Your most effective relationship with a recruiter is realized when they become a true extension of you, your department and your company. Since they are the front line of communication between you and the market, you will get the best results when your recruiter understands the “Why?” behind the “What” that you are looking for and can act as a true partner in overcoming common challenges that hiring managers face.
Avoid starting off on the wrong foot on the new position you are hiring for. Make sure you are focusing on the work you NEED to be performed versus what you WANT to see on the resume.
Would you like your hiring success rate to increase 50%? Focus on what you want accomplished and steer clear of any vague questions.
It’s much easier to conduct a search when you have a solid understanding of what you can get at what price. Even better if you’re aware how your company and opportunity compares to others.
Finance & Accounting Hiring Manager Testimonials
It was a pleasure working with Jennifer Silveira – I really appreciate recruiters who understand what we are looking for and provide viable candidates.
Internal Audit Director
$4 billion E&P company
I needed to hire three new Revenue Accountants to fill open positions. I needed 2 Senior Accountants and 1 entry level. We took applications from several recruiters. Only the Talance Group sat down and met with me to find out exactly what type of person I was looking for and what skills were necessary to meet my needs. Every candidate that was submitted for my review was extremely qualified and better prepared when they were interviewed. We filled both Senior Accountant vacancies with candidates submitted by the Talance Group. I would use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Tim’s wisdom and practical approach are priceless when it comes to career choices. While the details are key, Tim helps you see what’s truly important when it comes to making decisions from both the candidate and the hiring manager’s point of view. He’s personable, delivers excellent value, is trustworthy, and creative.
Jeff – Thank you, once again for your excellence in how you manage your business and conduct searches. I really appreciate you very much and more than anything respect the quality of talent that you present. Thank you.
Director of Human Resources Cheniere Energy
Doug and his group have been extremely helpful, often on short notice, at identifying and putting high caliber people in front of us for senior positions. Doug, in particular, has been insightful, patient and extremely diligent in identification of the right person for the spot we were trying to fill. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them anytime I need personnel assistance.
CEO Buccaneer Resources
Working with the Talance Group has been a very valuable and enjoyable experience. I dealt with them both as a candidate and as a client. Recruiting the employee is one of the most difficult challenges for managers, and I am proud to say that The Talance Group, in baseball terms, is batting 1000% so far—and I don’t expect this to change. Jennifer in particular has been one of the best recruiters I worked with in the past. They’re not pushy and they work with you until they find you the right candidate. Like others, they don’t just send resumes, they send candidates (they actually read the job descriptions!). I expect to continue to work with Jennifer at The Talance Group for many years to come.
Fortune 500 Company
The Talance Group is committed to finding the right employee for the right company and vice—versa. They are candiates/our needs alike are familiar with what both sides want and need and communicate these attributes well to both sides. This ensures long term success for all parties involved.
Working with Jennifer Drake is a refreshing experience, both as a candidate and a client. Jennifer is excellent at guiding the candidate through the entire process, including offering valuable tips and potential Q&A’s for the interview and beyond. From the client perspective now, Jennifer continues to find the “right” individuals to fit our company’s growth needs.
Private E&P Company
IT Hiring Manager Testimonials
I have worked with Angie for the past few months and she has been a pleasure to work with. Angie is very responsive and on top of everything. She recruits and provides qualified candidates successfully.
Gary has provided me with a great pool of talent. He listens well to what my needs are and then strives to bring candidates that meet those needs. He is very good at pre-screening candidates before they ever make their way to me which saves me a great deal of time. I am very pleased with the resources that Talance has provided. Gary also makes it easy to square the contractual process away quickly and efficiently.
PMO and Energy SME
Angie is a professional recruiter who is personable and provided us with candidates who were well qualified and suited for the role. I truly enjoyed working with her and look forward to doing so again!
I had the pleasure of working with Angie for about 16-18 months on a wide variety of IT roles for Weatherford. She always offered sound candidates, expert guidance, and honest feedback. More than this though – Angie has a fierce drive that she is going to do whatever it takes to deliver the right candidates for the right needs at the right time. Simply put – she has the guts to deliver where most will fall.
Global Recruiting Analytics Leader at Weatherford
I have worked with Angie for many years and she has always provided incredible results and customer service. She delivers on everything she promises and has been extremely flexible with my ever changing needs as an employer. Angie is awesome and she will always give you 200%!
Gary is a tremendously talented account manager and recruiter - and dons both hats brilliantly. He is incredibly sharp and has a keen sense in and around the technology industry, and acts as a true business partner for key client stakeholders. His dedication to providing quality candidates to his clients is unmatched and he truly builds strong relationships with his clients and candidates alike. It’s a great experienced working with him and he makes the entire process transparent so there is a mutual trust and alignment on both sides. Not to mention he’s a straight shooter with a great sense of humor! Something I truly value in recruiting professionals. If you have a chance to work with Gary, go for it!
Technical Recruiter at Quantlab Financial
I’ve known Angie professionally for several years during my time in staffing. Angie is a true professional and savvy business partner. She has outstanding communication and customer service skills sure to exceed in any situation or environment. Her enthusiastic and energetic personality and work ethic is contagious and I welcome the opportunity to partner with her again in the future.
Gary has been a great resource for us and has been very successful in helping us staff our highly technical IT positions. He works with the client to gain a good understanding of the key competencies of the position and thoroughly screens applicants prior to submitting resumes. As a client with a limited amount of time, Gary’s expertise and ability to be thorough helps our staffing process move quickly.