The Clockwork Network has the best retained executive search firms, vetted and ready to start.
Choosing the wrong search firm to make your executive hire can be a costly mistake. Lost search fees are only the tip of the iceberg. Choosing a firm that doesn't operate your industry or doesn't have experience hiring the role you need will take longer and represents a lost opportunity for your company.
The Clockwork Network has hundreds of the top retained executive search firms. We verify their area of specialization to ensure they have experience doing the work you need. Get started today to find the best search firm for your hire. There is no cost and no obligation.
CWN provides a free service to assist companies in identifying, evaluating, and selecting recruiters for their retained executive search needs.
Using a vast trove of data and industry-leading analytics, we identify recruiters with the most relevant experience for a company’s search needs. We also confirm each recruiter’s interest and availability before presenting them as a potential best fit. We typically identify and suggest between 3 and 5 recruiters to a company for their search.
CWN also assists companies with the recruiter interview and selection process based on our recruiter evaluation criteria and pitch review process.
We look at our proprietary data analysis engine that compares performance information across over 40,000 projects and hundreds of search firms to find recruiters that have demonstrated a proven track record in quickly placing quality candidates for retained searches.
We focus on identifying recruiters that perform above the industry averages in completing their projects with a successful placement and faster than the industry average.
If you would like to learn more about our industry-leading analysis and metrics, check out our industry reports here.
Once we identify the top performing recruiters for your specific search needs, we verify their search experience and contact them directly to confirm they are available for your search and interested in taking on a new client.
We present between 3 and 5 recruiters to your company and explain the pitch and evaluation process to assist and advise on selecting the best recruiter for your needs.
In the evaluation, we focus on comparing the quantifiable skills and abilities of each recruiter while also capturing the company’s impressions and feelings about the fit of the recruiter with their team. Once each recruiter has been reviewed, we help your company decide on the best recruiter for the search.
In order for the Network to work, we need to refer to firms that have demonstrated an above average placement rate and time it takes to finish a search on projects relevant to your needs. That number is determined as a percentage of the total number of projects across all of the CW Network that match your specific search project criteria.
We currently do not recommend contingency firms. We only recommend firms in the CW Network that perform retained search.
The Outperformers is the Clockwork Network blog and is a fantastic resource for helping you fill your key hires. Topics include:
This industry report provides a common understanding of what great executive search looks like based on real data. You'll learn: