Having worked in executive search and the recruitment industry for over 20 years, I have heard it described in lots of different ways! I was once told that there are as many recruitment agencies in the UK as there are restaurants and so for the consumer or client, how on earth can you figure out the different service offerings available to you! Here is a simple infographic that compares the differences between a retained executive search consultancy and a contingency database recruitment agency. They both offer credible solutions but which one is right for your business?

I hope it helps you in your search for a recruitment partner that will add real value to your business.