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A pioneer in management diversity recruitment and the originator of Strategic Sourcing, WB&B's mission for more than a quarter-century has been to be inclusive; a commitment to include equally qualified women, people of color, and military professionals in finalist candidate slates for every search conducted. Recognized by FORTUNE and U.S. companies as the nation's leading minority search firm for more than three decades of diversity achievement, Wesley, Brown & Bartle has an unparalleled record of minority management placement.
The company's innovative sourcing strategies provide diverse bench strength at all managerial and executive levels with proven achievers not found in the traditional recruiting databases of corporate America. The firm's Strategic Diversity Sourcing system meets immediate staffing needs as well as long term diversity objectives through the development of a pool of high performers, or "Hireables." WB&B originated, and continues to be the only national recruiting firm to offer an unconditional Two-Year Guarantee on every candidate hired - the longest guarantee in executive search and management's assurance of performance and retention.
Wesley, Brown & Bartle has a proud history enhancing career opportunities for non-traditional populations, and founded The Center for Professional Development, a non-profit which mentors and provides career "road-mapping."
Wesley, Brown & Bartle's Strategic Diversity Sourcing programs identify highly qualified minorities and women for management functions where increased diverse representation is sought, before openings occur, creating a Management Diversity Succession plan. These programs build diverse management pipelines and dispel the myth that "qualified minorities don't exist." They do. But the time and effort required to source, qualify and interest this "hidden talent" is considerable, and more than normally can be allocated for open positions that must be filled expeditiously.
WB&B clients initiate a Strategic Diversity Sourcing Initiative by identifying functional areas where staffing needs are anticipated and increased diverse representation is critical to business objectives. Once diversity objectives are defined, WB&B conducts original research by accessing its unparalleled national network of minority sources to identify the highest performing women and people of color with the desired functional skills and experience. In depth interviews evaluate candidate competencies, leadership potential, chemistry and cultural fit. Comprehensive assessments are provided on each candidate recommended.
Clients meet selected candidates for job interviews, as well as "discussants" (prospective future candidates not in the job market) for exploratory discussions about future career opportunities. When "discussants" have been met and approved by the client as "Hireables," they become part of the client's exclusive proprietary pool. Wesley, Brown & Bartle tracks each one's career progress until appropriate positions open, assisting in recruitment.
Strategic Sourcing program costs are based on an overall project fee. Clients may hire an unlimited number of candidates and "discussants" from their own proprietary pool at no additional costs or recruitment fees.
The Strategic Diversity Sourcing Initiative becomes an external leadership succession plan, providing management with benchstrength - a pre-approved pool of high performers for functions targeted for increased diversity representation.