Retained Search

PROMETHEUS CONSULTING believes that retained search is an exceptional tool , especially when attempting to find top-quality talent with industry expertise.
Retained search saves companies both time and money when trying to locate senior-level candidates to hire. Retained executive search represents a clear commitment from both sides and sends a strong message that the hiring company highly values the opportunity.

When time, complexity and confidentiality are critical, retained search firms are a sound option, and clients and candidates alike trust Prometheus Consulting.
Retained search is particularly appropriate when the need is urgent, the hire will have a significant impact on company performance, or new opportunities emerge that must be quickly addressed. We understand and thrive in that environment. We only present retained search opportunities that truly fit with the needs and the goals of both the candidates and the hiring company. As such, we consistently provide the best in speed, quality and successful performance outcomes.


Advantages Of Retained Search

High Stakes

When filling senior-level positions, obviously it is critical not to make hiring mistakes. The risks are simply too high and the results could be detrimental. By taking advantage of our retained search service, you eliminate a lot of the risk involved during the hiring process. As opposed to contingent placement service or in-house recruitment, we offer meticulous research, extensive talent banks, and thorough investigations of candidates. Instead of working on many projects at a time, our recruiters work on only a handful of projects, giving your placement the proper attention it deserves. In addition, our work is guaranteed

Wider Reach

PROMETHEUS CONSULTING has a wider reach of potential employees than other resources. Why? Not only do we have a continuously growing database of networking contacts, but we also have access beyond people who are actively looking for jobs – what they call “passive” candidates. When trying to fill a placement without us, you typically have access to candidates who are currently looking to leave their job or who are unemployed – basically only people who come to you. However, our retained search extends to currently employed candidates as well, ensuring that you hire the best possible employee, not just the best of who is available.


In the skill based industry, companies are often looking for very specific talent in extremely narrow fields. Searching for a senior-level employee with a rare aesthetics and business understanding, for example, would take a lot of time and energy. It often can’t be done without the expert help and industry knowledge that our retained search headhunters provide. Additionally, recruiting is a learned art. The people who work for PROMETHEUS CONSULTING do this for a living, and therefore, their experience surpasses what others can do. Our headhunters have excellent researching skills and people skills, making it easier for them to determine whether a person is qualified and if they fit into your company’s culture..


PROMETHEUS CONSULTING deal with all of the communications between a company and a candidate. We are experts at handling delicate situations and negotiations, which is an essential skill when speaking with senior-level candidates. The relationship we create and nurture between the three parties is extremely important when developing trust and navigating through any difficulties or complications. Our ability to read a situation and gauge how to move forward accelerates the process and ensures a better chance at finding the perfect candidate for your team.


Filling high-level positions takes a lot of time, and time is money. PROMETHEUS CONSULTING produce better results, offsetting the cost and guaranteeing that you get more for your investment. Turnover cost has been estimated as high as 150% of the position’s annual salary, which is a lot of money for a senior-level role. So the longer the position goes unfilled, the more money is lost. In the long run, our executive search will complete the search more quickly than others and provide more highly qualified candidates, at a lower price


Searching for mid- to senior-level candidates is time consuming. By giving this responsibility to current employees or HR departments, you are taking time away from their daily workload, often only to produce lesser results than us. We already have a ton of resources and a talent bank of excellent potential employees at hand. Filling this job position will be our sole task, ensuring that all of our energy and enthusiasm can be directed towards your project. Our search tactics and knowledge also allows us to be more efficient. By allowing us to take care of the hiring process, it saves you the time you would spend searching for and interviewing only mediocre candidates.