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
This company was recommended by a friend of mine who is a Chief Accounting Officer at an oil and gas service company here in Houston and has used them on several occasions with success. I have been very pleased with the candidates and service provided and would recommend you contact them. Alix is great to work with and will get a good feel for the kind of candidate you are looking for when you talk to her. They have provided high quality, reliable candidates.
I gladly recommend Tim as an excellent recruiter of finance and accounting professionals. Tim takes the time to get to know hiring managers, company culture and key details of position openings so that he can recommend the best candidates. He is then selective in the candidates put forth for consideration. Tim is responsive though deliberate in finding highly qualified candidates to fill even the toughest position openings.
Alix, I want to thank you so much for your dedication in finding a very suitable, well vetted resource to handle our finance and office management needs. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I will gladly recommend your services to others. Thanks again.
President, Crossland Acquisition, Inc.
I have used Stephan’s services in two successful placements. His service is marked by a very high level of professionalism together with his conviction that a successful job search involves more than monetary satisfaction. Stephan recognizes that the candidate and a potential employer must fit in terms of the technical requirements of a position as well as the more elusive personality compatibility. Stephan strives to build a long-term relationship and, to that end, will not misrepresent or attempt to sell a position to achieve a commission. He acknowledges the bottom line: the candidate is the ultimate expert.
Doug’s great listening skills translated into his ability to find qualified candidates that truly met my requirements. This resulted in the efficient use of everyone’s time and the capture of great new employees of the Company.
Cameron International, Inc.
I’ve worked with Doug and Jeff for several years in my volunteer role as the career service director for Financial Executive International chapter here in Houston. Talance Group professionals exemplify the key success factors in a long term recruiter relationship. They have integrity and develop a deep understanding of both the candidate and client needs before making an introduction. Several of our members used this firm with success. At our company and for FEI, Talance Group is on our short list of firms we will use for mid to upper level searches assignments.
CFO HydroChem Industrial Services, Inc.
The Talance group is run by a leadership team that promotes a first class recruiting organization. They treat the candidates like the individuals they are and work hard to make sure to understand their needs. The Talance team understands the chemistry in a firm has to be a good fit with a candidate and client alike to ensure a successful placement, and they go to great lengths to understand the dynamics of the firm they are recruiting for in searches.
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
IT Hiring Manager Testimonials
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.
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 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 detail-oriented manager; while working, she did not lose sight of her core objective to get a deal/sale and still delivered the best value for my corporate Database group needs.
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 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
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!