Why Best Human Capital & Advisory Group?

Why BEST for Clients?

BEST is about identifying the tailored human capital support your organization may require today with with an eye on tomorrow…

Why BEST for Candidates?

BEST recognizes that a professional’s career is one part of their life’s journey.  Career goals and objectives are constantly evolving…


Finding the Right Retained Executive Search Firm

When partnering with the best executive search firm, a company will experience an increased return on investment, and a newly placed executive will begin performing on or above expectations in a short amount of time. BEST Human Capital and Advisory stakeholders have successfully researched and placed executive level candidates for over 15 years.

A recent industry trends report provided qualitative information about the best recruiters. Respondents were asked to write in their ideas about the greatest qualities of a successful recruiter, and the most dominant answer was “persistence.” This was followed by “the ability to listen” and, supporting the importance of holding on against all odds, “tenacity.” These are the exact traits of the professionals at BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group who also deliver on the following commitments to their clients.

  • A highly professional, transparent and confidential search process, with clear expectations set through a complete description of how the search will be conducted, fees, and policies.
  • Experience, tenure, and the ability to educate key constituents.
  • Intense due diligence and business acumen, including thorough client interviews to understand requirements, extensive industry and target candidate research.
  • Vast industry knowledge and experience learned over years of recruiting candidates at the executive level.

A focus on the details with well-defined processes, documentation, follow through, confidentiality, and constant communication with client organizations to ensure the best candidate fit moving forward.

The Benefits of Using Retained Executive Search

When organizations consider engaging an external firm to assist with placing new executive talent, they must decide between retained executive search and contingency recruiting. There are distinct advantages in utilizing a retained executive search firm.

A retained executive search firm is engaged in every aspect of the search process, starting with defining a tailor-made search strategy all the way through candidate onboarding. Retained executive search firms often continue consultation and follow-up months after the hire, since their success is based on the impact and long-term commitment of the executive hired.

Retained Search firms conduct the search exclusively – no other recruitment agencies will take part – so that it will be very client-focused with intense investment of resources to find the right candidate. Retained search firms work very closely with each client, and will take their time and use an agreed-upon methodology to find the best person for the job. The process is rigorous with a shortlist from 4 to 6 quality prospects developed after an exhaustive national sourcing process, beginning with upwards of 300 initial targets.

While retained search may be perceived as expensive, the key is that retained search firms are looking for the most qualified candidate. On average, a retained placement ends up being a better fit in their position and ultimately stays in the role longer than with any other type of recruiting scenario. Companies will most often request a retained search when they are looking to fill an executive level position, and sometimes when all other less expensive – and ineffective – search options have been exhausted.

Driving the success of the clients we serve and the candidates we advise is what we do BEST.


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    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics/cannabis, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


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    Indianapolis, IN 46216