Retained search firms and contingency placement agencies operate using different recruiting and hiring techniques. It’s important to know these differences before selecting a firm to fill a position for your company.
Retained Search Firm:
Contingent Placement Agency:
While retained search and contingency placement both result in a hire, the quality of the candidate pool and subsequent employment result is superior using retained search. Retained search firms take time to provide a handful of excellent candidates, while contingent search firms work quickly to provide a volume of candidates. There are pros and cons to each technique, allowing your company to choose which solution best fits your needs.
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