Contingency, Retained, Staffing
At SkyWater Executive Search, we bring unparalleled skills, experience, network, and industry expertise to every retained search assignment.
A search for top-level executives is best suited for a retained search agreement. As your exclusive search firm, we serve as a trusted strategic partner, helping you build a superior leadership team through identifying core leadership competencies, needs prioritization, continuity planning, and more.
This type of search is most typical with manager and director-level positions. In engaged recruiting, a percentage of the fee is paid when the search starts, but the rest is only paid if our candidate is placed. If you want the middle ground between retained and contingency, an engaged search is the route to go.
A contingent search is most commonly used for mid to senior-level to individual contributor roles. When working with an employer on a contingency basis, we are paid only after the recruiter finds a candidate that the client hires. The fee is typically paid on the first day of employment. The fees are based on the candidates' first-year target compensation.