12 Differences between a retained search and an agency approach
|1||Retainer fee payable upfront, plus completion fee.
Guide 30% (retainer c. third of the fee).
|1||Success only. No win, no fee.
Guide 20-20% of salary.
All candidates channelled via the headhunter.
A committed approach.
Absolute focus on quality hires.
HR/Internal Recruitment functions, careers
page, adverts, multiple agencies and direct
applications. No commitment nor loyalty on either side.
|3||Senior hires and ones of a high impact nature.||3||Individual contributors and first-line manager hires|
|4||Availability of quality candidates is scarce.||4||Vacancies for which there is broad availability of
|5||Candidates found to order.||5||Candidates found from file and adverts.|
|6||A robust, structured approach.||6||Ad-doc/casual approach.|
|7||Added value/additional insight… high||7||No or low insight… no or low added value|
|8||Candidate type: passive and head down types,
|8||Candidate type: active job seekers,
predominantly unemployed or under notice!
|9||Timescales (CVs within 3-4 weeks)||9||Timescales (CVs within a week)|
|10||Distraction and time invested on your part, minimal.||10||Distraction and time invested on your part, high.|
|11||Candidate quality… high||11||Candidate quality lucky dip. Screening minimal.|
|12||High-quality outcomes.||12||Variable outcomes.|
We don’t provide agency type with no win, no fee services agency based recruitment services however we do offer
Multi-hire projects and long-term partnerships bring you the benefits of headhunting when you are hiring several people into key roles simultaneously or indeed on an ongoing basis if you’ve got a scale-up agenda.