FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
is a retained executive search firm?
organization that acts as a branch of your own company to help fill
your executive staffing needs. Retained executive search firms work
to develop first hand knowledge of your organization to truly understand
your company and culture. We use a proactive process to find the individuals
that will best fit your organization and the requirements of your position.
does a retained executive search firm differ from a contingency firm?
retained executive search firm is hired exclusively for a specific assignment,
conducting a customized search tailored to fully meet all the requirements
of the client.
use a retained executive search firm?
take the time to truly understand our clients, their company, and their
culture. We use extensive research methods to identify the industryís
highest performers and find the top talent thatís not necessarily looking
to be found. We personally screen and interview the candidates prior to
presenting them to our clients.
do we get our research?
research library contains a variety of books, directories, and other periodicals.
We also have memberships to national and worldwide associations and utilize
electronic resources such as the internet and CD-ROMS.
is the search process?
the initial meeting with the client, recruiter and researcher draw up
the specifications for the position. A list containing the applicable
"source" companies within the specified industry is then created.
Research reviews industry and company information to identify ideal
candidates for a specific position. The recruiting associate contacts
targeted individuals with information about the opportunity. Candidates
are then heavily screened to determine if they are appropriate to recommend
to the client for an interview. Only when the most qualified candidate
is secured and the client is satisfied, is the search completed.
do we screen our candidates?
initial screening is based upon the parameters originally defined with
our client. Time is spent on the phone getting to know the individual
and learning more about past accomplishments. If he/she meets all the
specifications and displays the desired human qualities we then interview
the candidate. Once we interview the individual we can then make a determination
as to whether or not the candidate should be presented to the client for
the interview process.