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Executive Search

Executive search is BackerSkeie’s core expertise and main area of work. We have an extensive network of executives and experts who we bring into our collaboration processes as candidates, sources or references. We succeed when both our client and candidate succeed together.

We listen and challenge

Our consultants have robust knowledge of the industry and a comprehensive understanding of functions. The necessary information is obtained through close dialogue with our clients, and structured through BackerSkeie’s well-tested tools and methods. This forms the foundation for finding the ideal candidate. The client knows their needs best, and as an advisory service, we assist by challenging and defining the best solution.

Access to the best

BackerSkeie’s position in the Norwegian market means that we establish dialogue with the right candidates. The process of searching for potential candidates involves systematic, creative and rigorous analyses. With our industry know-how, the team will conduct a thorough analysis to identify the relevant environments, potential candidates and reliable sources. We guarantee parties the necessary confidentiality throughout the process. Our analysis and research team performs structured work to find and motivate the right candidates for the job.

Assessing candidates

BackerSkeie’s goal is to find the ideal match between the job and the candidate. This means pinpointing the right role for the candidate’s career and the right candidate for the client’s organization. The process of hiring a new executive has many pitfalls and the cost of recruiting the wrong candidate is high. Our job is to minimize this risk. We go about this by combining sector and function expertise with a structured and fact-based assessment process based on four steps:
  • In-depth interviews focusing on facts, skill sets and motivation
  • Reference interviews
  • Assessment of academic and professional results
  • Written reports on personality, analytical abilities and team roles
We also offer this process as a separate service called executive assessment for clients who seek an independent third-party assessment of an executive.

It’s essential to BackerSkeie that both the client and the candidate’s expectations are met. To ensure the best possible integration, we therefore regularly follow up both the client and the appointed candidate, while also laying the foundation for a long-term partnership with the client.


Do you need to recruit an executive? Contact one of our experienced consultants to find out how we can help you.
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