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Bridging The Gap Between Your Long Term Goals and The Talent Necessary To Achieve Them

There is nothing more important to your success and to the success of your business than hiring great people. Studies indicate that the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent. It's also the resource in shortest supply.

Are you ready to fight for your fair share?

Northstar Resources Group recruits high-caliber sales, engineering and management executives who build our client companies and drive results.

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As the war for tech talent endures and with the demographic shifts forecasted in the industries we serve, it is essential for technology companies to attract top talent who can bring vision, discipline, and innovation to their team. To be able to thrive in an unsettled tech environment requires tracking trends, M&A activity, perceptions, and people in today’s emerging technology sector. As true consultants to our clients, we provide valuable information and insight throughout the hiring process.

Northstar Resources Group partners with clients to help them hire the best people in our business, not just whomever happens to be available. Because of our specialized knowledge of the industries we serve and our commitment to building the careers of top candidates, we are able to identify and introduce candidates that would not otherwise be available.

HOW WE WORK

RETAINED SEARCH

Retained search is the most appropriate form of engagement when a client wants the recruiting firm to conduct a full search, screen all applicants and narrow the candidate field down to three or four qualified applicants. These candidates will have been fully vetted and evaluated on multiple fronts by the recruiting firm, including multiple interviews, screening assessments, full background checks and references. When engaged in this way, the recruiting firm assumes responsibility for implementing its own screening process, as well as that of the hiring company as agreed upon at the time of engagement.

PRIORITY SEARCH

Priority searches are recommended when clients desire for their recruiter to invest dedicated time and resources to conduct a thorough, strategic candidate search. Clients have the option of utilizing online candidate screening tools including Sales Assessments, DISC Temperament Profiles, Wonderlic intelligence assessments and online pre-recorded interview technology for finalist candidates. To engage us in a priority search, clients pay a nominal engagement fee for each search. This payment guarantees that we will present our client with three qualified candidates within fifteen business days. In the unlikely event that three candidates are not presented within this period, the engagement fee is returned. Our full recruiting fee is payable when a candidate we present is ultimately hired. The recruiting fee for successful priority search assignments is reduced by the initial engagement fee described above.

BASIC CONTINGENCY SEARCH

Contingency search is an option recommended when the employer will assume responsibility for a majority of the screening and vetting process, and when an employer anticipates interviewing candidates from multiple sources. A contingency search is typically utilized when the hiring needs are less urgent. In such searches, it is anticipated that the recruiter will assess candidates from our database and conduct a cursory evaluation of local candidates. However, an extensive and exhaustive strategic search of all candidates is not anticipated. Candidates are pre-screened, but unlike in a retained search, it is anticipated that clients will play a significant role in additional screening and assessment of candidate suitability. In a basic contingency search, clients do not pay a fee unless a candidate presented by Northstar Resources Group is ultimately hired.

NRG is strictly dedicated to understanding your firm's recruiting needs and creating a strategy to identify and attract the best talent to your team, company and culture.

Testimonials
“Reliable, responsive, efficient recruiters that listen and are committed to not wasting your time are priceless. If that concept resonates with you then Ron Cohen is your man. He knows what questions to ask so that he totally understands the position. Ron eagerly takes coaching and delivers within budget. Very refreshing to deal with and is a stand out. I am a technology executive that is in the people business because at the end of the day the people in my organization deliver the service. I consider Ron an asset to me and highly recommend him.”
Linda T. McGuigan - Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing - Alliant Technologies
“Ron is a great recruiter with excellent insight into and connections in the NY job market. He has a great deal of experience working on difficult positions that require a strong knowledge of both the intricate technical aspects of our workforce and the internal dynamics of our company. He has always demonstrated a great deal of integrity and patience when working with us. He has been a valued asset to IPC.“
Mike Menner - HR Manager - IPC Systems, Inc.
“In today's economy, every dollar spent must produce tangible results. Northstar Resources specialize in our industry and present the highest caliber of candidates. Their accuracy in meeting our needs saves us time and money.”
Controller - Cyber Security Start-up
“It has been a pleasure to work with Ron. I have utilized Ron for my recruiting needs and have been very happy with his work. Ron has provided highly qualified recruits and conducts himself in a professional manner.”
Pat Aiello - Director - Channel Sales - CompuCom Managed Services
“Ron is an excellent recruiter who works hard for his clients and applicants. He is focused on finding qualified professionals who are good cultural matches for the companies he recruits for. Ron has an friendly and highly professional style, manages a thorough process and is easy to work with.”
Len Bontempi - Sales Director, Global Accounts - Dell
“We utilized Ron's services this year with outstanding results. Ron was wonderful to work with. What impressed me most was that Ron spent the time to completely understand our requirements in great detail before recommending potential candidates. As a result the quality of candidates we received was superb, leading us to hire one of the candidates. I really appreciated Ron's attention to detail and active listening. I would definitely recommend Ron to anyone looking for top talent across multiple industries. Thanks Ron!“
Kevin Carswell, Vice President Worldwide Sales at Solid State Cooling Systems
“I have had the pleasure of working with Ron for almost twenty years. He is a pleasure to work with and a true professional.” (We recruited for Barry at several firms.)
Barry Josephson - Global Account Director - BT Global Services
“Ron always seeks out the best and brightest talent for his clients. His innovative business strategies result in top notch candidates that always deliver.”
Susan Gagne - HR Business Partner
“Ron Cohen and Northstar Resources Group have provided our organization with the consultative, professional approach of a retained search firm within a contingency framework. They partnered with us to attract and hire an incredible candidate but unlike retained firms we didn’t pay a large fee until we knew we had the results we were looking for.“
President - Security Software Firm - Northern California
“Ron is one of the sharpest professionals I know who's integrity, follow through and ambition have served him well. Having the highest regard for Ron, both personally and professionally I would recommend Ron to anyone.”
Matthew Weiss - Head of Sales - Mid Markets - Northeast - Thomson Reuters
“Ron knows talent and Ron is talented. Ron’s unique approach to recruiting enables him to identify the key skills needed in order to present the best possible candidates. His professionalism extends past the employer/recruiter relationship to the candidate/recruiter relationship by personally tutoring them through the phases necessary to make their best decisions and preparing for the interviewing process. He is a consummate professional, a man of integrity and a great person to know."
Greg Cicio - Director Business Development - Neoware
“Ron has great leadership qualities and has always been an innovator. He has a superior work ethic and continues to be a successful driving force in the recruiting industry. Now as the owner of his own company he continues to strive to build a successful business by helping his clients meet their business goals.”
Phil Cohen - Managing Partner - Dealer GraphiX
“I’ve worked with Nancy for over two years and I’m always amazed with the quality of the talent she provides in such a timely and professional manner. Northstar has been our go-to solution when we need to fill sales positions quickly with top tier candidates in the US.”
VP of Human Resources - CLEC - Chicago, IL
"Ron reported directly to me during the dotcom era. Throughout his tenure at Salem Assoc, Ron was a top performing recruiter and manager that quickly built a highly profitable practice in the technology sector. I wish we could duplicate Ron’s skill, knowledge, integrity and work ethic in all of our search professionals. It’s a pleasure to know Ron and his family as we continue to work together on exclusive search assignments."
Joseph Salem Skaff - President - Salem Executive Search (Former Manager and Mentor)

NRG is strictly dedicated to understanding your firm's recruiting needs and creating a strategy to identify and attract the best talent to your team, company and culture.

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