Full Executive Search

Full Executive Search

A full executive search approach is unquestionably the best way of making high quality senior-level appointments. When doing a full search, we pride ourselves on gaining an in-depth understanding of the role and your organisation. Our thorough grasp of the brief allows us to be compelling advocates on your behalf to potential candidates, securing their interest and excitement in the face of many competing opportunities. You also benefit from our experience of running rigorous and robust processes, and our insights in terms of candidate assessment.


A full executive search typically consists of the following stages:  

  • we take an in-depth briefing from you in person, seeking to understand as much about your business and the role as possible;
  • we conduct an extensive headhunt, making use of both our existing networks and creative research;
  • we interview a longlist of suitably qualified candidates on your behalf and make recommendations as to who should be shortlisted;
  • we help you to organise all the logistics of your own face-to-face interviews;
  • we assist you with taking up references and conducting any final salary negotiations with your preferred candidate.


Our fees for a full executive process are usually based on 28% of the role’s anticipated gross salary. However the exact figure is usually open to negotiation. Crucially, we believe in agreeing our fees up-front. This gives you complete clarity about the costs involved. It also means that we can act with your best interests at heart during any salary negotiations with your preferred candidate.


A full executive search process typically takes between 8–12 weeks from commencement through to final appointment; however this can usually be shortened if necessary, and we are always happy to agree timescales up-front. Where a client is recruiting for more than one role, there can sometimes be efficiencies and economies of scale. We are very comfortable running multiple appointments at the same time.  

If you’re interested in learning more then please click on the image below to open a short booklet about this approach, or call us for an informal conversation.

Full Executive Search Brochure


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