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The ultimate goal for every business is to create an A plus team. A good part of my consulting has been geared toward getting the “right people in the right seats.” Beyond that, I’m convinced that we must posture them for success in order to create a solid TEAM focused on the company goals.
industry specific recruiting package
- Step One: Search national job sites for the best candidates in the industry (or a similar one).
- Step Two: Vet qualified candidates through interviews, reference and background checks, and a Birkman assessment.
- Step Three: Deliver to the decision maker a full package ready for a face-to-face interview.
- Step Four - Arrange and participate in the interview.
- Step Five: Posture the new hire for success through an on-boarding plan that will be measured and monitored by creating a customized position profile correlating job activities to financial goals!
I’ve advocated the Birkman® as a resource in the selection process for the past forty years. This instrument indicates the interest of the applicant as well as their workstyle, how they will work with their supervisor and subordinates, and how they will fit in or represent the company culture.
We have helped many business owners across the country find and retain the best person for the job. We recently placed a VP of Operations within three weeks. We took the same amount of time to place a Director of Operations. AND we found, vetted, and placed an administrative/payroll manager within one week. We can’t always guarantee that the process will be that fast, but we can guarantee that it will be thorough and require as little time as possible on your part.
Recruiter Bio - Sherry Cartwright
Sherry Cartwright, SHRM majored in business and gained experience in banking and legal early in her career. She then gained invaluable experience working as Assistant Superintendent in AISD. A lot of her customer service skills were developed with teachers and parents! Her propensity for detail was further developed in her work with the Board of Trustees. In the late 1990s she joined Associated Building Services as Executive Assistant to Barnett Gershen. While she enjoyed the administrative aspect of the position, she was always enamored with the ‘people’ side of the business.
In the early 2000s, Mr. Gershen sold ABS and accepted a position with Keystone Automotive as VP of organizational development. Sherry assisted him in that position but freely admits that she still knows very little about after-market crash parts. However, she does know building maintenance. Sherry and Mr. Gershen started Gershen Consulting in 2005 and grew this Houston boutique consulting firm from the ground up.
This small firm now has a national footprint from coast to coast (and even Hawaii). After several years of working with CEOs and business owners, Sherry and Mr. Gershen were impressed that the ‘people were the heart of the business’ and more specifically that nothing would happen without the ‘right people in the right seats’ on the bus. Sherry then became a Master consultant with Birkman International. They use the Birkman® in selection of new team members but more recently are using it specifically in developing leadership. As they worked closely with the clients, they were impressed that they could directly recruit for people specifically in the building maintenance industry and provide a precision service that no one else was offering.
They are now recruiting for clients and carrying the new hire through an efficacious onboarding process to ensure their success. Mr. Gershen and Sherry are also available to lead workshops for building and developing cohesive teams.