Over the past 10 years, I have used Kristan International for multiple searches in my last two senior leadership positions. My relationship with Kristan International started when they recruited me for an executive position. I was so impressed with their approach that I started using them for other searches. The Kristan International team always does an outstanding job! Their due diligence on researching potential candidates and matching to the hiring profile that I create has always been on target. Their team is thorough in their analysis of the candidates. Their write-ups are the most thorough and detailed I’ve ever seen from any recruiter. The feedback from the candidates during the interviewing and hiring process is always excellent and all the candidates have commented on the prompt follow-up and follow-through. Even the ones that do not get the position have had positive feedback about their experience with the firm.
Kristan International has performed high quality searches for me since 1988. Due to their outstanding completion rate and quick turn-around time, I retained Kristan International to conduct numerous search assignments for me when I was Vice President of Human Resources at several Fortune 100 corporations in different industries throughout my career. The staff at Kristan International is prompt and professional and they are able to immerse themselves quickly into new organizations, products, and cultures. The most important attribute of the company, however, is Kristan International’s capability to identify, entice, and land employees who are not in the job market. The candidates are pre-sold on the position and the company before they arrive at my doorstep.”
I’ve worked with Kristan International on very successful senior and mid-level searches at two companies with very different cultures and policies. Kristan International made a concerted effort to know each company well before launching the search and really internalized what was needed for fit as much as for skills and experience. We always saw a tight group of well-researched and assessed candidates who came to us with true interest in the opportunity, company, and location, not just curiosity. The result was a considerably shortened recruiting cycle!
I have found Kristan International to be a very responsive, dedicated partner in the search business. I have been particularly impressed with their due diligence and up-front preparation on each search we have conducted with them. They invested the time and energy to know our business, our culture, and our requirements before launching into the search. This resulted in the right candidates who really fit our needs. Kristan International was able to fill positions others could not. I value their approach, their process, and their results.
I have worked with Kristan International for over sixteen years. In all that time, I have found them to be a professional retained executive search firm that has assisted me with several critical recruitments in different states. I continue to use them and refer them, as I know they will get the expected results in a timely manner. They work with a shared sense of urgency, taking the time to make sure they understand the position requirements while providing continuous feedback on candidates and search results. Aside from their hands-on approach and being available when needed, they have been able to adhere to unique position requirements for search projects within companies I have run, been affiliated with as a Board Member, or for companies I have referred to them. Their successful track record keeps me working with them as well as recommending Kristan International to other executives.
Our company, Smith & Associates, has used Kristan International for various executive searches over the past 20 years. Kristan International performs thorough, nationwide searches and targets individuals that fit our requirements. They don’t waste our time, which is greatly appreciated. Our company relies quite heavily on international logistics. Several years ago, we approached Kristan with the need to fill a senior level position to oversee our company’s operations. Kristan undertook a nationwide search, identified an individual that was a splendid fit, sold this person on our opportunity, and handled all the details from compensation negotiation to reference checks. Kristan is an excellent firm and I can fully recommend them.
When working with Kristan International the word integrity comes to my mind. Their level of commitment to “do it right the first time” would be a phrase that I would use to describe their searches. The caliber of candidates that they have provided for my company on the searches has been terrific. We have been able to fill all of our searches with the most qualified candidates, allowing us to fill the job with the right person, minimizing the ramp up time for the candidate. I have referred other clients to Kristan International and will continue to do so in the future.
Kristan International really came through for us on one of our most critical management positions. After our initial conference call regarding our requirements and preferences, they chose four finalists for us to meet who were all on target and closely matched our initial criteria. They personally assisted us in every step of the closing process to ensure we were able to bring the new hire on board as quickly as possible. We look forward to continuing to work with Kristan International on filling our most critical positions.