Retained Search

Your career advantage in a retained search firm

As one of North America’s premier retained search firms, Lucas Group has helped negotiate advancing career moves for many of the nation’s prominent business executives. 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 Lucas Group.

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.

Our retained search experts guide critically important hires

A critical difference with Lucas Group is that the retained search recruiter engaged in the beginning of a search will be the associate who sees it through to your successful end. You can feel confident that the recruiter you work with understands the full story of the opportunity and will present you, your qualifications, and your experiences in the most precise and best light.

We buck the practice of many other retained search firms who fly in one team for the proposal presentation and then turn the actual search over to a different group. The result of our singular dedication is an extremely high success rate for retained executive search. And isn’t that what you’re after—career results?

We listen – truly listen. We assess. And then we deliver.

Our retained search recruiters are true business and career partners with the executives they represent. We work closely with our candidates to understand your career objectives and what you are seeking in your next role. We also listen to all of the dynamics involved in the retained recruiting process, ensuring that everyone—from the hiring company’s top executives to the head of HR—are on the same page. By clarifying expectations and minimizing misunderstandings at the outset, we ensure that you move efficiently and successfully through the retained recruiting process.

Focused, dedicated service that drives exceptional results

Business intelligence is a critical component of successful retained searches. To ensure that we connect the candidates and companies who truly match each other’s needs, our retained search experts invest up front in comprehensive research. We carefully assess the position and how your experiences and skills fit with those elements. Our comprehensive research also evaluates the strategic, financial, political, cultural and operational aspects of the company. We understand the process. We understand the industry. We proceed in a highly efficient and consultative fashion to find the perfect match between your career goals and companies seeking your skills. We understand what it takes to deliver knowledgeable results that will exceed your expectations.

Learn more about how Lucas Group can guide you in your job search efforts.