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Retained Search

Here is what you can expect when working with us.

A retained assignment refers to a specialised recruitment strategy that provides clients with dedicated resources to swiftly fill a vacant position, minimizing any issues arising from the absence in that specific role. Our primary focus is to find the most qualified candidate for the position in question. Generally, retained searches are employed to fill highly important positions or those that require individuals with key managerial responsibilities, ensuring the overall success of the business. Moreover, a permanent retained search serves as an excellent alternative when contingency searches have been unsuccessful in finding suitable candidates for challenging positions. Given the strategic significance of these roles, we prioritise both urgency and confidentiality in executing each search.


High Levels

of Commitment

All of our retained searches will go above and beyond to find you the right candidate. On average, we spend around 5 times the number of man hours to fill your vacancy when compared to our standard contingency search. This allows us to quickly scan the marketplace to locate the most qualified candidates.

High Quality Results

During a retained search, we will have the time to locate only the best potential candidates available in the market. This helps us to guarantee only the most qualified individuals are referred to you, whilst also ensuring that they are the most suitable for the position in question.

Cost Effective Solutions

Whilst many of our clients associate a retained search as more expensive than a contingency search, this is not usually the case. It is important to remember that whilst filling an important position, the longer period of time spent finding a new candidate, the more money will be lost by the business. By completing the search more quickly, you therefore save money that would otherwise have been lost waiting for the position to be filled.

Client Dedication

When working with us, we always put you first. You are our client, which means that we only discuss your vacancy with any potential candidates. We do not discuss any other positions that we may have available. As a result, we can ensure that the candidates focus is solely on your job opportunity, whilst also preventing a potential bidding war with another company.

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