Contingent assignments means that we only take a fee on delivery and there is no upfront fee. We still aim at getting the best candidates in the market. However, clients will not get our 100% dedication to the assignment we are not retained in this circumstance. Retained search takes priority over contingent search at the Big Bee Search.
With new clients, we welcome the opportunity to work on a contingency basis. This is because we are keen for new clients to experience our services and build a trust in the long run with us. Although, if the requirement is highly urgent and for a senior personnel (i.e., circa. 8+ PQE) with specific skillset, we highly advise our clients to consider a retained search so as to get our full commitment.
For contingent assignments, we work in a similar manner as in retained search, i.e., with tools such as research, market mapping, and headhunting; except that we cannot commit to presenting a shortlist of 3-5 candidates per role within a short time frame. The time frame varies from a week to several months depending on the requirement.