Ten Must Ask Questions for Potential Search Firms

  1. How long has the recruiting firm been in business?
  2. Are they a generalist firm or do they specialize in the niche of the open position?
  3. How many placements have they made in the last three years that are related to your position?
  4. How large is their team?
  5. Will they guarantee resources and results for the search?
  6. What is their recruiting process?
  7. What is their search success rate?
  8. What is the retention rate of candidates they place?
  9. How long does their process take?
  10. Do they have any potential conflicts of interest – list of companies from which they cannot recruit?