A small Virginia-area manufacturer with a team of 25 struggled to develop a trusting relationship with recruiters but needed to quickly fill a variety of roles due to growth.
We had three roles running concurrently – given this was a small team and these new hires would represent over 10% of the company, culture and work ethic were important to the client over almost all else. The client needed an assembler, a buyer, and a marketing manager to continue growth momentum.
The true challenge here had been previous rocky relationships the client had with recruiters and the time it took to develop a trusting relationship while simultaneously trying to fill three roles. The client shared our 18-month guarantee and the thoroughness of the intakes were early indicators to them that we might actually approach the partnership in a refreshing manner.
Working closely with the client to develop trust, the straightforward searches were geared towards culture and work ethic rather than granular skills. We conducted both passive outreach (especially for the Marketing Manager role) and aggressive advertising (especially for the Assembler role).
With two hires completed in 30 days and the final search completed by Month 3, the company had grown the team by over 10%, was positioned to continue along its aggressive growth trajectory, and (we like to think) rebuilt its trust in the recruiting industry… just a little.
We help our clients get talent with our focus on alignment through custom-built searches, pay-you-if-the-search-fails guarantee, and 15-month placement backing. If you need a true partner to work on your search, contact us.
FROM THE SEARCH CONSULTANT
While entry-level roles with uncompetitive pay can be a real uphill battle, when you’re contributing to this kind of mission and connecting with candidates that are equally impassioned, it’s all worth it.
Region: East Coast
Roles: Assembler, Buyer, & Marketing Manager
We Pay You! If we don’t fill the role
Placement Guarantee 15-months