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Retained Search Service

Retained Search Service

Got a “needle-in-a-haystack” role to fill?

A retained search service is perfect for hard-to-fill roles.

Full Money Back Guarantee

Career Medical offers an unconditional financial guarantee. We refund the retainer fee if our client chooses not to interview the candidates presented or decides to withdraw the assignment at the shortlist stage

Contingency Search Service

Contingency Search Service

Stay in charge of the whole recruitment process with a contingency arrangement.


Guarantee: No placement, No fees.

Contingency recruitment is simple. If we do not supply the ‘winning’ candidate, then we don’t get paid.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should companies use recruitment agencies?

1. Access the best

If you use a recruitment agency you’re statistically more likely to access the best job-seekers on the market (both active and passive).  People who are actively looking for new positions are more likely to register with agencies.  In addition, most recruitment agencies will position their vacancy adverts on a range of job boards. They will understand what it takes for that advert to rank highly in a candidate’s job search.  All of this is knowledge that you only get from working in the sector.


2. Specialisation

You need an expert who understands the candidates in your niche and has a database of them to call upon.  In this instance, using a recruitment agency means that only candidates who are fully qualified for the role will be shortlisted for the position. 


3. Time saver

Using a recruitment agency will reduce the time and in-house resources that you need to dedicate to recruitment.  It should also lead to a quicker turnaround on filling the vacancies, which in turn leads to increased efficiency of the organisation.


4. Sector expertise

Recruitment consultants are experts at screening, filtering and profiling candidates in their specialisation.  Plus your in-house team might  be stretched recruiting for a large portfolio of roles in diverse job families. Identifying suitable candidates can take more time in these situations. A recruitment agency can help improve speed to hire.


6. Salary benchmarking

If you’ve got a role and you’re unsure what the correct salary is for the position, the recruitment agency is ideally placed to give you an accurate market rate using salary data and local market knowledge.

How long does it take for a Recruitment Agency to find suitable candidates?

It really depends on the type of role and the skills required. We have successfully placed candidates in contract roles only hours after being advised of a vacancy, but at the other end of the spectrum, it can also take up to 6-8 weeks for more specialised searches to be completed, ie when a person has been offered and accepted the position.

How does the screening process work? How many resumes are sent to the employer?

Typically, we will send you two to four candidates who meet your criteria but this will depend on the brief from you. Rest assured that every candidate we put forward has been through our rigorous screening process, which involves behavioural interviews, skills verification and reference checks.

There are so many different stages in the recruitment process, how much of it do you take on?

At Career Medical Recruitment we follow a scientifically designed Recruitment Model called – HealthCrest.

It is a step by step approach to working on a Job order.

The typical steps involved are:

  1. The job description is prepared in conjunction with the client;
  2. Plans are made on how and where to attract suitable candidates;
  3. Applicants are short-listed;
  4. Candidates are invited for interviews and selection tests;
  5. Successful candidates are submitted to the client;
  6. Candidates are invited for interviews with the client,
  7. References are requested & checked, qualifications and background checks are also completed as required,
  8. The successful candidate is offered the job and signs the contract of employment.
What happens when I am not satisfied with the person you recruit?

We have a proven track record in matching candidates with employers, however should the person placed by us leave your employment within twelve weeks, we will recruit a replacement at no cost to you.

What is a retained search?

A retained search is a professional service whereby a company pays a fee to the executive search firm while it manages the entire recruiting process to fill the open senior level position.

How are fees broken down in a retained search arrangement?
    • 25% of the fee is invoiced by Career Medical on authority to proceed with the assignment.
    • 75% of the fee is invoiced by Career Medical on the candidate’s acceptance of the job offer.
    • Career Medical will refund the retainer fee in full if the client chooses not to interview the candidates presented and decides to withdraw the assignment at the shortlist stage.
Why choose a retained search arrangement?
    • Unconditional financial guarantee to the client. Career Medical is confident of successful closure of retained assignment and thus extends unique offering in the form of a refund of retained fee, protecting our client’s financial interests completely.
    • Client’s assignment is put on highest priority by Career Medical.
    • Client is working with recruitment specialists within a specific industry niche.
    • The sourcing and selection process is scientific and thorough.
Why consider a retained search versus a contingent search?

The retained search firm works in complete partnership with the client to seek out the best group of candidates to be considered. The retained firm has committed to getting the position filled.

In a contingent recruiting relationship, there are times whereby the recruiter may be competing with the client for candidates.

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