Our Methodology - NAOS International

A modernized approach to recruitment

We are taking a modern spin on the Executive Search business model by streamlining the process and making it better adapted to fast paced and high-growth markets with an uncompromised quality.


Calibration Phase.

Kick-off meeting

Every recruitment project begins with a kick-off meeting among those who will be involved in the recruitment process: your Operations and HR departments, and the NAOS teams. To conclude the meeting, we draw up an initial report of the candidate profile you are looking for based on our methodology and start the process of talent mapping the market.

Talent Mapping

We give you a trial list of candidates soon after the kick-off meeting to allow you to see the results of the initial calibration. We will ask you to give us your comments to finalise the calibration for the profile you are looking for before we can start the process of sourcing.


Sourcing Phase.

Direct Approach

Once the kick-off meeting is completed and we have a talent map of the market, we use all communication channels to contact the candidates who meet your expectations. Three principle tools are implemented:

A. Network Activation
Our qualified contacts in the relevant area are brought in.

B. Big Data Collection
IT and online tools are used to allow us to gather a large volume of information which is later filtered.

C. Talent Mapping
We then implement our methodology which includes direct approach, cold-calling, social networks, internal databases.


Selection Phase.


Two NAOS International consultants meet the candidates. In the interviews, we confirm whether the candidate matches your expectations in terms of ‘hard and soft skills’, motivation, career path, and work experience.

Specific Tests

We are also able to carry out personality tests to give additional information on the candidate’s individual attributes such as their personality, what motivates them and their readiness for such a position. Equally, we can put in place technical tests according to your particular needs, for example, language or financial skills tests.

Background Checks

We carry out systematic background checks with former employers. These either take place before we present the short-list of the most suitable candidates, or after you have met them.

The Candidate Report

A complete dossier of the candidate which includes their CV, current and expected salary, the analysis of their profile, etc. Equally, we can put in place technical tests according to your particular needs, for example, language or financial skills tests.

Methodology & Added Value

Our experienced consultants

We have a team of experienced consultants with backgrounds in engineering, sales, management and company directorship guaranteeing a sound operational understanding of the sectors in which we operate.

NAOS International allocates a consultant who will ensure the success of your employment project from start to finish.

Our international dimension

With 12 nationalities and 8 languages spoken in teams across our 6 offices, NAOS is an international company characterised by its organization as “a team spread across several regions”. This further ensures you are provided with expert and local knowledge of the recruitment process in Europe, the Middle East or Asia allowing us to best meet your needs.


Percentage of recruitment projects which result in a recruitment


Percentage of candidates who are still with our client 24 months after their recruitment