Retained Search

An unrivalled reputation

Across all our practice groups and international locations, our consultants have established an unrivalled reputation for delivery in retained search assignments.

Our clients trust us with search mandates that are crucial to realising their commercial and strategic goals – as a result, they have come to expect tightly-focused shortlists of the highest quality every time.

Collaborative, consultative, proactive

We deliver on those expectations, by offering a collaborative and consultative recruitment service designed not to simply identify appropriate candidates, but to proactively deliver the right candidates.

Everything starts with a dedicated, named consultant and meetings to discuss the strategy behind each partner hire – to understand short- and long-term goals for the business, the team, and the role. That insight enables us to advise on the tailored approach best suited to identifying and securing the best candidate, team or business.

Strategic search

Experience has taught us that the most effective way of ensuring a successful outcome is most often through a combination of targeted, confidential networking and strategic search.

Here, geography is no barrier. With a 20+ year track record of making the right connections globally, we excel in delivering local, regional, and global searches – and ensuring our clients always secure the best talent no matter where they are based.

Retained search: Tangible benefits

The benefits of working with us on a retained basis include:

  • Exclusive, dedicated access to market-leading consultants and in-house research teams – your assignment will be their priority above all else.
  • A detailed research report (market map) drawn up by our search team - to identify every opportunity to move for partners currently working for relevant competitors.
  • Due diligence on all short-listed candidates – looking at skills and experience, but also strategic and motivational fit, to narrow the focus onto the very best long-term hires.
  • A transparent, milestone-driven approach - each stage of the process is assigned agreed outcomes and timescales.