Duffy Group, an executive recruitment company whose winning Recruitment Research model helps employers fill critical roles on their teams at about half the cost of traditional recruitment, has been named one of the inaugural winners of Inc. Business Media’s Power Partner Awards.
The awards honor business-to-business organizations across the globe that have a proven track record of supporting entrepreneurs and helping startups grow. This year’s list includes 252 firms in marketing and advertising, health and human resources, financial planning, engineering, logistics and security, as well as other areas of business.
“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that founders rely on at various steps of their organization’s journey. Partners that possess a demonstrated ability to deliver quality support are at the core of entrepreneurship and help bring big ideas to life,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business media.
“This honor is especially meaningful because it is based on feedback from clients,” said Kathleen Duffy, president and CEO of Duffy Group.
Duffy Group was singled out among thousands of entries, earning top marks from clients for helping company hiring managers unearth quality candidates with the skills to fill open positions and who fit into their companies’ cultures too.
After seeing companies struggle to fill positions or pay too much to traditional recruiting firms that base their fees on the candidate’s compensation while getting little in return, Duffy Group disrupted the industry with a fresh approach to finding and hiring top talent to give companies a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Duffy Group’s Recruitment Research model takes a deep dive into the company, open position and market, then uses that information to creatively attract passive candidates who may not be looking for a career move but would entertain a new position. Unlike other recruitment methods, Recruitment Research embraces out-of-the-box thinking to identify candidates who solve problems and serve as leaders in their organizations.
Clients pay by the hour for the work, saving them up to half of traditional recruitment fees.
Another distinguishing factor is that in more than 30 years of doing business, Duffy Group has never lost sight of its most important asset: people. The company nurtures its staff to deliver the highest level of customer service, empowering them to build their practices as entrepreneurs and equipping them with the tools they need to succeed. The company invests approximately $450,000 annually in training and development and offers unprecedented flexibility as one of the first fully remote companies in the ‘90s – long before working from home became popular.
Since its founding, Duffy Group has grown into one of the nation’s most respected recruitment companies, with business that has quadrupled since 2015 and an 8% staff turnover– less than half the industry average.
Inc. partnered with leading global social and media intelligence platform Meltwater to develop a proprietary methodology that uses sentiment from online conversations about organizations and translates it into numerical scores. Companies were evaluated on commitment, reliability, trust, creativity, supportiveness, and other virtues that offer value to clients. Inc. also conducted surveys to gather client testimonials as part of the process.