“Talent, or more accurately a lack thereof, is the single biggest issue…as the ad world tries to deal with the digital revolution.” – The Wall Street Journal, 3/14/07
Sourcing the best talent has become increasingly more complex as the media/marketing industry has become ever more fragmented. Choosing the right Executive Search consultant to help you navigate through these complex times should be based on multiple criteria including domain expertise, corporate fit and access to the appropriate talent pool.
Several key tenets of retained Executive Search include:
- Partnering with clients to understand key business and strategic issues that inform candidate selection
- Sourcing prospects with the right qualifications NOT currently in the job market
- Conducting Executive Searches on an exclusive basis, with time-lines that meet the clients needs
- Presenting clients with a limited number of pre-screened candidates requiring minimal time in the upfront process of the search
Mercury Group’s retained search structure is designed to allow our clients to take advantage of our expertise. Two partners with the most relevant experience are always allocated to each search to ensure the maximum results and a superior experience for both our client and the candidates.
In order to provide this level of service, Mercury Group terms include a guarantee of exclusivity for the period of the search and an upfront retainer that reserves our partners’ time on the clients’ behalf. Beyond that, we work with all of our clients to develop customized partnerships/terms that address their individual needs.