The table below will provide a snapshot of what you can expect when you reach out to the different types of firms.
It is true that executive search firms and placement agencies help companies with their hiring needs, but it is the executive search firm that you want to reach out to for those positions that require a deeper understanding of the company as a whole. If you are looking to see numerous resumes and get a position filled quickly, the staffing agency will provide you just that. Executive search firms and executive recruiting professionals are building long term relationships. In essence, it is like seeing a specialist versus applying a band-aid as a short- term solution.