Retained Executive Search – Director through COO, CEO, VP, MD and P level retained search recruitment at a market-leading fee level.

The time to go Retained! Understand your recruiters thought process.
Retained search is suitable for Mid Management to Executive positions in which there is a need for definite delivery from your agency.

A retained search allows a recruitment partner to advertise to a greater degree, use varying search technology, spend longer searching, screening and interviewing due to the fact the partner will know they are not only working for you but in partnership. This allows a greater spend on advertising, greater time allocated to the whole search and interview process.

Recruitment on the agency side. Particularly with bigger agencies; there is a tendency to focus on money, not service! Global Retail Recruitment excluded from this however fees are always close to the top of the priority list. Many agencies do not focus on your job as a priority, they focus on where fees can be made the quickest and with the most sizeable fee level.

So when you pay only by the final result (contingency) or you are using multiple agencies your agency will give you a 2nd or 3rd choice candidate because the really good candidates are sent to clients who react quickly and pay more! A retained search overcomes this because there is a guarantee of a full fee if the agency does their job!

For your team:

  • You know they will buy into the recruitment process because retained = brand partner.
  • You will have a dedicated consultant/agency working 100% to achieve the desired result.
  • You will receive Market feedback: full report of candidates that are being headhunted, screened, selected by Name, Title, Brand for potential future use.
  • You will get a result rather than multiple agencies who may or may NOT! focus on your role as a priority.

Process: You supply the brief, we discuss; in-depth with an honest discussion relating to our ability to deliver. If you are happy we’ll agree on terms and begin the search process. (Proportion of fee payable on assignment agreement, remaining payable on the start date of employees. We require a commitment that we are exclusive with the search on a retained basis )

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