Hiring the Right Fit Right Away

by Demetrius Warren

What a difference a year makes. During the pandemic, many people lost their jobs, but a tight labor market in 2021 is making it hard for employers to find top talent.

There is a need for niche recruiters in fields such as finance, IT, engineering and construction, driven by the explosive growth these industries are experiencing in Phoenix. According to November 2021 data from Specialized Recruiting Group of Central Phoenix, there are 7,351 finance and accounting jobs, 4,800 construction jobs, 5,100 IT positions and 2,700 engineering jobs open in the city.

With the sheer number of specialized jobs available, internal HR specialists or standard recruiters are overwhelmed trying to find the right candidates. Recruiters who know these industries intimately, understand the needs of front line managers and use their extensive network of passive candidates are positioned to deliver ideal matches.

According to Gallup, the cost of replacing an employee can range from one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary, not to mention the effects high turnover has on the culture of an organization. With so much hinging on hiring correctly the first time around, outsourcing the recruiting process to an organization like SRG, which is dedicated to making matches that result in happy client and a happy candidate is imperative, especially during the current tight labor conditions. 

Specialized Recruiting Group (SRG) of Central Phoenix is a professional and executive search firm helping companies find specialized employees in finance, IT, engineering and construction.

Named one of Forbes’ top recruiting firms, SRG, part of the Express Employment Professional company, puts the focus on relationship building with candidates and clients.

“We like to meet face-to-face with clients when possible, to not only learn about their needs, but also to get a feel for their work environment,” said Demetrius Warren, Managing Director of SRG. “Cultural fit with a candidate is crucial for a happy match for both the employer and the employee.”

Once SRG identifies a prospective candidate they spend time getting to know the person, understand their experience and skills and learn what kind of work environment and opportunity they are seeking.

Demetrius Warren is the managing director for the new Phoenix Specialized Recruiting Group of Express Employment Professionals, which is expanding in the Greater Phoenix area.

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