The exclusive model

Retained Search


A Retained Search is a recruiting model where our client hires us as their exclusive recruiting agency to find candidates for a specific vacancy. Our client pays us a fee up front, a fee when we submit the first candidate, and a fee when the position is filled. We agree to keep searching until we find a suitable candidate.


Retained Search – the high-level recruitment search

Retained recruitment searches are often used for high-level, specialized, or hard-to-fill positions. In the Retained Search Recruiting Model, we at RadixNetwork work very closely with the HR department, senior management, and even the board of directors of the respective company. This close collaboration aims to precisely define the profile, experience, and characteristics required to fill the open position. Unlike the contingency search model, the retained model has a guaranteed result. In the retained search model, the search for a suitable executive does not end until the position has been filled.

There are many benefits to using a retained search recruiting model, including having a dedicated team of professional recruiters working to find the best possible candidate for your open position.



RadixNetwork Schweiz GmbH is a boutique recruitment agency based in Switzerland, operating in Europe, China, and the US.

We are active in the areas of IT, SAP, Automotive, E-Mobility & Executive Search Recruiting, and HR / Management Consulting, with a particular focus on strategy, process, reorganization, and HR consulting.

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