A Retained Search is preferable in cases where a company has a pressing executive level need that requires a candidate who will hold key leadership responsibilities and whose services are integral to overall organizational success. Given the strategic importance of these positions, there is often a degree of urgency and/or confidentiality that accompanies this type of search. Retained searches are given priority status with more resources dedicated to the search.
Personnel Strategies, Inc. takes great care in working with a client company to formulate a clear and objective outcome-driven job description.The advantages of a retained search are significant. First, retained searches take precedence over contingency assignments due to the mutual commitments that are involved in the search process. A client company is essentially securing a commitment from the search firm to prioritize the search. Second, initiating a retained search allows potential candidates to see how serious the hiring company is about filling the position, therefore giving credibility and legitimacy to the search firms consultants when discussing this position with potential applicants. Please contact us for more information.