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Retained and Contingency Executive Search: The Key Differences

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The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) represents retained executive search consulting firms worldwide. It establishes professional and ethical standards for its members and provides information to the media and public on the field of executive search. The AESC is often asked about the differences between retained executive search consulting and contingency recruiting.

The answer: the way the fee is paid has a great deal to do with how the work is carried out and what kind of results can be expected. Take a look at the following guide to help you understand how these differences affect you as a client or candidate:

RETAINED AND CONTIGENCY EXECUTIVE SEARCH: THE KEY DIFFERENCES

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About The Association of Executive Search Consultants

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search industry. The AESC's mission is to promote the highest professional standards in retained executive search consulting, broaden public understanding of the search process, and serve as an advocate for the interests of its member firms. For more information, or to view the AESC Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines, visit www.aesc.org.

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