Without someone focused full-time on recruiting, finding the right candidate for a position can sometimes be a challenge. In smaller organizations, the person responsible for human resources is often tasked with heading up recruiting efforts, in addition to their many other responsibilities. Other priorities come into play, recruiting timelines get delayed, and great candidates are lost to other job offers. This is especially true when hiring for senior-level positions, where there are generally more interviews and a more in-depth process.
J. Kent Staffing’s nonprofit client was experiencing significant growth, and would soon be approaching 100 employees. The human resources function was handled under Operations, but the company realized it needed to add a Human Resources Director to its executive team. They began the search on their own in Q4 of 2019, but after a couple of separate recruiting efforts, they found themselves back at the beginning. In early March, they enlisted the help of J. Kent Staffing.
J. Kent’s Direct Hire team spent one week of focused recruiting efforts and presented our client with 7 seasoned HR professionals. After first interviews, the field was narrowed down to 3 candidates, then to 2. After 6-weeks, Nathan was offered the position.
Nathan’s 20 years of progressive human resources experience, including starting an HR department from scratch, helped seal the deal. His passion for nonprofit work also shone through during the interview process. Nathan is excited to go back to work for a company whose mission aligns with his values.