Finding diamonds in the rough
The best talent is seldom found seeking opportunities in the open market. They are gainfully employed, with creatively challenging and rewarding portfolios.
These are the most sought-after candidates that companies want to meet and appoint.
Our sophisticated Retained Executive Search model was carefully designed and moulded over several years, to secure the highest quality of appointments into leading organisations.
It is a symphony of refined art, science, and trust-centric relationships.
Each assignment is meticulously crafted and tailored to your specific needs.
Cycan invests significant time in intimately understanding your company’s culture, values, and strategic objectives, ensuring that we identify the executive outliers that are ideal for leading your teams.
Our track record of accomplishment, which has been measured over decades, speaks volumes with its success ratio of 98.7%.
With our Transition and Interim Management Solutions, we become your strategic allies during periods of accelerated and unexpected change, acquisitive growth, smart-sizing and planned transformation.
Cycan is the Merchant Bank of executive and leadership capital, through which we have access to seasoned and celebrated leaders who are business transition and acceleration specialists who engage on a project basis. They can step seamlessly into the role and ensure the continuity, stability, and collective energy that is essential for your business in these instances.
This approach offers optimal flexibility and provides expertise precisely when your organisation needs it most, allowing you to maintain momentum and adapt to shifting circumstances with confidence.
Excellence is not an aspiration it is what we do now.
Talent acquisition is most often done reactively, which presents an array of challenges and is sub-optimal.
Proactive Talent Acquisition focuses on identifying and nurturing a pipeline of top talent well in advance of positions becoming vacant.
By doing so, Proactive Talent Acquisition empowers businesses to have a competitive edge, ensuring they always have access to the best candidates for critical roles.
It is a strategic partnership that equips organisations with the agility and talent they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Our Retained Executive Search journeys produce shortlists of superb individuals – only one of whom can be appointed in each instance. Having realized through the process that they are ready for a new challenge and based on the trust and understanding that we have developed with them, these high-caliber individuals mandate us to exclusively explore opportunities on their behalf.
With the intimate knowledge we have of our clients’ cultures, strategies, and vision, we can discreetly facilitate exploratory discussions that often result in exceptional appointments.
Over the last two decades, Cycan has witnessed numerous localised and global retrenchment programmes stemming from events such as large M&A initiatives, the 2008 Financial Crisis and the COVID pandemic.
Retrenchment programmes can simply be a result of business restructuring, outsourcing or divisional shutdowns.
Whatever the reasons, these programmes are sudden, brutal, and indiscriminate – often with many casualties. Some of these are high-performing leaders and domain specialists with long tenure.
Finding yourself off the playing field and on the bench is a daunting experience for many, and this is where Cycan’s Outplacement Programmes are invaluable.
Cycan’s Master coaches have a streamlined approach that equips the participants to re-evaluate their life and career goals, create compelling portfolios, activate their personal brand, develop energising networking and go-to-market strategies, and optimally position themselves for the right opportunity.
Retrenchments are not personal, with companies having little or no alternative. Engaging Cycan to run its Outplacement Programme, gives companies the opportunity to demonstrate empathy in and through the situation.