Retained Search Recruiting

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.

Benefits of Retained Search

– Comprehensive service
– More responsive candidates
– Ideal for executive placements and complex projects

Retained Search Fee Structure

– 1/3 of fee due on project start
– 1/3 of fee due 60 days from start
– Final payment due 30 days after onboarding

When to use a retained search model:

You are hiring senior leaders

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.

You need to benchmark internal candidates

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.

Your search is confidential

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.

You are filling a complex role

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.

Other Search Models

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

Contingent Search

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 but still include some of the services provided under a Retained Search agreement.
– Low risk
– Non-exclusive
– Includes 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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