CLIENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH WHY RETAINED SEARCH?
Many a times a client is in two minds on whether he should partner a retained search firm or a firm with a contingent business model.
Contingent search puts into question many of the professional tenets that are core to the practice of executive search such as confidentiality, exclusivity and professionalism. Retained search guarantees unwavering commitment and mutual trust which is critical for leadership searches. A retained search firm allocates dedicated resources to every search which help in a professional scan of the market and adherence to timelines.
Moreover once a client has exclusively partnered with a retained search firm he is not tempted to hire multiple firms for the same search which otherwise create confusion in the market and affect the brand.