recruitAbility began with a simple idea that we can do better. I started in the executive search and recruiting space over 20 years ago, it was my first job out of college, and I fell in love with every part of it. We have the ability to change peoples lives with every call we make, and to this day, there’s nothing I enjoy more than being that change agent.
The idea for recruitAbility came from our clients. I asked them what we can do better? What is it that they like the least about using a recruiter? The answer was almost always the same, recruiters don’t share accountability after a hire is made. We’re not viewed as strategic partners, but it’s because of our actions as an industry not the customers we serve. We’re trained as young recruiters that it’s our job to find the talent, but it’s our client’s job to keep them.
That might’ve been true at one point, but not today. We now have access to training and technology that we can use to better serve our clients. Retention in today’s market is just as hard, if not harder than recruiting. We set out to build a process and product that helps our clients with retention, by taking a candidate from initial recruitment, through onboarding and the first year of engagement. We work with our clients to identify what makes the best hire based on what a great employee actually looks like. We can take those attributes and apply them to the front end of the recruiting process to find the best fit. We call it recruiting reimagined!
It’s a gamechanger, and our clients are seeing their retention rates improve along with a better experience for all of their employees. I’ve always believed that a quality recruiting partner should act as an extension of our client’s brand, representing their first impression in the marketplace. We take that responsibility seriously, it’s our way of being better. Living to serve is one of our key core values, and you’ll see that practice in working with us.