A retained search provides you with the most dedicated and
sophisticated level of support to filling your talent needs. We provide you with
a dedicated consultant and research team to fill the critical position you have
for an "A" player in your organization. We tend to avoid recommending a 33% fee
and instead recommend a flat fee so as to avoid any confusion over salary and
other incentive issues. Flat fees keep the focus on finding an "A" player and
not the varying salary levels that can be found for an "A" player.
A container search is a hybrid form of our retainer and
contingency options. The container option allows our clients to retain our
services and to explore options while not be obligated to the full search fee
for up to 90 days from the date of the agreement. When a candidate is placed,
the remainder of the search fee is paid above the initial retainer amount. You receive our dedicated support for filling your talent needs but are
obligated to pay for the detailed assessment tools that compliment our "A"
player screening and selection process.
The contingency search process is very basic. We do not
generally take on contingency searches. However, periodically, our clients will
ask us to keep an eye out for certain types of talent of employee skill sets.
Alternatively, some clients find that our contacts with key "A" players matches
their needs and want to proceed with a hire. We view contingency searches as
riskier to our clients because the full "A" Player assessment methodology is not
followed. As a result, the probability of selecting the right "A" player for
your organization is reduced. Nonetheless, we insure that the first 90 days
follow a clear on-boarding assessment and feedback process.
Our contract research services are simple and effective. Some
clients want to pay for our expertise on an hourly basis to conduct research for
talent that exists in the market. In addition to our own database of candidates
and network of contacts, our researchers use the latest information resources
and methods to find the talent sources you can explore. All researchers keep
detailed records of their work. Our clients find the professionalism of our
researchers and the marketing of the position to prospective candidates to be
exceptional. Other research work involves conducting background checks (references,
degree verifications, etc.).
Job Coaching and Resume
We provide our clients and candidates with career counseling support, including resume writing, cover letter development and other job search correspondence materials. Our team is highly effective at helping candidates to define, express and present their career credentials.