Understand your recruiters thought process.Retained search is suitable for Mid Management to Executive positions in which there is a need for definite delivery from your agency.
A retained search allows a recruitment partner to advertise to a greater degree, use varying search technology, spend longer searching, screening and interviewing due to the fact the partner will know they are not only working for you but in partnership. This allows a greater spend on advertising, greater time allocated to the whole search and interview process.
Recruitment on the agency side. Particularly with bigger agencies; there is a tendency to focus on money, not service! Global Retail Recruitment excluded from this however fees are always close to the top of the priority list. Many agencies do not focus on your job as a priority, they focus on where fees can be made the quickest and with the most sizeable fee level.
So when you pay only by the final result (contingency) or you are using multiple agencies your agency will give you a 2nd or 3rd choice candidate because the really good candidates are sent to clients who react quickly and pay more! A retained search overcomes this because there is a guarantee of a full fee if the agency does their job!
You know they will buy into the recruitment process because retained = brand partner
You will have a dedicated consultant/agency working 100% to achieve the desired result
You will receive Market feedback: full report of candidates that are being headhunted, screened, selected by Name, Title, Brand for potential future use.
You will get a result rather than multiple agencies who may or may NOT! focus on your role as a priority.
Current vacancies for international executives in the following functions: Retail Operations, Digital, E-commerce, Buying, Merchandising, VM, Marketing, Real Estate, Supply Chain, Logistics, HR, Finance, Brand, Franchise and more at senior managerial to Country, GM, C Suite
Due to the confidential nature of some vacancies we may not list these on our website so please get in touch.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Neil during the course of my current job search. He is a breath of fresh air in the recruiting world….Neil understands the importance of customer service to both his retained clients and the candidates he contacts on their behalf. Neil provides top notch follow up and helpful insight and has an intimate knowledge of the retail world and the contacts to back it up. I would highly recommend him!”Business Director – USA – Fashion
“Neil is a pleasure to work with. He has excellent communication skills, is always totally supportive and offers valuable guidance. He is an expert in his field, and can be trusted to do the best for his clients and candidates.”COO – Fashion – Russia
“The high level of service Neil delivered was second to none, the detail and information he provided was excellent and he guided the recruitment process on behalf of adidas consistently with consummate professionalism and expertise. I would highly recommend Neil and Global Retail Recruitment.”Marketing Director – lifestyle fashion – Europe
“In these very difficult times many recruiters/agents are guilty of not providing an equal and balanced service to both client and candidate, this is not true of Neil. I have no hesitation in stating that Neil has always operated with the utmost integrity and professionalism, he has always delivered what he promised and has always been accurate, honest and timely in his feedback. I strongly recommend Neil to both potential clients and candidates. One of the best out there.”COO – Fashion -UAE
“Neil Oviatt is an excellent, dedicated and thorough professional who recognised my skill sets and desired next stage of development and matched me with a great company. He has an instinctive feel for what makes a good match for both candidate and recruiter and he endeavours the best results for both parties. Throughout the process, he was very helpful and reliable and was always available for advise. His contribution and support through all stages of the recruiting process has been invaluable thanks to his commendable guidance, understanding and great communication and negotiation skills. I would definitely recommend Neil to anyone and I wish him every success in the future.”Head of Merchandising- Fashion lifestyle – Spain
“Neil Oviatt was the consultant who found me a role working in the Middle East. Neil’s integrity and honesty were first class and his communication was excellent. The whole process was dealt with in a truly professional manner. Neil is the best consultant I have ever worked with”Supply Chain Planning Manager
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the support and coaching towards my recent offer. Your preparation, advice, 24-hour fostering and encouragement helped to build an enjoyable process and relationship”Regional Manager
“As an ex Tesco colleague I know many people who equally hold Neil in the highest regard and equally pull on his services. A great communicator who is highly effective and self-driven, a superb character with a wicked sense of humour. A pleasure to do business with and know!”Country Director – Food
“I worked directly with Neil and he is quite frankly the best retail recruitment agent that I have ever dealt with.”Sales Director – Fashion
“It is an absolute pleasure doing business with Neil! He has a great network, is very responsive, flexible and gets client needs. Working with him feels like working with an immediate extension of the recruiting department.”Vice President – HR – Global Luxury Fashion
“Several recruitment assignments in Saudi were handled by Neil Oviatt. He is very professional and hardworking and invariably produces a good shortlist of candidates. His speed of response to urgent assignments is exceptional and he will happily work weekends and evenings to get the job done. What a difference a day makes!”CEO – Saudi Arabian Retailer
“With Global Retail Recruitment, if an ‘on-demand’ recruiting service is what you’re looking for…you’ve found it.”Head of Recruitment & Organisational Development – Large fashion retail in 10+ countries
“Global Retail Recruitment has delivered exceptional service at a reduced cost. This is an agency with service, communication and honesty at the core. They produce excellent results through productive methodology whilst ensuring all parties are consistently updated. They will always be my first port of call.”Business Director – Fashion
“Finally a recruitment consultant that you would actually have a beer with! Its always a difficult balance in the recruitment industry as the client is paying you and the candidate is mostly incidental and there you are, as the agent, stuck in the middle between the unrealistic expectations of both parties, however, Neil managed to do this. Highly communicative, supportive and with a great deal of integrity. For Neil, it seems to be about relationship building and matching…quality versus quantity or the perfect candidate for the perfect opportunity. I’ve been a candidate and in the future, I will definitely be a client as well as soon as the first opportunity arises”Chief Operating Officer – Food Retail – India
“Global Retail Recruitment has delivered exceptional service at a reduced cost. This is an agency with service, communication and honesty at the core. They produce excellent results through productive methodology whilst ensuring all parties are consistently updated. They will always be my first port of call.”Consumer Electronics – Middle East