FAQs

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Corporate Cream: Do you need to be permanently employed to be in Corporate Cream?

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Not at all although from a corporate perspective that will be likely. Most of our current members are either formerly CMAPS clients now in role or individuals who understand the value to be had of an 'insurance policy' for their professional welfare and so utilise Corporate Cream as a continuum in and out of role simply shifting the focus quarter by quarter in support of the pressing priority at the time.

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HR HudsonRawcliffe : Is the commercial model like that of a traditional search firm?

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We are similar to a head hunter and search firm in the fact we take time to listen and truly understand the need but, we are different in the way we are able to support you and that also translates into the way we commercially operate.

HR HudsonRawcliffe regards the nature of the working relationship to be of paramount importance and for that to be at the center rather than a tussle around rigidity of fee structures. We want to ensure, our commercial model is not in any way prohibitive to the primary focus of identifying and providing access to the right talent for your business needs.

On average our standard terms are more attractive than those of contingent recruitment providers let alone those of search and head hunting.

 

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CMAPS : Who pays for this?

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It is very straight forward really. It depends entirely on who has recognised its need.

If it is an employer on behalf on employee in transition then it may be funded in part of fully as part of a severance package.

If however, you are in the situation to recognise a need and value from what CMAPS provides personally then, beyond discussions to evaluate its relevance to you, any onward agreement would come with a commercial fee to cover coaching, training, resources and similar that support delivery against your need.

A simple example to compare would be looking at a professional course of study;- If you want to go on it, you are likely to invest in it whereas an employer may recommend you for a course in which case they are likely to fund it.

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Corporate Cream: Is this just a coaching and mentoring service

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I guess it can be for some individuals and teams we work with. Principally, it provides a counter solution to the forward quarter prevailing needs and priorities so whilst we may do a little 'navel gazing', we prefer to focus on providing value that is more definable and real that can be readily applied.

In recent examples, we have focused on network and brand building, entering a new professional product market and acquiring the relevant market intelligence for credibility through to tactical support for introductions in support of in role success.....

Honesty, is something very dear to the founders and if we can not cover something, we will either endeavour to refer you onward or recommend a provider with whom we maintain an alliance or simply state that is not within our range of capability.

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CMAPS: If only I could get in front of the decision maker!

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With CMAPS we make this a more realistic reality.

No guarantees but we adopt a method, which is very logical, that helps raise your chances when it is applied. Ultimately, we are not in control nor are we contractually obligated to vacancies and specific businesses. Nor are we in possession of pre-qualified known contacts that would be relevant to the sheer diversity of our client group. Nor too are we in control of what happens when you meet those individuals.

But, our methods are proven time over to improve the interest you are able to gain in a market through effective targeting and networking methods.

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CMAPS: Is this a Career Management, Outplacement or Coaching Service?

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Absolutely not! No, it’s what Career Management, Executive Coaching, Outplacement and Recruitment should always have been, have in fact claimed to be, but failed to deliver. CMAPS is truly the ‘game changer’ for individuals in transition.                                                 Many of our clients including Victoria had engaged other prominent providers without success, coming to us to have the damage caused by them repaired and a successful onward outcome realised.

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CMAPS: Do you provide introduction services for individuals into companies?

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Depends on your definition.

As a recruiter or head hunter would with terms of business? No

As a coaching service able to assist with brokering discussion and supporting a method or process without onward commercial interests to the onward employer? Yes

Our resources and methodology enable us to accurately identify key people across 22 working sectors and 180 sub sectors and yes, we do help to bring people together where relevance and alignment is likely to exist.

eg: we can make an employer who is hiring aware of you if the fit looks good as a way of supporting you to get traction as well as helping the onward employer as they gain credible talent free of recruitment fees should you be the right person for them and the opportunity prevailing.

eg: we can help get people talking to each other based on networking methods using market intelligence as the trigger if not a vacancy as the lever. This too has resulted in developed conversations where the skills of the individual introduced has relevance to support the issues behind the market intelligence.

So, we offer a brokering service on behalf of the individual interest if required but we do not offer a recruitment service.