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Recruitment Research
The recruiting alternative to executive search and contingency.

Recruitment research is a research-first, methodical recruiting solution used as an alternative to executive search. It combines both research and recruiting into a bundled solution that is both scalable and very reasonably priced. In addition to cost savings, this strategy creates recruiting efficiency, provides real-time intelligence, and focuses on diversity. It also offers the ability to compare/contrast potential candidates, ensuring we present only the most qualified. Recruitment research doesn’t stop at recruiting. It also supports candidate pipelining and succession planning projects.

In our 32nd year, we are proud to say that in 1989, our team at Sheila Greco Associates LLC, now SGA Talent wrote the research playbook. Today, we are writing the recruitment research playbook to explain how recruitment research is a winning talent solution that is clearly the solution for the times. Recruitment Research, the other recruiting alternative.

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Recruitment Research is:

Fast: We typically present 3-6 candidates within the first two weeks from the launch date.

Cost-Effective: The average cost per hire is between 5-11% of a hire's base salary. There's never a success fee attached to a hire. With this solution our clients are getting a team of experts, not just a recruiter. A research expert who creates talent pools with real time, actionable data and an experienced proactive recruiter who exploits the research information to get to the right hire fast by having the ability to call, text, email, invite and inMail potential candidates quickly.

To see more on recruitment research, we invite you to download September 24 Webinar video.

Case Studies
We help our clients build better teams without the big fees.

Medical Device Client

A leading medical device company was expanding their sales teams and needed our help. In a short period of time our research team created a talent pool of over 700 potential candidates and our recruiters presented 42 candidates and were responsible for 37 hires. The average cost per hire was $5300.00

Chemical Manufacturer

Our client sought Production Managers for three of their manufacturing plants. At the request of our client we researched 20 competitors to build a strong talent pool that resulted in 3 fast hires. Cost per hire $6400.00

Professional Services Client

Our client is looking to increase the number of female partners for their firm and asked our team to assist their talent acquisition team with candidate pipelining. As the example below shows, our research team identified a talent pool of 751 professionals to include 150 female partners. Once the research was completed our team was tasked with building an engaged talent community of female partners and present interested qualified candidates. Total cost for research was $10,000. As of September 2020, SGA Talent is on a monthly retainer to continue our candidate pipeline efforts. To date, the cost per hire has been less than 7% of the Partner’s base salary.

Insurance Client

Our client is a leader in the insurance industry and was facing a talent crunch at the executive levels. Our role was to create organization charts of the C-Suite and four levels down at 12 competitor companies. This information was used for both current and future hiring. The average cost per hire has never exceeded 9% of the hire’s base salary.

In addition to providing candidates, we also provide all the data that is gathered during the process. This includes research. A few example are below.