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Big things are happening at ARC Group

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Big things are happening at ARC Group. Read about our latest hire on Yahoo Finance:

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American Recruiting & Consulting Group, a national executive recruitment agency was established in 1982 and has been consistently ranked in multiple issues of The Business Journals’ “Top 25 Executive Search and Consulting Firms” for the last 14 years. With over a hundred employees and a score of locations throughout the country, we have asserted ourselves as a leader in the recruitment, staffing, employment and consulting sectors. 

At ARC Group, we focus on helping our clients grow by offering a unique blend of staffing, employment and temp services in the talent acquisition space. Our services include helping clients find the best talent for contract, temp to perm, and permanent placement opportunities. We also offer a unique and trademarked research recruitment solution, Recruitment Intelligence™, as well as retained, contingency and consulting services. 

With our proven 7 stage end-to-end recruitment process we provide unsurpassed quality that most employment and temp staffing agencies are unable to offer.

We’re Growing!

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American Recruiting & Consulting Group is once again proud and happy to see that our most recent press release was picked up by such a great and credible website such as MarketWatch.  When you have some time please click the following link to read about the upcoming changes at ARC Group!

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About ARC Group© 

American Recruiting & Consulting Group, a national executive recruitment agency was established in 1982 and has been consistently ranked in multiple issues of The Business Journals’ “Top 25 Executive Search and Consulting Firms” for the last 14 years. With over a hundred employees and a score of locations throughout the country, we have asserted ourselves as a leader in the recruitment, staffing, employment and consulting sectors. 

At ARC Group, we focus on helping our clients grow by offering a unique blend of staffing, employment and temp services in the talent acquisition space. Our services include helping clients find the best talent for contract, temp to perm, and permanent placement opportunities. We also offer a unique and trademarked research recruitment solution, Recruitment Intelligence™, as well as retained, contingency and consulting services. 

With our proven 7 stage end-to-end recruitment process we provide unsurpassed quality that most employment and temp staffing agencies are unable to offer.

Big News from Recruitment Intelligence Division!

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Recruitment Intelligence™, a division of ARC Group, is proud that our recent press release has been picked up by such a credible and popular website such as Yahoo.com.  When you have a moment, take a look at the news of our recent major partnership with a Fortune 500 company:

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About ARC Group© 

American Recruiting & Consulting Group, a national executive recruitment agency was established in 1982 and has been consistently ranked in multiple issues of The Business Journals’ “Top 25 Executive Search and Consulting Firms” for the last 14 years. With over a hundred employees and a score of locations throughout the country, we have asserted ourselves as a leader in the recruitment, staffing, employment and consulting sectors. 

At ARC Group, we focus on helping our clients grow by offering a unique blend of staffing, employment and temp services in the talent acquisition space. Our services include helping clients find the best talent for contract, temp to perm, and permanent placement opportunities. We also offer a unique and trademarked research recruitment solution, Recruitment Intelligence™, as well as retained, contingency and consulting services. 

With our proven 7 stage end-to-end recruitment process we provide unsurpassed quality that most employment and temp staffing agencies are unable to offer.

Press Release: American Recruiting & Consulting Group Announces New Hire

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Weston, FL – American Recruiting & Consulting Group (ARC Group) announced Monday that John Burke has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of accounts in and around the Jacksonville, FL area.  John Burke comes with a wealth of experience in sales, specifically in the recruiting industry, with over 15 years of experience specifically in recruiting and account management. 

John joins ARC Group as the Director of Business Development and will have a focus on medium to large companies that have hiring needs.  With his extensive sales and account management experience, ARC Group’s CEO, Gregg Podalsky, said “John’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will make him a key addition to our organization.  We hire talented individuals like John as a sign of our commitment to continually enhance the level of service we provide to our clients and to be the leader in the recruitment industry space.”  

On his hiring, Burke stated, “I’m thrilled to be working with ARC Group and doing what I love to do, which is building relationships and helping clients grow their businesses by identifying and recruiting the most qualified talent in the market.”  

John Burke will be based in our Jacksonville, Florida office. 

About ARC Group© 

American Recruiting & Consulting Group, a national executive recruitment agency was established in 1982 and has been consistently ranked in multiple issues of The Business Journals’ “Top 25 Executive Search and Consulting Firms” for the last 14 years. With over a hundred employees and a score of locations throughout the country, we have asserted ourselves as a leader in the recruitment, staffing, employment and consulting sectors. 

At ARC Group, we focus on helping our clients grow by offering a unique blend of staffing, employment and temp services in the talent acquisition space. Our services include helping clients find the best talent for contract, temp to perm, and permanent placement opportunities. We also offer a unique and trademarked research recruitment solution, Recruitment Intelligence™, as well as retained, contingency and consulting services. 

With our proven 7 stage end-to-end recruitment process we provide unsurpassed quality that most employment and temp staffing agencies are unable to offer.

Press Release: American Recruiting & Consulting Group Completes Acquisition of The Marver Group

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Weston, FL – American Recruiting & Consulting Group (ARC Group) has completed the acquisition of The Marver Group, led by Nancy Marver-Ilhan, which is a respected Executive Search Firm in Chicago that opened in March 2003 and specializes in Commercial Insurance Search.

With this strategic partnership, ARC Group has added an additional level of expertise to their portfolio and will be able to help better service clients in the Insurance Industry, not only in Chicago, but also on a national level.   Nancy and The Marver Group bring a wealth of experience to ARC Group. Nancy has been recruiting professionals in Underwriting, Claims, Operations, Loss Control, Human Resources, Marketing and Management for over 25 years.

“We are very excited to have acquired The Marver Group for several reasons,” said Gregg Podalsky, CEO of ARC Group.  “We have had great success over the past 30+ years and are always looking for ways to better service our clients’ needs.  The Marver Group acquisition helps enhance our existing capabilities and accomplish this goal.”

 

About ARC Group©

American Recruiting & Consulting Group, a national executive recruitment agency was established in 1982 and has been consistently ranked in multiple issues of The Business Journals’ “Top 25 Executive Search and Consulting Firms” for the last 14 years. With over a hundred employees and a score of locations throughout the country, we have asserted ourselves as a leader in the recruitment, staffing, employment and consulting sectors.

At ARC Group, we focus on helping our clients grow by offering a unique blend of staffing, employment and temp services in the talent acquisition space. Our services include helping clients find the best talent for contract, temp to perm, and permanent placement opportunities. We also offer a unique and trademarked research recruitment solution, Recruitment Intelligence™, as well as retained, contingency and consulting services.

With our proven 7 stage end-to-end recruitment process we provide unsurpassed quality that most employment and temp staffing agencies are unable to offer.

Social Media Recruiting and Why It’s Important

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For the past several decades the recruitment industry has used what people would call traditional recruiting methods when trying to find candidates to fill open jobs.  Over the past 10 years, the advancement in technology has changed some of those traditional methods to make it easier for employment agencies to find some of the best candidates available.  This has included posting open positions to a recruitment agency website and to online job boards such as Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com and Indeed.com among many others.  This makes it easier for potential candidates to find the right job for them, and likewise, recruiters can use the resume databases those sites offer to find the right candidate. 

More recently there has been another shift within the recruitment industry.  Social Media.  People every day, and sometimes all day, connect and communicate with each other through social media websites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.  People from all over the world can now communicate with each other, instantly, even if there are thousands of miles between them and they can do it all for free.  They don’t even have to know each other to do so in most cases. 

Facebook is used by 1.35 billion people in the world right now, which is an astounding amount, and it allows people to connect with old friends, find new loves and more recently, are exposed to available job opportunities that they may be interested in pursuing. 

Twitter has become the go to place for all things news.  Major news happenings will be on Twitter anywhere from 5 minutes to hours before a major news website reports it.  With nearly 300 million users worldwide, Twitter is continuing to grow every day.  From getting updates on sports scores to hearing what a favorite celebrity recently said to the breaking news of major events, Twitter is sky rocketing in popularity.  

LinkedIn has been popular with professionals in the workforce since it launched in 2003.  As more and more people started to build their online profile, which is basically a resume, it has grown to more than 300 million users worldwide.  Most use LinkedIn to make connections in the business world to sell or buy services, or recruiting agencies and Human Resources professionals will use it to help identify and ultimately contact potential candidates for new positions they are trying to fill. 

Once you realize the amount of people that are using social media websites on a day to day basis, you realize that there is an undeniable opportunity for recruitment firms and corporate recruiters to find more, and even better, candidates than through traditional methods.  The trend seems unstoppable right now that social media sites will continue to be used to help locate and reach an audience that previously was not available.  As Google+, Pinterest and other newer social media sites continue gain in popularity, with the addition of any new sites that people flock to, the time is now to get on board with social media recruiting or you’ll be left behind.

 

About ARC Group© 

ARC Group©, the parent company of Recruitment Intelligence™, has been an industry leader for over 25 years in the full time, contract and temp-to-hire recruiting and consulting sectors.  Named to the South Florida, Jacksonville and Minnesota’s Business Journal’s list of “Top 25 Executive Search & Consulting Firms” we have a national footprint, and service locations throughout the US, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Chicago and Washington. Learn more at www.ARCGonline.com

Why So Much Love for Passive Candidates?

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If you work for a recruiting firm, or in Human Resources, there is no question that you are familiar with what a “passive candidate” is and how sought after they are.  I was recently reading an article about passive candidates that proclaimed in a survey that 25% of the global workforce are currently seeking a new opportunity.  45% of them are open to speaking to a recruiter about a new opportunity and 15% are currently engaging in networking to see what else is on the horizon.  Only 15% state they are not interested in a new job.  To the recruiter, that means there is 60% of the workforce that will not likely see any job postings because they aren’t looking in that direction. You also have to wonder how many of the 25% of “active candidates” in the workforce will miss your job posting because they get busy at work and miss a few days or weeks of searching.

I thought it was a good article and decided to read some of the comments.  Most seemed to agree with my thoughts about the information presented but one person stated that all he hears about is how great a passive candidate is, but has never understood or had someone explain why that is.

Here is my opinion on the matter.  Passive candidates “could” be better than your typical active candidate, the person that is actively seeking a new opportunity, for a couple of reasons:

  • First….they are working. That means that during a company’s ups and downs, that candidate is still employed and being successful.  Most companies would covet that person.  And why wouldn’t they?  If you have 2 candidates with equal education and experience, who would you rather have?  The person currently producing and likely either making/saving money for their current organization or the person that is searching for the next opportunity because they were about to be or were recently laid off from their last employer?  Even if they are still working, the person actively looking is doing so for a reason and for all you know it is because they know they are underperforming.
  • The second reason is simple. EVERYONE is recruiting the active candidates.  As a recruiter you are competing with many other opportunities for the same person, or competing with many other recruiting firms for the same opportunity.  Since most recruiting firms work on a contingency basis, that means there could be a lot of work for ultimately no money.  The passive candidates that are out there may have been called a few times regarding other opportunities but your chances of competing with another opportunity at that time, or even with another recruiting firm for the same opportunity, goes down significantly.

Remember, I said that passive candidates “could” be better than your typical active candidate.  What I didn’t say is that they are better 100% of the time.  Why?  Because that wouldn’t be true.  While there is certainly a chance that a candidate is searching for a new opportunity because they are about to get fired for underperforming, there is also a likelihood that they just need a better situation for themselves.  They might need more money, a better work/life balance or better growth opportunities.  In the end there is definitely a possibility that the active candidate can be just as strong for a position as a passive candidate.

To sum it up, no one is saying that the passive candidate is unequivocally the better candidate to target 100% of the time.  But if dozens of recruiting firms are talking to the same candidates currently searching for a new opportunity, wouldn’t it be wise to start looking for fresh candidates?  And where would you find those candidates?  That’s right, at work.  That’s why companies that have the ability and experience to identify and source passive candidates will ultimately have a leg up on other staffing agencies.

 

About ARC Group©

ARC Group©, the parent company of Recruitment Intelligence™, has been an industry leader for over 25 years in the full time, contract and temp-to-hire recruiting and consulting sectors.  Named to the South Florida, Jacksonville and Minnesota’s Business Journal’s list of “Top 25 Executive Search & Consulting Firms” we have a national footprint, and service locations throughout the US, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Chicago and Washington. Learn more at www.ARCGonline.com

Try Before You Buy

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Many organizations today have moved to more of a “try before you buy” philosophy.  What I mean is they are hiring people on a contract basis, usually anywhere from a month to a year, to determine if that person would be a good fit for their organization long term.

As you may know, the process of onboarding a new employee is not cheap.  There are taxes, insurance and benefits that have to be accounted for and it can be quite expensive.  What if your new hire finds a higher paying job in a month or doesn’t work out for whatever reason?  Yep, you are back to square one and will have to incur all those costs all over again when you find the replacement.

With contractors you have the chance to avoid those costs while obtaining talent to perform the duties that need to be completed.  The other “cost” that comes into play is the cost you incur for every week, day and hour that the position is not filled.  You are missing out on productivity which in turn means you are missing out on either money earned or money saved.

Are there any perceived downfalls to using a contractor?  Sure there are.  It may take 2 or 3 hires before you find the one that fits your long term goals.  Another perceived downfall is that you will need to pay a higher hourly rate for a contractor than you would a permanent employee.  This is done to make the position attractive and to offset the fact the potential contractor will have to pay for their own health insurance and they do not receive any PTO.  Also, if you used a recruiting firm to find this contractor, then they have to make money as well.

The question becomes how much money will be lost by not having this position filled, plus all the costs and resources to find someone, compared to what you have to pay in an hourly rate.  In most cases the contractor route is cheaper in the long run.

With all that said, contracting employees is not for everyone in every position.  But if your recruiting strategy is coming up short on a need-to-fill position, consider engaging in a recruiting firm to discuss this option.

Think about it, wouldn’t it be nice if you could always “try before you buy” any product or service that is out there?

 

About ARC Group©

ARC Group©, the parent company of Recruitment Intelligence™, has been an industry leader for over 25 years in the full time, contract and temp-to-hire recruiting and consulting sectors.  Named to the South Florida, Jacksonville and Minnesota’s Business Journal’s list of “Top 25 Executive Search & Consulting Firms” we have a national footprint, and service locations throughout the US, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Chicago and Washington. Learn more at www.ARCGonline.com