Court Ogilvie, Chief Operating Officer, National Military Family Association
Our association turned to Staffing Advisors for a critical position, and Bob and Aileen brought a creative and successful approach from day one. They asked a lot of questions to understand what kinds of candidates would work best for us. They also focused on both sides of the relationship (both the hiring manager and the candidates) in ways that other firms don’t. The Staffing Advisors approach was both strategic (they took the long view) and tactical (they understood that we needed the role filled on a timeline). They also made the effort to understand both our business need and our organizational culture. Whether you are a hiring manager or a candidate, we highly recommend their work.
Rob Jensen, President & CEO, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
AAMI has hired more than fifteen people through Staffing Advisors, they have a process for conducting executive searches that is the best I’ve ever experienced. I appreciate their knowledge of the job market, their careful vetting of candidates and their staff’s willingness to provide top drawer customer service. It is great to have a true partner organization that is as committed to finding the best people to help with our mission as we are.
Iris Rush, Executive Director, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
In my work with two different associations, I’ve engaged Staffing Advisors to fill almost twenty positions over the past four years. Bob Corlett and his team have an innovative approach to their work that is evident from the start. Fully engaged at the strategic level, the team achieves a solid understanding of organizational directions before approaching the actual position needs. From there, Bob has a unique ability to spot potential problems or challenges in any position description. Through a series of expert questioning, he has an uncanny ability to know where more work needs to be done in order to make the position description as strong as possible and attract the proper talent. Other recruiters may say they do this, but working with Bob and his team is a learning experience, not just a process.
If you are serious about wanting organizational change and are willing to stretch your own way of thinking, you will not regret hiring Staffing Advisors.
Jack Goldman, President & CEO, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
HPBA has engaged Staffing Advisors for several searches, and we have been very pleased with the process and the results. I appreciate their analytical approach. Because of the questions they asked me at the beginning of each search, I found myself asking fundamental questions about how to best structure each position. Our collaboration quickly produced outstanding results: in fact, I was presented with better options than I expected.
But beyond the results, I value Staffing Advisors’ straightforward professionalism. Their efforts were all about delivering results, and it was clear that nothing was being done for show. Rather than trying to lower my expectations or sell me on mediocre candidates, Staffing Advisors worked as a true partner with me in the search process.
I wholeheartedly recommend Staffing Advisors to anyone considering a search for a trade association professional.
Martha Lequeux, Human Resources Director, National Association of Social Workers
Bob Corlett is a dynamic, results focused individual who is the epitome of the recruiter that every employer wishes they knew and had on tap to fill vacancies. I have worked with Bob numerous times over the last several years and each time Staffing Advisors has assisted me in filling a position I have been confident that we had found exactly the right person and I was right!
Bob and his staff take the time to analyze and understand the business needs and the specific functions of the job. More importantly, however, is the time spent getting to know the culture of the organization, you or the hiring manager personally, and determining the connection you want to have with your new employee – assuring compatibility for both the employer and the new hire.
There is a reason that I (and many others) return to Bob and Staffing Advisors for help time and again to find the perfect hire. I simply cannot recommend him highly enough. If you try Staffing Advisors once – I promise you’ll call him back with your next vacancy.
Elizabeth Gemoets, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Academic Health Centers
AAHC has used Staffing Advisors for all of our significant hires over the past several years. They have consistently been a pleasure to work with – knowledgeable in their field, responsive to both us and applicants, and thoughtful in their advice as we work through the process. We were reluctant to give up ownership of the recruitment phases of hiring, but Staffing Advisors has saved us considerable time and effort, and brought significant added expertise and guidance to the process.
I recommend them highly.
Bonnie Davis, Director of Human Resources, Financial Planning Standards Board
Staffing Advisors was a trusted partner to help us fill a senior position. This was a more difficult to fill position and they patiently screened what was probably a longer list than usual. In the end, we hired an outstanding candidate that I’m certain we would not have found had we tried to fill it on our own.
Lisa McGreevy, President & CEO, Online Lenders Alliance
Working with Staffing Advisors was the smartest management move I have made this year. They are incredibly professional and helped us refine the qualities and characteristics to ensure that we were clear on the job and the kind of person.
Robert Pinnegar, Chief Executive Officer, National Apartment Association
Staffing Advisors is a valuable resource in finding and hiring the right talent. They started by asking us the right questions to make us think about the position we are filling to define what success is for the right candidate. Following that process, they identified a pool of qualified candidates for us to choose from. The people they have helped us find have been valuable additions to our team.
Lawrence D. Sloan, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Industrial Hygiene Association
I would like to express how pleased we are in your firm’s success in identifying strong candidates for our positions. Our initial meeting required us to apply critical thinking as to the type of person we were looking for. Gina was a pleasure to work with, and provided excellent initial pre-screening on all candidates she deemed worthy of our time. Her attention to detail and prompt follow-through really helped keep our interview process on schedule, especially considering the tight timeframe we were operating in. She also provided us with suggested interview questions, which were quite useful to us.
Coupled with the fact that SA charges a flat fee per job, which is highly competitive versus traditional recruiters, SA wins our support hands down as our new recruiter of choice.
Raj Vinnakota, Co-Founder, The SEED Foundation
Staffing Advisors has been essential to the growth of our organization since 2006, helping to fill more than 20 positions in four locations, including our main office and three schools. Bob’s team is thoughtful, thorough, responsive, and they have access to an incredible network of candidates. At SEED, we often comment on how our culture is both different and a differentiator.
From very early in our relationship, the Staffing Advisors team got a deep and tangible understanding of the cultural pieces that make our organization thrive, and they translated those lessons into a very successful rubric to determine if eligible candidates would be successful in our culture. Their ability to tailor the process for our organization is what sets them apart.
Finally, Staffing Advisors is not your run-of-the-mill staffing firm; they truly serve as advisors through the entire process. They have helped us to tweak job descriptions, titles, compensation levels, and mix all based upon what they are learning in the market and aligning it with the needs of the organization.
They are a top-class organization that delivers.
John M. Green, Chief Financial Officer, Share Our Strength
As a leading non-profit organization in the fight to eliminate childhood hunger, attracting talented development professionals is a critical element of our business model. Staffing Advisors has done an exemplary job of learning about the culture and working environment of our organization, understanding the skills and approach for what makes for a successful development talent at Share Our Strength and providing superb advice. The Staffing Advisors team has continuously impressed us with the caliber of candidates presented and the strong fit of the candidate pool with our organization. They have been an invaluable partner throughout our recruiting process for senior development talent.
I give them a “10” for the results they have delivered and their working relationship with our team during the process.
Frauke Harnischfeger, VP Human Resources, Institute of International Education
We have worked with Staffing Advisors on over 15 recruitment efforts. We like using them when we need a focused outreach and marketing effort or to supplement our internal recruitment team. Through their very effective outreach and marketing efforts in combination with their dedicated project managers, they have been able to deliver a talent pool for a diverse range of profiles. In addition they are able to integrate their efforts with our applicant tracking efforts and that makes it easy to fulfill our compliance requirements.
Pat Nichols, CEO, Transition Leadership International
We’ve been tremendously impressed with Staffing Advisors. They have been remarkably creative, responsive and diligent. As a result of their model and their service ethic we have found ourselves interviewing quality candidates in record time.
Summer Gathercole, Managing Director, SHG Advisors
Bob Corlett understands the challenges that nonprofit leaders face every day. He does not settle for the easy answers, but instead digs deeper to find the real solution to people problems. His solutions are practical, cost-effective and long-lasting. I trust his judgment and know that he has earned an excellent reputation among nonprofit leaders throughout the region.
David Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Networks
Whatever you are doing for recruiting right now, stop! If finding and retaining the very best people is as important to your organization as it is to ours, you must call Bob and his team. From the moment we started working together, the caliber of candidates improved dramatically. As a direct result of their efforts, our retention rates continue to show dramatic improvements. Staffing Advisors has worked very hard to understand our organization and culture, which has translated into game-changing recruiting results.
Recruiting is no longer something I spend time worrying about; I have an outstanding partner who takes care of that.
David Stone, Chief Executive Officer, Kensington Glass Arts
We’ve been working with Bob Corlett and Staffing Advisors for several years now. What started as simple recruiting for specific positions has evolved into them managing an ongoing recruiting process that has been highly effective. They have proven to be highly reliable at finding a broad range of talent from C-Level positions all the way down to field technicians and manufacturing workers. They have literally changed the face of our workforce and placed more than fifty qualified applicants in our organization.
By developing job specific hiring blueprints and aggressively vetting the applicants, our staff is left with the simple task of interviewing a pool of pre-qualified candidates which significantly reduces the stress and time commitment inherent to this process. We’ve been very satisfied with the results and knowing that we can fill any open position quickly has allowed our team to grow faster than we could have without Staffing Advisors help. The team led by Aileen Hedden is closely engaged in our strategic staff planning and they have created a process of maintaining a continual pipeline of candidates who are ready when we need them. This recruiting process is now a significant advantage that we enjoy over our competition in a way that we never could have achieved on our own.
I recommend them unconditionally (and often do).
Steve Braunstein, CPA, Partner and President, Snyder Cohn
Staffing Advisors has a wonderful process that really helped us articulate our needs for two key positions. It was refreshing to see the speed of the process and the quality of the candidates presented. We knew immediately that we had people who would be a great fit with our culture.