Our comprehensive
search process

The most successful companies have cohesive teams that work well together, encouraging each other to attain new levels of achievement.

We work with clients in much the same way – as part of a team that is committed to finding and hiring the right people at the pace your business demands.

This is accomplished through our proven approach, which combines our streamlined recruiting methodology and the sector knowledge of our industry experts, customised to help you target your next business-critical hire.

Founding year


Combined years experience

148+ years

Global reach

35+ Countries

Market Activity
10% of value

Candidate acquisition & qualification
20% of value

70% of value



Detailed job description

Agree action



Research marketplace

Check known sources

Develop search campaign



Headhunt campaign to find candidates

Qualify candidates



Sort & rank

Interview indepth finalists

Reference check (where possible)

Test shortlist (where applicable)


Process mgmt.

Arrange interview

Prep candidates

Prep client

Debrief candidate

Debrief client



Develop offer with client

Submit offer with candidate

Negotiate offer

Feedback to unsuccessful candidates



Relocation details (if applicable)

Manage resignation

Follow up after placement

Market Activity
Of value

Candidate acquisition & qualification
Of value

Of value

Executive Search Fee Statement

Each project is unique, and our executive search service will be bespoke to your needs. To find the best candidates, we will need to cover the market thoroughly which may include a local, national, or international scope and a mix of different sectors. We typically propose a retainer fee to start your unique search process, then a fee on agreed shortlist of candidates and a final fee on acceptance of your offer to the successful candidate. Our clients tell us they prefer this approach as each fee stage is evidenced by agreed deliverables. To discuss your project, we will be happy to provide a detailed delivery plan or proposal and fee quote.

Tim Dare

Managing Director

Tim Dare

Managing Director and Managing Consultant, Education and Business Information

Tim established Mosaic Search & Selection in 2000, having spent over 10 years as a Sales & Marketing Director within the educational publishing sector.

He continues to run the team responsible for Executive Search within the Education and Business Information sectors. In addition to his role as Managing Director at Mosaic, he has also recently been non-executive Chairman of a large social housing company for 12 years and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Throughout the year Tim  regularly enjoys mountain biking in the Forest of Dean and all around Wales and has participated in the Pass Portes du Soleil 80km event in the French/Swiss Alps.  After retiring from playing polo for 12 years, he still takes a keen interest in all things polo and loves to watch games at his local clubs at Edgeworth & Cirencester Park.  At home Tim keeps bees and enjoys the honey his hives produce each year.

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