation.
 
During the recruitment process, we provide feedback to both the client and the candidate after each interview. Once the client decides to offer a candidate, we are fully engaged in the negotiations through guided expectations to both sides at the outset.
 
The benefits of using Robert Walters as your executive search partner are numerous. The techniques detailed above, along with the search firm’s highly specialised experience and longevity, ensure that clients will find the best person available for the senior vacancy they are looking to fill.

 

SPECIALIST EXECUTIVE SEARCH TEAM

As a premium service, Robert Walters will dedicate the full resources of our specialised teams and our Sourcing Centre to headhunting targeted candidates within the industry. Our teams-based approach ensures that we are able to cover the market comprehensively and reduce the turnaround time to introduce resumes.

 

BUSINESS INSIGHTS

As a recruitment consultancy focused on delivering market-sensitive hiring advice, our consultants connect with extensive business network to learn the latest market trends.

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