The following questions are those we are asked more often than any others…if you have a question or concern that you do not see addressed here; please contact your MSA Representative.
A retained search also sends a clear message to the candidate pool – you are serious about hiring the best individuals for the job and you have retained an industry professional to make it happen.
We also wanted to make it a “win-win” for our Clients. Therefore, we have included a few benefits that most retained search firms do not offer:
• Performance Guarantee: We stand behind our Performance Guarantee with every Retainer we collect. If we do not provide quality candidates that meet or exceed your list of candidate criteria, you are eligible for a 90% retainer refund. As far as we are aware, no other retained firm offers this. We do not accept assignments we are not confident in filling or those in which there is no clear value proposition for prospective candidates. Because of this reason, we are very selective about the firms we represent and the searches we accept.
• Preferred Rate: Retained searches are offered at a savings from standard contingency rates. This can equate to substantial discounts on Placement Fees. The Retainer portion of the fee is paid in advance, prior to the search commencing. The amount of the Retainer is then deducted from the total Placement Fee at the time of hire.
We will start by going over the positions you need filled. We strongly encourage you to draft a Job Description for the position(s) you want to fill. Candidates appreciate this – and so do recruiters. If we feel that the compensation package you are offering is competitive and the list of candidate requirements are reasonable, we will forward our standard Executive Search Agreement for your signature. An invoice representing the Retainer portion of the Fee will be sent separately. Once we receive the signed Agreement and the Retainer, the search will officially get underway
For questions not addressed in this section, please contact your MSA representative or use the “Contact Us” form in the Employer section of our website.