Class 8511 - Personnel search and referral services of Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 2.1.

This class includes:

  • provision of intermediation services between prospective employees and employers

The class includes these subclasses:

85111 Executive/retained search services

This subclass includes:

  • specialized search and recruitment service limited to filling highly paid executive, senior manager, and professional positions, according to client specifications, including:
    • conducting detailed interviews with the client organization's management team
    • developing job profiles, conducting original research and advertising to locate potential job candidates
    • screening possible candidates, preparing, presenting, and discussing a confidential list of highly qualified applicants with the client
    • making interview arrangements, negotiating compensation, and providing post-hire followup

Note: The prospective employee/client makes the decision as to which candidate to hire. The fee for the services provided is charged whether or not the candidate is hired. This service is also known as retained search.

85112 Permanent placement services, other than executive search services

This subclass includes:

  • testing, interviewing, reference checking, evaluation and counselling of prospective employees
  • recruiting, selecting and referring candidates to the client to fill positions on a permanent (indeterminate) basis
  • booking and casting services
  • motion picture, television and other theatrical casting services

Note: The services may be procured by the potential employer or by the prospective employee. The candidate is selected and hired by the prospective employer. The placement firm is paid on a contingency basis, i.e. only for successful placement of a candidate. This subclass includes permanent placement services for a complete range of occupations from low-level employees to management employees, including executives, except those recruited through executive/retained search, and for domestic or international job placements.


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