Prioritizing the Human Element
There is both and art and a science to what we do. The science is what you will find below. The science is the work. The art cannot exist without the science, but it is the art that makes us different. It is the mindset with which we approach every interaction, every meeting, and every conversation. That simple, yet elusive mindset is – “It’s not about us”.
Instead, it is about a genuine appreciation for lives of those we touch through this organization and what is important to them. It is only through this understanding that we may hope to make a positive difference in their lives.
The process below is important, but it is only a map.
People drive us.
Lunova works to understand your company, your industry, and the available position through a sophisticated and experienced discovery process.
In order to determine the type of person that will be the best fit for a given role, we must first obtain a solid understanding of your organization as a whole, including how you got to where you are today, and where you are going.
We will take the time to learn about your:
- Leadership Team
- Team Members
Once we have learned about your company, we will learn about how your unique organization fits into your particular industry. While we may already have experience in a given market or industry, it is important to understand it from your perspective.
- Competitive Landscape
- Similar Marketplaces/Industries
- Trade Associations, Conferences, Etc
Once we have a solid understanding of your organization and industry, we then dig into all the job specific details that will be critical in a new role. It is not just about an individual’s work experience, we also need to understand what behaviors and personality will fit with your existing team and culture.
- Behavioral Profile
- Core Characteristics
- Basic Requirements
We identify environments where potential candidates exist and build relationships to attract them to your company.
We don’t simply post a job online and hope for candidates to come to us. We perform intensive research in order to determine where we might find the right individuals to grow your organization.
- Competitive Landscape
- Industry Analysis
- Existing Professional Network
Once our team has identified likely environments for potential candidates, we target certain successful individuals who are likely to fit the profile your organization is looking for.
We attract them through a number of methods including, but not limited to:
- Direct Marketing
- Targeted Advertising
- Professional Networking
- Cold Calling
It is not just about identifying the right people. The larger part of the battle is attracting them to your organization.
We accomplish this by:
- Building Relationships
- Understanding the talent’s current situation – What would attract them to a new position?
- Selling your story and the opportunity
We assess the aptitude and behaviors of potential candidates to ensure a solid fit the organization and the open position.
They may have the experience, but are will they exhibit the behaviors necessary to be successful in this role? When the requirements of a job require an individual to operate outside of how they are naturally wired to perform, it has the potential to cause stress and reduce the likelihood of success in a role. We strive to identify individuals whose natural behaviors align with the job profile you have created.
Research shows that aptitude is one of the most accurate predictors of job success: twice as predictive as job interviews, three times as predictive as experience, and four times as predictive as education level. We utilize a number of tools to ensure that all presented candidates show a high level of aptitude for the skill sets necessary for the available role.
An individual may have all of the experience that your organization is looking for, however, their ultimate success with your company depends far more on their inner drive.
We measure characteristics related to:
- Goal Orientation
Lunova provides a professional evaluation for each candidate’s background and character to align ideal candidates with your company.
Do they have the experience necessary to be successful in the role without a substantial training and ramp up period?
We use a behavioral interview model to determine if the individual will exhibit the core characteristics necessary to be successful in a role with your organization. We identify factors like communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making ability, general knowledge, self development, motivational elements, and several other factors relevant to a role.
What good is identifying an ideal candidate if they are no longer with your company in six months, because your organization did not align with them as an individual?
We spend time to determine:
- If their long-term plans in line with yours
- If they are a good fit with your company’s culture
- If they are a good fit with existing team members and their potential manager
Our group helps you narrow down position finalists, make appropriate and winning offers, while staying in touch throughout the process to ensure the candidate is retained.
We will meet with your team to review candidate finalists and help you determine who will be the best fit for your organization.
We help you manage the time-consuming and often complicated process of making an offer, ensuring acceptance of the offer, and on-boarding your new employee.
- Compensation negotiation
- Benefits issues
- Navigation of the counter offer
- Non compete issues
- Any other issues that may prevent your organization and the ideal candidates from forming a long-term professional relationship.
We will work with your organization and the successful candidate to ensure that their transition to your organization is a smooth as possible. This can be a stressful time for a new employee. We look to minimize the stressful components and focus on the excitement of a new challenge with your organization
What good is finding that perfect candidate if they don’t stay with your organization long-term? We stay in touch to ensure that minor concerns or annoyances can be addressed before they become relationship ending problems. We leverage both our relationship with your organization and with the candidate to greatly improve the likelihood of a long-term fit.
Why Use Lunova?
I met Lunova Group as a potential candidate. Although I did not secure an interview, I was impressed with their approach to the candidate as well as their client. I was so impressed that six months later, I engaged them to double the sales force of the company that I now work for as the VP of Sales & Marketing. I could not be happier with the quality of candidates they have presented. They took the time to spend several days visiting our location and interviewing key employees to understand our business and culture. Lunova Group is extremely professional and thorough; I highly recommend them.
– VP of Sales, Technology
While interviewing for my current position, Lunova Group handled the process discreetly and professionally. At the beginning of the process, I was worried about trusting my professional future to a firm I didn’t know personally. After prolonged communication, my fears were quelled, and I was confident that I was in good hands with Lunova Group.
– Account Executive, Manufacturing
From start to finish, my experience with Lunova Group was exceptional! Their diligence in partnering with me as a job applicant was fast, complete, and efficient. They not only knew exactly what the employer wanted from an applicant, but were experts in matching me with the perfect company. In an age where job application is done using technology, it can seem impersonal, but the recruiters from Lunova Group were encouraging and supportive the entire time. They operated with integrity and lived up to their mission statement of ”simply getting the job done.” My highest praises goes to Team Lunova!
– Regional Business Consultant, Distribution
I have worked with more than a dozen recruiting companies in my career. My key requirements are that the recruiter has a thorough understanding of our company and is knowledgeable about the position we want to fill. Also, it is imperative that the recruiting company prequalifies candidates and only presents top talent. The team at Lunova hit all these marks and has been a rich source of candidates and employees for our company.
– President, Water Treatment
Lunova Group provided our firm with several highly-talented, well-qualified individuals, one of which we selected. I was extremely impressed with how Lunova was able to quickly learn the industry, understand our business needs, and most importantly apply it in their search for possible candidates. Lunova Group has become a valuable asset to our business.
-Regional Manager, Construction