Our retained recruiting services are ideal when you’re hiring for C-Level leaders and other complex and challenging roles. A retained search model gives you the confidence that your recruiter will spare no expense in locating the best talent on the market.
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.
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.
If you have a strong internal candidate and would like to measure them against quality external candidates, a retained search is your best option. You’ll benefit from deep market research and in-depth talent profiles to measure your own candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.
Retained search is ideal if you’re planning a termination or other transition. You can get a head-start on recruiting and reduce the time the position is open.
Under extremely challenging or unusual circumstances retained search offers security and confidence that we will achieve a successful outcome. Challenges for companies might include scarcity of qualified candidates, public relations issues, or complex roles requiring atypical skill sets. In these situations, retained search guarantees the resources necessary to find the right candidate in a reasonable time.