Contingency Search

The perfect solution for Direct placement with a contingency fee structure.

Overview of Contingency Search

PeopleSuite started as a retained search firm. As we expanded, we realized our retained search clients needed a higher level of service and talent for lower-level positions. The solution? A contingency practice created from a retained point of view.

Our team of search professionals create a customized solution for each search, uncovering and identifying the key client attributes needed for the role. When our client’s success hinges on a hire, there are no small roles. We build a strategy around each search and work them until they are complete. No shortcuts, no quitting. You have our commitment to see every search through. This simple, yet elegant structure sets us apart from other firms and makes a significant difference in our success, commitment, and quality of service.

Find Mid-Level Candidates Quickly

Save time when searching for a mid-level candidate. We work with speed and intention to fill roles fast to keep your team working at full potential.

It’s All About the Fit

Our strategic approach to understanding your unique culture enables us to identify talent that will fit long term.

The Contingency Search Process

Phase 1


  • Client Discovery & Intake Call
  • Consultation on Position Description
  • Creation of a Go-To-Market Strategy
  • Candidate Identification

Phase 2


  • Initial Outreach by Contingency Team
  • Candidate Submission
  • Client Interviews
  • Weekly Client Updates

Phase 3


  • Client / Candidate Interview Preparation
  • Background & Referencing
  • Offer Consultation

Phase 4


  • Post-Hire Candidate follow up at 30 days and 90 days
  • Client Feedback


Our experienced team drives exceptional results on behalf of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can add value to your organization.

Quality Candidates, Fast.

A dedicated client success manager drives accountability and builds the relationship necessary to fully understand your company’s needs and fill roles quickly.

PeopleSuite’s contingency practice specializes in attracting degreed professionals at manager level and below. From entry level $50,000 hires to key managers at $125,000.

PeopleSuite’s team of skilled recruiters can find the talent to drive your business and build your leadership bench. Our team approach to direct hire search produces fast results when speed matters.

Case Study:
Filling A Complex Engineering Role

Job Title Chemical Engineer
Service Used Direct Hire
Industry Manufacturing
Company Profile Global manufacturer of technically advanced materials
Days To Fill
$ 0 K