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Proven High Tech Recruitment expertise in Hardware, Software, Networking, Telecommunications, Semiconductor industries, biotechnology research, medical instrumentation, and related support technologies. We offer fully customized staffing solutions, both on site and off.
What Differentiates DURAN HCP Retained Search Practice?
> Our Retained Search Partners have demonstrated high ethical standards and integrity with a successful track record in retained executive search for over 30 years

> Over 90% search completion versus the industry average of just 62% (AESC) Our previous Technology Practice recognized in the Wall Street Journal for unusually “high rates of placement” Tenacity, we never give up on a search until completed, large firms run out of “chargeability”

> Two Senior Partners are assigned to every search and conduct separate in-depth personal interviews with all candidates considered before presentation to a client There is always someone working on your search and we limit the number of active searches

> A detailed written position description is developed with the client search team in the initial part of the search process and then used as a marketing tool; motivating sources and potential candidates who are not actively looking for a new opportunity to respond

> Senior Partners, not recent MBAs or administrators, make the personal calls to sources and potential candidates – generally over 100 calls are made on a search before completed to cover the universe of potential candidates

> Periodic updates to the client on search status and progress – you always know where your search stands

> A professional network of high level contacts we have met with personally or placed and established a personal relationship. They will refer or recommend to us outstanding individuals for consideration during a search

> Constant follow up with candidates to provide feedback, communicate their status and the ultimate client hiring decision; all candidates are treated professionally, with respect and kept well informed to reflect positively on our client

> Three dimensional reference interviews are conducted to include supervisors, peers and subordinates with detailed written reports sent to the client together with verification of the highest degree and any professional certification

> Hands-Off Policy – our strong ethical practices assure we will not recruit from a client company for two years after completion of the most recent search; and we will never recruit an individual placed while still employed by a client company

> Negotiates acceptance of an offer to achieve the lowest offer acceptable and avoid dissonance between the hiring manager and the selected candidate at the end of a positive interview and recruitment process

> As a mid-sized firm, expenses charged are significantly lower than larger firms Only direct itemized costs are charged versus direct costs plus overhead at large firms ($100s vs. $1000s monthly)

> Dramatically fewer “off limits” companies compared to larger firms

> Duran Human Capital Partners is minority owned business certified by the Northern California Supplier Diversity Council (NCSDC) as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)


For more information, Contact:

Robert LoPresto



John McDonald
408-540-0070 x2255