Your Hiring, Leadership Development & Retention Business Partner
Premierehire provides flexible solutions to fit your unique business needs. Our high level of service and in depth expertise provide you with one-stop for your hiring, onboarding, retention, leadership and team development opportunities.
For your strategic direct hire needs we have recruiters each with their areas of expertise and the knowledge and experience on where and how to find the talent, aptitude and leadership skills required to meet your organizations’ needs. Our expertise crosses many industries and career areas. We particularly specialize in the placement of professionals in Leadership roles, Engineering, IT/IS, Finance & Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, and Executive Management. Learn more.
Strategic Recruiting Consulting Solutions
Sometimes you just need an expert to ensure you are on the right path or help with strategic guidance on your search and onboarding processes.
Our ability to provide expert consulting support is based on our years of experience and expertise. From strategic consulting, to retained support, to executive coaching engagements, we can help you plan, recruit, and grow.
Other recruiting related services include our unique ACCELERATOR programs.
Premierehire has VP-level staff who can do everything for you at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. There are advantages to having a high-level person providing hands-on support to create and maintain a smooth-running company. The main advantage is that you will have confidence that both the practical and strategic implementation of best practices in recruiting and onboarding are being addressed. A secondary benefit is the transfer of knowledge and skills to your own team that will serve you well over time. The goal is to create the most positive and productive workplace possible and to do that, you need the most skilled and effective people in place, with the expertise and support when needed.
Examples of Services we provide include:
- Staffing, progression and succession planning
- Coaching of managers to ensure success in hiring, leadership performance, and team development
- Development / monitoring of performance improvement systems including performance reviews, conflict resolution, mediation, and outplacement counselling
- Position analysis and compensation plans to ensure effective hiring, performance, and retention
- Recommendations / assistance with hiring and orientation processes
- Review of all hiring processes, policies and procedures to ensure compliance
- Recruitment services
- And more…
Staffing and Recruiting
Premierehire specializes in the contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement of professionals in:
Sales & Marketing
Accounting and Finance
Project Based Solutions We Provide Include:
Assessment & Coaching
Our years of experience as recruiters and business consultants listening to the stories told by our clients about their experiences has led us to design tools and methods that will ensure better hiring decisions, better starts for new team members, managers supported to provide better coaching, and processes to help improve morale, engagement, and productivity.
Our assessment and coaching tools can support your managers in a variety of ways:
- Interview questions and candidate profiles can be built based on the profile of the manager they will be supporting.
- In depth assessments based on interests, needs and motivations can help an interviewer ask more in depth questions to uncover potential areas of concern or strength of particular significance to the job or culture requirements.
- Effectively on boarding a new candidate helping both them and their manager or team get to know each other faster and build open communication and trust from the start. Including Differences to Watch facilitated session between the new hire and their leader.
- Leadership coaching for new managers or managers who need support to more effectively engage and lead their team(s).
- Relationship improvement for key individuals who need to work effectively together but are struggling.
- Team and/or company culture development – moving a team to the next level of synergy and productivity.
- Outplacement services
The program behind all of the above services is called our Leadership ACCELERATOR Program. Learn more.
Hiring & Onboarding Audits / Advisory Services
The purpose of an Hiring & Onboarding Audit is to take a look at your processes at a moment in time and be able to assess the level of compliance and effectiveness of your processes and procedures. You can take our findings and recommendations and use them to make necessary changes internally, you can hire us to assist you or you can hire anyone else of your choosing to assist you.
Audits are particularly helpful when making changes in whoever currently handles that function, during re-organization, prior to a sale or merger when due diligence is expected, and when there have been complaints and/or lawsuits. An HR Audit changes vague worry into a concrete picture enabling you to make good decisions with confidence.
The following is a partial list of the areas we review during an audit of your hiring and onboarding practices.
Are your selection and hiring processes effective?
Do you have a good orientation process for new employees?
Do you have a good onboarding process that effectively engages peers?
Does your current Employee Handbook contain what it should?
Do you have Job Descriptions and are they ADA compliant?
Have supervisors been trained on the most troublesome topics?
Do you fulfill Americans with Disabilities Act requirements?
Are record keeping, filing and privacy requirements being met?
Are ergonomic requirements met?
Are Exempt and Non-exempt classifications correct?
Do you have a current Illness & Injury Prevention Program in force?
What is your compensation structure and how do you arrive at internal equity?
Do you meet all the requirements of sexual harassment law?
Do you utilize effective performance evaluation methods, forms and procedures?
Do you have consistent discipline policies and procedures?
Are your termination and layoff procedures legal and effective?
You will receive a report of our findings and our recommendations. We also provide a summary sheet listing in priority order those areas that need further attention. It is our intent to give you the information and assistance needed to make this process efficient and as uncomplicated as possible.
Job Analysis & Descriptions
There are some very good reasons for conducting a job analysis and writing a job description. Among them is the requirement by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to identify the “Essential Functions” of a job in order that people with disabilities can compete fairly in the labor market. Having written job descriptions meets this requirement.
The other very important reason is to ensure that all the stakeholders have thought through and agreed upon what a position is expected to accomplish, how it is to be accomplished, and over what time frame. With this information well documented it now becomes easier to identify the skills and type of person needed, attributes or work experience required, and the type of questions needed in an interview. It also enables the potential candidate to self-screen for fit and sets up clear job performance expectations for the new hire and stakeholders. All these factors will lead to improved productivity and increased retention, both of which have strong ROI impact.
To help you develop effective job descriptions we conduct interviews with key stakeholders, help gain consensus if needed, and, after feedback, provide the final written document. Our clients often only need to do this a few times with us to transfer knowledge and skills of how to build a good job description or we can keep helping to craft and write these.
Job descriptions can be used:
- During the hiring process. They can form the basis for questions asked during the interview of all applicants for that position. This helps keep interviewers on track asking job-related questions and increases the possibility that all applicants are judged based on the same criteria.
- During the performance appraisal process. Employees appreciate knowing what the expectations are that make up the evaluation process. If appraisals are tied to functions outlined in a job description, employees have a greater chance of meeting those expectations.
- To bring employees back from a workers’ comp leave or any other type of medical
leave. Because our job descriptions outline the physical requirements of the job, they can be given to a doctor to assist in the determination of when the employee can return to work.
- During an employee discipline situation. They can be used to clarify expectations and potentially assist in getting an employee back on track.
- During the termination process. They can substantiate the decision to terminate an employee due to performance reasons.
Compensation & Incentive Planning
There is a variety of reasons why companies need extra help or information on compensation and incentive plans:
- New position is being created and you need to know what a competitive package is to ensure you are able to negotiate well with and secure top talent.
- Pay scales are changing as the economy evolves and, to ensure you keep top talent, you want to benchmark your programs against the market.
- Current incentive programs are no longer effective or meeting your needs and you want to better understand the market, and best practices in your industry.
We can assess your needs, understand what is or is not working and provide recommendations along with a full analysis and bench marking.
Inside Sales & Development
Building an inside sales team can have a significant impact on your revenue and growth and deliver improved ROI to marketing and sales strategies. The selection, onboarding & training part, however, is an expensive and time consuming process that you must do well.
You also want to ensure your managers do not lose focus on key deliverables for your business success or jeopardize the success of your marketing campaign with a slow or shaky start to building your inside sales team.
The help of an experienced and dedicated partner will ensure you bring on high potential people, retain them, and keep them fully engaged and productive. With an experienced partner you gain immediate expertise in a number of areas to help ensure success right out the gate plus benefit from skills and knowledge transfer to your management team over time. This is what the Premierehire team does every day for a wide variety of clients. We also partner with exceptional service providers like Oinkodomeo who can help you build your inside sales strategy, line up your technology, develop scripts, conduct training and provide ongoing coaching.
After onboarding your Inside Sales Team our partners can help you develop your Inside Sales Team into a quota crushing powerhouse.
Getting the right people:
- Define the aptitude, skill level, and personality that will be most successful in your company.
- Develop a recruiting campaign
- source, screen, interview, profile and schedule the top candidates for your interviews
- Train and support hiring managers on interview strategy and final selection criteria
- Support the on boarding process – expectation setting, relationship development, coaching through ‘buyer’s remorse’
- Utilize an assessment tool to help identify key traits of interest (eventually can determine the types of people that had the greatest success to refine your unique hiring profile)
Keeping the right people:
- When the hiring and onboarding process is done well, retention rates increase significantly.
- Ongoing support tools to help the manager(s) build rapport and trust in their teams.
- Sounding board for new hires and hiring managers to resolve issues. Mediation support if needed.
- HR support to handle any issues from dress code, to worker’s compensation claims, to terminations – reducing your liability and not distracting managers from revenue driving activities.
- Create a formal ‘trial period’ reducing the impact on your culture and morale when people do not work out.
Reduce your administrative time and liabilities (optional);
- We can manage all payroll, taxes, WC insurance, and tracking of sick, holiday and vacation time – you only pay a weekly invoice.
- We can manage all UI, Workers comp, and personnel issues plus provide expert advice as needed to supervisors.
- Reduced liability – we are responsible and solely accountable for all UI, workers comp and liability insurance. We also help ensure you stay out of labor disputes, labor board issues and law suits.
- Employees call us with all hours and payroll related questions