Frequently asked questions regarding Villareal and Associates Executive search and
recruitment, Compensation Consulting, Organizational Planning and Expert Witness
1. Does Villareal & Associates specialize in searches in an industry or by
level or type of position?
No. Our work in the
search and selection arena has involved the search, recruitment and
staffing of a wide variety of positions in virtually every industrial sector. Our
searches involve positions in middle to upper level management, from presidents
and general managers to executive vice presidents and directors of staff functions.
2. How often is Villareal Associates current career search and selection database
The career search and selection database is updated on an ongoing basis. If you
have read a posted Position Specification and feel your qualifications are in line
with the requirements of the position, or if you simply want to have your resume
added to the Villareal Associates search and selection database, submit your resume
by email to email@example.com.
3. How do I talk to a consultant regarding my qualifications?
Generally, we contact a candidate by phone or email when we recognize qualifications
as compatible with a search assignment we are conducting. Unsolicited resumes, while
desired and welcomed, are reviewed and placed in our confidential database until
an appropriate search assignment develops.
4. How do I submit my resume?
Resumes may be submitted by:
MAIL: 320 S. Boston Ave. Suite 1026 Tulsa, OK 74103
5. Who would I speak to about hiring Villareal Associates for a search assignment
or a compensation consulting project?
Our firm principal, Morey Villareal, would be glad to speak to you about the needs
of your organization and how Villareal & Associates might be of assistance.
You may contact us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone - 918.584.0808
(or toll free at 888.584.2013).
6. How does Villareal & Associates charge for its executive search and selection
We are a retainer-based firm and we charge for our services on an hourly basis and
cap our fees at 30% of the selected candidateís first yearís compensation. Although
our fees could reach this 30% maximum, based on the hours devoted to the search
assignment, in practice this rarely happens. For example, if the compensation for
a position were $100,000, our maximum fee for the search would be $30,000, plus
necessary out-of-pocket expenses. If, at the completion of this search, our accumulated
billings were only $15,000, based on the time spent on the search through its conclusion,
no more than this amount would be billed to the client.
7. As a candidate, would I pay a fee for your services?
No, we are a retainer-based firm and the fees for search assignments are paid by
the client company that hires us to perform the search. There is no charge to an
individual candidate considered or hired for a position.
8. Does Villareal & Associates ever conduct executive search assignments on
a contingency basis?
No. Our approach to executive search and selection involves the investment of considerable
time in the following activities:
Identification of, and contacts with, individuals who might be prospects for the
position, or possibly referral sources. These individuals are normally not looking
for a job and not in some firmís resume database.
In-depth evaluation of potential candidates through in-person interviews, extensive
reference checking, verification of credentials, and psychological testing.
Preparation of resumes on candidates (in our format), progress reporting to clients,
and preparation of confidential reports outlining our assessment of each recommended
Contingency search cannot devote the time and effort to these activities and often
involves sending resumes to clients from an existing database in an effort to make
a placement before the client hires an individual identified through other sources.
9. Does Villareal Associates conduct search assignments for clients outside of
Tulsa or Oklahoma?
Yes. While most of our
clients are in Oklahoma and the Southwest Region, we have conducted searches
for clients in other locations. In addition, we have conducted numerous national
searches due to the nature of the position involved and its requirements. For example,
we were engaged by a large, prestigious country club to recruit their General Manager.
This involved conducting a national search and candidates were identified in states
from North Carolina to California.
10. How long does it normally take to complete a search assignment?
While, technically speaking, a search can be completed as soon as a qualified candidate
is identified, normally we recommend that the client consider at least three candidates
before making a selection decision. It is important to remember that the ultimate
selection decision in a search will only be as good as the candidates considered.
Most of our searches are completed in eight to 12 weeks, although some searches
can require more time.
11. Does Villareal Associates provide services besides executive search and recruitment?
Villareal Associates provides expert witness in cases involving employment discrimination,
mitigation of damages, and testimony of earnings potential.
12. Are Villareal and Associates expert witness services available outside of
Villareal Associates has testified as
expert witnesses in Oklahoma, the southwest region, and nationwide, in a
wide range of cases.