Off Limits, as a search industry term, is worth time to understand. It is comprised of two facets:

  • A direct relationship exits between the number of  restrictions (and thus, the size of the potential candidate pool) with which the search firm must contend, and, the number of Clients served by a search firm. This is because a search firm extends, to each of their Clients, some form of Off Limits guarantees.

  • Off Limits is an Executive Search firm’s pledge not to solicit any of your employees for other client assignments, unless so authorized in a written agreement. This pledge is a guarantee for a given time period. It can be provided globally, geographically, by industry, and so on. 

    For example, Off Limits policy is two years, globally. This means that for two years following the conclusion of our last assignment with a client firm, we will not solicit any of our client’s employees, globally, for a position in another firm. Under no circumstances will we solicit a successful candidate to move from one client to another for the lifetime of that candidate’s employment by the original client.

    We extend this guarantee of professionalism with enthusiasm, since our end goal is to help our client succeed, not to add vacancy challenges.

 

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