Types of Searches

We understand the process of recruitment, whether permanent or contract, goes well beyond immediate needs and is a key component to long- term success.

Permanent Placement

We’ll help you find them before someone else does. One of the most critical areas that affect your company’s profitability is the hiring of high-caliber leadership and technical professionals. The technical and functional demands in Information Technology professionals today, coupled with limited marketplace supply, make the search for high-performing talent more difficult than at any other time in history. Often, the best candidates prefer to work through an already established relationship – relying on a specialized search firm for market-knowledge, confidentiality, and integrity in their career assistance.


Contract-to-Hire opportunities allow for an employer to get a feel for the fit of a particular candidate. Our methodology for Contract-to-Hire is consistent with that of our permanent placements. We match exceptional talent with exceptional companies for a mutually beneficial relationship. So whether it’s for a week or a few months, Contract-to-Hire is another opportunity to find a candidate that gives you a leg up on the competition, without having to make a long-term commitment right away.

Retained Search

Since 1997, Emerald has worked closely with clients and candidates in conducting retained searches nationwide. Retained search gives our clients maximum accountability and a single- minded focus toward the goal of a successful match. Emerald Resource Executive Search consultants leverage our firm’s national candidate network and time-proven search process to provide the highest level of service in the industry today. Every year, our clients benefit from our consultant’s expertise and unparalleled level of focus. From start to finish, we offer the highest level of confidentiality.

Who can benefit from a retained search?

  • Hiring managers with multiple openings
  • Hiring managers who have a time sensitive position.
  • Executives who are recruiting for a rapidly growing team
  • Hiring managers working for a company with challenges in the market place.

What are the benefits of a retained search?

  • Accountability/Ambassador for your company.
  • Convey confidentiality to potential candidates
  • Financial savings over time

What can you expect from a retained search?

  • One principal contact to lead your search in the market.
  • Quality and personalized candidates
  • Progress reports on who has been contacted and where we are at on your search.


Clients who have had success with us in permanent placements often come to us when they have contract opportunities as well. Our methodology works the same as it does with permanent placements. We leverage our extensive experience to get the job done. With the fluctuation on projects and workflow, contracting provides a flexible supply of skilled labor to suit your needs.

So, if you are searching for professional level contractors for staff augmentation, project work, or interim executives, we can find the right match for you.

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Our knowledgeable consultants work hard to match professionals in the Information Technology field with opportunities that benefit both the candidate and the client.

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