Businesses can rely a lot more on technology and new innovations these days when they want to locate and bring in new employees to fill vacancies, and this usually saves them from having to spend on less effective advertising and older vacancy fulfillment methods. But specialized staffing firms still are a great source to visit for job recruitment since human resource managers and executive board members can work face to face with consultants and proven recruiters. The Salem Group, a Chicago based staffing firm has shown just how valuable talent acquisition experts are for clients looking for the perfect individuals to fill positions, and why their process is setup to yield a high ROI for businesses.
The Salem Group has five divisions that they have formed to provide talent acquisition and even procurement solutions. They’re known as the Salem Staffing for administrative and financial staffing needs, Salem Tech, Lorenz Engineering, Salem Managed Services Group and Salem Professional Services Group. Salem Staffing primarily connects talent for various secretarial and paralegal positions, banking clients, healthcare providers, call centers and other firms. Salem Tech has helped clients fulfill IT department needs while Lorenz Engineering has recruited experienced engineering, drafting and construction project management specialists for firms. Salem Managed Services Group provides clients with vendor management system resources and access to payroll and contractor information, and the Salem Professional Services Group has various accounting and legal experts ready to assist clients with major projects.
How does The Salem Group deliver results to a diverse group of clients? Their experts and management teams use tested methodologies that take comprehensive snapshots of job seekers and carefully vets them for employers. They also use IBM’s Kenexa application which uses specialized algorithms for testing and giving more insight into candidates. But they also offer performance review solutions, quality assurance in hiring and even further training when necessary.
The Salem Group has served the needs of Chicago businesses for about 38 years, and is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. It was founded in a small office by Dori Lorenz who became interested in exploring the job market and saw that the Chicago area had a talent gap that needed to be filled, but in a different way than most other staffing agencies did. So The Salem Group was formed and adopted strategies that helped clients not only find talent, but one that has helped bring in a diverse pool of candidates over the years and offering an ongoing support network and plethora of benefits to help retain talent.
The Salem Group has expanded from Chicago in more recent years to open staffing offices and form mergers with other agencies in Houston and San Francisco as well. They also have joined various activist causes that have focused on environmental and energy conservation issues. They’ve been given awards and recognitions such as Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Top Business recognition by DiversityBusiness.com, and three Inavero Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction 2019 awards.