Since its inception in 2010 Corporate Casting has taken a dramatically different course from that of traditional headhunting companies. The origin story for headhunting takes its name from the rather bloody practice of severing the head of an enemy as a trophy of war or conquest. The modern practice of corporate headhunting disdains the bloody part, but nonetheless still searches for the right trophy to crown an organization.
At Corporate Casting we’ve abandoned the less savory connection with headhunting and prefer to find our inspiration from the world of cinema and theatre: We seek and find the actor or actress who perfectly fits the role, script and other players, using a unique ‘trilogy’ method The Script© to differentiate and expediate. Delivering ‘on point’ selections of actors or ensembles within 12 weeks from a client’s ‘call to cast’.
In this way, Corporate Casting gradually rewrites the script of 'old school' executive search and headhunting. A good example of this is the active role Corporate Casting plays in the development, placement and supervision of female executives. Diversity and inclusion are key in the never ending war on talent – even more so in the near future as the role of Artificial Intelligence is there to stay. The question is who are the new leaders, innovative board-members and managers with the right skill-set. We adapt, adopt and improve!
Corporate Casting serves both business and the public domain. We focus on the interpretation of key positions, members of the Executive Board, Supervisory Board and Supervisory Board. Our main focus will always be on talented and ambitious people. Our products include casting, consulting, coaching, creation and capital.
Active internationally, we are guided by our values of mutual integrity and trust, cultural transformation, diversity and inclusion.
No script, no casting.
First, we ask our client to tell us their story, in their own words, then we help them polish that story into a cogent script. Through honest and revealing dialogue with the company’s key players we define the critical needs of the organization. Essential to this process is our well-honed practice of the art of listening. By the time we start the casting, we understand the company, we have a well-developed storyline and a refined sense of the characters necessary for fulfilling the requested role for the organization to thrive.
Corporate Casting has its own distinctive method for creating a new script to find the story behind the story if requested. We like to think of ourselves as critical sparring partners in this process. It requires a new, different way of thinking’, using lateral reasoning and breaking with traditional patterns. We might break some rules. We service our clients better, tighten their scripts for the future and give the right players – our candidates - the roles that suits them best.
Our unique method for screening possible candidates is highly dependent on what is the ‘real’ character of that candidate. Who are they, what do they stand for? Resumes provide all the relevant facts about knowledge and experience, but the critical factors are defined by elements of a person’s character.
It is this definition of a candidate’s character, more than experience and qualifications, that will tell us how well he or she will fit within the story, the team, the identity and the culture of the organization.
In this way Corporate Casting challenges both the client and candidate to step outside their traditional corporate comfort zones and take a calculated risk. We use our intuition to suggest a match that may not always seem logical, using the old rules, but a logic that fits the right character to the right role. This takes confidence, and guts, from both sides.
In recent years we have placed a considerable number of top players within a diverse range of companies and organizations at home and abroad.
At Corporate Casting our own roles are defined by integrity, motivation, creativity, expertise, and most importantly, hard-won experience. Corporate Casting represents, as a true casting agent, a portfolio of unique candidates.
Each of our candidates are, ultimately, a perfect match for a role. Where and when we find real talent it always is a combination of character, knowledge, ambition and the desire to succeed. And this brings the candidate and our client the recognition, success and the applause.
Corporate Casting challenges client and candidate alike to step out of their comfort zones and when the moment arrives, dare take a calculated risk.
All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players - Shakespeare as you like it (1600).