Along with the description of the position, the management analysis phase of the assignment is also used to produce a Personnel Specification for the position. This document describes the ideal candidate in terms of desired background and experience, and the kinds of companies in which he/she has worked. There is also a desciption of personal characteristics, operating or management style, and key specific elements of experience. We also refer to the corporate culture of the client company.
Together the Position Description and Personnel Specification comprise the Position Specifications for the assignment.
These are circulated among key executives in the client company for review and comment. This assures that all are in agreement about the nature of the position being filled and the characteristics of the ideal candidate.
These Position Specifications are used in two ways during the course of the search assignment.
1. They will be sent out to selected SOURCES, executives in similar operations or competitor companies, and those who otherwise can lead us to qualified candidates.
2. They will be sent to the prospective CANDIDATES themselves to give them detailed information about the position and the nature, quality, and relevance of their experience.