Since its inception in 2010 Corporate Casting has taken a dramatically different course from that of traditional headhunting companies. Originally, headhunting took 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 sidesteps the bloody part, but nonetheless still searches for the right trophy to crown an organization.
At Corporate Casting, we reject the less savory connection with headhunting and instead 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 expedite delivery of ‘on point’ selections of actors or ensembles within 12 weeks from a client’s ‘call to cast’.
In this way, Corporate Casting has gradually rewritten 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 fighting the never ending war on talent – even more so today as the role of Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. The question is who are the new leaders, innovative board members and managers with the ideal set of skills. We adapt, adopt and improve!
Corporate Casting serves business as well as the public and voluntary sectors. We focus on the filling of key leadership positions as well as recruiting members of Executive and Supervisory Boards. Our main focus will always be on talented and ambitious people. Our products include casting, consulting, coaching, creation and capital.
Internationally active, we are always 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. We then help them polish it into a compelling 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 finely honed practice of the art of listening. By the time we start the casting, we understand the company and have a well-developed storyline and refined sense of the characters necessary to fulfill the requested role for the organization to thrive.
Corporate Casting, if requested, has its own distinctive method for creating a new script to find the story behind the story. We like to think of ourselves as critical sparring partners in this process. This requires breaking with traditional patterns and using lateral reasoning and a new, different way of thinking. We might be disruptive concerning “old school” rules. However, we service our clients more effectively, tighten their scripts for the future and give the right players – our candidates - the roles that suit them best.
Our unique method for screening possible candidates is highly dependent on the ‘real’ character of the individual being considered. Who are they? What do they stand for? A resume provides the relevant facts pertaining to 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 fits 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 rather 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 is, ultimately, a perfect match for a role. Where and when we find real talent, it is always 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 clients and candidates alike to step out of their comfort zones and when the moment arrives, dare to take a calculated risk.
'All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players' - As You Like It, William Shakespeare (1564-1616).