HireBetter is growing and we are excited to announce our newest location in Charlotte, North Carolina! Our Charlotte office will address the high demand for our talent solutions on the national level and will serve as the hub for business on the East Coast at HireBetter. “We really like the Charlotte and Research Triangle markets,” said Kurt Wilkin, HireBetter CEO. “There are quite a few similarities with our home base of Austin, Texas. We are the #1 Executive Retained Search Firm in Austin, we’re growing rapidly in Houston and now we’re officially taking the show to the East Coast.”
“We are specialists in helping middle market companies scale, and it’s clear that there has never been a more challenging time to identify, screen and recruit the right talent,” said Abbie Martin, HireBetter’s Charlotte Managing Director. “We are passionate about helping our clients achieve success through our custom talent solutions and I’m thrilled to further expand our services nationwide.”
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 companies not only leads to furthering this stereotype, but also results in, well, a lack of results!
“The recruiting industry is broken. We’ve all seen it or experienced it. Many of you have had negative experiences with recruiters,” said HireBetter CEO Kurt Wilkin. “Our clients in Texas know about the HireBetter difference. And for the past five years, we have been serving clients across the country out of our Austin and Houston offices. That’s why we’re very excited to announce the official launch of our Charlotte office. We’re on a mission to change the recruiting industry. And now with the ability to better serve clients across the country, we’re much closer to achieving that goal for all American businesses,” Wilkin said.
Most recruiters, especially contingent recruiters, are motivated by speed. While timeliness is important, we prefer to ensure that your recruiting efforts result in the right skill sets AND the right cultural fits. Additionally, with our strategic approach, we take the time to think big picture 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 hoping something will stick. Finding the right talent 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?”
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.
One of our long-time clients, Kevin Smith, Operating Partner to several private equity firms operating in the lower-middle market, is a testament to the success that comes with a talent strategy that focuses on the full picture.
“I’ve worked with HireBetter for over five years on a variety of engagements spanning multiple portfolio companies,” said Smith. “We regularly utilize their Strategic Talent Planning™ practice in parallel with our strategic and execution planning processes in order to assure we have the critical leadership teams in place to realize our multi-year plans.
My partnership with HireBetter has been enormously advantageous in rapidly getting our portfolio company teams positioned for success. They have partnered with me to build teams and recruit game changing talent across a wide range of industries and regions – nationwide,” Smith said.
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 they are looking for new opportunities or not (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.
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 Senior Accountant to an Interim COO.
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.
Charlotte Managing Director Abbie Martin has been serving Charlotte and the Research Triangle for more than ten years, including the last five with HireBetter. She and her team are passionate about creating value for their clients by bringing the HireBetter Way to the East Coast and pride themselves on consistently exceeding clients’ expectations at every opportunity.
Contact the Charlotte team to get started solving your talent challenges today.