Retained Search

A retained search creates a close partnership

Why would a hiring organization choose a retained search which involves paying money upfront, as opposed to a contingency search that requires no payment until the candidate starts? The most common reason is that a closer partnership between the hiring organization and 180 Engineering is necessary for a given position. For example, perhaps the situation calls for an intensive executive search or a confidential executive search. Or maybe the talent acquisition need is quite specialized, requiring the hiring organization and 180 Engineering to work closely together.

Although less than 20% of 180 Engineering’s searches are retained, we approach these scenarios with a heightened level of service and have achieved 100% success by placing exceptional talent with our clients.

180’s Retained Search Solution

  • Guarantees successful results.
  • Facilitates partnership between the hiring organization and 180 Engineering.
  • Minimizes risk for the hiring organization.
  • Delivers successful results for more challenging-to-fill positions.

Retained Search Fee Structure

  • 1/3 billed at the start of the search.
  • 2/3 billed on the candidate’s start date.
  • 120-day guarantee, replace at no cost.