WHY CHOOSE SemiconductorTALENT.com's RETAINED SEARCH SERVICE?
Our Retained Search practice is your best choice
when filling urgent, key, or difficult to fill positions. Seasoned
hiring managers realize that our Retained Search service provides
a greater amount of service, and produces more precise and more
efficient results than any other type of search.
- Our Retained Search service is the ideal tool for
companies who are serious about identifying and hiring the best
possible candidate for a particular role. Our Retained Search
assignments are well planned, multifaceted, very proactive campaigns.
Our approach is surgical, rather than unfocused and shotgun like.
- Our Retained Search service enables our clients
to proactively connect with the best candidates, rather than simply
the available pool of active job seekers.
- The best candidates in any given industry are
very discerning in regards to the employment opportunities that
they choose to consider, and who they permit to represent them.
The fact that our firm is RETAINED for a particular search assignment
goes a long way in establishing credibility with candidates regarding
the seriousness and professionalism of the company that is interested
in employing them.
- Our Retained Search process is thorough, collaborative
and each search model is jointly developed by our firm and our
clients. Precise, ongoing communication between our firm and our
clients ensure that all parties are aligned on exactly what is
needed. Our clients are kept informed of the search progress as
it happens. The recruitment process should be faster, and your
time to hire reduced, sometimes dramatically.
- Our Retained Search process ensures the highest
level of accountability. Our clients receive our firm's utmost
commitment to filling each vacancy. Our clients do not need to
compete with other clients for our recruiting resources as they
do with contingency based searches. We are able to dedicate significant
resources on your search assignment as the risk of the search
process ending unfilled is diminished.
- Our Retained Search service allows our clients
to minimize the number of other agencies that they deal with,
thereby freeing up their valuable time, and eliminating duplication
- We are experts in the field of microelectronics.
We possess extensive market intelligence, and have strong existing
relationships with key individuals the industry.
- Our search scope is North American wide. We work
in all major technology markets.
- We have a strong team with a proven ability to
deliver top talent.
- Our Retained Search service ensures that our clients
represented in the best light to key prospective candidates.
OUR RETAINED SEARCH PROCESS
Our retained search process is well thought out, and very thorough.
It consists of the following ten steps:
Through carefully listening and in-depth discussions
with hiring managers, we clearly define our client’s needs,
the specific qualifications desired, how the position fits into
the organization, key performance challenges, the educational requirements,
the desired length of experience, and when pertinent, the working
relationships and the compensation and benefit program. In addition
we also provide a short description of the culture of the organization.
A “marketing” document is then prepared
containing relevant information and a generic description of the
company. The document is then sent for client approval.
Before making any contacts, we thoroughly research
potential sources for the best candidates, and we develop a networking
strategy to identify candidates who possess the required qualifications
commensurate with the position specification. The Strategy is sent
for client approval.
A thorough multifaceted candidate search is initiated
based on needs analysis, candidate profile, and our research. We
identify potential candidates through our research, and personally
contact each one to confirm their interest, or to secure referrals
to other individuals who possess the qualifications that are required.
We undertake rigorous screening of prospective
candidates to ensure that they possess the qualifications required.
After identification, classification and screening.
We proceed with in-depth interviews of a number of candidates, thoroughly
evaluating the findings, and then narrow the list of prospects.
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES
After thorough screening and interviews, we present
the leading candidates who satisfy the position specifications.
Each candidate will be motivated, fully informed of the position,
and the client organization. In addition to the candidates’
resumes, we provide additional information on the candidates’
current situation and motivation. Our objective is to help our client
complete the interview phase with an in-depth understanding of each
Throughout the process we monitor the results
of the client/candidate discussions, and provide feedback –
as needed and appropriate – to the candidates and the client.
These “temperature readings” are a part of the collaborative
process that helps our client determine the most outstanding candidate.
We secure references and at the request of our
client, undertake thorough reference checking before an offer is
made. As in all phases of the search process, we exercise utmost
care in regard to confidentiality. We talk with executives with
whom the candidate has worked – both peers and individuals
who have been part of his/her team, as well as external professional
We assist in closure of the final candidate by
mediating discussions where required, including compensation negotiations.
As our client’s representative, we always act
in a professional, and courteous manner. We extend equal care and
courtesy to all candidates during our searches. It is vital that
they feel they have been treated fairly and professionally and that
their qualifications have been fully considered.
Throughout the search process, we keep our clients informed of our
RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY INTELLIGENCE
Our research is second to none. We leverage massive amounts of industry
specific, company & employee level intelligence, and our strong
network of contacts in all our searches. Our recruiters use this
information to identify the best prospective candidates, within
relevant target companies, who possess the specific skills and background
that your organization is looking for. We will network with these
individuals, in order to secure their interest, as well as to secure
referrals to other candidates who possess the qualifications that
PROFESSIONAL SEARCH CONSULTANTS
Our Executive Search Consultants are seasoned, professionals with
significant search experience within technology companies. We use
state of the art systems, technology, and processes to facilitate
our searches. Our team is trained to provide you with high quality
service, and candidates who meet your exacting specifications.
Our Retained Search fee structure varies depending on the specifics
of each search. Generally, clients pay a non-refundable engagement
fee to launch our search on an exclusive basis. Additional fees
are paid when mutually agreed up milestones are achieved in the
search process. Typically, these milestones include development
of the search strategy, initiation of the search, initial delivery
of candidates who satisfy the specifications that you have outlined,
and ultimately hiring of a candidate that we have presented. Clients
approve our progress before paying any additional fees. We guarantee
the candidate for the first 90 days of employment.