Permanent and Contract Staffing

Contingency and Retained Search


Contingency Search

Contingency Search is the hallmark product of the recruiting industry and the mechanism Ortek most 

often utilizes to prove its worth. When a client engages Ortek for a contingency search it is a 

no-risk proposition as payment for service is due only after a candidate of ours is hired.

Ortek provides a comprehensive guarantee for candidates hired - ranging from a return of the 

service fee to finding replacement candidates, should the employee not work out. We can also 

structure the contingency arrangement to custom fit

the individual needs of the client.

The main advantages of a contingency search are:

  •  Pay only when candidate is hired. No hire. No Payment
  •  Provided back-office support for travel arrangements, logistics and reimbursement requests
  •  Vetting of candidates before they are presented. We make a strong effort to know our candidates personally & professionally
  • Serve as liaison and intermediary between candidate and company
  • Provided background checks and reference checks, when requested, prior to making an offer.
  • Offer and acceptance negotiation assistance
  • Placement Guarantee ranging from money-back to finding replacement candidates
  • Recruiters who are expert in the specific search area supported by the Ortek research staff

Retained Search

A Retained Search is recommended for positions where the incumbent's performance will have major ramifications on the organization's ability to perform critical business functions. Openings such as these are often the hardest for an organization to fill and finding the right person for the job is essential. The purpose of a retained search is to identify top performers in their field who are 

only passively interested in a new position - meaning they are not searching job boards nor 

uploading resumes to job portals. However, should an excellent opportunity arise, these candidates 

have a passive interest in exploring it. Retained searches often require maximum confidentiality and need to be performed with sensitivity.

The  main advantages of a retained search are:

  •  Provides greatest likelihood to identify the best possible candidates
  •  Enables critical hires to be made ASAP
  •  Maintains highest level of confidentiality
  •  Thorough and technical candidate vetting and interviews as well as in depth background and referral checks
  •  Candidates submitted for a retained search will not be submitted for other opportunities until released by the client
  •  Weekly updates and benchmarks as well as conference calls to ensure the search is progressing properly
  •  Complete Recruitment Process Service -- from writing the job description, meeting with hiring managers, scheduling on-site interviews, travel arrangements, background and referral checks, salary and benefits negotiations, as well as everything else in-between
  •  Money back guarantee for failure to meet agreed upon deliverables

At Ortek every retained search is always managed by a partner of the firm and only our top recruiters and support staff work on these assignments. For us, retained search is as much a consulting service as it is a search service, and should we fail to deliver upon the agreed requirements of the search, we provide a money back guarantee.  

Contract Staffing


Over 80% of companies in corporate America use some form of contract

staffing as it offers numerous benefits over traditional W-2 employees. Searches for mid-level contractors are conducted similarly to mid-level employee searches where we start with mass-market type recruiting and gradually move to a more directed relationship/network approach for requisitions where quality candidates are at a minimum. Searches for high end consultants are performed through traditional recruiting methods utilizing networking, relationships and our custom built database of providers.

Advantages of contractors and consultants:

Reduce Employment Costs 

• No workers' compensation exposure or claims

• No employee benefits costs for medical, dental, vision, life, and 401(k)

• No added expense for holidays, vacations, sick time, etc.

• No administrative costs for hiring and processing new employment paperwork

• No administration costs associated with payroll withholdings, filings, and reporting’s

• Minimized risk of IRS and state audits because of worker misclassification

Staffing Flexibility 

• Match staffing levels to your workload and project requirements

• Quick hiring process vs. lengthy direct placement cycle

• Option to terminate contract placement at any time

• Acquire needed resources through a standard purchase order versus capital budget

Temp - t o - D i r e c t C o n v e r s i o n 

• Interview and assess real skills during the contract period

• Evaluate how the candidate its your corporate culture

Maintain Budget Controls 

• Accelerate the pace at which projects reach completion

• Secure labor needed for projects through a purchase order

• Eliminate unnecessary overhead