Off-Limit Rule in Executive Search or Recruitment

An executive search firm is not supposed to recruit candidates from its existing client base. This is a standard requirement in any good executive recruitment agreement signed between a client and an executive search firm.

That means that the more specialized the search firm is and the more clients it acquires in a market or industry – the more firms in that market or industry become “off limit”.

Most clients assume that the bigger and more specialized the executive search firm is the more candidates it can reach and can uncover more hidden talent for the client. However the converse is more true!

Always ask your executive search consultant: “what firms in Myanmar are off limit to you?”. You will be surprised by the answer.