Quest Food Management Services in Lombard, IL recently utilized NewHire Professional services to hire for their essential Vice President of Operations role. The NewHire Professional service includes NewHire creating the customized advertisement and the screening questions, filtering for qualified candidates, conducting the initial phone screening of the applicants, and handling all of the interview set up and subsequent process follow-up. This full service model was right for Quest’s recruiting efforts for the Vice President position because it assigns the bulk of the work to NewHire, while providing a consistent and dedicated partnership between NewHire and the client.
Our work with Quest’s President Nick Saccaro before the advertising campaign was created was strategic, focused and comprehensive. We spoke with Nick to establish a clear understanding of the Vice President of Operations role, as well as the type of individual that would be best suited to the role, and to the corporate culture. Quest was hiring for an excellent opportunity that met or exceeded similar positions in the industry and it was critical to highlight the unique attributes of the role. Once these priorities were established, we were able to craft an advertisement and application questions that targeted the type of high level candidates who would succeed in the role. As a result of the thorough preparation done at the start of the process, the position received a total of 233 applicants, allowing Nick the opportunity to speak to a variety of candidates.
The NewHire Professional service is well-suited to executives who are short on time or experience to do the bulk of the recruiting work themselves but it is even better suited for those who can make the time to be involved and are committed to the recruitment process as a whole, especially for key positions. Despite Nick’s extremely busy schedule, he was dedicated to the process and focused on our continuously driving the process forward. He spent time searching through the NewHire software to identify candidates, utilizing the sort and search filter to save time, then he prioritized interviews in his schedule, and gave quick feedback about candidates. As a result, Nick spoke to the candidates that he wanted to speak with, and made the decision to hire within 4 months of advertising.
The NewHire Professional service is not a quick fix solution, and it should not be. We understand the immense need for the right person in key roles. NewHire Professional is for those who are looking for a supportive partner who will be there during all phases of this significant search.
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