We say we are “requirement driven”. . . by that we mean we are highly motivated by your most difficult requirement, the one to which you will be most attentive. We isolate competitor environments in which viable candidates might exist, we scan our database for possible current candidates and we initiate the search from your geographical location outward to enhance cost-effectiveness. We present candidates who are screened for parameters of job content, technology (where applicable), salary, geography, career motivation and hireability. We present our client’s career opportunity to the potential employee in an aggressively favorable light, while maintaining the low profile of a professional search group. We act as an interface through every phase of the interview, salary negotiation, position focus and relocation (if applicable). We take great pains to present the right candidate, with the right credentials, at the right salary, who has a high probability of accepting your competitive offer.
If your unique requirements involve a high degree of urgency, confidentiality, and position market analysis, we offer Retained Search. This method usually requires a time frame from four to six weeks from inception to completion. Our second most popular method, Contingent Search, is most often selected by our clients when their requirement is less urgent. Time to completion may vary from four weeks to three months depending upon our workload. Our professional approach is one of being very proactive, versus reactionary in finding and helping our clients recruit the industry’s best talent.
|Some of the clients that we have completed successful searches with since 2000:
- Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Skyworks Solutions)
- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
- Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
- Advantest Corp.
- Aeroflex Corp.
- Agere Systems/LSI Corp. (acquired by Avago Technologies)
- Amkor Technology
- Aptina Imaging Corp. (acquired by ON Semiconductor)
- Atonarp, Inc.
- Audience, Inc. (acquired by Knowles)
- AuthenTec, Inc. (acquired by Apple)
- BAE Systems, PLC
- Bose Corp.
- Bourns, Inc.
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
- Exar Corp.
- Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (acquired by NXP Semiconductors)
- IBM Corp.
- Infineon Technologies AG
- Inphi Corp.
- Institute of Professional Practice (IPPI)
- Intel Corp.
- International Rectifier Corp. (acquired by Infineon Technologies)
- Linear Technology Corp.
- LTX-Credence Corp.
- Maxim Integrated, Inc.
- MaxLinear, Inc.
- Microchip Technology, Inc.
- Microtune, Inc. (acquired by CSR Technology)
- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Intel)
- NewLans, Inc.
- Nitronex Corp. (acquired by MACOM)
- NXP Semiconductors NV
- OCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
- Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (acquired by Murata)
- Qualcomm, Inc.
- Rambus, Inc.
- RF Micro Devices
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
- Sand9, Inc.
- Seagate Technology, LLC
- Sentons, Inc.
- SiBeam, Inc. (acquired by Silicon Image)
- Silicon Mitus Technology, Inc.
- SiRF Technology (acquired by CSR Technology)
- Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
- SMART Storage Systems, Inc. (acquired by SanDisk)
- STEC, Inc. (acquired by Western Digital/HGST)
- Teradyne, Inc.
- Test Advantage, Inc. (acquired by Boston Semi Equipment)
- Texas Instruments, Inc.
- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
- TowerJazz, Ltd.
- Triad Semiconductor, Inc.
- Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (acquired by Maxim Integrated)
THE SEARCH PROCESS – STEP-BY-STEP – At TSS Consulting, Ltd., unlike the large search firms, each assignment is personally conducted by a partner of the firm. We approach all assignments with a professional enthusiasm and expertise that ensures both clients and candidates are comfortable with the search process
STEP 1- CONSULTATION & STRATEGY – Before undertaking an assignment, we consult closely with key decision makers within the client organization to discuss the position to be filled and to determine the required experience, qualifications and characteristics of the ideal candidate. At the same time, we gain a detailed understanding of our client’s organization and the corporate culture in which the successful candidate will function. The project and candidate qualifications are then confirmed in writing with the client. Since no two searches are alike, we devise a specific search strategy to identify top-quality candidates.
STEP 2 – RESEARCH & IDENTIFICATION – When all parties agree on the position description, we initiate an intensive search using our firm’s proprietary database, industry resources and information networks. Using these resources, we identify the outstanding individuals who demonstrate genuine interest and possess the required background and interpersonal skills essential to making a long-term contribution to our client’s organization. Engineers with the qualities and relevant experience required are typically not actively seeking a new position. TSS’s recruiting expertise creates the opportunity for the client and ideal individual to come together.
STEP 3 – ASSESSMENT & INTRODUCTION – All potential candidates are interviewed by a partner, evaluating their professional qualifications and their personal “chemistry”. Written summaries are then prepared for all those who meet our client’s requirements. Client interviews with candidates are then arranged.
STEP 4 – REFERENCING & VERIFICATION – We examine and personally verify the educational credentials of each candidate. At the appropriate juncture, we conduct thorough reference checks of the candidate’s career history, character and perceived potential by contacting colleagues, employees, superiors and other informed sources
STEP 5 – SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION – When a candidate is selected, we assist the client and candidate in negotiations. We advise our client on an appropriate compensation package before an offer is extended. To assure a smooth transition, we continue to maintain contact with our client and successful candidate after the search is completed.
TARGET CITY TRIPS – Location specific recruitment, with emphasis on cost-effectiveness. Multiple candidates (usually 8-12) presented at recruitment “center” in city where they reside.
EXECUTIVE SEARCH – TSS has performed full and partial retainer work across many disciplines and levels of responsibility from middle management to the office of the chief executive. Many of the same techniques as contingency (non-retained) recruitment are employed, but the degree of intensity and commitment attributed to a full search is immeasurably higher. We don’t do retained searches exclusively, but our results are comparable to purported “pure search” groups.
CONSULTING – Peripheral support in the areas of salary surveys, product comparisons, outplacement, on-site staffing, industry trends. Often provided at no cost as a product of the search process, and as a result of the on-going client/consultant relationship.
THE TSS “INITIATIVE” – TSS Consulting, Ltd. will not make the statement that we are “all things to all people” as is the claim that most executive search firms tend to make in the industry. We have for many years served a very narrow market niche which has served our clients well in their very specific requirements. You will see a low volume, yet highly pre-qualified resumes / curricula vitae that adhere to our very strong baseline requirements.