Employee Retained Search Services

Find the perfect employee at any level.

The most important decision any company or organization makes is arguably its investment in human capital. Unfortunately searching for the right professional can be a difficult and time-consuming process. In fact, 50% of new hires fail!

What are some of the major reasons new employees are failing?

  • Failure to establish a culture fit.
  • Unclear expectations of the role.
  • Hiring based on gut rather than a process to evaluate candidates.

Working with ProNexus reduces your risk of a poor hire because your hiring need is our top priority, our process evaluates candidates with an un-biased approach, and we guarantee delivery.

In a fast-paced and competitive business environment, it is not always possible to hire staff using a traditional approach. Using ProNexus for Retained Search means we work exclusively with you, evaluating talent against our agreed upon criteria, understanding the company culture and role, in order to ultimately lower your risk of an unsuitable hire.

We work on a limited number of searches at a time to ensure we meet your time frame without compromising the quality of the search process.


    We take the time to understand exactly what types of skills and experience you need by performing a thorough due diligence.


    We ensure our candidate has the right soft skills and work style and will easily assimilate into your corporate culture.


    Once we’ve identified the right person, we secure their commitment to you and ensure a seamless process from negotiation to the acceptance of the offer.

ProNexus has experience filling positions within the following skillsets:

Accounting and Finance, IT, HR, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Executive

Retained Search FAQs

What is a retained search?

A retained search is a professional service whereby a company pays a fee to the professional search firm while it manages the entire recruiting process to fill the open position.

What kind of companies would benefit from a retained search?

The simple answer is all companies looking to hire top talent or struggling to fill an open role. It is a candidate-driven market and we have the tools to help you put together a competitive offer.

What is the fee for retained search?

The retained search fee is typically a percentage of the first-year base salary or an agreed upon fixed dollar amount. A portion of the fee is paid upon signing the search contract, a second payment is due while the search for candidates is being conducted, and a final payment is due once the candidate starts their new position with our client.

Why consider a retained search versus a contingent search?

The retained search firm works in complete partnership with the client to seek out the best group of candidates to be considered.

A contingency firm offers a service with no payment upfront and will often be working on multiple searches at once – prioritizing ones that can be executed quickly to ensure payments for their search. This is a less refined process with a large volume of potential candidates which increases the client risk of making a costly hiring mistake and losing productivity.

Click here for more on Retained Search vs Contingent Search. 

Why not try to fill the position on my own?

There are circumstances where we make this recommendation to a potential client.  Our years of experience in finance & accounting recruiting have taught us that not every job opening is suited for a retained search, and we will be open and honest with you about that when discussing your open position.

What finance & accounting positions are your specialties?

Whether you need senior-level professionals for ongoing projects, or permanent placement, our finance and accounting specialists are ready to help. From accounting clerks to analysts, CFOs, and many other roles, we can quickly help you find the top talent you are looking for.


Retained Search for a Nonprofit Long-Term Health Organization
Retirement leads to Opening CFO Role
Retained Search for Manufacturing Company
Director of Revenue Cycle for Nonprofit Long-term Health Org
Senior Accountant for Medical Diagnostics Org

Need a temporary replacement while you search?
We can support you with Interim Support for:

General Finance & Accounting
CFO & Controller Services
Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting
Tax Support
Governance & Compliance

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