Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
– Warren Buffett

During the Assignment

If the search firm works with a large number of clients, your assignment may not receive sufficient attention – particularly, if the assignment process takes more time than initially anticipated. Furthermore, your choice of search firm may also suffer from the firm’s list of off-limit companies.

If your search firm partner does not have a successful track record of placing relevant candidates who are not yet well knownas well as spotting and championing ‘rising stars’, you are likely to obtain a service of limited value which essentially could be delivered by less experienced junior resources.