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The current job market is very difficult on job seekers – and equally tough on the employers trying to find the BEST candidate to fit into their organization. Posting to the high traffic job boards will get you many replies, but how many of the best candidates are even looking there for their next opportunity?

Our services are designed to meet the needs of both large and small scale businesses. Our skilled recruiters are industry related professionals who have developed proven search and interview techniques to identify top notch professionals in their field.

We effectively work within the client guidelines/mandates and deliver an exceptional service through highly qualified and experienced recruiting consultants.

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Recognized for our ability to network, locate and identify top candidates, quickly and accurately for our client companies, SMR Services Group is committed to developing strategies with our clients.

Sometimes it only makes sense to pay when the process is complete and your new hire is on board.  Contingency recruiting is particularly appropriate for companies looking to fill mid-level positions on a non-confidential basis.  

Fees for contingency searches are based on 25-30% of the candidates first years Anticipated Annual Salary, however this can vary depending on the geographical location being sourced, the industry and the specific talent that is being recruited, as well as the number of positions being filled. 

At SMR Services Group, we treat contingency recruiting with thoroughness, professionalism and discretion.

Candidates in a contingency search are usually identified through an existing database or from public job boards.  The search process is usually less structured than with a retained search, and less about an exact “fit” and more about getting potentially qualified candidates in front of the client so that the client can make his or her own final assessment.

Should a candidate, placed by SMR, on a contingency search, be terminated for cause within 90 days of placement, SMR guarantees to provide a replacement search.

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A retained search is particularly appropriate when your position or project is urgent, and the new hire will have a significant impact on your companies performance, or if new opportunities emerge that must be quickly addressed.
A retained search option represents a commitment from both parties and sends a strong message to your potential candidates that the company highly values this opportunity.

For when you need SMR to dedicate their efforts to your specific needs and your positions need to be filled in a specific and critical time frame, SMR charges a fee that is equivalent to 25% of the placed candidates first Years Anticipated Annual Salary, including bonuses and/or premiums.

The retainer fee is charged for consulting services that is not contingent on the hiring of a candidate.  One-half of the fee is due when the assignment begins, and the remaining balance is then due upon the candidates start date.

Should a candidate, placed by SMR Services Group, Inc, on a retained search, be terminated for cause within 90 days of placement, SMR guarantees to provide a replacement search at no additional charge.

 Retainer -VS- Contingency

Contingency recruiting can be very effective for high- volume, low skill, or low impact positions. In these circumstances, there is no compelling argument to employ the stringent practices of a retained targeted search firm.  However, for high- impact positions, it makes more sense to pay a qualified professional firm to commit trained, experienced and motivated resources to a process designed to identify and attract the best candidates in the business.

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Extension to HR (eHR), is a growing practice and is defined as a specialized service that allows clients to outsource some or all of their recruitment functions.  Our eHR Solution is particularly cost-effective for the client and the level of personalized attention and professionalism is unsurpassed.

At SMR Services Group, we will work closely with you to improve the recruitment efficiencies of the quality of hires, speed of delivery and cost containment.  We are not an unfamiliar third party you just reach out to, we come in as an extension of your HR Team.   By taking the administrative burdens and back-end operations out of the hiring process, you are able to devote your time, skills and resources to what you do best, running your business and cultivating its growth.                                          


Since most CEOs and founders are not trained recruiters, they generaly have very little idea about how to
recruit properly.  And because they are so busy running their organization, they do not have the time to invest enough time in the recruiting process.


Utilizing SMR Services Extension to HR program allows your company’s HR department to focus on strategic initiatives, leveraging its core competencies and reducing your human capital expenses.

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1) Reducing Costs -  Do you spend a lot of time and money on headhunters and job boards?  Dont waste your time in lengthy hiring processes or outdated (or a lack of) technology. By utilizing the eHR Program, you will reduce recruiting costs by streamlining your recruiting process and showing you how to find good candidates better and with less time and money.

2) Consistent Recruit-to-Hire Process - One issue that plagues companies who have multiple departments where each one has their own hiring process, is that candidates do not know where they stand, or even know what is to happen next.  We can help you keep everything together and make the recruit-to-hire process consistent for both parties and across the entire company, making it easier for everyone to stay In-the-know.

3) Increase of Quality Candidates - Hiring managers know that a great candidate is much more than a combination of experience and education, but also includes personality and previous accomplishments. Hiring managers who are pressed for time to fill a position, or have a ton of candidates to go through, may not necessarily take a look at the qualities that determine whether or not the new hire will stick with the position. An RPO solution can get into those qualities while still looking for candidates who have the needed experience and education.

4) Enhanced Employment Branding - The employment brand is essentially the identity of the company as an employer, and when every other aspect of the recruiting process is in place and doing well, the employment brand improves. If your candidate quality improves, that only looks good to other potential candidates for your organization. If your hiring managers are satisfied and are working in a consistent recruit-to-hire process, then people who go through that process will only have good things to say about it and your company as an employer. Overall, RPO helps the company in many more ways that just cutting recruiting costs or filling positions faster. RPO can actually help a business become a better place to work.

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