Retained Executive Search and Recruiting – A Strategic Partnership
Recruiting may be the most important task management undertakes and hiring the wrong person can be a disaster. A bad hire sets back the organization’s forward momentum and sends a negative message to the staff, clients and competitors. The cost of replacing and retraining a top-level executive is estimated at a minimum of 1½ to 2 times the annual salary of the executive.
Today’s pursuit for talent is more competitive than ever, led by a growing skills shortage, advancing technologies, generational shifts and evolving dynamics around the nature of work. Companies are not devoid of cash to invest in new products and services; they are devoid of the people to lead these initiatives.
A retained, exclusive executive search is a strategic partnership with our client — the hiring manager, human resources, and other key leaders — the “search committee.” We meet with our clients to understand the search requirements, the corporate culture and what makes their organization unique. We then recruit for who the candidate is, not simply what title they hold.