What is Retained Search?
When is a Retained Search
C-Level or High-Level Stakeholders
• Production Site Head
• Head of Sales
• Country Manager
Highly Specialized Searches in Niche Markets
• Medical Doctors into Pharmaceutical Companies
• Searches targeting the direct competitors' executives
Searches Where Market Mapping is Necessary
• Detailed research, analysis, and industry intelligence
• Target list of active and passive candidates
• Bespoke compensation packages
High-Level of Confidentiality is Needed
• Replacement of executive
• Various negative outcomes if search becomes public
Retained Search Process
Kickoff meeting with HR and/or hiring manager. Discuss position specs, updated stakeholder expectations, business plans and all timelines.
Research & market mapping. Apex creates a target long list of companies and Candidates. This becomes our working list with the Client.
Consensus meeting with Client on priority targets, deduction to short list. Additional market insights discussed and assigned at client request.
Apex finalizes Candidate assessment on qualifications, and prepares assessment and CVs to be sent to client.
All necessary rounds of interviews will be held. Client to provide initial feedback within 48 hours of interview unless otherwise agreed upon.
Offer & Reference Check
Offer and reference check. Apex to manage the process.
Offer accepted. Ongoing assistance to Client and Candidate to ensure success moving forward.