Engaged Search

  • Engaged Search: Our Enhanced Service Offering

    Priority, attention, and care

    When it comes to finding new hires, there are generally two search approaches, Contingent Search and Engaged Search. Contingent search, or passive search, involves putting out a job advertisement and waiting for applications to come in. Contingent Search usually finds the transient employees who are always job hunting.

    Engaged Search, on the other hand, provides access to the passive candidate market that makes up roughly 80% of job seekers. Those who, if presented with the right opportunity, would look at making a move. Our team finds those individuals and starts those conversations. Working with engaged employees means we are continuously finding A players who are great at what they do, want to work, and who would be an asset to any organization. We call this approach Engaged Search, because our recruiters actively source, contact, and qualify candidates through a variety of channels and assets that we have access to.

    Specialized Recruiting Group’s Engaged Search Model provides a different level of service. We are uniquely equipped to help you find the highly skilled talent for your business needs. We invest in advanced training on the latest technologies and techniques to identify and recruit top-level candidates and take a proactive approach with dedicated specialists who recruit active and passive talent. Our specialized recruiting methodologies allow us to attract a level of talent our competitors can’t match. Because of our dedicated focus on highly specialized professionals, we not only seek out top talent; they also seek us.

    Top Benefits of Engaged Searches

    • Access to active and passive talent
    • Ability to source, recruit, and qualify hundreds of candidates
    • Expert representation of your company and candidate throughout the hiring process
    • Weekly updates on progress of the search including market trends
    • A 92% success rate in placing a qualified candidate in the role

    How we can accurately represent you

    In order to represent your organization accurately during our candidate search, we intentionally get to know the role, the culture, and the managerial expectations. The following is an example of some of the questions we would ask to get to know your organization.

    • What is attractive about the company?
    • What is attractive about the position?
    • Company Culture/Environment/Dress Code?
    • What would the career path or next position be?
    • Tell me about the hiring manager’s background as well as their management and personality style?
    • What are three key responsibilities of this position?
    • Describe the role this person will have in the company?
    • Describe a typical day for the person in this role?
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of this team?
    • What impact does this role have on the organization?
    • 30/60/90 Day Expectations?
    • One year from now, what will the success of this role look like to the individual and the organization?
    • What skills are required?
    • What software/application knowledge is required?
    • What experience is required?
    • What level of education is required?
    • What other qualities are required (culture fit)?
    • What position might a qualified candidate currently hold?
    • What are five questions you would use to screen a candidate for this position?
    • Compensation and Benefits
      • Salary range
      • Holidays
      • Benefits
    • Job Specifications
      • Workdays/hours
      • Hiring Managers information
    • Hiring process

    Engaged Search Service Fee

    Our Engaged Search service fee is equivalent to a percentage of the candidate’s annual salary (position dependent). This fee ensures that our dedicated recruiting specialists can devote the time, resources, and personalized focus necessary to fill the role with a quality candidate with the experience and culture fit you are looking for.

  • Accounting and Finance

    Accountant, Financial Analyst, Accounting Technician, Regional Controller, Credit Analyst, Payroll & Benefits Admin, Statistician, Financial Controller, and more...

  • Management

    Property Manager, Project Manager, Store Manager, Project Coordinator, Fleet Manager, and more...

  • Administration

    Executive Assistant, Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk, Data Entry, Customer Service Representative, Receptionist, HR Assistant, and more...

  • Sales and Marketing

    Inside Sales Representative, Outside Sales Representative, Trads Recruiter, Sales Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Manager, and more...

  • Technical

    Engineer, Network Administrator, Help Desk Technician, Software Developer, Web Developer, Information Technology, Software Engineer, and more...

  • Light Industrial

    Assembler, Warehouse Associate, Shop Technician, Forklift Operator, Detailer, General Labour, Dock Worker, Delivery Driver, Shipping and Receiving, Labeller, and more...

  • Skilled Trades

    Mechanic, Welder, Electrician, CNC Machinist, Millwright, Carpenter, Cabinet Maker, and more...

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  • 2021 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards Winner

    In 2021, Express received ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award and Talent Diamond Award, a designation bestowed upon fewer than 2% of staffing firms in North America. On average, clients and job seekers of winning agencies are twice as more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided. 

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    Express Employment Professionals’ ISO 9001:2015 registered employee selection process is behind our success in helping you find the exact person you need for your team. Each associate we send to you has been interviewed, tested as appropriate, and evaluated before they leave our doors.

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