When importance, complexity, and confidentiality are critical, retained search is a smart choice. It is particularly appropriate for executive, hard-to-fill, and urgent positions, where only a dedicated partner can provide the necessary expertise, resources, and commitment. Retained search also allows for one voice to share your message and shows that your company highly values the opportunity, resulting in a larger and stronger pool of passive candidates. Phase 3 Clinical Staffing has extensive experience in conducting retained searches and utilizes the following process with its clients.
Client/Position Discovery– Conduct in-depth analysis of client to determine culture, values, and overall mission. Discuss responsibilities, objectives, and challenges of position and preferred attributes, skills, and experience for prospective candidates.
Formulation of Position Description– Formal job description along with client information, including value proposition, recent highlights, upcoming milestones, culture, environment, financials, etc.
Sourcing and Recruitment– Phase 3 Clinical Staffing uses advanced and creative sourcing techniques that blanket the entire landscape of active and passive candidates. As this is a retained search, our efforts will be continuous and exhaustive until the completion of the search.
Candidate Assessment and Vetting– Interview and vet candidates to determine capabilities, accomplishments, motivations, interpersonal skills, compensation, and commitment to making a career change.
Candidate Presentation– Present short list of highly vetted candidates for review.
Search Updates– Phase 3 Clinical Staffing will provide frequent updates and counsel on progress of search. This will include information about market intelligence, target companies, and communication with prospective candidates.
Schedule Interviews– Assist in facilitating interview process, conduct post-interview followup, and gather written references.
Negotiate Offer and Facilitate Transition– Phase 3 Clinical Staffing will negotiate acceptable compensation package, address and protect against counter-offers, and assist in on-boarding process for hired candidate.
We have recently completed retained searches for clients including the following:
- SVP, Clinical Development (MD)
- Senior Director, Clinical Operations
- VP, Medical Affairs
- Senior Medical Director
- Senior Director, Biometrics