Our Recruit Smarter
approach was born out of the real-world experience of our founder and CEO, Stacey Penn
. In her 20+ years of professional experience, Stacey has played all the traditional roles of recruiters, learning the pros and cons of each approach.
Stacey began her career as an outside recruiter that earned its income from 20% contingency fees. It was high energy and high activity; in her tenure there Stacey learned that this is an approach that is less invested in the client company’s growth and success, and more interested in aggressively filling a seat — not necessarily making the right hire.
She then moved in-house for five years at Armstrong World Industries, where she oversaw the U.S. recruiting efforts for sales in all three divisions: flooring, ceilings and cabinets. Here she learned how important it is for a recruitment officer to immerse herself in company culture, so that the candidates who are hired are well informed and have a better “candidate experience”.