Private Executive Search
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  Private Executive Search

Private Executive Search
Search the Way It Was Intended


 
Alan Darling Consulting

Typical Retained
Search
Firm
Success Rate

94%

77%*

Presearch Survey & Report:
"The Job and Its Environment"

Always

Brief and
no written
report

Research Calls By

Always by a Principal

Junior Staffers

Candidate Interviews By

Always by a Principal

Often by Junior Staffers

Search Constrained By Prior Work
(due to previous clients being off-limits) 

Rare

Frequent

Candidates Contacted Per Search

200 or more

25 to 100

Reference Checking

Before presentation to client

After presentation to client

Candidates Presented

As a group, to allow for comparison

One at a time, "shoot
until you score"

Searches Per Year, Each Consultant

6-8

21**

Fee Structure

33-1/3% ***
(research included)

33-1/3% plus significant
research & administrative charges

* Source: International Association of Corporate & Professional Recruitment

** Source: Executive Recruiter News

***Note:  We have a different fee schedule for Physician Search Assignments.  Contact us for the details.


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