Retained Search

We typically recommend the retained search model when you need to fill highly specialized, confidential, or leadership level roles, typically Director to C-Suite.  In this higher-touch service, we work in-unison with our clients on an exclusive basis for the duration of the search.

You can think of Laine as an extension of your own team.  Together, we will customize a specific strategy using our tailored approach.

Our searches focus on passive talent — those candidates that are not actively looking for a new role.  For that reason, a comprehensive retained search should take 90-120 days to complete.  Throughout this process, we will work as a team to identify key milestones to keep us on target.

Benefits of Retained Search

  • Single point-of-contact Project Lead who will be ingrained throughout the process.
  • Candidate Exclusivity – Candidates submitted to your firm will not be sent to any other clients while in process.
  • Project Lead with two decades of experience building strong relationships with executive-level candidates.
  • A more regimented approach, including regular check-in meetings to ensure mutual accountability, as well as setting up key milestone objectives as a team.
  • A more tailored, intensive search and selection strategy will be developed and employed which can include things like candidate assessment tools, background/transcript/certification checks, and 3rd party expert assessments.

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