Decoupled Search is the premier provider of retained executive search for non board-level leadership positions in North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific and India. We produce great hires with superior candidate reliability for 1/3 the cost of traditional retained executive search.
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Traditional Retained Executive Search Costs Too Much
The goal of every executive search is to facilitate a good business decision. Great hires can result from internal promotion, external hire, or even choosing to maintain the status quo. What has been missing is a cost-effective means to determine the right candidate for a key position.
We developed DecoupledSearch™ as a better alternative to traditional retained executive search.
For a USD10,000 or GBP10,000 (VAT inclusive) Search Fee, we’ll generate the data you need to facilitate an empirically-sound business decision and achieve a great hire.
You pay our Hire Fee only if one of our candidates is selected.
Superior Candidate Reliability
Any competent Executive Recruiter should be able to identify, recruit & start an external candidate...that’s Recruiting 101. The real value derived from an external hire is a function of what the hired candidate produces after they join your company.
We protect enterprise value by only presenting candidates likely to remain with your company long enough to produce a return on your investment, and use our industry-leading 3-Year Candidate Warranty™ to mitigate early candidate failure risk.
Should our candidate leave your payroll for any reason prior to their third anniversary, we’ll conduct a search for their replacement free of charge.
1/3 the Cost of Traditional Retained Executive Search
Our goal is to create the context for a great hire, irrespective of the source of a candidate.
Frequently, you'll have internal candidates or identify external candidates through other search efforts. Unlike our competitors (who are compensated irrespective of the source of a successful candidate), our Hire Fee is earned only if one of our candidates is selected.
Our customers routinely realize Six-Figure Savings over our traditional retained executive search competitors by using DecoupledSearch™ when choosing internal promotion or external hire from another source.
A Search Fee of USD10,000 or GBP10,000 (VAT inclusive) is collected upon start of your search: Our customers are never invoiced installment, progress or additional retainer payments.
Should you select one of our candidates, a Hire Fee equal to 15% of their first-year annual base salary is collected upon their start with your company.
We pay our own out-of-pocket search expenses; typically reducing your total executive search costs by as much as 15-20% and more importantly, eliminating surprises.