Frequently Asked Questions

By April 30, 2015Employer Center

Does The EMAC Group limit its searches to a specific industry or type of position?

No. The EMAC Group has broad search capability, and is, by design, a generalist executive search firm. Our team has successfully conducted senior level assignments, from Presidents and General Managers to Executive Vice Presidents and Directors of staff functions. Over the years, we have worked effectively across a wide variety of industries, proving time and again that we can gain access to all appropriate search targets and represent our clients credibly.

What makes The EMAC Group different?

We’re known for providing the highest level of service and professionalism to both clients and candidates. Two things enable us to provide this level of service: First, every member of our team has “real world” industry experience and a passion for business. We do extensive upfront industry research and ask the right questions of our clients and candidates to ensure the best possible
match. Second, every search is staffed with a team, offering our clients broader expertise, greater flexibility and a wider range of prospecting resources.

Does The EMAC Group work nationally?

Yes. The EMAC Group has placed executives with clients located around the country. Most of our searches involve national candidate generation as well.

What is a retained search?

There are two types of search firms: Retained and Contingency and the two models are vastly different. Retained search firms are engaged exclusively by a client to fill a position. In contrast, multiple contingency firms can be engaged at once, and clients are required to pay only the firm that presents the successful candidate.

  • Retained search firms are able to dedicate the time and resources to learn about their clients, conduct thorough assessments of candidates and thoughtfully assess how they fit the client’s needs.
  • Contingency recruiters typically work with a large number of job openings, mining their databases for known candidates who look, on paper, to be a fit for the given position, and submitting as many of those candidates’ resumes as possible to the client.