There are many people looking for jobs today. Finding the right person for the right kind of job is very important. The person must be committed to the job and be loyal to the company providing the job.
In 2020 CEO’s, business owners and headhunter Thailand managers of all levels will be asking the question “Should I use a contingency recruitment agency or a retained search company for my recruitment needs this year and particularly with the existing uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?”
There are currently a significant number of both types of personnel (facilitators) if you take the time to search the following on the internet:-
To address this question, an understanding is needed of the difference between the two main types of recruiting services.
This type of recruiter ONLY receives payment if a placement is successfully made – typically when the candidate accepts the position. Traditionally this service is used when:
This type of recruiter ALWAYS receives a retainer (up-front-fee) to perform a specific search for a candidate whether a successful candidate is found or not. Generally used when: –
Our guess would be that you would be inundated with over a hundred names of Thai based recruitment firms every time that you perform an internet search.
AT RSM Recruitment Thailand we can offer both of these types of recruitment services in addition to a third business model which we possess the recruiting skills to offer.
We call this third service a “Re-Tingent Recruitment Search”. We understand that as a hiring organisation, especially in light of the various calamities that have occurred in Thailand during the past 20 years with the latest one being COVID-19, that you may not want to risk paying an up-front-fee for a recruitment search with NO GUARANTEE of successfully filling the position that is critical to your business.
In fact many of the retained only search firms use a division of labour business model where the search director (recruiter who met with you to understand your recruitment needs) will delegate the research to support staff and only get involved again to present the shortlist to you.
In contrast, the vast majority of contingency recruiters carry out their own research and screening to fill their client’s roles. This gives them a clearer insight into the market they are focusing on and the caliber of candidates available. This allows them to be more consultative to you and increases their ability to advise you on where flexibility may be needed.
With RSM Recruitment Thailand’s Re-Tingent offering for a slightly higher fee for successful placements but with no retainer you can have the best of both worlds:
When headhunter Thailand hiring for a newly created position or a replacement of a current or recently departed colleague, these are some of the most important investment decisions you can make in business. Weighing up the additional cost of an extra 2% or 3% of the incumbents first year’s annual salary for a no-win-no-fee re-tingent exclusive search really doesn’t seem that much for offsetting the cost to the business of hiring the wrong person or being unable to find the right person for months.
Notwithstanding the above, it is important for CEOs, COOs and HR Directors to evaluate the merits of each of the above approaches when determining which recruitment strategy to follow.