(A hybrid of our Retained Search and Contingency Search methods). The majority of our clients prefer this method. This level of search is for important positions, when you need our attention to get the best possible candidate as quickly as possible. By partially funding the search up-front, we’ll place more focus on the search.
Priority Search is a highly effective way to fill multiple opening or higher-level search assignments. Similar to all our search methods, we obtain a high level of information from our client company as to the company, position and profile of the ideal candidate. With Priority Search, we can also develop a “white paper” which is an effective means of presenting your opportunity to recruits.
Candidates are usually identified on these special assignments via direct recruiting activities, but at times, can also be found in our existing database or with the assistance of one or more of our associates. We screen, interview, select the best candidates for your consideration, reference check them and manage the negotiation process to placement.
On Priority Searches, we charge a retainer to begin the search. This is invoiced at the start of the project. The retainer on deposit is deducted from our Priority Search fee, which is computed as a percentage of the candidate’s total realistic first year’s earnings (including salary, bonus, commission and other cash compensation). Priority Search carries with it a performance-based guarantee. If we don’t produce at least two qualified candidates on the search, within the time specified on our contract, we’ll return the full amount of the retainer. We are reimbursed for any pre-approved travel expenses. If the candidate selected should leave within two months of commencing employment, we will continue the search, charging only expenses.