Retained executive search firms are essentially headhunters. Many high-powered companies will pay a retainer to one or more executive search services who will then seek out qualified candidates for the job in question. In fact, the number of jobs found by external recruiters jumped to 5.9% in 2013, double its 2012 percent
If you are in charge of dealing with a retained recruiter, it is important that you know the proper ways to behave. In order to assist you to attain the best results when retaining one of these firms, we’ve put together a list of questions you should ask.
- What’s the firm’s search process?
There are two important pieces of information to be on the look out here. How do they qualify the