Frequently Asked Questions

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Is YES Partners working on a Contingency or a Retained basis?

A Contingency Firm (sometimes also called “Selection”) refers to non-exclusivity with a company and candidates, and works primarily by broadcasting resumes for candidates.

A Retained Search refers to a Search Firm working exclusively for a company. (similar to a lawfirm)

YES Partners works on assignments with no upfront payment (no risk model)

(Learn more: The YES Partners Difference)

What are the advantages working with YES Partners?

  • No upfront payment.
    We prove first that we can actually deliver.
  • We work by the “lead-office-principle,” meaning the contact at YES Partners remains the same regardless in which country or part of the world the client company needs help.
  • Vast international network and experience.
  • Wide experience in Industries and Functions.

(Learn more: Global Success Stories)

In which geographic areas is YES Partners primarily active?

traditionally in North-America (USA, Canada) Europe and Asia. Increasingly also in Latin-America and the MidEast.

Does YES Partners only help companies or can YES Partners help me as an individual candidate to find a new job?

YES Partners clients are always Companies.

However, any individual candidate is welcome to submit his/her resume for future positions in word.doc format.

(Click here to: Submit Your Resume)

YES Partners finds exceptional candidates companies otherwise don’t have access to.
What does this mean?

There are two types of candidates:

  • Active Candidates refers to candidates actively looking for a new job.
  • Passive/Hidden Candidates are employed and doing innovative work in their company. They are not looking at job-boards or sending out resumes and very often they also don't have any public profiles.
    This means:
    1. a company cannot reach these candidates
    2. these candidates are not aware of any opportunities

Passive/Hidden Candidates are the most desirable and are the ones
YES Partners is focusing on.

(Learn more: Global Executive Search)

What type of positions (titles) does YES Partners search for?

  • many from Director-Level upwards.
  • All V-Level (VP/Vice Presidents)
  • All C-Level (CEO/CFO/COO s.o. Executives, Country Managers)
  • Any Position considered as ”Difficult-to-fill”

(Learn more: Positions Placed)

What type of companies does YES Partners search for?

Our clients range from Startups all the way up to Fortune 50 companies.

How long does a search at YES Partners take?

From start until presentation of the shortlist on average 4-6 weeks. Lots of information and details are however provided in between based on the weekly progress reports.

(Learn more: Our Methodology)

What is YES Partners’ fee structure?

Single searches are typically 20-25% based on annual total compensation. Other arrangements are possible for multiple searches or Startups.

When was YES Partners established?

The first search was carried out 1994 in Tokyo, Japan.

(Learn more: Overview)