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Featured Candidates & Positions

September 2020

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If you've decided to partner with a third party recruitment firm, there are a few things you should consider before selecting the firm that will work on your next hire. For this month's newsletter, we share the best ways to evaluate a recruitment firm to find out who will deliver the best candidates most efficiently. But first, please see our Featured Candidates and Positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Candidate 1: Seasoned General Counsel Professional for Market-Leading Companies

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With over 25 years of experience advising management teams and boards at both private and public companies, this candidate has a broad range of general counsel experience. This professional is a business-driven attorney who is an expert in many areas including corporate governance, technology and software, as well as facilitating transactions. In a previous role, the individual was able to facilitate a total of six transactions, totaling over $100 million. In another, they were able to drive growth by 15x the original rate by enhancing the firm’s value and innovation through the establishment of a strong IP process. The candidate has shown proficiency in their ability to strengthen legal and organizational capabilities through both legal and compliance guidance. The individual completed their JD law degree and received a Bachelor’s from a top tier university. They are currently based in the Midwest. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ext. 102.

Candidate 2: Automotive Sales Leader

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This Detroit-based automotive sales leader has over 12 years of global leadership experience in sales and business development for Tier 1 suppliers. With their strong technical background, through a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the engineering domain, the candidate is able to offer an advanced perspective in their roles. In their current position, the individual was able to successfully increase sales revenue by over 30%, service revenue by 20%, and the sales pipeline by over 50% globally. They have shown effectiveness in building and leading capable sales and marketing teams who are able to deliver targets and meet company goals overall. The candidate is seeking a sales management/leadership role within the automotive industry. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ext. 102.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Position 1: Global Human Resources Director, (Must be based in Ontario, Canada)

In this role you will be responsible for the development, implementation, interpretation and coordination of Global Human Resources policies and programs in accordance with the organization’s strategic goals and legal requirements specifically related to areas of employment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and organizational development. The Global Human Resources Director is a member of the Company’s Global Executive Team (a medium sized manufacturer with a global footprint on 4 continents). The incumbent influences, partners and coordinates with global leaders including support to the Chief Executive Officer to align and execute global priorities and partners with the senior discipline leaders (e.g. other Directors and Chief Financial Officer) in the global strategic plan. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.102 for more information.

Position 2: Global Chief of Engineering, Die-casted Automotive Parts Co

Our client company is THE worldwide leader in specialty lightweight components for the automotive industry. In this role, you will lead global engineering groups including R&D, product development, design and manufacturing engineering. You will also contribute to the development and refinement of the company’s vision and strategy. In this role you will support the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organization maximizes its short, medium, and long-term profitability and shareholder returns. You will liaise with other executive heads on the implementation of the company’s strategic and operational plans. You will develop, review, and report on the engineering strategy, ensuring the strategic objectives are well understood and executed by the team. Create and oversee a world class, innovative product design engineering organization. Build a voice of customer organization that is proactive and anticipatory towards customer needs. Build strong personal relationships with all key global customer accounts – engineering, sourcing/purchasing communities. It is IMPERATIVE that you have an advanced degree in an engineering discipline, preferably a master of material science or metallurgy, along with direct experience with casted components and lightweight metals. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.102 for more info.

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How to Select the Best Recruitment Firm to Handle Your Next Hire

Whether you do not have the time, the resources, the manpower, or the right connections, there are many reasons to seek out a third party firm to handle the recruitment of your next hire. The first step is arriving at the conclusion that the services of an outside recruitment firm should be obtained. The second stage, which is what we are focusing on in this article, is how to choose the right firm for your hiring needs.

There are many highly skilled and highly experienced recruiters out there. Choosing the right one to conduct your next talent search may seem overwhelming. There are ways to narrow down your search and find the perfect recruitment firm to partner with your business. We have assembled a list of the top considerations to make when seeking a third party partner for recruitment.

Similar Values
This is an often overlooked quality to evaluate a professional recruitment firm on. It is important to find a firm that has similar values as your own business. A third party recruitment firm will be the first point of contact between you and your potential hires and will therefore be a representation of your own business. A recruiting firm that shares the same values as your own business will successfully represent your business and have a deeper understanding of what would make a candidate a successful employee at your business.

Be sure to take some time to clearly outline the core values of your business and ask any recruitment firm you are considering to do business with do the same. Assess to see if there are parallels between the two sets of values to ensure a cohesive partnership.

Matching Specialties
Choose a professional recruiting firm that specializes in your industry or in your niche. Whether it is a very specific product, a unique service, or specialized role, there is more than likely a recruiter who has worked in that field. Finding a firm that has a background in your industry will be more efficient and successful in finding you the best candidate because they understand the requirements, the language and the specific needs on a deeper level.

Take a look at what makes your business unique, what technologies and language you use, what niche area you work in and find a recruitment firm that specializes in a way that will be useful to you. A recruitment firm that is experienced in your niche area should be well-known in your industry so asking industry peers is a good place to start.

Years of Experience
As with most professions, the more years of experience a recruitment firm has, the higher the level of professionalism and expertise. Top recruiters have many years under their belt building relationships with professionals in a given industry or field of work. They will also have a very polished way of conducting their search and managing their relationships with candidates. If you want to hire a high-quality third party recruitment firm, select one with a considerable amount of years spent recruiting in your industry.

The options can be seemingly endless when seeking out an outside recruitment firm to partner with for your next hire. However, there are methodical ways to evaluate and drastically narrow down your options. Finding the best recruiting partner for your business is the first step in finding the perfect candidates for your open positions.


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