Ideal Steps Recruitment Process

Ideal Step Recruiting Process


The Initial Search Assessment enables ultimate success.  In summary, this is a comprehensive assessment where we work to understand the company, organizational structure, corporate culture, operating processes, team dynamics, team personalities, management style, as well as the critical requirements and expectations for the ideal candidate.

This Assessment is accomplished through a series of interviews with key individuals involved in the hiring process, including the hiring manager, human resources, internal recruiting and others stakeholders.  From the Assessment, we will be able to paint a picture of the target candidate which includes hard skills, soft skills, personality, work style, methods and more.  Our approach is comprehensive, efficient, lays the foundation for our targeted search efforts, and enables our focus on quality versus quantity.


Once we understand the target candidate via the Position Assessment, we identify candidates who meet the position requirements and assemble a list of potential candidates.

In this effort we employ our vast resources, built from over 60 years of industry experience.  This is a tremendous differentiator for us, as our network is deep and wide, and includes industry insiders, a huge proprietary database, social media and targeted job boards.


The separation point between quality and quantity.  Our qualification process is extensive.  This is where we gather and assess each candidate’s background, work experience, soft skills, hard skills, job performance, personality, career aspirations, socialization nd overall interest in making a career change.  We frequently give candidates homework to determine if they are coachable and know what they are talking about.  Keep in mind that our team has hands-on experience in most of the jobs we fill.  So, as we work through the qualification process, we have tremendous insight into the things that translate into a candidate’s success.

In today’s market there are many candidates actively searching for employment and many apply for any position that sounds good, whether they are qualified or not.  This means it is more important than ever to work with a recruiter who understands your needs and screens candidates accordingly.


We go way beyond sending you candidate resumes!

With SUBMISSION + we provide a complete dossier for each candidate that is comprised of a summary of why we think the candidate is qualified for the position, employment history, compensation history, work samples and more.  Anyone can submit a resume.  Ideal Steps Med Sales Recruiting provides you with valuable insights into the candidate so you can use your time well in the evaluation process.


After you have reviewed the candidate dossier (SUBMISSION +) and are ready to schedule interviews, we are here to help.  Coordinating schedules and creating travel schedules can be time consuming and downright intimidating.  Not to us.  This is part of what we do.  We will work with the hiring manager, human resources, recruiting, corporate travel and the candidate to pull everything together and ensure clear communications.   There are a plethora of minute details that we understand and take ownership of to ensure a positive experience for all involved.


This job offer process is about managing expectations.  When you are ready to extend an offer, we strive to increase acceptance by staying involved, and ensuring clear, timely and accurate communication amongst the parties.  We work closely with human resources and hiring managers to relay candidates’ needs and expectations.  Concurrently, we work with the candidate to make sure they know what to expect, understand the details of the offer and are in position to make a timely decision.


Staying connected and ensuring your happiness is critical to us.  Within ninety days of each placement we want to know how your new hire fits into your organization and is performing.  This level of communication allows us to strengthen our relationship and successfully create an Ideal Match.

The best experience with a recruiting firm that I have ever had.

Ideal Steps has a knack for uncovering excellence in sales talent very quickly

I learned a lot of valuable advice and would highly recommend anyone to utilize their services

Assistance with interview preparation and due diligence in answering my questions definitely set them apart

Ideal Steps is an asset to any qualified candidate seeking employment

There simply is no one better at delivering great candidates to me when I need them!

High degree of integrity, sense of urgency and candor

We wouldn't have been able to move this quickly without Ideal Steps