Iowa Career Connection

Fees, Guarantees & Options

Fees, Guarantees & Options


Fees & Guarantee

Our fees are based on the type of search performed and are always paid by the employer, never the candidate. Our practice is usually undertaken on a contingency basis. When we make the placement, we send the invoice. No surprises. Exceptions would be consulting engagements and retained search projects.

Our search agreement is a single page. We work for people and professionals we like and trust. Culture counts.

Most fees are based on a percentage of the first year base salary, and are only due upon placement following the negotiated employment contract process.

We provide a standard guarantee if the employee we place resigns or is terminated for cause within 90 days of hire. We work hard to make the right fit.


Search Options

Contingent Search: Client pays 100% of the fee upon successful completion of the search and placement of our referred candidate.

Exclusive Search: Client may pursue own internal recruiting effort, but works with ICC exclusively for a mutually agreed upon period of time. Client pays 100% of the fee upon successful completion of the search. This arrangement ensures a fresh and focused search, conducted on a wide open field.

Retained Search: Client pays 1/3 of the fee at commencement of the search, 1/3 at a set interval and the balance upon successful completion. This works best for senior level executive placmaners requiring focus, discretion and a wide and potentially consuming search effort.