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Bringing the HireBetter Way to Houston

August 20, 2018 by HireBetter

While the HireBetter team hails from all over, our roots are right here in the heart of Texas. From our headquarters in Austin, we have specialized in serving the Texas market and beyond for many years. Our expanded office in Houston now brings the full strength of HireBetter’s unique approach to the Houston area.

As our clients know, we do things a little differently around here.

The Recruiting Industry is Broken

First of all, we think the recruiting industry is broken. If you’ve ever had a bad experience with a recruiter – one that felt like you were dealing with a stereotypical used car salesman – you know what we mean. Our CEO, Kurt Wilkin, has written extensively about how misaligned incentives between recruiters and clients not only ups the “ick” factor, but also results in, well, a lack of results!

Your contingent recruiter is motivated by speed. While timeliness is important, we prefer to make sure that your recruiting efforts result in not only the right skill sets but also the right cultural fits. Additionally, with our strategic approach, we take the time to step back with you. We ensure that the role makes sense from an organizational perspective and that your job description clearly describes your needs. After all, you don’t want to build your house with the wrong set of blueprints!

And you don’t want a recruiter that throws spaghetti against the wall and hopes something will stick. Finding the right talent for your company is not a numbers game – you shouldn’t be playing the odds. As our good friend and client Curtis Eggemeyer, CEO of Lemi Shine, puts it, “What if we could hire game-changers at key positions and not just fill the job with the best person who happened to answer our ad?”

We do things a little differently around here.

Custom Talent Solutions

Hiring challenges often don’t show themselves until there is an active problem or an urgent need to fill a role. Because of this, a proactive strategy gets pushed to the back burner. However, the best approach is one that invests in the life cycle of talent – an ongoing circle of talent planning, recruiting, onboarding, training, and employee engagement activities.

You can solve your current needs and move towards a holistic, proactive talent strategy. Our comprehensive approach allows us to customize a talent solution for you.

Permanent Search

To achieve your goals, you need talent with a track record of success. We identify, assess, and recruit the right leaders and key contributors for your team, whether or not they are looking for new opportunities (92% of our placed candidates didn’t even have active resumes! They were busy building someone else’s company). We are with you every step of the way, supporting, guiding, and partnering with you throughout the recruiting process.

Interim Solutions

Maybe a key player quit unexpectedly, you have a critical initiative that requires specific experience, or a busy season has turned out to be busier than expected. Interim resources can help you breathe easier. We help you think outside the box when it comes to interim help, and we can bring in short-term superstars at any level of the company, from a payroll clerk to a temporary COO.

Advisory Services

When you are growing rapidly, talent can take your company to the next level. Our powerful Strategic Talent Planning™ process proactively aligns your talent strategy with your business goals. And then once you have invested in bringing the right new employees on board, set them up for success with a strong onboarding process. Onboarding correctly is more than just an introduction to the coffee-maker – it can improve employee productivity by up to 70% in the long run.

At HireBetter, we believe your success is our success. Talent is an often-overlooked part of the business growth equation, and we’ve seen first-hand how the right talent can transform a business. You have a business plan and a financial plan. But if you want to scale your company, you will need a talent plan as well – one that views talent as an investment, not an expense.

Houston Market Director Steve Fenton is passionate about creating value for his clients by bringing the HireBetter Way to Houston. Steve and his team pride themselves on consistently exceeding clients’ expectations at every opportunity.

Contact Steve and get started solving your Houston-area talent challenges today.

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