Our Search Process

Take a tour of our proven recruitment methodology and discover the Lucas Group difference.

Lucas Group recognizes that great talent is the basis for all successful companies, and our primary recruitment objective is to help you build the teams that will solve current business issues and drive lasting achievement.

We listen and we learn. We search and we vet. We present, help negotiate, and follow through.

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"Recruiting should be more science than art."

Needs Analysis

What we hear over and over from potential clients is, "What I really want is someone who will truly listen to my needs". While that sounds simple, truly listening can be difficult to do if all you’re interested in is checking the box and completing the transaction.

We want to know more than simply what the job entails. As such, we work diligently to become a seamless, accessible, and complementary partner to you and to your company. Your needs are our drivers. We do our own exhaustive research and work closely with you to understand your strategic, financial, and hiring objectives.

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Needs Analysis

"Knowledge is critical and details matter. Let's talk."


Documenting a precise job description is vital to a successful search. Today's top professionals require more than general statements and directional bullet points about career opportunities. They demand specifics on the projects and responsibilities they'll be challenged with as well as details about the work-life culture and growth opportunities you can offer.

Defining what you want - and what you don't - is a critical step in the hiring process. Our consultative recruiting experts help you craft the language and create the opportunity that sets the stage for attracting first-rate talent. We help ensure that you hire not only a great person, but the right person.

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"Close isn't good enough. We deliver precision."


With highly-specialized search expertise and teams of recruiting professionals across the country, we find the talent no one else can. Our sophisticated candidate tracking system includes comprehensive information on professionals who are not actively searching for a new job but are receptive to entertaining just the right offer. You won't find these people through many of our competitors, and you certainly won't see them on a job board.

But we know who they are; where they are; and what it would take to interest them to take the next step in their career. Job boards don't find great candidates, Lucas Group recruiters do.

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"You need qualified, game-changing candidates."


Lucas Group adeptly integrates technology with intimate knowledge. Through meaningful and objective research into your organization, competitors, and marketplace, we strive to understand your hiring needs and requirements.

We also know our candidates. We maintain a highly visible and active presence in the world of social media; including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. We stay engaged and in ongoing dialogue with the brightest, most accomplished professionals.

This dynamic blend of skilled business acumen and market insight creates a powerful combination through which we find the best talent for you and your company.

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"We ask good questions. We listen, and we discern."


Our executive recruiters are dedicated to working with knowledge, speed, and confidentiality. We understand our clients and candidates, and we appreciate that hiring decisions impact people, companies, families, and careers. Our detailed interviewing process enables Lucas Group to precisely match qualifications, cultural fit, and long-term compatibility, and it ensures lasting and successful placements.

Time is money, and you want professionals who are ready and able to tackle the challenges you face. We agree, and we only consider candidates who can deliver the financial, operational, and managerial results you require.

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"You want the best talent. We share that goal."


Thousands of clients have trusted us time and again for one simple fact: Lucas Group delivers. Upon completion of our identification and evaluation processes, we provide you a detailed summary of your finest candidates, as well as knowledgeable guidance about how best to proceed. The candidates we present have the technical and functional proficiencies required for each position. But we don't stop there.

We present candidates who demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a team environment. We look for consensus-building aptitude and a capability to affect change. The candidates we present will be the future leaders of your organization.

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"We deliver skills, leadership and success."

Reference Check

Trust is paramount in our partnerships, and we consider the quality of our candidates with the utmost seriousness. We understand that management and executive hiring requires an investment of both time and money. And we refuse to jeopardize your valuable resources.

Lucas Group believes in thorough and accurate due diligence. We thoroughly vet our candidates to ensure that who you hire is who you need.

We don't believe in hit-and-runs. We are committed to your long-term hiring success, and we check candidate references rigorously, making certain that the people you bring aboard are experienced leaders who can drive business results.

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"We present quality candidates, nothing less."


You will receive premium consultative support - never sales pressure.

We understand negotiations can be challenging, and we are committed to offering intelligent and realistic guidance throughout the process. Our team manages expectations, maintains open communications with you and the candidates, and expertly facilitates the negotiation process through to its successful completion.

We treat our clients and candidates with professional courtesy at every step, and our recruiters are well equipped with the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to maximize your hiring efforts and ensure long-term satisfaction.

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"We're at your side, and we have your back."

Follow Up

You succeed; We succeed. Recruiting shouldn't be transactional. For us, it's an enduring partnership that's measured by genuine, mutual success.

After an acceptance we employ a best-in-class retention program. We assist with the candidate's transition to your company - from the resignation process, through the start date and post-start evaluation, to proactive and consistent follow up.

We deliver a trustworthy and personal point of contact throughout the entire process. Everything we do reflects our deep understanding of the recruitment process and the critical importance of each placement for both our clients and the candidates they hire.

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"We complete searches, but we never close doors."