Retained search

Retained search projects are ones which we engage closely with the client providing a “cradle to grave” approach for recruitment.

Johnston Vere specialises in retained search recruitment, conducting the entire process as a partner to our clients.

Retained Search is the most efficient way to secure talent for executive or technology specialist positions, or business critical hires, enabling us to commit the necessary resources and energy to the assignment.

Each retained search is tailored to our clients’ individual requirements and commences with a thorough analysis of the client needs, business and prevailing market factors. We will provide a proposal confirming the profile, fees and the responsibilities of both parties.

An experienced Consultant leads each retained search assignment providing clients with a central point of contact.

Supported by members of the research team, we work as a true partner, providing on-going feedback throughout the search. This approach allows us to invest the required time and resources to successfully complete our search.

Our search process is proactive to identify potential candidates from both the obvious and lateral markets. Candidates go through a multi-stage screening and interview process before they meet our clients to ensure the best fit.

Once our shortlist is presented, we arrange all interviews, offer psychometric profiling and reference checks. We manage the full offer and resignation process to ensure a successful outcome.

  • 1. Agree Brief
  • 2. Focused Search
  • 3. Candidate Screening
  • 4. Shortlist Presentation
  • 5. Client Interviews
  • 6. Offers and Acceptance