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Profile offers bespoke Retained Executive Search services to help clients meet their unique talent needs in Asia.

Retained Executive Search

As Asia’s leading independent search & selection firm, we provide bespoke executive search solutions that deliver senior leaders who can drive your organisation forward. We work in partnership with you to understand your strategic goals, the technical requirements of the role, and the particular qualities needed to ensure cultural fit. We are proud of our in-house research capability and invest heavily in it; 25% of our staff work within this function and we never outsource this significant part of the process.

Retained Executive Search is a thorough research-driven solution utilising not only our consultants’ networks, but also the full in-house research capability of our firm, in order to find the best possible shortlist of candidates for you. Throughout the process we offer market and competitor intelligence, as well as comprehensive feedback on target companies and shortlisted candidates.  ​​What are the deliverables? 

Choosing this approach delivers a comprehensive search report, which will include the following components: market mapping document with thoroughly researched information around target companies and your competitor landscape; market feedback delivered in a comprehensive and honest written form reflecting how the market views your firm and this opportunity; compensation benchmarking and in-depth compensation information for those candidates presented and market peers; candidate reports including bios, resumes and detailed comment on suitability; and professional assessment reports as and when requested by the client.  

When to use this approach? 

This approach is generally used for three main reasons. First, it is more common when the hires are senior or strategic with a larger impact on the overall business; second, when the client wishes to have a thorough sweep through the competitor landscape and sees value in a targeted, methodical approach to forming a clear picture of potential available talent; and third, when the hire is extremely confidential or sensitive and the client wishes to have full control of the narrative within the broader market place.  

Why choose Search? 

By using the Retained Executive Search methodology, the client is hiring with a wider range of in-depth information, and thus a greater level of certainty that they are making a senior or strategic hire with the right skill set. A secondary benefit is the level of market intelligence gained by the production of the market mapping report and the candidate feedback report, which provide both hard data on competitor structures as well as honest market comment on the perception of your business within peer groups.

Practice Areas

We use our longstanding network in Asia to provide you with specialist expertise at both the sector and functional level. 

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