At SearchPath Chicago, we’re good at what we do and the reason that we’re successful is because we have a team of highly qualified and motivated professionals. Just as we’re able to locate the professionals to fill needed roles without clients, we were able to locate the best of the best in the business. Today, we want to introduce to one of our key players: Mark Ragland, VP Talent Acquisition. Mark has been with us going on 13 years and has seen success in servicing the Biofuels, Food Ingredient and Personal Care Ingredient industries.
Here is just one of Mark’s successes since he has been with SearchPath of Chicago:
“Last year I got hold of a hiring manager after 2 years of monthly voicemails only to have him tell me exactly why he won’t use recruiters. He shared with me stories of dishonesty and ineptitude in his experience working with headhunters. I empathized with his experience, having seen the darker side of this business myself. As his tone began to soften, I was able to probe a bit about his business and their sales efforts (this was a VP of Sales for a food ingredient company). Pretty soon he was asking ME questions about how I find top salespeople and deliver them, and I shared my process with him thoroughly. By the time we finished our phone call, he asked me to send along our retained fee agreement as he needed a salesperson for his growing Midwest territory. Over the next several weeks, we were paid our retainer, delivered 3 excellent candidates for his role and placed the top candidate. We have since received several calls in the months since this hire to tell us what a fantastic job our candidate is doing and have recently been retained on yet another search.”