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Paragon Services

Paragon Group International offers service options ranging from Exclusive Retained Search to Acquisition & Divestiture Services.


When evaluating the various candidate search options, it not a question of which approach is better.  Rather, it is a question of which approach will best serve your needs. In many cases our clients have utilized our services for simultaneous searches and opted to utilize different search options.  The determining factor should be  the level of priority an assignment justifies.


Exclusive Retained Search   The retained search option is appropriate at all staffing levels. Key factors are client priority, difficulty and timing. The value our clients derive from our retained search service are:     


  • Committed resources retained assignments receive our highest priority.
  • Retained assignments are handled exclusively by our senior staff.  Our staff members are limited to one retained assignment at a time; we do this to insure that a client receives our undivided attention.
  • Clients benefit from a customized process designed with flexibility to meet their specific needs; providing the client with greater control throughout the process.
  • We orchestrate the entire process insuring the search, recruitment, and selection phases are not compromised by factors extraneous to the clients objectives.
  • All candidates are recruited exclusively for the client until the assignment is concluded or until released by the client.


Contingency Search   Contingency search is best suited for situations of lower priority where client timing is not critical.  Contingency search is designed to provide quality, fundamental search services complemented with basic candidate review. Contingency Search offers:

  • No up front financial commitment, services are provided on a "time/resource available" basis.
  • Specialized services are provided upon request on a cost plus basis.
  • Client involvement is "hands-on" with greater "in-house" resources utilized. 
  • Candidates are presented on a non-exclusive basis.
  • The client assumes full responsibility for candidate assessment and selection. 


Project & Program Recruitment Services   Specifically designed for clients dealing with growth that requires rapid deployment of multiple candidates with the same basic skill profile.  Our Project & Program Recruitment Services will meet your needs and timelines, whether you plan to supplement your team by five, fifty or even five hundred people; we can handle your project.  Upon retaining our services, we will assign a team to your project that will simultaneously attract, recruit, and interview multiple candidates. This will ensure that you will meet crucial deadlines for startups, product launches or responding to unforeseen turnover.


Consulting Services    Paragon is more than a recruitment service provider. The strength of our firm lies in meeting client needs.  Our years of experience have taught us that different situations require custom solutions.  With this in mind, we can assist you in developing specialized programs designed around such diverse areas as key employee retention and turnover reduction, compensation and benefit surveys, as well as board member recruitment.


Acquisition & Divestiture Services   Utilizing our substantial industry knowledge and contacts, we assist clients that desire to acquire or divest of assets.  If you are seeking potential acquisition targets or desire to divest of specific assets, we can identify appropriate organizations, obtain information and confidentially make the introductions when appropriate.


Human Resource Due Diligence   After an acquisition has been identified, we can coordinate the evaluation of the "human assets", identifying the key contributors and establishing their level of commitment to stay with the new organization. Through our affiliation with globally recognized human resource consulting firms, we can assist with organizational integration, change processes, management team reorganization, leadership development programs, personal and team performance assessment and enhancement programs, etc.


Program Outservicing   Out servicing can reduce the cost of internally managed programs that can be more efficiently handled by an external service provider such as new graduate, entry level recruiting, sales staffing, out placement programs, and internal recruitment.   


Temporary Staffing & Employer of Record Services    We can provide interim consultants, executives and professionals with proven experience to handle temporary project assignments and unexpected openings due to resignation, death, or medical leaves of absence, etc. As an option our clients can use our employer of record services to add staff without the risk associated with using 1099 contractors.



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