Entry #2: Use a Versatile Recruitment Firm

March 2012: The Supplier Spotlight Monthly SBE Contest.

 Sponsored by Supplier-Connection – An initiative of major US companies committed to spending more with US-based small businesses.

As an HR Manager for 14 years, part of my many responsibilities was to work with outside recruitment firms to conduct employee searches. Through all my research I couldn’t find a single recruitment firm to fill the variety of positions I had open and needed to quickly fill. Instead, I used multiple firms. For example, recruitment firms specializing in Engineering talent could not help my needs for talent in the Finance department.  The search process is a time intensive one, only shortened by a search firm’s understanding of the way our company did business.  Dealing with three or four different firms at one time complicated my job, turning each task into an extremely time consuming and stressful event!

Multiple recruitment firms meant multiple contacts—all with different styles, processes and efficiencies. Multiple recruitment firms meant keeping track of multiple sources of resumes, phone calls, negotiating styles, financial terms and conditions, and organizing submissions from multiple sources.

After dealing with these issues long enough I realized the opportunity and started Executive Career Connections with a business partner.  Rather than being a niche provider we decided to provide direct and contract placement for all positions in all industries. Thus, allowing companies to work with one recruiter who’s more familiar with their business culture and has a standard approach to fees. Clients can now receive resumes, phone calls, and emails from only one recruiter. Bottom line…higher familiarity leads to more efficient manageability and quicker hires. The time saved is priceless!

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Diana Matthews
Managing Partner
Business: 321-757-8343
Fax: 321-757-7290
Visit our website at www.executivecareerconnections.com

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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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