San Francisco — April 11
Finding the right contract talent, whether full time or contract, is a series of connections — with potential candidates and with internal and external recruiters.
Hiring managers need reliable recruiting partners to effectively compete for the highly skilled financial services and IT professionals in peak demand in the current labor market.
What makes a recruiter a partner of choice for hiring managers? Firms that consistently deliver candidates with strong business acumen and professional skills, according to Granite Solutions Groupe, a San Francisco recruiting firm that specializes in the financial services and IT sector.
“A lot has been written on how tight the labor pool is, especially in growth spots like high-end product management and IT talent in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.,” said John Henning, Granite Solutions Groupe director of business development. “But technical skills alone are not enough. Our clients need contract resources with product knowledge and deep business insight and exceptional interpersonal skills.That’s never a readily available profile, especially when the labor pool is tight.”
Granite uses best practices recruiting techniques and professional business processes that enable managers to streamline their hiring process to get the needed talent on board quickly.
The company’s strong network in the financial services and IT markets, coupled with its strong internal research abilities, gives it the edge employers need to attract the best talent for their positions.
Professionalism, excellent customer service and a deep understanding of its clients’ missions, business strategies and technologies has resulted in Granite’s exceptionally strong contract renewal and extension rate — more than 99 percent for the past two years.
The company also has recognized a 300 percent increase in job requirements across all client groups from the same time just one year ago.
Henning attributes this growth to Granite establishing itself as a preferred, top-tier vendor at several key clients in the financial services and IT markets in North America.
Experience as hiring managers at large multinational firms gives Granite recruiters empathy for clients. It understands how to eliminate the pain points in the hiring process, saving time and energy at the time when hiring managers need it most.
Granite’s recruiters are able to present qualified, desirable candidates quickly.
Most go on to interview and accept positions with Granite’s clients, as a direct result of Granite being in tune with the more subtle aspects of client’s unique technical and cultural requirements.
In response to increased demand, Granite has tripled its recruiting capacity since this time last year by hiring additional senior search consultants and beefing up its research staff in both its contract and full-time, direct-hire practices.
“We’re very excited about the ongoing success of our contract recruiting practice,” Henning said. “We anticipate these new resources will result in greater growth across all lines of business as we continue to build Granite’s reputation as a key strategic partner in recruitment across the financial services and IT markets.”
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