Professional Search and Permanent Recruitment

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


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

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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
  • Retained Search
  • Multi-Hire Campaigns
  • Talent Mapping for Mass Hire
  • Compensation & Benefits Studies
  • In-House Sourcing Solutions
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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
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Retained search

Retained search is a bespoke recruitment method predominantly utilised for senior-level positions within organisations. 

The roles typically encompassed are:

  • Directors
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • CIOs

This approach is essential for identifying individuals who not only have the requisite professional qualifications and experience but also exhibit leadership qualities and a vision that aligns with the company's long-term objectives and ethos.

These are critical hires essential to achieving financial, strategic, and commercial goals.

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Multi-hire campaigns

When hiring in large quantities, internal HR teams may need additional support to:

  • Oversee mass hire projects
  • Keep up with the ongoing daily duties

Multi-hire campaigns are an effective strategy employed by organisations when there is a requirement to recruit a large number of employees within a short time frame.

In such scenarios, internal Human Resources (HR) teams often find themselves in need of extra support to manage these extensive hiring endeavours effectively.

This need arises from the challenges of overseeing a large-scale recruitment project, which demands considerable time and resources, while also balancing their routine daily responsibilities.

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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
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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.

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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

Client testimonials

I have always found Airswift to be very responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. We have used Airswift specifically to facilitate contractor needs in countries where we have not had an entity or where we have had a need for specific contractor assistance that Airswift can provide.
Individuals have gone the extra mile to ensure that my needs are met. In my opinion, no company has conducted itself in a more professional manner than Airswift.
Airswift gave excellent help with the whole process, from visa, flights to medical transportation. Everyone has been very helpful and welcoming. A great team all around. Airswift is an excellent organisation.
Airswift has a team of specialist recruiters which have been pivotal in providing high quality talent throughout our operations in Papua New Guinea. The team at Airswift have shown themselves to be an ethical, reliable and responsible partner continuously adding value in every situation.

Frequently Asked Questions


How does permanent recruitment differ from traditional methods?

Airswift uses service level agreements with clients, focusing on mutual commitments and a detailed process, unlike traditional contingent recruiting.
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What are the key features of the recruitment process?

Our process includes job description optimisation, candidate suitability assessment, skill and competency matching, multi-source searching, detailed interviews, psychometric testing, 360 referencing, and continuous improvement for both clients and candidates.
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What support do Airswift's recruitment consultants have?

Our consultants are supported by global research teams and hundreds of specialised recruiters, engaging with over 2,500 candidates daily.
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How does industry knowledge impact Airswift's recruitment?

Deep industry and discipline knowledge ensures we provide high-quality, tailored shortlists for each client.
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From recruiting and mobilising entire multi discipline teams, to integrating a technology focused approach and supply-chain management, our support teams take on as much of our clients’ workforce organisation burden as possible.

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