Imagine the ideal cooperation
If you are like us, we dream about, a partnership based on friendship, high professionalism, and peace of mind knowing we together do everything we can to get the best results.
Yes; we are different, and we are driven by our passion and pride for the selection of search models we have developed over the last 12 years, which we offer you at very reasonable prices. Prices that typically range 40% to 60% below those we usually compare us with.
We focus on talent management, selection, and search; like we train others so we can lift the level for recruitment and search, It is, after all, a tremendous responsibility to take a decision about if a human match or do not match the next job in their life, our last specialty is to help candidates in finding the next job.
This dream is what drives us in every day, and together with our beliefs in shaping an every day we love, to enjoy what we do, an every day where we learn of all the small and big situations brought into the life we are living, and all the inspiring people we talk with every day. We can’t be happier, and we welcome new clients and candidates to work with us.
We work differently than most
– and we are proud of it!
We are an international psychologist house who work professionally with recruitment and search. We work differently and have placed substantial attention on how we select people, our communication with our clients and our candidates.
We may not think so much about it in everyday life, but it’s quite essential that we choose right, we do have a big responsibility, both for the company and for the candidate. It can go very wrong if done incorrectly and can cost a lot of money.
We work out from a recruitment model, improved year after year since we started, and we will never stop improving, as the world changes faster and faster, a new generation with new mentality is added. We also see new competencies showing up related to the development.
We offer our work to a lot lower prices than our colleagues do, we are typical 40-60% cheaper than those we compare ourselves with and at the same time we offer the highest quality.
We have been working in 4 selection since 2006, and several of us before in Abilities International. We may be “The Ugly Duckling” who sells at a lower price, but we believe our price level is fine, we are young, with new education and most of us have been working with recruitment since 2006 and some since 1984. We have mostly psychologists employed, and it is a psychologically-built search and election program we follow; and it delivers a combination of high accuracy, high quality, reasonable prices that give us success.
And fortunately, our candidates are experiencing a close relationship with us, that we are easy to get in touch with and both they, and we know they are important to us. The tight relationship also do we can get in contact faster with the vast network we have built up over the many years, some of the candidates we have known for 12 years some even in 34 years.
Highest focus on choosing right
We evaluate candidates on the full amount of relevant talent the candidate has generated through life. To observe the requirements to fulfill and match the company culture, the management believes, the team and the tasks to do, so we are sure that the candidate has all the possibilities to get success in the job.
We were the recruitment team in the company Abilities International, started in 1984, in 2006 we shaped 4selection. We were a young group of psychology students who were shocked about the low level, we meet when we were joining interviews our self, and we saw the possibility to raise the quality level significantly, and we have worked on the development of our work models since.
Within the whole Human Resources Management area the recruitment and selection part is the weakest part, and it is sad as it is one of the most important elements for a company to get success, we decided to make a new recruitment concept, setting focus on a selection process where we select on the full definition of talent. We do not just select on if the candidate has 3-5-10 years of matching experience and a matching education, we also evaluate the candidate’s competencies, skills, behavior, relevant intelligence level, absorption and adaptation level, capacity and engagement level, like we secure that the candidate in reality like, can do and will enjoy the daily tasks.
We have the experience needed to understand theories and put them into practice in a new way that leads to making wise decisions, we do not select on assumptions we select on the nearest level of facts. As psychologists, we have had the opportunity to choose the best of many methods, and we have decided to use only the most psychologically recognized working models and project types that have been proven through historical experience and which give the correct result.
We often ask the question: “How do you select your employees?” and to be honest it is very few times we get a correct answer.
We are sure you also as a client will learn a lot in the way we work together. We always secure that the manager who fulfills the role of Hiring Manager is offered an insight into the full recruitment process like we also provide an introduction to the essential elements that are needed in the first period when a new employee starts. We are only happy to share our knowledge, and we do see that our models and beliefs secure a much more successful start in the new cooperation, a value that benefits both the company and the candidate.
How do you select your employees?
Try to ask yourself if you or your employees select your candidates correctly? It’s one of the weakest processes within Human Resources Management; even though it’s one of the most important.
We offer both education to the boards of Directors, C-level leaders, Manager level, HR Professionals, and employees in recruitment and search companies.
Unfortunately, most people choose only based on the last two or three jobs and relevant education, and the interview is often not correctly build up, so the value is usually small, and unfortunately, the same goes for the reference calls, íf they even are being made.
In 2018 you need to be able to select your employees on the full concept of talent.
In other words, you must also be able to choose your employees out from competencies, skills, and behaviors. Relevant intelligence level, commitment, absorption capacity, and resilience.
You will have to know how to build up a structured interview that will give you the last facts to decide if the candidate matches your company culture, management style, how does the candidate fit into the existing team and can the candidate solve the defined tasks and get success with the tasks?
How do you shape an optimal references call where you get clarified the employee’s previous work and the efforts and results that have been delivered. And what formal and informal laws are there to make these conversations?
All of this we can teach you so that you do not make your decision on assumptions on what comes closest to the facts related to the candidate. And you will see, the way we do the education so that it can be done at a reasonable price.
Looking after a new job?
We are specialists in outplacement, counseling, and offer training for candidates looking for a new job. We do not follow the usual way to work with your job search, and it is one of the reasons why our candidates faster get the next job!
Some forget to think that it’s quite expensive not to have a monthly income, and without help, it can take quite some time, especially at the executive level. Some of our candidates who follow our training had been going without a job for 1-1,5 years before they contacted us, and its long time to be away from the job market, and we also need to think of the salary you lose every month, it can be a lot of money.
We also advise our candidates on immigration, working in another country; it is all the areas we have worked with in many years. Our help and training take place online, and you can review our training at home or from your work. It just requires a fast internet connection and downloading an online communication system.
Professional service, of course, costs money but we have focused on how we can offer search and selection, as well as the opportunity to advise our candidate on job search, in a way that we can both offer our clients and candidates a uniquely high quality, but for a price that is about 40-60% cheaper than the ones we usually compare ourselves with. And besides, you can buy parts of a recruitment and search process so it matches what you might want to do yourself. Our prices are tailored to the individual markets, in other words, we fit our prices in the local market.
Save money and only choose what you need
Save money and only choose what you need
We have decided to work differently, and some may see us as “the ugly duckling!” We focus on high quality in the work process, and at the same time at a low price! A price that is often between 40% to 60% cheaper than those we compare ourselves with.
And if this is not enough; you buy only what you need! At 4 selection you can buy either some of our packages or parts of a recruitment process.
We do see that our colleagues in Human Resources and also some of our smaller clients would like to do some of the processes themselves, both to secure a more internal matching to the company culture and the management believes but also to save money on the recruitment.
Experienced headhunters, specialized and well-networked in their respective areas of expertise, with the right related background, and a matching theoretical ballast who can effectively locate, screen and deliver candidates to fit individual wishes of client needs in a timely fashion.
Many will tell you we are different, 4selection does not follow the traditional track of the selection & search industry. We evaluate and renew our work models every year, the development in the world go faster and faster, and we simply need to be on the top of the business.
We are proud of the many years of experience our Advisors have, typically from Human Resources Mangement like most of the team is educated as a psychologist, and this is not normal in the recruitment and search world.
In 2006 Abilities International decided to place all Talent Management assignment in a new company named 4selection and one of the keys to our success has been the high quality and the low prices.
We are proud of being a sister company to the Human Resources Management advisory company Abilities International established in 1984.
We have solved both search and selection tasks almost within all areas, but there are some areas we are best at, see the list here:
- Human Resources Mangement, Talent Management & Learning, and Development;
- Talent Acquisition, and Recruitment/search employees and management;
- Finance and accountancy experts;
- Lawyers and administration specialists;
- The technical part Ship and drilling platform, engineers, technicians;
- Retail management;
- Senior management, and;
- Media and PR experts and professionals.
Covering job on both national, regional and global level.
In short to work with humans is our passion.
We simply were not satisfied with how the candidates were handled. We did not feel the right answers was asked, and that there was not enough dialogue with the candidate about the answers. We did not see the right quality in the references checks made; if they were made. The recruiters we met in 1984 did not know enough about the job functions, the tasks, the success criteria and this was why we are decided to make a difference.
Perhaps 1990’s rebel, but we also helped move the quality and value, and we are pleased with this today. Pleased because we took the selection process seriously, lift the level and did not hire “salesmen” making the selection.
- All our work models are shaped by psychologists, with many years of relevant experience;
- We do have a high passion for what we do; we care about how we do our work;
- We read all the applications with our own eyes;
- We evaluate the candidates by meeting with candidates where we conduct a structured interview;
- The top candidate we usual had in interviews three times before presented;
- We prepare questions for the individual candidate who we evaluate on references call, questions related to the success level the candidate had in the job, the social interaction and the relationship to management, team and eventually clients;
- We do only use the most valid psychology test and analysis, and we discuss the results with the candidate;
- Our advisor has evaluated the candidate’s material thoroughly before an interview, just as the advisor has prepared for the questions to be asked;
- We listen to the answers and evaluate them intensely;
- We do not use automatic IT systems – Applicant tracking system (ATS) that choose the candidates;
- We do not use video interviews, and we will never use them, simply because we do not believe they work and is appreciated;
- All our Advisors have quite tough criteria to fulfill and are using 20% of there time in training with our psychologists in the first two years;
- Most of our advisors are educated, psychologists;
- We believe in the value to have close contact with the candidates;
- Many of the candidates we had known all the way back to 2006, some even back to 1984 when Ability International. Started – when we created our company, and they know us, as each candidate has a personal advisor.
This is our professional beliefs and work foundation.
4selection is a Global Executive Search firm. We are working in the largest cities across the globe in EMEA and Asia-Pacific as well and North America. 4selection is widely recognized as having one of the highest placement ratios in the search business and is known for placing candidates who are the right fit and who stay where placed long past industry average.
We are not the huge company, and we don’t plan to be it, our focus is to lift the quality year after year, and learn more and more.
Since 1984 in Abilities International regi., and from 2006 4selection has been focused on providing specialized industry-leading professional recruitment services for select clients and candidates globally.
The values and principles that the 4selection foundation was built on remaining strong as the marketplace continues to change and evolve with technology, access to information and our clients’ expanding requirements to compete in the global economy.
Our company has continued to expand our service offerings based on our clients’ needs for a more specialized partner approach to talent acquisition.
Our point of difference is clear. We are experts in determining and understanding the right fit. As the search and placement industry continued to evolve and become more global in nature, the need to have a hands-on understanding of the clients’ true requirements became even more critical, and we feel we have success on this key point.
The ultimate goal of 4selection is to find candidates that create results and value for our clients.
Personal service, impeccable integrity, and local knowledge are just some of the factors that we take pride in.
We provide the same advisor throughout the process, and we are happy to know that our clients love what we are doing.
These values and principles remain just as true today as they were in 1994, and in 4selection related in 2006;
“Bringing people and opportunities together for the right reasons at the right time”.