Your Source for Executive Hospitality Talent

It is almost impossible for a company to recover from the mismanagement that comes from poor leadership selection. Our executive-level recruitment services will identify and attract unique leaders, determine ideal organizational fit, and build appropriate frameworks for compensation and retention.

For the past 20 years, Horizon Hospitality has assisted hundreds of hospitality companies to improve their ability to hire and retain the best talent this industry has to offer. Having partnered with the top hospitality companies across the country in their talent acquisition efforts, our firm has gained tremendous insight and knowledge of how companies successfully hire and retain their employees.

Horizon’s proven, innovative approach provides clients with hospitality leadership talent so organization’s can maximize their full potential!

Engaged Searches

The advantages of a Exclusive/Engaged Search with Horizon Hospitality are significant. These searches take precedence over assignments due to the mutual commitments that are involved in the search process. Our team prioritizes our retained searches and assigns a dedicated team of sourcing professionals to the project.

Prior to beginning your retained search, we will establish a specific search timeline with target dates for deliverables. Initiating a retained search allows potential candidates to see how serious the hiring company is about filling the position, therefore giving credibility and legitimacy when discussing this position with potential applicants. Exclusive/Engaged Searches are ideal when an urgent situation presents itself, or for a sensitive case in which confidentiality is paramount. We serve as your company’s directed recruiting resource and the successful completion of your search is guaranteed!

Engaged Search Sample Timeline

I. Needs Assessment (Week 1)
We will gather comprehensive information during our interview with any search committee members, department heads, and other key team members. This process may require an on-site visit from Horizon’s CEO.

II. Creation of Position Profile (Week 2)
Horizon will create a marketing piece for the search and position based upon the needs assessment and parameters which have been provided. The final job profile will reflect the collective dialogue from these discussions and Horizon’s experience in Executive Searches. This profile marketing piece will be reviewed and approved by your team prior to delivering to any potential candidates.

III. The Search Begins (Weeks 3-5)
Our extensive candidate search consists of sourcing candidates through a variety of resources and will utilize our vast network. The recruiting team at Horizon Hospitality will cast a wide net to secure the finest and most qualified individuals. In addition to a proprietary resume database of over 350,000 hospitality professionals, we will utilize our strategic partners and existing relationships with hospitality professionals across the country. During the search we will provide on-going updates regarding our progress.

IV. Presentation of Candidates (Week 6)
Upon presentation of candidate information, we will schedule a conference call with pertinent individuals to discuss the candidates and answer any questions regarding their credentials.

V. Phone Interviews Conducted (Week 7)
Client will conduct phone interviews with 4-6 qualified candidates. Horizon will assist with coordinating these interviews and debriefing after they have taken place.

VI. In-Person Interviews Conducted (Weeks 8-9)
Client will conduct in-person interviews with the top 2-3 finalists. Horizon will assist with coordinating these interviews and debriefing after they have taken place.

VII. Offer Extended and Accepted (Week 9)
We will draft the details of the offer for your signature and then present the offer to your candidate of choice. We will work through any details of the offer with the candidate to ensure acceptance and graciously communicate with the candidates not selected.

VIII. New Executive Begins Work (Week 11-13)
The start date and transition of your new executive team member will vary based upon the candidate’s notice of resignation (typically two weeks) and relocation. We work closely with this individual to assist in a smooth termination of their current position and with relocation.

Pre-Employment Assessments & Hiring Tools

TriMetrix DNA Assessment: TriMetrix DNA combines behaviors, motivators and competencies together in a validated, bias-free and fully integrated assessment that meets EEOC and OFCCP requirements. TriMetrix DNA is available in management/staff, executive and sales versions.

Reference Checks: Our 360-degree reference checking process includes speaking with prior SUPERVISORS, prior PEERS (i.e., co-workers), and prior SUBORDINATES to obtain a complete picture of your potential new employee. It is surprising how much you can truly learn about an individual by conducting a proper reference check.

Employment Verification: Past employment verification can also help uncover or explain gaps on a resume, or reveal an applicant trying to conceal downtime by stretching starting or end dates.

Background Checks: Our comprehensive criminal history check includes a felony/misdemeanor search of every jurisdiction of residence for your applicant with the past seven years. Our driving records report includes any moving violations, suspensions, revocations, or expiration.

Drug Testing: The simplistic justification for implementing a drug testing program within your organization is that illicit drug use will affect your bottom line and workplace safety.

Non-Exclusive Searches

Horizon’s Contained/Non-Exclusive Search is ideal for those companies who wish to utilize other recruiting resources, in addition to ours.Contained Searches take precedence over other assignments due to the mutual commitments that are involved in the search process. Our team prioritizes these searches, and assigns a dedicated team of sourcing professionals to the project.

Much like a Retained Search, Contained Searches are ideal when an urgent situation presents itself or for a sensitive case in which confidentiality is paramount.

For details and pricing information, contact:

Leigh Ann Teubert,
Managing Partner | Client Relations
(913) 333-3192
[email protected]