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File #: 15-183    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Workshop Status: Workshop - Information Only
File created: 2/27/2015 In control: City Council Workshop
On agenda: 3/17/2015 Final action: 3/17/2015
Title: CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT Staff Contact: Jim Brown, Director, Human Resources and Risk Management
Sponsors: James Brown
Attachments: 1. Mercer Group - Exhibit A, 2. Slavin Mgmt. Consultants - Exhibit B, 3. CPS HR Consulting - Exhibit C, 4. City Manager Recruitment ProcessPPT2015
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Title
CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT
Staff Contact: Jim Brown, Director, Human Resources and Risk Management
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

The purpose of this report is to have discussion and receive direction from council on the selection of a professional executive search firm for the recruitment of the City Manager.
Background

Recruitment and selection of a City Manager is of the utmost importance to the City Council, the city organization and the Glendale community. City staff is providing a list of eligible external professional executive search firms in order to select one firm for the recruitment of the City Manager. The Human Resources and Risk Management Department has done an analysis of the top executive search firms for the City Manager process. The analysis includes general scope of work, the cost associated with the recruitment, reference checks and timeframe within which the recruitment can be completed.

Scope of Work and Timeframe

Each firm follows its own process for recruitment; however, in general, the scope of work will include the following:

?Developing a Candidate Profile
?Advertising Campaign and Recruiting Brochure
?Recruiting Candidates
?Candidate Interviews and Evaluation
?Referencing Top Candidates
?Recommendation
?Final Interviews and Background Checks
?Contract Negotiations

Depending on the firm selected and their process, the City Manager recruitment could take anywhere from 90 to 120 days to successfully complete.
Analysis

Selection of External Recruiter

The Human Resources and Risk Management Department has conducted an analysis on executive search firms that specialize in City Manager recruitments and is recommending the following three firms for the City Council's consideration:

The Mercer Group (See Exhibit A):

Jim Mercer has over 25 years of experience as a recruiter, has conducted over 2,000 searches for executives in the public and private sectors, and ...

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