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  • Work that works for you

    At Specialized Recruiting Group, an Express Employment Professionals Company, we take an individualized approach to professional search and placement, providing high-level expertise and personalized service as unique as the local companies and candidates we serve. Since 1996, we have supported Grand Rapids' key industries, including accounting and finance, engineering and manufacturing, information technology, legal, sales, banking and financial, human resources, and transportation and logistics. We have invested in additional training, coaching and support, to enable our recruiters to more effectively recruit and place professionals in highly specialized fields. We’re directly impacted by the success of our community of Grand Rapids and it's surrounding areas, and have a vested interest in doing our part to foster thriving local employment markets. Our key differentiator is the added support and stability of an international headquarters with nearly four decades of staffing, professional search, and HR expertise. It’s the best of both worlds – small business flexibility, backed by big company resources. 

  • Key Industries

    We know success depends on finding the right job and company to build your career. Specialized Recruiting Group can match you to many types of work assignments, including short- and long-term temporary work and full-time positions. The best job for you may even be within our office. Our trained, certified, professional team is ready to help you succeed.

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    Executive Search

    With over 10 years of executive search experience, we are diligent about identifying talented professionals that fit our clients’ missions, visions, and cultures. We consult with clients at a strategic level to advance their business through recruiting, placing, and retaining top talent at all levels of the organization. Contact us today to learn more about our retained and contingency search options for your executive team.


    Connection to the community is an important piece of our culture, and part of how we give back is through partnerships with local non-profit organizations centered on a variety of causes that our teammates are passionate about. In addition to our volunteerism, philanthropy, and Board service, our team has deep expertise in recruiting and placing talented professionals in the non-profit sector. Connect with us today to discuss your needs and how we can partner together!

    Human Resources

    Our team has over 15 years of experience providing HR solutions for recruiting and retaining top-notch talent, including training, workforce development, and recruitment strategies, and can also provide consultation on HR policy development; best practices for employee engagement, organizational design and development, talent acquisition, and succession management; Veteran hiring, onboarding, and retention initiatives; and HR strategy for business success.  

    If you need interim support, a permanent hire, extra hands for a project, or consultation on HR strategy and organizational design, our team has top talent available to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about our talent and consulting solutions.

    Supply Chain

    Effective supply chain management will minimize cost, waste, and time in the production cycle while also increasing effectiveness. Supply chain can, and should, be a competitive advantage for your business, and our team can you help you achieve and maintain a strong supply chain through recruiting, placing, and retaining top talent with expertise in supply chain management, demand planning, Value Stream Mapping, procurement, and lean manufacturing. If you need supply chain talent who can work cross-functionally and build teams, nurturing buy-in with sales and operations, contact us today!


    A talented operations team is critical to the success of your business. Our recruiting experts partner with you to find hands-on operations professionals who can add value from day one, both “out on the floor” and in the office. From hands-on supervisors to COOs and everyone in between, we take the time to get to know your business, your culture, and your vision for the future so we can identify the talent you need to achieve your goals. Connect with us today!

    Engineering & IT

    Our team has over 10 years of experience recruiting and placing talented engineers and IT professionals. We have the talent you need, when you need them. Contact us for more information!

    Accounting & Finance

    With advanced training and education in accounting & finance, our team has the expertise needed to provide you with talent at all levels, from accounts payable/receivable to controller and CFO. Whether you need interim support or permanent staff, we have solutions. Connect with us today!


    Whether it is Sales, Marketing, Social Media, or Media Creation, our professionals recognize top talent who can establish and maintain your brand while pushing the bar forward creatively.  We value maximizing profitability, efficiency, and creative problem solving and recognize those qualities in the candidates we work with. Contact us to learn more!

  • Types of Work Assignments

    A relationship with Specialized Recruiting Group gives you access to our extensive network of client companies, salary negotiation support, resume assistance, and interview tips, and our team of expert recruiters can assist you in finding career solutions that work for you – whether that’s a direct hire position, a contract-to-hire assignment, or an interim project to meet your flexible scheduling needs.


    Direct Hire

    We focus on direct hire, permanent, placement with our client companies, providing you access to job opportunities that you may not otherwise see advertised.

    Contract to Hire (Evaluation Hire)

    Contract to Hire (Evaluation Hire) assignments often act as a bridge to full-time permanent employment, but there is no obligation for you or the employer. If the job is not a good fit, your Specialized Recruiting Group team will continue the search for the best job match for you.

    Contract/Project/Interim Assignment

    These are job assignments that last different lengths of time depending on your availability and the client company’s needs. These assignments can last a few days, several weeks or even months. 


  • Benefits Available to Eligible Employees

    • Medical Plan
    • Direct Deposit
    • Dental Plan
    • Holiday Pay (6 Days Observed)
    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
    • Vision/Eyewear Plan
    • Vacation Pay
    • Life Insurance
    • Prescription Drug Reimbursement
    • Scholarship Program
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Referral Bonuses

  • Contact our team for more information.