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We partner with businesses to provide highly-effective, optimized recruitment and outplacement services so that companies can afford to attract high-quality talent.
Say good-bye to high recruiter fees and outplacement services that don't work.

Your company is only as good as its employees.

Our Talent Retention™ framework focuses on 5 ways your company can affordably attract, hire, and keep high-quality talent so your company can continue to scale up.

Flex Fee Staffing & Recruitment

Flex Fee Executive Search

Empowered Outplacement Solutions

Guaranteed Executive Outplacement

On-Demand Coaching

1 Fair Fee Recruiting & Staffing 5% vs 20% Traditional Recruiting)

We work as your trusted in-house talent manager using 4 models to flex with your needs. 

  • We partner up as your in-house recruiters and learn the needs for roles faster so we can send high-quality candidates as needed.
  • We use highly effective marketing tools to quickly attract and engage to fill your current and future pipelines, often expediting efforts 10X.
  • Save $3K-50K or ~70% on recruitment fees for each candidate (~5% vs 20% of the candidate's 1st-year salary).
  • Eliminate the confusion of working with multiple recruiters which can create a disjointed hiring process and loss of high-quality candidates due to a poor first impression of your company.

Industries served: Technology, Business, Consulting, Healthcare, Finance, Science, Higher Education, Architect, Engineering, & Construction (AEC), Utilities, Federal, State, & Local Government, Human Resources, Marketing, Product/Project Management, and many more.

*See our case studies.


2 Executive Search

Finding the right leadership to move the needle on your company's growth is imperative and timely.

  • We use rapid networking by tapping into our database of 100K+ people to quickly find people and roles.
  • We vet leadership based on your strategic criteria so you can quickly place the high-quality leadership needed to grow your busy.
  • We have an expansive pipeline of high-quality senior executives for your company.
  • Saves you 70%  compared to typical recruiter fees.



3 Empowered Outplacement Services

Always take care of your employees. Our services focus on the 5 areas to rapidly obtain new roles for your exiting employees.

  • We use an empowered consultant mindset to keep them moving forward with their search.
  • All packages come with our Career5™ platform (Rapid Job Search™ course, job search tools, membership site, and resources).
  • We develop modern branded resumes and LinkedIn profiles.
  • We provide networking campaigns to speed the job search 10X.
  • Your employees will feel supported, empowered, and quickly move to the next opportunity to avert risks.


4 Executive Outplacement Services

Exiting leaders need full support. They have worked hard at your organization and need to be quickly supported to the next role in an empowered way.

  • We work with exiting leaders to brand their unique value and results so that they feel confident with what they bring to the next opportunity.
  • We develop their marketing (resumes, LinkedIn profile) to ensure their brand is carried over in all realms to get noticed 10X faster.
  • We access our expansive network of recruiters and companies as well as perform personal marketing campaigns to get in front of the right people quickly to secure them new opportunities.
  • This method mitigates risks through this expedited, optimized, and empowered method of moving leaders to the right roles quickly.



5 Talent Services

Need additional services? We offer the following:

  • Employer brand and career page development to ensure it attracts high-quality employees.
  • Mission-driven culture integration by walking you through a framework of simple changes that can be a game-changer for your company, utilizing employees and leaders as ambassadors to promote it.
  • Career coaching as needed for employees. Set your monthly limits. Watch your employees grow, get along better, and see their performance improve.
  • Employee rewards development as a way to show appreciation for your employees' efforts.
  • Team-building consulting to resolve areas of friction and get all working toward the same vision, goals, and team concept.

Our research has shown time and time again that by having a trusted in-house talent partner, you will...

✓ Have the ability to bring in high-quality talent for your roles without expensive posting fees.

✓ Be able to find high-quality talent and retain them through a mission-driven culture.

✓ Have more time to tend to other important matters while we funnel, vet, and act as the main point of contact in a non-biased manner as your in-house partner.

✓ Make great traction in your company because you have someone working to ensure your employer brand is positive.

✓ Mitigate legal risk by taking care of your employees with highly-effective outplacement services.


Professional to C-Level Clients Served for Outplacement
Amount saved from standard recruiting fees
Average amount saved per person
Ability to get jobs faster for exiting employers

Just some of the places we have gotten your talent work.

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What Clients Are Saying...

Testimonial"This job search service was just what I needed to help push myself forward in uncovering the type of work that would fulfill my needs and align with my lifestyle, and the coaching I received helped me to dig deeper to discover insights that I wouldn't have found on my own. Ascend 5 helped me to develop an action plan and roadmap to fit my timeline and keep me on track in a strategic manner, rather than just moving wherever the wind blew me. Coaching makes the process fun, with gentle nudges, offering invaluable advice that also helped get me excited about new opportunities. I am now working in my new career path and I love it! Thank you!"    

- Suzie L. Project Manager