YES Partners: a RETAINED Search Firm
Retained Search Firms are hired by a company for a period of time, at a fee equaling a percentage of the employee's projected income. Whereas employment agencies serve the interests of companies and job seekers equally, retained firms owe their primary allegiance to the company.
They conduct in-depth searches for individuals who meet a client's specific requirements, eventually forwarding a single candidate, or a slate of two or three highly qualified professionals.
The focus of Executive Search is finding people for career opportunities, not jobs for people!
Retained Executive Search Consulting is appropriate for hiring senior-level executives and when it is critical to hire not just any qualified person, but the most qualified and appropriate person to meet the challenges of the position in question.
The Consultants work under an exclusive contract with the client organization. Their priority is identifying the best candidate for a particular job and making the best client/candidate match. The majority of executives identified in a search are not actively seeking a new job, but are identified through research as the most viable candidates.