These years, board assignments are undergoing a change. The boards are active in the boardroom, in company operations, between meetings and in the business community. They look to the future and increasingly involve themselves in processes. Board members make themselves available for sparring with company management and key functions, and they are active players and observers in their areas of expertise and within the business community.
Currently, many industries are undergoing an extensive transformation in several areas; markets are changing, technologies are developing rapidly making it possible to act more dynamically and agilely than just 3 years ago. Just look to industries like retail, media, industry, and finance – industries which all, in their own way, are responding to digitalisation, globalisation, environment, and areas of knowledge which are fusing together creating new market places.
This requires a more frequent review and evaluation of the board’s competences and possibly a revision.
Unique Human Capital offers following board services:
Due to an extensive transformation and continuous changes in the market, there is an increased interest in evaluating board compositions and competences in order to support the development of the company and the board services. Our board evaluation is developed with great attention to present market challenges and to the importance of ensuring the right board composition and competences to match the company’s strategy and strategic situation.
Unique Human Capitals board evaluation covers following perspectives:
The areas subject to evaluation are the form, focus and structure of the board services as well as the role of the chairman and the team as a whole. Additionally, we evaluate the competences of the board, the contribution of each board member and the collaboration between the board and the executive management.
Upon the completion of the evaluation, the board receives a report including results and recommendations, which are discussed with the consultant during the presentation of the results.
We offer classical Executive Board Search, where we manage the whole process from the initial dialogue with the board to the selection and signing of a contract with the chosen candidate. We identify professional and personal competences and provide advice based on the specific need of the company and the market situation.
Our advice is based on which candidates we find most relevant for the board. In an Executive Board Search, we undertake a concrete analysis of the company strategy and current situation in dialogue with the owner or chairman of the board, and we listen to the deliberations of the board. How does the board function today, in the boardroom, with its competences, with its management, with the outside world. What stance does the board take on elements such as governance, competency, diversity and importantly – values.
We have extensive experience in supporting the owner and/or chairman of the board in finding the right candidates for the board – both in terms of personal and professional competencies.
We offer Board Candidate Search for the experienced board, which requires less support in the selection process. We support the chairman/owner by presenting a qualitative field of candidates based on the concrete competence requirements, whereafter the board takes on the further evaluation of the candidates.
Owning to the many solutions we have created in owner-managed and publicly listed companies, we have established sharply defined search processes, and we always deliver a relevant field of candidates within 30 days.
After many years of being a Trusted Advisor within Executive Search, we have built an excellent relationship with our candidates, and we have finetuned our recruitment process. Thus, we have a high success rate on delivering highly qualified candidates – no matter the Board Search service you choose.
Unique Human Capital’s experience in board work and board recruitment shows that generally boards are moving closer to the operation of companies. Management and board spar with each other, bring each other knowledge and navigate together with each their role in the future development of the business. The work of the board partly takes place in the boardroom in professional dialogue, but also in value based and continuous dialogue among members concerning the company’s future role in the present reality.
Through several years of solving assignments within board search, we have established a large network of relevant board member candidates. We constantly develop these professional relationships through our work within Executive Search. This means that our name is respected among many board members.
As a human capital consultancy house we deliver uncompromising quality of management recruitment. Thus, we comply with all legal and business ethical codes.