Retained Search

The Human Resource Consortium’s Significantly Higher Value in Executive & Leadership Retained Search

Our clients continue to tell us that our retained search support is far beyond that of any other firm. Our track record? 99% fill and 98% retention rates. 3-7 month cycle time. Diverse slates of on-target candidates. In fact, we do deliver higher value to clients in each and every search…

To earn an exceptional, 25 year track record like ours it takes:

  • Adept Grasp of Organization Strategy, Culture, Structure, Role Design, Performance, Organizational Behavior & Competencies, and Comprehensive Total Rewards Strategies.
  • Active Partnership with Client Search Leaders
  • Integrated, Holistic Approach including Internal & External Processes.
  • Highly Customized, Best Practice Methodology & Tools
  • Cutting-Edge & Out-of-the-Box Resourcefulness in Network Engagement
  • Laser-Targeted & Best Practice Outbound Search Strategies & Candidate Sourcing
  • Meticulous Credentialing with Extensive Interviews, Career Counseling Methodology & Tools, and In-depth Verbatim Reference Checking with Former Direct Managers, Peers, and Direct Reports
  • Astute Judgment and Integrity

Our Standard Retained Search Features

  • Role Consultation & Job Description Development
  • Discovery of Underlying Challenges & Intangibles
  • Stakeholders’ Alignment Facilitation
  • Strategic and Creative, Targeted Talent Sourcing
  • Greater Insight: Intensive and Behavioral Interviews
  • In-depth, Verbatim Reference Results
  • Customized, Best Practice Selection Consultation
  • Onboarding Best Practices & Support
  • Employment Success Check-ins

Additional Options

  • Total Rewards Studies & Strategies
  • Facilitated Rapid Assimilation
  • New Hire Performance Coaching

Our Search Team’s Commitments to You

  • To perform your search exceedingly well.
  • To ensure diverse slates of ‘on target’ candidates.
  • To operate with exceptional integrity and astute judgment.
  • To circumvent gimmicks and technology shortcuts.
  • To be masterful in utilizing extensive human contact and relationship building.
  • To provide clients with exceptional candidates in a shorter amount of time.
  • To qualify candidates and new hires that result in faster and higher performance traction.
  • To never give up on a challenging search we agree to take on.
  • And, to consistently deliver far higher value.
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Experience why clients entrust us to distinguish higher performing executive and leadership talent in less time, at a reasonable cost.

We do much more, so you can:

Focus on Your Organization
Enjoy Additional Life-Work Balance
Sleep Better… We’ve Got Your Search Covered
And, Trust We’ll Partner With You to Hire Right!

Learn About Our Current Retained Searches

“The Human Resource Consortium provided us with a personalized approach and counsel. The result is an amazing CHRO who fits in well with our organization and is helping to change our culture and modernize HR. The search was completed in a timely manner with a diverse slate of well-qualified candidates. Their consultants exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely choose to work with The HRC again.”

CEO, Large Healthcare Nonprofit

Executive & Leadership Retained Search Case Studies

Exceeding Expectations… Complex Healthcare CEO Search

The Board Chair had become familiar with The HRC’s successful work with other nonprofit healthcare organizations with which he was associated. The HRC interviewed with this unique organization’s Board’s Search Committee given his understanding of our highly customized consultation, ‘deep dive’ data gathering, and high value-added support. After interviewing with the Board committee against two…

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Internationally Acclaimed Nonprofit CT Leader Retained Search

The HRC was referred to a New England-based, internationally acclaimed, behavioral nonprofit organization which successfully transforms the lives of the most difficult to support young men and women. They had hired a Director for its first Connecticut site a year ago but it proved to not be a ‘good fit.’ This organization’s success relies on…

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Healthcare Leader Retained Search in Record Time

In 2022, The HRC was engaged to conduct a complex and time-sensitive search for a large nonprofit where they’d struggled to find the right balance of strengths in leadership and deep subject matter expertise for a Senior Director role. We quickly interviewed executive team members and the direct reports to understand the range of existing…

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Rave Reviews – Record Time Chief HR Officer Retained Search

The HR job market has never been this competitive or as fast moving as it is today. Our client presented a complex and time-sensitive requirements list… Chief HR Officer experience, successful transformation of the function within the healthcare and/or education sectors, Master’s degree, executive presence, and a diverse slate of candidates. And, complete the search…

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Critical, Complex, and Time-Sensitive Governmental HR Leader Search

The Superintendent of a 3,000 employee public school system had just been notified of the HR leader’s resignation after a short tenure. The organization was in the early-mid stages of a pivotal and very public transformation. Rapid development of HR capacity was integral to the organizational success and had been interwoven into the Operating Plan.…

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Privately Held, International Manufacturing Chief HR Officer Search

A privately held, international, highly matrixed manufacturing conglomerate set a path for expansive growth and development of a hybrid structure corporate center from a formerly decentralized, holding company structure. They needed to find the right VP, HR and Organization Effectiveness for a successful growth strategy. Due to the prior challenges they had faced, The HRC…

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G100’s Need for Fast Turnaround in Exceptional, High Visibility OD Leader

One of the largest, global insurance companies had completed a recent, sizable merger and was actively looking to implement artificial intelligence (AI) to a much higher degree. They recognized that to effectively integrate the organizations and implement AI, they would need to complete a significant amount of strategizing, organizational redesign, executive coaching, change management, and…

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