Our Methodology

Our unique search process keeps you informed every step of the way.

Our Methodology

Professional Judgement

The nature of retained search is such that it requires experienced staff to perform the service. The consultants at YES Partners have many years of management level experience and are skilled at assessing the backgrounds of senior executives.

Direct Recruiting Methods

Direct sourcing methods used by YES Partners are required to reach senior candidates who are happy and successful in their careers and who never send out their resumes or look at job boards.

Fee Schedule

We work on exclusive searches only, not asking for an upfront payment.

This means, we prove to the client (company) first that we can deliver the quality and calibre of candidates.

Single searches are carried out typically for 27-30% of the first years’ total cash compensation. Alternatives are available for multiple searches or for Startups (a combination of cash & equity)

Step 1

We take the time upfront to thoroughly understand the client’s organization and it’s needs (company vision, culture, management team, reporting lines, job-specification & requirements, scope, time-table...)

Step 2

Written confirmation of position, scope, timetable, fees, terms (Service-Agreement). YES Partners starts working on the search immediately upon receipt of the signed Service-Agreement.

Step 3

A consultant and researcher form a strategy for a targeted search (which companies, candidates, industries s.o.)

 Weekly Reports
Step 4

We provide weekly status reports of the progress of the search including feedback from the market.

Step 5

Thorough interviewing of potential candidates including evaluation, verification of credentials, assessment of strength and weaknesses and their cultural fit.

Step 6

All qualified candidates are added to the shortlist, which contains a summary and comments as to why YES Partners feels those candidates are suitable. (including their current salary-details)

 Shortlist Invoice
Step 7

Upon acceptance of the shortlist (in average 3-5 candidates) the first payment is due. (50% of the total estimated fee)

 Client Interviews
Step 8

YES Partners coordinates and sets up with the Client the candidate interviews.

 Reference Check
Step 9

YES Partners provides a reference check (360°) of a selected candidate. (i.e. typically prior Superiors, Peers and Subordinates)

Step 10

YES Partners assists to facilitate communication between the client and the favored candidate.

Step 11

The candidate confirms to the client the acceptance of the position. YES Partners continues to assist to acclimatize the candidate in the new position.

 Placement Invoice
Step 12

Upon acceptance of the position by the candidate, the 'Placement-fee' invoice is due. (Balance of the 1. invoice of the estimated package to the actual starting-package by the final candidate)

 Smooth Transition
Step 13

We follow-up with our client and the selected candidate(s) to assist in a smooth integration.