Contingent Search Recruiting

Under our Contingent Model, you only pay a fee if you hire a candidate that Purple Tree presents to you. Contingency searches are non-exclusive and do not include many of the services provided under a Retained Search agreement. You’ll still benefit from our deep candidate research and will be presented with detailed dossiers on highly-qualified available talent.

We begin with intensive research into your company to understand your goals and the challenges you face. Next, we develop a strategy to attract candidates who will find long-term fulfillment as a member of your team. We will interview all key stakeholders to understand their concerns and expectations then we’ll work with your HR department to ensure efficiency and cooperation throughout the process. If requested, we visit your facilities and interview executives in-person.

Purple Tree will construct a detailed and comprehensive recruiting plan including target companies, keywords, and search string strategies. You’ll also receive detailed weekly reports on the highly-skilled candidates we’ve contacted.

Benefits of Contingent Search

– Low-risk
– Non-exclusive
– Weekly reporting and market intelligence

Contingent Search Fee Structure

– Contingent search fees are based on a percentage of the candidate’s base salary and paid 30 days after onboarding

When to use a contingent search model:

Your search has low competition

If you have a large candidate pool, your search requirements are broad, or there is low competition for candidates, a contingent search might fit your needs.

You’re okay with active candidates

If you’re searching for candidates who are currently unemployed, entry-level, or otherwise in low-demand, contingent searches will generally yield satisfactory results.

You’re working with multiple recruiters

If you’d like to work with multiple search firms, a contingent search is for you. There are significant disadvantages to working with multiple firms, however. Your resources might be better spent on a retained search model. When working with more than one recruiting firm most of your candidates will come from existing databases with very little additional recruiting efforts conducted.

You need a low-risk hiring solution

Contingency searches are ideal for clients who don’t have the resources to engage a retained search and are comfortable with more modest support.

Other Search Models

Retained Search

Retained search is recommended when filling director positions and above. Many senior leaders will only work with retained search recruiters as it demonstrates the importance a company places on the position.
– Our most comprehensive service
– Better & more responsive candidates
– Includes interview & negotiating support

Container Search

A Container Search is the best of Retained and Contingent search combined. You’ll receive unparalleled service under a shared-risk model. The client pays an engagement fee upfront and Purple Tree guarantees three exceptional candidates to choose from. If we fail to deliver, your engagement fee is returned.
– Shared-risk model
– 3 candidates guaranteed
– Comprehensive service and interview support

Temporary Staffing

We provide temporary staffing across a variety of industry verticals including supply chain, administration, accounting & finance, engineering, and operations. Our temporary staffing services reduce the time and expense of hiring for short-term projects, seasonal workloads and in circumstances that require speed and flexibility.
-Complete workforce solutions
– We handle payroll and paperwork
-Hourly employees without the hassle

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