FAQ's


1) Why should I use a search firm?


Trust in a professional value added service to get the best possible results. If your organization is struggling to find the right candidate for your business needs, it may be time to consult with an organization that specializes in placements.

2) What type of companies hires a search firm/recruitment agency?


Companies that are able to see the value in hiring the right people to invest in their future. We are an organization that is hired by some of the most respected global and local organizations to help build their businesses throughout Western Canada. We focus on working with the top 20% of the talent pool as recognized by their peers. We partner with organizations that refuse to hire under this bar of performance.

3) What if I can get a cheaper rate with another staffing agency?


It is paramount that your decision to work with a recruitment agency is based on their professionalism and services provided, not at what appears to be a bargain or discounted price point. We all want the best value for the costs associated with a search. You should select a partner that has a track record of producing results, industry knowledge and are committed to excellence. The recruitment industry has standards and common practices nation-wide and it’s in your organization’s best interest to hire within these standards. It is a proven industry axiom that the quality you receive through our services justifies the fees we charge and we feel its better to invest in quality once than to pay for shortcomings and replacements continually.

4) What is the difference between a contingency search and retained search?


Clients engage Excel Personnel on either a retainer or contingency basis.
Retainer service is a continuing partnership between Excel and your company. This option is ideal for clients with ongoing or diverse recruitment needs. After a consultation to confirm your requirements, expert consultants utilize our vast network and other resources to contact the best candidate – many of whom would not be reachable through media advertising. The result for you is a deep pool of top-tier candidates who we have identified as ideal matches for your company.
Contingency service involves an agreed fee payable after a search has been successfully completed. This option is preferred by clients looking to fill a small number of positions, but after a successful contingency search many clients choose to continue in a retainer relationship. We discuss the details of your vacancies, then begin consulting with people already in similar positions and identify others who are ready to apply their expertise in a new role. After a thorough screening process, we present you with a short list of outstanding candidates.

5) What type of candidates do you work with?


At Excel Personnel, we strive to specialize on the top 20% of the talent pool throughout Western Canada. We work on with candidates on positions ranging from Chief Operating Officers and CFOs to Territory Managers, Engineers and Skilled Trades and Contract staffing.

6) What makes a great candidate great?


A professional that is recognized by his or her peers, colleagues and competitors as a top tier performer in their industry or role.

 


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