Frequently asked questions regarding Villareal and Associates
Executive search and recruitment, Compensation Consulting,
Organizational Planning and Expert Witness Services.
1. Does Villareal & Associates specialize in searches
in an industry or by level or type of position?
No. Our work in the search
and selection arena has involved the search, recruitment
and staffing of a wide variety of positions in virtually every
industrial sector. Our searches involve positions in middle
to upper level management, from presidents and general managers
to executive vice presidents and directors of staff functions.
2. How often is Villareal Associates current career
search and selection database updated?
The career search and selection database is updated on an
ongoing basis. If you have read a posted Position Specification
and feel your qualifications are in line with the requirements
of the position, or if you simply want to have your
resume added to the Villareal Associates search and selection
database, submit your resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. How do I talk to a consultant regarding my qualifications?
Generally, we contact a candidate by phone or email when
we recognize qualifications as compatible with a search assignment
we are conducting. Unsolicited resumes, while desired and
welcomed, are reviewed and placed in our confidential database
until an appropriate search assignment develops.
4. How do I submit my resume?
Resumes may be submitted by:
MAIL: 320 S. Boston Ave. Suite 1026 Tulsa, OK 74103
5. Who would I speak to about hiring Villareal Associates
for a search assignment or a compensation
Our firm principal, Morey Villareal, would be glad to speak
to you about the needs of your organization and how Villareal
& Associates might be of assistance. You may contact us through
or phone - 918.584.0808 (or toll free at 888.584.2013).
6. How does Villareal & Associates charge for its executive
search and selection services?
We are a retainer-based firm and we charge for our services
on an hourly basis and cap our fees at 30% of the selected
candidateís first yearís compensation. Although our fees could
reach this 30% maximum, based on the hours devoted to the
search assignment, in practice this rarely happens. For example,
if the compensation for a position were $100,000, our maximum
fee for the search would be $30,000, plus necessary out-of-pocket
expenses. If, at the completion of this search, our accumulated
billings were only $15,000, based on the time spent on the
search through its conclusion, no more than this amount would
be billed to the client.
7. As a candidate, would I pay a fee for your services?
No, we are a retainer-based firm and the fees for search assignments
are paid by the client company that hires us to perform the
search. There is no charge to an individual candidate considered
or hired for a position.
8. Does Villareal & Associates ever conduct executive
search assignments on a contingency basis?
No. Our approach to executive search and selection involves
the investment of considerable time in the following activities:
Identification of, and contacts with, individuals who
might be prospects for the position, or possibly referral
sources. These individuals are normally not looking for
a job and not in some firmís resume database.
In-depth evaluation of potential candidates through in-person
interviews, extensive reference checking, verification
of credentials, and psychological testing.
Preparation of resumes on candidates (in our format),
progress reporting to clients, and preparation of confidential
reports outlining our assessment of each recommended candidate.
Contingency search cannot devote the time and
effort to these activities and often involves sending resumes
to clients from an existing database in an effort to make
a placement before the client hires an individual identified
through other sources.
9. Does Villareal Associates conduct search assignments
for clients outside of Tulsa or Oklahoma?
Yes. While most of our clients
are in Oklahoma and the Southwest Region, we have conducted
searches for clients in other locations. In addition, we have
conducted numerous national searches due to the nature of
the position involved and its requirements. For example, we
were engaged by a large, prestigious country club to recruit
their General Manager. This involved conducting a national
search and candidates were identified in states from
North Carolina to California.
10. How long does it normally take to complete a search
While, technically speaking, a search can be completed as
soon as a qualified candidate is identified, normally we recommend
that the client consider at least three candidates
before making a selection decision. It is important to remember
that the ultimate selection decision in a search will only
be as good as the candidates considered. Most of our searches
are completed in eight to 12 weeks, although some searches
can require more time.
11. Does Villareal Associates provide services besides
executive search and recruitment?
Villareal Associates provides expert
witness in cases involving employment discrimination,
mitigation of damages, and testimony of earnings potential.
12. Are Villareal and Associates expert witness services
available outside of Tulsa?
Villareal Associates has testified as expert
witnesses in Oklahoma, the southwest region, and nationwide, in a wide range of cases.