Custom Executive Search Solutions:
How We're Different

Companies prefer retained search because they want quality candidates, not a parade of possibilities. Unfortunately, the cost of retained search—often 33% of first-year compensation—exceeds many recruiting budgets.

After years with a big search firm, Bernadette Pawlik understood how to streamline the recruitment process. She developed a two-tier system that delivers customized executive search with a price tag that makes sense.


>The Custom Search

Pawlik Dorman offers a full-service retained search option. With our front-end focus, the Custom Search provides retained search at only 25% of first-year compensation:

We assess your company's needs and craft a search strategy just for you, pinpointing the professional experience and personal characteristics required for success in your organization, as well as the requirements of the position.

We evaluate the talent market and contact high-potential candidates. Large search firms often pull candidates from resume databases. We reach out, identifying candidates who truly fit your needs.

Review our customized reports, then choose which candidates to meet. We'll arrange interviews and support your selection process until the new executive is fully on-board.

Our Custom Search works. Repeat clients and referrals represent over 80% of our business.

>Executive Talent Scan

Sometimes, a full search isn’t needed, but time with a recruitment professional is necessary or valuable. Pawlik Dorman offers a unique service, 40 hours of search for a single, low fee. Should this search result in a placement, an additional charge of 15% will apply. If your company search has:

  • Sensitive features
  • Restricted targets
  • Proven difficult to fill

Executive Talent Scan may be right for you. With more than twenty years of experience, Pawlik Dorman can provide fresh solutions and resolve challenges efficiently.


Organizations recruiting talent through Pawlik Dorman's Custom Search Solutions include:

  • American Dental Association
  • NEC Technologies, Inc.
  • Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

To discuss these options, contact Bernadette Pawlik, Senior Partner.
Call 773-296-0950 or click here to email.