Located in Alpharetta, Georgia, The Syverson Group (TSG) is a world-recognized recruitment firm that stresses the importance of building long-term relationships with not only their clients, but with their top talent as well. Fortune 100 companies and global businesses rely on their personalized, match-making philosophy for retained searches to hire not only key personnel in the executive suite, but also top performing sales and technical positions.
Having built an exceptional reputation in the medical industry – specifically medical device, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, and other specialized disciplines – they have expanded their focus to include IT, manufacturing, higher education, and the environmental sciences. Past clients include Abbott Diagnostics, GE Healthcare, Roche, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stryker, and many more.
In today’s Recruiter Spotlight, President and Founder Dain Syverson gives us more insight into their successful firm, their specific industries, and their ideal candidates…
How long have you been in business?
The Syverson Group, LLC – TSG has been in business for 5 years and I’ve been in the Executive Search business for over 15 years total. Most of the TSG staff have extensive, successful careers in relevant markets or in the executive search industry. We are recognized domain experts.
What makes your agency unique?
We are a boutique, retained executive search firm with a great reputation based on competence, likability and exceptional delivery for our clients and prospective candidates. TSG has the absolute best-in-class performance metrics for our clients: 100% success rate over the last 10+ years on thousands of engagements (industry average is 60-65%); over 90% of our placed candidates remain with our clients; and over 60% of our placed candidates have had multiple promotions during their tenure with our clients.
What type of positions do you place? Do you specialize in a particular industry?
TSG is a full-service agency, placing Board, C-Suite, Vice President, and Director level positions to front line sales and technical talent for our clients. Primarily, we specialize in the medical markets of diagnostics, life sciences, medical products, medical devices, distribution, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and biotechnology. Over the years, our business has expanded into IT, Automotive, Industrial and Manufacturing, Higher Education, and Environmental Services
What is your ideal candidate?
TSG typically represents prospective candidates that perform in the top 10% of their respective peer group. Additionally, we value and assess attributes and talents beyond the work experience to ensure that our clients and candidates form long term, mutually beneficial relationships and sustainable performance excellence.
Do you place across the country or locally? What other locations do you serve?
TSG works with clients on a global basis inclusive of North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Asia-Pacific and Latin & South America.
Where do you announce your open jobs?
Most often, they are on our website (www.thesyversongroup.com) but because we “hunt for talent” and directly initiate contact vs. “gathering” with job boards or posts, most of TSG’s placements are passive, successfully employed candidates. In other words, over 90% of our talent wasn’t looking for new opportunities until we approached them for a specific role.
What is the #1 thing a candidate can do to stand out from the crowd?
Be responsive, honest, direct, candid, and possess high integrity. We want people who do and be what they say they are without the unnecessary “fluff.”
How should a candidate apply for a job? Do you want an online application, resume, or both?
They can reach out to any TSG individual and request more information.
Do you belong to any professional associations?
Various, with an emphasis on market-specific or community related instead of recruiter associations.
How can people contact you?
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