Our recruiter learned later that another recruiting firm presented that same candidate and the company hired that person. We were disappointed and confused. Fast forward: after working 3 months, the candidate left the company because it wasn’t the right fit.
At CSA, we do more than just place someone in a job. Not only do we match the skills and the requirements of the candidate with the position, we pay attention to the culture needs of the company and the candidate and do our best to ensure that each placement is a long-term fit for both the company and the candidate.
CSA engaged in the search and sourced high quality candidates for the client company. Each candidate had extensive exposure in executive leadership positions with major branded companies.
CSA screened the candidates to find the best fit for the client. The top 3 were selected for an interview which happened to be outside of the United States.
The top candidate was hired and the company has now developed a sales force and is ready for new product launches in multiple U.S. retailers.
CSA consulted with the company and introduced the owners to a former Vice President at Walmart who helped them get product back into Walmart. Eventually the owners were able to regain shelf space, build sales volume, and position the company for a profitable sale.
The lead recruiter was able to source the right candidate for the company and fill the position in less than 30 days. At CSA we specialize in identifying the right candidates that fit our client’s needs and working through the interview process with both the hiring team and the candidate to ensure a successful completion of the search.
Recently an Arkansas-based power utility used our services to fill a database programmer position in their information technology department. As an executive search firm focused on helping Arkansas companies grow their employee ranks, CSA recruits the best and brightest talent in a variety of industries.
We were able to convince the company that if they hired a part-time person locally, it could cut their trips to Bentonville in half and actually save the company money. Fifteen months later the company promoted its part-time analyst to manage the entire account. The business at Walmart has doubled and is attributed to having more access to their buyer.
The recruiter listened to the candidate’s concerns and laid out some of the benefits, challenges, and options for changing his career. With the right training and experience, the young man would have more career opportunities, but first he would have to be willing to take a step backward in pay and seniority to transition to a new career path. Because the young man didn’t have any industry experience, the recruiter could not place him in a supplier job. The candidate needed a plan to gain the skills for his new career.
Landing a job at Walmart in the merchandising division would be one way to get experience and training. Another would be to take an entry-level role with a merchandising services company like Advantage Sales & Marketing or ACOSTA in order to acquire Walmart systems training and hands-on experience with a range of consumer products companies. A third option would be to enroll in the Certified Retail Analyst program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, a demanding course of study that teaches retail analysis for interpreting sales data and identifying opportunities to build market share.
The candidate committed to make a change and was hired at Walmart in the insights division of merchandising. He received six months of training, and advanced into a category analytics role. After two years’ experience in category insights, he was able to secure an associate client manager role with a third party insights vendor. He continues to learn about the myriad insights gathered on retail customers and is working toward a new goal: to manage a team of insights professionals.
She was paired with a career coach within CSA who listened to her background, experiences and future career goals. They discussed which areas of interviewing and application she’d most like help with and made a plan for follow-up meetings. Over the course of several meetings the career coach was able to help her build confidence and refresh her skills through mock interviewing, feedback, and job specific preparation. The résumé service provided a no-obligations review of her résumé with specific recommendations on how to fine-tune what was already a very strong résumé.
A recruiter at CSA was able to assist in matching her skills with job opportunities that fit her background and career goals. The candidate took the advice she received into quick action and had several immediate interviews for positions selling to Walmart and other retail accounts. Her confidence was improved which translated to an offer for a position comparable to her previous one with a company selling to Walmart. She brought many years of valuable experience to the table and CSA was able to help her take her job search skills and résumé to the next level. She went from layoff to job offer and relocated to a new city – all in under two months.