As you’ll see below, the first thing we do is NOT
go out on the job boards to find the best of the unemployed, the best of the unhappy, or the best of “actively” looking. It’s been our experience that the best, and longest lasting, candidates/employees are the ones that are passively exploring new opportunities.
We start by getting together as a group and discussing who we know for a particular role. With nearly 60 years of combined experience in this space, our firm’s partners have a strong rolodex of contacts throughout all areas of payments, cards, and the associated industries.
Referrals is another tremendous source for us. We spend a good amount of time reaching out to contacts and friends that we know in the industry that can help point us to people that we may not know or that may have slipped our minds in the initial discussion.
If we haven’t located several candidates through the first two methods, we then go through our database of nearly 110,000+ candidates. We’ve built this database over 15+ years, and it has incredible search functions that allow our team to pinpoint the right candidate for the position.
Finally, if we have a very difficult search, we start cold-calling into competing companies. This is the most time-consuming search method, but we’ve located a great deal of A-players over the years by utilizing this method.
Occasionally, we will use the job boards for lower-level positions, but if we do, this only accounts for 5-10% of our total search efforts.