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Retained Executive Search


Retained Search

Retained Search is the best option for middle management and executive level searches that involve more complexity and when time and confidentiality are critical. Retained search is particularly appropriate when the need is urgent, the hire will have a significant impact on company performance, or new opportunities emerge that must be quickly addressed. Retained search represents a commitment from both sides and sends a strong message to candidates that the company highly values this opportunity. We provide our clients with speed, quality and guaranteed performance outcomes. Our performance-based pricing structure ensures that you get what you pay for…and a whole lot more.

The retained search recruiter you meet at the outset of the relationship is the person who will be your single point of contact throughout the relationship. Our retained search consultants remain with you every step of the way, meeting you at the beginning and following through with you and the successful candidate long after the hire. The result of that singular dedication is an extremely high success rate.

For critically important hires, getting everything right the first time is crucial for success. We listen to all of the dynamics involved in the retained recruiting process, ensuring that everyone in your organization—from the hiring manager to the head of HR—and our organization, are on the same page. Our retained search recruiters are true business partners with your company. By clarifying expectations and minimizing misunderstandings at the outset, we ensure that your organization moves efficiently through the retained recruiting process.

Business intelligence is a critical component of a successful retained searche. To ensure that the candidate you hire will ultimately drive business success for your company, our retained search experts invest up front in comprehensive research. We assess both the position and your corporate strategy. Our comprehensive research evaluates the strategic, financial, political, cultural and operational aspects of the company to ensure we have a firm understanding of the candidate profile necessary to succeed.

We’ll Be There Every Step of the Process

Below you will find a simplified outline of the recruitment cycle. We are aware that no company is the same, that every person unique and that all opportunities differ from each other. Therefore, we also offer tailor-made solutions that meet your specific needs, wishes and demands.

Client Need

This will help us to understand your priorities for a new employee, including the skills and areas of expertise you require

Talent Search

We have an extensive and well-maintained candidate database. All these candidates have been personally interviewed by one of our Partner and are contacted regularly to ensure they are still available for a new role.

Talent Selection

We base our interviews around a set of predetermined criteria that we agree with you before interviewing begins. The references of all our candidates are also thoroughly checked to verify their integrity.


We will present you with a shortlist of appropriate candidates, based on predetermined criteria such as personality traits, experience, skills, and qualifications.

Candidate Interview

During this stage, you have the opportunity to interview the presented candidates in order to assess whether they fit your predetermined profile and company culture.


Following a successful interview, our Partner will assist and lead the negotiations between you and your chosen candidate.

Follow Up

Our service doesn’t end with a successful placement. Your GRC Executive Partner will schedule meetings with you and the candidate to ensure placement success and continuous improvement of our service.