Next up in our Business Spotlight is Hire10, a national recruiting firm specializing in the construction industry. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “Retained Search as a Service™” (RSaaS™), then you’ve probably also heard of this Orlando-based agency. New to the iHire family, Hire10 coined the term RSaaS™ to describe its one-of-a-kind, customer-centric business model.
Through RSaaS™, businesses pay a retainer fee for Hire10’s team to guide them through the talent acquisition process on an ongoing basis. As Hire10 touts, their team personally helps clients target the right candidates so they can save time, cut costs, and instead concentrate on day-to-day operations.
With an industry-specific focus, Hire10 fittingly selected iHireConstruction to recruit superintendents, assistant superintendents, estimators, and project managers for commercial and multi-family construction companies.
We recently caught up with Hire10’s Ken Brown, Expert Construction Recruiter, to learn more about the company and its recruiting goals.
iHire: Hi, Ken! Thank you for participating in iHire’s Business Spotlight. Can you tell us more about your role and responsibilities at Hire10?
KB: I am a personal representative for construction-focused job seekers. I make sure my candidates have all the information they need to make a decision, fast. My goal is to place every candidate as quickly as possible.
iHire: Give us your best, 30-second elevator speech on Hire10.
KB: We’re a construction-exclusive recruiting firm conducting candidate search and placement services nationwide. We do not charge a commission. We work on a standard flat fee. We’re the only firm that will give you in-house pricing with agency “hustle.” In fact, our prescreen model is yielding us placement retention rates over 90% at two years of employment.
iHire: What should job seekers know about Hire10?
KB: If you are a construction professional looking to engage in a new and exciting role, Hire10 would like to get to know you. A real person will be in contact to start the conversation, share our five-step process, and get you placed in the right position.
iHire: What do you consider your company’s competitive differentiator?
KB: We make a personal connection with each candidate. Our dedicated, client-centric team works with customers at virtually any hour of the day to match them with the best possible opportunities.
iHire: That’s great – we did see on your website that your team provides 24x7 services and support, which is rare in the staffing industry. So, do you have any specific goals in working with iHire?
KB: We are planning to recruit 300 construction professionals in 2019.
iHire: There is clearly a skill shortage in the construction market. How is this complicating your recruiting process?
KB: We can’t find enough qualified talent! We’re are aiming to utilize iHireConstruction’s industry-specific focus and member base to address this challenge.
iHire: Well, you’ve come to the right place. What would you consider the most desired attributes or skills for your ideal candidates?
KB: We want to work with candidates who are responsive, smart, hardworking, honest, personable, and sincere.
iHire: Any advice for other hiring managers or recruiters?
KB: Check your candidates’ references. It can make all the difference in making the right long-term hiring decision.
Job seekers: Are you ready for a new career in construction? Check out Hire10’s current openings.