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Featured Candidates & Positions

September 2018

Welcome Back,

We can't believe how fast September is flying by, can you? A few newsletters ago, we shared with you in great detail an important element of our recruitment process: reference checks. This month, we would like to share with you a peak into another important aspect of our process, which is telling our client company's story. See the article below to see what we do! But first, here are our featured candidates and positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Candidate Profile 1: Outstanding Manufacturing Leader/Plant General Manager

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After graduating from a top 25 Engineering school, this candidate started their career with a 7 year expatriate assignment with Toyota in Japan, where they learned The Toyota Way and gained valuable TPS skills. The candidate then took those skills to the supply base and has progressed through positions in engineering, quality, engineering management, continuous improvement management, and plant management. For the right opportunity, this person can relocate anywhere in the USA or in Asia – they have permanent resident status in Japan and business level Japanese language skills. Call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102 or email for more information.

Candidate Profile 2: Mandarin Chinese speaking business leader and General Counsel

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This candidate is a JD who has spent 5 years in a law firm practicing manufacturing focused business law. This person then moved over to the in-house legal department of a global manufacturer in the automotive parts sector where they now hold the title of Chief General Counsel. This candidate has made measurable improvements to the legal and HR departments including streamlining the IP management and contracts management process, corporate governance, M&A activities, risk management and compliance. This person is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102 for more information.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Mexico Plant General Manager, Global Manufacturing Leader

This company is a leader in lightweight product solutions for the global automotive industry and is in need of a strong leader to help manage the growth at one of their key facilities in Mexico. In this role you will lead all aspects of a sizable manufacturing operation, including production, engineering, quality, materials, maintenance and finance. This plant is a key Tier One and Tier Two supplier of critical components. The position will report back to the North American head of operations. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.102.

Corporate Manager of Administration (Canada based)

Our client company is a sizable North American based company which is owned by a Chinese conglomerate. It is imperative that you have fluency in written and verbal Mandarin Chinese. In this role you will coordinate the administrative staff globally. In addition to managing this function you will also manage a team of ERP administrators for a total of 20 direct reports. You will act as a key advisor and compliance auditor for the CEO and for the CLO. The successful candidate will be able to influence and lead a cross functional team within the Finance and HR departments in order to obtain relevant and accurate information to audit for compliance to corporate standards and all elements of the business plans. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 106.

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Telling a Client Company's Story: An Inside Peak at a Recruiter's Process

No one can deny the power of storytelling. When we tell a story, whether myth or truth, what we are doing is making sense of our world and communicating that sense to others. Building the story of your client company and sharing it with candidates is the best way to get the candidate to not only absorb and remember the essential facts about the client, but also make an effective impression on the candidate. When we tell our client company's story, what we are really doing is painting a picture of what the company is like as a whole.

For most industries today, it is a candidate driven market. In order to initially engage and attract candidates who are faced with multiple opportunities at any given time, presenting the story of our client is a way to put a face on that company. The company becomes more of a person with a history and a personality instead of seeming like a large mysterious entity. In this way, the candidate can find a way to relate to the company. It becomes easier for the candidate to imagine themselves there and decipher if it is a good match.

So how do we assemble a story about our client that will achieve all of these things? It comes from a combination of background research and open-ended questions that we ask the hiring managers during initial meetings.

Examples of things that we research are the company's promotional material, what they brag about (ie. records, awards, reviews, achievements, certifications), the history of the company, where and when it began, who owns/manages the company, and so on.

But to really get good content for the story we are trying to build, we ask the hiring managers a selection of questions about the company. Some of these questions include:

▪ What would you say is the best thing about working for the company, or can you tell me some reasons why someone would want to come and work there?
▪ What is the culture like there?
▪ What are the current state of affairs there?
▪ What are some of the biggest challenges the hired person will face when they start there?
▪ Are there any negative rumors we might come across about the company?
What would you say is the best thing about working for the company, or can you tell me some reasons why someone would want to come and work there?
What is the culture like there?
What are the current state of affairs there?
What are some of the biggest challenges the hired person will face when they start there?
Are there any negative rumors we might come across about the company?

When you ask your hiring managers questions like these, you get a lot of backstory which serves as great content to use when building your client company's story. Formulating your collection of facts into a story is much more digestible and makes a better impact when communicating to your candidates.


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