A`HEAD is an Executive Search and Management Consulting company, based in Stavanger, Norway.
We recruit candidates for executive and middle management positions, as well as professional experts.
We work in both private and public sector.
The consultants of A`HEAD have recruited, assessed and assisted managers since 1997.
Insight into the Managerial Mind
We are the only consultants in Norway licensed to use the Career Path Appreciation method (CPA). The CPA enables us to assess a manager’s ability to identify the critical factors that have to be addressed in a complex environment. For example, how does the manager handle the increasing uncertainty at senior management levels?
A`HEAD was also among the first to use Hogan´s HDS. This is a groundbreaking test which identifies managers´ potential derailing factors; “the dark sides”.
Dedicated. Professional. Confidential
A`HEAD is based in Norway´s Oil & Gas Capital. One of our key areas of expertise is the Oil & Gas Industry.
The partners of A`HEAD have a strong academic background and a long career within executive search and recruitment.
Working with us, our clients get access to our extensive international network. We are connected to search companies on most parts of the globe.
Our experience has shown us the importance of confidentiality and respect. These are key both in the interaction with candidates and in the cooperation with clients.
As consultants, we are conscious about our role as the client’s representative towards candidates.
Understanding the client. Knowing where to look
Before entering the search phase we need to get a thorouh understanding of the client’s needs. What is the business model? How is the culture? What is the strategy?
We do whatever necessary to achieve top research results. Therefore, our manual research work is backed up by research algorithms. Their quality is quickly improving. Currently, they are able to scan both social media profiles and job boards for candidates.
These are the steps in a typical executive search process:
Maybe you would like us to know about you and your career?
Then you should register with the executive database NotActivelyLooking (NAL). It’s a free service, allowing us to search, track and observe your career progress. Registering also makes it easier for us consider you as a possible candidate in future searches.
Only executive search companies can access NAL. Your open profile is only visible to the executive search companies you actively select. No one else can see your identity.
Signing up is easy. Especially if you have a LinkedIn-profile for NAL to import.
Leadership potential. Strategic ability. Stress reactions
A`HEAD offers a comprehensive in-depth assessment based on psychometric tests from Hogan Assessment Systems.
- HPI measures personality traits based on the big five model.
- MVPI maps the candidates motivational factors and preferences.
- HDS indicates personality changes undere severe stress (derailing factors).
In addition, a Career Path Appreciation (CPA) can be added. The CPA is a unique assessment of the candidate’s current and future ability to handle complexity and uncertainty.
This is an area where many executives fail. Their conceptual abilities do not match the complexity of the challenges they face.
Assessments are key in selection. And in other processes, too
Are you about to apply for a position we are working on? Use this link to upload your CV and cover letter. Be aware that the EU data protection regulation requires us to delete old data. Therefore, we will delete your data after the hiring process is finished or within three years after registering.
Maybe you are also interested in letting us know who you are – over time? Please go to “Let us track your career”, further up this page, and create a profile. Doing this, you establish a long-term, close and fully confidential connection to us.
Having a profile, it is easier for us to consider you as a candidate in future searches. Therefore, you should do this even if you also apply for a position.
Understanding your organization first. Then developing it
You should know your organization well before making changes to it.
A`HEAD helps you to map the current organizational status. Then you will know what problemes may exist, and why they are there.
We will assist you in defining an approach to resolve them, and putting it into effect.