What differentiates Z-Careers from others is our focus on results. This means recruiting the best possible talent for your organization. Generally the strongest candidates are those not actively looking to make a change. Job boards are rarely the best way to find top talent and are only a small part of how Z-Careers sources candidates. With a targeted approach, we directly recruit highly-qualified individuals from your top competitors.
Every employee hired is an investment. Bradford D. Smart, author of TopGrading, concluded that, “The cost of mis-hires is around 25 times the base compensation for those under $100,000, and 40 times for those earning $100,000 to $250,000.” Our goal is to find you the best person for your opening, and we want to find that individual as quickly and efficiently as possible. The recruiters at Z-Careers look to build a relationship with you. We will listen carefully to your hiring concerns and consult with you on the best approach to satisfy your staffing needs.
Filling an opening is about more than just matching a candidate’s resume to a list of duties and qualifications. We want to understand not only the duties and responsibilities of your opening, but your culture and how the new hire will make a significant impact on your organization. Each search starts with an extensive conversation about your needs.
Through our bull’s-eye recruiting method we find you a candidate that’s right on target! Although there are many profiles from various companies that can sufficiently fill your search, why not hire someone that matches exactly what you need? Most of our clients desire someone that is from a direct competitor so that they understand how your industry works, alleviating extensive acclimation time for the new hire. We construct our search parameters with the thought of where the potentially most perfect fit for your opening is currently employed. We focus on the delivery of a client-driven solution based on quality not quantity. Your feedback is essential to the success of the searches we conduct. Here is an example of how we normally formulate our search parameters:
- Bull’s-eye: The candidate will likely be from a direct competitor with a skill set and goals that match or exceed your criteria. If there are enough competitor companies locally, we will start with that group to help you avoid costly relocation expenses.
- Ring 1: Is a candidate from a related company within the region whose skill set and goals match or exceed your criteria.
- Ring 2: Is a candidate from a related company or industry whose skill set and goals match your criteria.
- Ring 3: Candidates may need relocation assistance or be from industries that are not direct competitors but may have similar processes, attributes, or are culturally similar to your organization.
Once suitable candidates are presented, Z-Careers acts as a liaison between you and the candidates throughout the entire interview process. After each interview we will debrief both client and candidate and establish next steps in the process. We believe that the extension of an offer, if done properly, should have no surprises and be the beginning of a long career by the candidate with your company. Z-Careers will assist with making sure that when you extend an offer, it is accepted.