Oval Approach®

Oval Approach



         • A relentless approach towards the successful completion of a search


        •  Internally with Search Team
        •  Externally with Clients
        •  Externally with Candidates


Our expectation is to know where we stand at every stage of the search process with clients and candidates.


Best-Fit Candidate – In a Search, the Best-Fit Candidate is the candidate that can do the job, and is someone who most closely matches the client’s ideal candidate, but at the same time, is motivated for the career offering of the client’s (C-L-A-M-P-S).

There may be an ideal candidate for a position based on the client’s specification, but the ideal candidate is not motivated for the offering based on the client’s C-L-A-M-P-S, so the search moves to the Best-Fit candidate, one that most closely matches the ideal candidate, but is also ready to say “yes” to the client offering

Best Fit Client – The Best Fit Client is a company with a hiring need and is interested in the utilization of a firm with the necessary expertise to provide a professional Search Consulting service.

There may be a company with a hiring need, but they have unrealistic expectations for what is expected from the candidate, or the Search Consultant.  A Best Fit Client, has an open mind, communicates well, is interested in the investment of resources to attract talent, and is solutions based which enables them to receive the highest level of Search Consulting service that is possible.


An oval is fluid and continuous, never ending, and geometrically it contains two perfect circles within it. SCN is the Oval in our model, and inside the oval are two circles, one representing the candidate, and the other the client.

The oval points upward and forward, representing our progression and forward movement in the Search Consulting space. It also represents our Attitude, always moving forward, and reaching for higher achievement.

The oval connects with the circles contained within and represents the continuous communication between SCN, the candidate, and the client, an absolute necessity for effective Search Consulting.

The circles are perfectly contained, and connected within the oval. This represents the Best Fit candidate, and the Best Fit client for SCN. All parties working together, fluid, and seamless.

SCN focuses on the development of relationships with candidates and clients, however we work as an extension of the clients to bring top talent into their organizations, therefore the client circle is above the candidate circle in our oval.


Candidates that have unrealistic expectations:      oval-approach-left-red-large

Candidates with limited skills and experience:   oval-approach-left-red-small

Candidates that do not have a positive attitude:     oval-approach-wobbly-red        

Clients that have onerous agreements:oval-approach-right-red

Clients that are not interested in top talent, and are not willing to invest resources necessary to bring them into the company:oval-approach-right-red-small_