Retained search is a proactive approach in which we actively seek out passive talents using various approaches and channels such as cold calling, in-depth engagement with the industry best talents, and effectively pitching right meaningful info to entice these talents.
Retainer services are recommended for mid senior positions, or assignments that require dedicated engagements with individual talent. It is also used for niche and complex roles. And for highly confidential searches, it is a more effective approach.
For retained/semi-retained assignments, a search consultant will devote their time and resources in understanding their client’s industry and needs. The quality of engagement is key in shortlisting the final 3 to 5 best candidates from the entire industry sector. The exhaustive research process on the industry and competitors is rigorous in order to achieve the desired outcome.
We deploy competency-based interviewing practices which best matches the culture and needs of the client. Numerous engagements with candidates via video conferencing or face-to-face whenever possible are standard operational procedures. A comprehensive assessment report is part of the deliverable with weekly updates on market landscape and availability of talents.
There is a close working relationship with clients to close up on gaps and align on directions based on the intelligence gathered during the search in real time (3 to 4 weeks). You will receive a full brief on the search process, competitors, market intelligence and the talent pool.