Professional Search and Permanent Recruitment

Are you looking to hire long term, permanent employees for technical and managerial roles?

Looking for permanent staff? Partner with a specialist professional search agency

Airswift can help you find the right candidate for permanent positions. Use the links below to navigate to the different professional search offerings we provide

Professional search and selection services

Engaged search - hire strategically and effectively


Engaged searches are research-focused and ideal for confidential and sensitive searches.

The engaged approach is meticulous, methodical, collaborative, and consultative.

Engaged search is a good entry point for clients looking for the same level of service as a retained search.

It is recommended for non-executive positions or enticing candidates with lateral career moves and is often used for niche technical and managerial appointments

Engaged search provides:

  • A 93% success rate
  • Lower costs than standard contingent pricing
  • Reduction in time to fill permanent roles by 14 days
  • Talent pool research and market intelligence on client perception and salary benchmarking
  • A mutually collaborative approach that meets the needs of both clients and candidates
  • A focus on cultural and organizational fit

Retained search


A retained search is often associated with senior appointments. This may include executive appointments at the director to C-suite level. These are critical hires essential to achieving financial, strategic, and commercial goals.

Multi-Hire Campaigns


When hiring in large quantities, internal HR teams may need additional support to oversee a mass hire project and to keep up with the ongoing daily duties.

Talent mapping


A talent map provides targeted data and bespoke real-time market intelligence. This can be invaluable when hiring niche disciplines within a specific region.

This helps your HR teams reach the best candidates without adding workload or costs.


  • Dedicated discipline-specific research and recruitment team
  • Clear KPIs and delivery schedule
  • Significant reduction in cost and time to hire
  • Visibility of all research for each individual candidate identified
  • Access to talent mapping software 24/7
  • Extensive headhunting, active networking, and advertising initiatives
  • Research report outlining the key findings

Compensation & Benefits Studies


Benchmarking highlights market compensation trends and their impact on employee productivity and your ability to attract and retain top talent.

Airswift compiles a thorough expense and salary benchmarking to help you plan ahead. The process consists of all or a portion of the following:

  • Contractor Role Review
  • Job Title vs. Job
  • Job Duties vs. Market
  • Rate vs. Industry
  • Identification of Cost Savings

The results enable lean management of workforce planning, sourcing, performance, and risk.

In-House Sourcing Solutions


For clients with a talent acquisition strategy that need extra recruiting power. Our on-site approach reduces the average cost and time per hire. All without compromising on quality.

Our recruiters immerse themselves in the culture of our clients. This helps them identify and communicate an attractive employer brand proposition.

Service Offerings

  • Embedded (on, or near-site) program delivery team
  • Strategic resource planning with reports
  • Demand planning and management
  • Candidate sourcing and attraction across an entire spectrum of skill-sets
  • Recruitment processing, retention initiatives and Talent pool management
  • Interview handling and assessment center design and delivery
  • Eligibility and reference checking, health and safety training, and psychometric testing
  • On-boarding and induction

Our approach to sourcing for permanent roles

Unlike a traditional contingent recruiting agency, Airswift works with clients via service level agreements. These agreements govern the search process and contain commitments from both parties.

Airswift’s recruitment process has been built over decades of supplying technical expertise.

Each stage is underpinned by unique best practice and includes:

  • Job description optimisation
  • Qualified candidate suitability matrix
  • Advanced skill and competency matching
  • Multi-source searching
  • Documented screening interviews
  • Psychometric assessments
  • 360 Referencing
  • Continuous improvement (hiring company & candidate)

Our permanent recruitment consultants are backed by global research teams


We have hundreds of vertically focused recruiters supported by our global researchers. On any given day they communicate with over 2,500 candidates.

Deep industry and discipline knowledge is key to our recruitment talent network. This ensures high quality shortlists are delivered for each client

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When we first met, we were cautiously hesitant about using an untested recruitment partner who also had initial upfront fees.

However, Airswift managed to eliminate our concerns and has provided our company with exemplified service from our initial meeting to the final steps in the recruiting process.

We are extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and knowledge they have demonstrated by fulfilling our technical requirements

Human Resources Manager, Industrial Manufacturer