Expediting Growth:
Hiring and Building a High-Performing Team within 30 Days  

Have you ever been in a situation where your company required a quick hire, but the search for the perfect candidate seemed to drag on endlessly? This can be a source of frustration for your team and result in significant issues.

At Focus People, we are thrilled to share a real-life success story of our collaboration with a respected commercial design firm, one of our clients who faced a very similar challenge but ultimately benefited from our quick response and personalized support.

The Obstacle

Over the course of 25 years in business, our client, based in Georgia, has transitioned from a furniture dealer to a dynamic architectural and furniture design provider.

With substantial growth and an impressive roster of certifications and partnerships, their team of approximately 100 employees consistently achieved annual revenues between $50 million to $100 million. Their dominance in the commercial interior services sector across various industries was firmly established.

Our collaboration with this firm started toward the end of the first quarter of 2023. They contacted Focus People after the need for an Assistant Controller remained unfulfilled, despite multiple agencies providing recruitment assistance. The company sought a candidate who not only demonstrated an impressive work history and skillset, but also exhibited the desire for longevity with a company and the potential to grow into a leadership role.

However, the Accounting Department had not seen new additions since 2019, posing several potential challenges:

  • A backlog of work in the accounting department.
  • The company may have lost business opportunities if they could not fill the position quickly enough.
  • The possibility of decreased morale in the accounting department spilling over into other areas, hampering productivity.

The Solution

Our solution was to help our client find a perfect candidate for a job posting that had been open for a few months.

At Focus People, we assisted them in identifying excellent job candidates within 24 hours of our contact. In 30 days, we narrowed the selection to three strong candidates for the team’s interviews. These interviews ultimately resulted in the final selection, and we successfully onboarded the right candidate within a week.

Subsequently, Focus continued to support them in hiring an additional four individuals.

Here’s how we did it:

  • Focused Results: By meticulously evaluating active applications and proactively pursuing passive candidates possessing the requisite qualifications and valuable soft skills, we swiftly provided the client with a list of highly qualified candidates matching their needs.
  • Streamlined Efficiency: We boast three decades of recruiting expertise. Our team diligently followed an award-winning recruitment method that led us to the right talent on the first attempt.
  • Continuous Support: We maintained consistent communication with and between the client and candidates, which resulted in an efficient interview process and a quick decision to hire.
  • Focus on the Fit: Our team invested time in understanding our client’s corporate vision and goals, conducting precise searches to meet their unique needs.

Focus People consistently ranks among the top 7% of staffing firms across the entire United States, and the company has continued its partnership with us, resulting in several additional placements.

The Outcome

The Commercial Design Company hired an Assistant Controller within one month thanks to these actions. This speedy approach prevented potential issues such as a backlog of work in the accounting department and decreased team morale.

We continued beyond the Assistant Controller role and helped with several other critical positions, such as Project Designer, COO, Sales Director, Receptionist, and Sales and Account Managers for the firm’s largest markets including government, education and healthcare.

To this day, we continue to place hard-to-fill roles for this company.

The Impact

Focus People is proud to celebrate the transformative impact we made for our client’s organization, including:

  • Empowered Growth: We facilitated the swift addition of four key team members across several departments, promoting productivity and fortifying the company’s foundation.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: The efficient recruitment process not only filled vital positions but also streamlined workflow, mitigating the backlog of work and bolstering team morale.
  • Holistic Support: Our commitment extended beyond the initial hire, filling various crucial roles across the organization and ensuring a well-rounded, capable team.
  • Strategic Preparedness: The successful outcome sets the stage for future growth, equipping the company with the talent and strategies required to seize forthcoming opportunities.

We take great pride in these remarkable milestones. As seasoned experts in the staffing industry, we extend an invitation for you to be a part of our success and growth stories. If you’re someone who values a strong team and is seeking effective solutions for your hiring needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.  

Reach out to us today and discover how our rapid recruitment prowess, coupled with our unwavering dedication to finding the perfect fit, can bring a profound difference to your organization. 

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