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Retained Search

From search launch to job offer, we’ll serve as an extension of your team, providing a partner-based model and proven search methodology.

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Trust the process and achieve a positive recruitment experience for both client and candidate.

Occhio’s full-service retained search option yields a custom-built process with multiple data points and diverse opportunities for you to assess and to align with future talent.


Occhio’s Retained Search & Recruitment Process

step 1 identify the need

We ask questions. We listen. Through initial discovery and discernment efforts, we learn your story – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

step 2 find the talent

Our methodical research, robust outreach and in-depth candidate assessment process will yield talent options you can value and empower.

step 3 align the talent

Our multi-step interview process and finalist forum will yield an alignment of values, goals and expectations for client and candidate alike.

step 4 recruit & onboard

Recruiting is more art than science, and for us it’s all about the follow-through, ours is 360 degrees.

step 1

Identify the Need:

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Clearly identify your organization’s need.

Harnessing the power of a well-crafted position announcement, Occhio will deliver a custom-built recruitment strategy and data-driven process necessary to align decision makers on key criteria and to achieve your hiring goals.

Critical for success, in this phase we will:
  • Host a search kick-off meeting to align on key hiring criteria
  • Facilitate conversations to understand your organization and culture
  • Identify key competencies and top performance objectives
  • Deliver a compelling position profile to attract and engage candidates
  • Craft a targeted recruitment marketing, outreach and sourcing strategy
  • Launch your search!

step 2

Find the Talent:

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Engage and evaluate well-aligned candidates for your consideration.

Recognizing where talent aligns with hiring needs is what we do best. Leveraging our expertise in identifying and interviewing candidates as well as our video screening and personality assessment capabilities, Occhio will serve as an extension of your organization to engage, evaluate and deliver a diverse set of well-aligned candidates for your consideration.

Critical for success in this phase, we will:
  • Identify candidate ecosystems and execute a targeted outreach strategy
  • Utilize video-based technology to engage and to evaluate candidate match
  • Facilitate in-depth interviews in alignment with key hiring criteria
  • Facilitate personality assessments to provide additional data and depth
  • Build relationships with candidates and manage recruitment process expectations
  • Recommend and advance best-aligned candidates for your consideration
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Occhio believes that diverse and inclusive leaders and individual contributors help organizations thrive and we look forward to supporting clients who share this belief. Occhio is committed to welcoming differences in form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or express and veteran status in our search processes. As your search consultant, we also remain committed to fostering an understanding of these differences and to highlighting how diverse talent can add value to your organization.

step 3

Align the Talent:

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Facilitate client-candidate interviews to gain further alignment.

Let us create and facilitate unique interview experiences to deliver meaningful data points during your search process. Our use of co-facilitated interviews will help align clients and candidates and our experiential approach to evaluating finalists will foster decision making confidence for each along the way.

Critical for success in this phase, we will:
  • Facilitate initial interviews with client-candidate to begin alignment process
  • Debrief on interview experiences and manage expectations on each side
  • Build next steps and or facilitate interim process for advancing candidates
  • Guide and advise on leadership assessments and pre-employment testing options
  • Facilitate Finalist Forum to vet finalists and align on best approach
  • Support decision making and alignment process among key decision makers
Our Commitment to Confidentiality

Occhio believes in preserving candidate confidentiality during and after all active search processes and we look forward to supporting clients who share this belief. Serving as an extension of your organization, we also …. Language forthcoming

step 4

Recruit & Onboard:

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Recruit your finalist and set the stage for success.

Having built a strong relationship with both you and your finalist – Occhio is well-positioned to support your offer process and help design a welcoming and successful start for your new hire. We will keep in touch during the critical early months of employment to ensure your success.

Critical for success in this phase, we will:
  • Guide the creation and development of a compelling job offer for finalist
  • Provide support during negotiation and acceptance process
  • Coordinate and complete desired background screening
  • Celebrate your hiring success by announcing and welcoming new hire
  • Design pre-boarding opportunities and facilitate interim conversations
  • Provide follow-up during the first 90-days of employment

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Functional Expertise

  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Operations & Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Construction & Real Estate

Industries & Clients Served

  • Nonprofit
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Membership Associations
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Technology and Software
  • Healthcare
  • Legal and Financial Services
  • Privately Held and Family-Owned
  • Start-Ups

I first met Sarah when I was a candidate in a search process she was leading. From initial conversation to final details of my job offer, Sarah was the epitome of professionalism. I appreciated her ability to help me navigate the intricacies of a lengthy interview process as well as the time she spent in follow-up conversation along the way. Due to my own positive recruitment experience, I asked Sarah to help me recruit for a new hire within my new organization.

– Prior Candidate and Later Client

A Recruiting Partner You Can Trust

Go beyond a great hire and find a true recruiting partner to fill your next critical position with confidence. We value our clients and would love to build a long-term relationship with your organization.