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Executive Recruiting Research Fees
Intellerati understands that executive search research buyers want recruiting research pricing information when they shop for services. We believe in providing you with essential candidate sourcing prices up front and to share our thinking on executive search research pricing in general.
- Contingency charges 25% of first-year base salary for a placement.
- Retained charges retainers of 30-33% of total cash compensation, regardless as to whether a hire is made.
- Research charges for by the name, by the hour, or by the project.
Recruiting research, also referred to as unbundled search, is the only model that gives you the opportunity to save. To learn more, check out Executive Search Prices: What Does Executive Search Cost?
Pricing You Can Trust
Intellerati believes in giving you recruitment research pricing you can trust.
(That’s what we’d want if we were shopping for candidate sourcing services.)
For that reason, we charge by the engagement. We charge a flat fee based on the amount of work that we do.
Opportunity to Save
Intellerati’s recruitment research pricing gives you the opportunity to save. Traditional search firms charge a percentage of the candidate’s first-year salary or total cash compensation. You don’t pay less if the search firm does less work. Our flexible pay-as-you-go retainer ensures that you only pay for the amount of recruiting research work you need: no more, no less.
We Give You More
We hand over all the candidate research, something traditional search firms never do. You can use it to make hires at no additional cost. We don’t claim “ownership” of candidates for placement fees. Our candidate sourcing research comes with no strings attached or additional fees. The candidate research is yours to keep.
Why We Do Not Charge by the Name
Intellerati does not charge by the name. Charging by the name sets up a conflict-of-interest. It provides a powerful financial incentive for a recruitment research firm to sacrifice quality for quantity. The resulting research frequently is haphazard, unfocused, and a waste of your time.
Of course, we can do volume, if that’s what you need. We regularly conduct massive global talent mapping, succession planning, and candidate sourcing initiatives. But it is essential to think about how you want to pay for that work and to consider the implications of different pricing models. You can judge a research firm by its pricing.
Intellerati charges by the engagement, based on the amount of work that we do. Our pricing speaks to the quality and value of our work.
Why We Do Not Charge By The Hour
We do not charge by the hour because you shouldn’t have to worry that the meter is running. Charging by the hour often sets up nickel-and-dime billing and we’d rather not go there. You deserve to know what an engagement costs at the outset.
Besides, we regularly clock serious hours to exceed client expectations. That’s how we roll. We enjoy going the extra mile. We don’t want to hold back going the extra mile because extra hours and overtime would cost you more. So we eliminate that problem by eliminating hourly billing.
Another reason we do not charge by the hour is to avoid apples-to-oranges comparisons. We are not a recruiting research firm that competes on price. Never will be. We compete on value.