Recruitability in a Retained Search

The Seriousness of Recruitability in a Retained Search

• The client exclusively retained Summit Talent Group (STG) to conduct a national executive search for talent.
• STG develops a candidate slate to present to the client.
• STG guarantees the client that the selected candidate will be gainfully employed, for a specified
period of time.
• STG respects the time and energy put forth by both the candidate and the client throughout the


  • Capacity:
    • Dedicate the time to the interview process (preparation, travel, time off from work)
    • Ability to proceed to the final stage of the interview process, without interruption
    • Understand all the implications and changes inherent in accepting the new position,
      without contingencies
  • Discovery:
    • Motivation/ Am I really considering a job change?
    • Job changes
    • Career trajectory
    • Sustainable accomplishments, outcomes and supporting metrics
    • Expertise and core competencies, aligned with client job requirements
    • Education and certifications
    • Revision of resume and other documents into STG Best Practice Guidelines© format
  • Transparency:
    • What is happening (self-reflection) in the personal and professional life of a candidate?
    • What are the impediments (competing factors) to moving forward with the new executive role being presented?
    • Dialogue to mutually surface candidate contingencies, roadblocks and/or barriers:
      • Relocation and family dynamics
      • Current and future workplace compensation commitments, vesting, benefits
        and payment timing
      • Counter-offer; positioning with current employer
      • Succession plan; internal promotion; interim assignment or expansion of duties
      • External interviews and active networking
      • Reorganization; job elimination (severance)
      • Previous executive search firm experiences
      • Post-employment restrictions (non-compete/non-solicitation, resignation
      • Background and reference checks

About Summit Talent Group LLC: A boutique executive search and interim leadership placement firm with a national healthcare practice.

Contact: 5850 Waterloo Road, Ste. 140, Columbia, MD, 21045

Phone: 443-325-7300

Proprietary Oct 2019