Retained Search

Retained Search 2018-08-06T12:55:04+00:00

When you have a business-critical hire to make, you can’t leave anything to chance. Briefing numerous agencies often seems like a good solution, but it usually isn’t. You need a carefully targeted, strategic and well managed solution to find the right person with the right skills and attributes, whilst protecting your firm’s reputation and confidentiality.

Retained search is effective in a skill-short world when recruiting at operational or main board-level or, for specific skillsets and attributes essential to your business’ plans. We will work with you to make a recruitment plan, agree a realistic interview and hiring timetable and execute it.

Our fee structure for retained work is flexible and budget friendly. We do not ask for the traditional ‘one third, one third, one third’ fee structure of most search firms. We agree a ‘mobilisation fee’, with the balance of the fee only payable after a successful hire has been made. We understand your firm and North Star have a financial and reputational stake in the success of our work together.

North Star has a 100% completion rate for retained work – a record we are proud of. Similarly, we have not had a deal fall out of bed since 2001. We ensure our clients hire the right people for the job at hand; first time, every time.

When you have a business-critical hire to make, you can’t leave anything to chance. Briefing numerous agencies often seems like a good solution, but it usually isn’t. You need a carefully targeted, strategic and well managed solution to find the right person with the right skills and attributes, whilst protecting your firm’s reputation and confidentiality.

Retained search is effective in a skill-short world when recruiting at operational or main board-level or, for specific skillsets and attributes essential to your business’ plans. We will work with you to make a plan, agree a realistic timetable and execute it.

Our fee structure for retained work is flexible and budget friendly. We do not ask for the traditional ‘one third, one third, one third’ fee structure of most search firms. We agree a ‘mobilisation fee’, with the balance of the fee payable after a successful hire has been made. We understand your firm and North Star have a financial and reputational stake in the success of our work together.

North Star has a 100% completion rate for retained work – a record we are proud of. Similarly, we have not had a deal fall out of bed since 2001. We ensure our clients hire the right people for the job at hand.