Outsourcing your recruiting makes good business sense, as it saves time and money, and results in the hiring of team members who fit your goals, needs, culture, and initiatives.
Zephyr Recruiting offers Responsive Recruiting™ for small businesses. We provide professional recruiting solutions for most roles. Some examples of roles we have placed are accountants, bookkeepers, administrative staff, Landscape Architects, Foremen, Carpenters, Interior Designers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and more!!
We do not recruit for tech-related roles, lawyers, or licensed medical professionals, however. If you are unsure, just contact us and we will let you know.
Responsive Recruiting™ is our term for a specific type of recruiting. In a nutshell we do what you would do, were you to recruit a new hire yourself.
Traditional recruiters spend hours filling a pipeline from a database of candidates, so they are available at a moment's notice—this is a great approach when the recruiter only recruits for one or two types of roles, or a specific industry.
But that approach requires you, the client, to absorb the cost of recruiters spending non-billable hours building their candidate pool. Instead, with Responsive Recruiting™, you only pay for the time we spend recruiting for your role. As a small business owner, you likely understand the value of this approach, and the valuable resources you could then allocate for other business needs.
New Client Kickoff:
Single Position Recruiting Package:
Dreams: I dream of changing people’s lives by helping them realize that they are deeply worthy. I want to give my awesome team members opportunities that allow them to have the lifestyles they wish. I dream of my clients having what they dream. I also dream of being the next Stevie Nicks, living on St John, being close friends with the Dalai Lama, and raising my daughter to be a truly kind, tolerant, accepting, and loving human. Oh, and I want to take a year off and travel the world - specifically Italy, Ireland, Ethiopia, Thailand, New Zealand, and Peru. I have more dreams - do you have the time?
My magic powers: Empathy, ability to read people and know what is underneath the facade, coming up with new and awesome ideas and solutions to problems, and making a perfectly cooked filet mignon.
How I am human: I get overwhelmed with emotion at sheer beauty and this can happen at anytime, even in a business meeting. I think I am right, most of the time. (Oh, and its often true.) I have low tolerance for low tolerance, which is a philosophical loop I have no time to entertain.
Oh fine, my experience: I have been in business administration in the small business sector for over 22 years. I have owned 5 businesses to date, and counting. I have over 7 years of successful recruiting experience. In addition, I have experience and knowledge in Human Resources, Business Strategy, and Entrepreneurship.
What I do for Zephyr: I create, envision, implement, guide, coach, lead, sell, market, build, make coffee, buy lunch and repeat.
Why I picked Zephyr: I decided to start Zephyr Recruiting because as a Business Consultant and Coach for small businesses, I constantly encounter clients who need support building strong, connected teams, but who cannot afford traditional recruiters. I get very worked up about the little guy not getting what the big guy has, so I came up with a solution...and Zephyr Recruiting was born.
Why Zephyr picked Erin: Zephyr Recruiting chose Erin because without her it would not exist.
Dreams: Being able to extend my capabilities and knowledge on behalf of others so that they may be able to focus on growing and running their businesses without getting wrapped up with the details. I also dream of being able to paint beautiful paintings that I am proud to hang on my walls.
My magic powers: Understanding the needs of people and providing them with what they need. Also my computer skills are pretty rad.
How I am human: Not being confident in my dreams, which keeps me from pursuing them with the passion I feel inside.
Oh fine, my experience: I have over ten years of admin experience which includes leading a team of admin assistants both virtually and in office. I also have 5 years of customer service providing junkies (aka coffee junkies) exactly what they need. I led a store focusing on coffee sales, but more importantly customer satisfaction.
What I do for Zephyr: I help in all ways I can, whether is it reaching out to the candidate's references, doing background checks, creating and editing documents or helping Erin come up with solutions to everyday sell business challenges.
Why I picked Zephyr: I picked Zephyr because I believe in Erin's vision for building stronger teams. And c'mon...the name Zephyr is pretty awesome.
Why Zephyr picked Marina: We chose Marina because she has mad admin skills, great attention to detail, and she gets shit done—fast! And she is a very positive person, so it is really nice to work with her.
Dreams: To be able to focus on my passions only and forget about the rest!
My magic powers: I can come into a mess and see a solution through all the chaos.
How I am human: I can get a bit too invested with my clients and work. I can also be too blunt, but, hey, who has the time for long-winded explanations - just get to the point already!
Oh fine, my experience: Ten years of corporate health care experience, many many years of customer service, management, analytics, training and adult education. And I have worked in 14 different industries as a consultant. Phew, can I take a vacation now?
What I do for Zephyr: Identify recruiting needs and facilitate the recruiting process. I also help Erin with business and HR consulting.
Why I picked Zephyr: Because Erin is super cool! I believe in her vision, I get it and I want to be a part of it.
Why Zephyr picked Angela: We chose Angela because she is the next best thing to Marcus Lemonis himself! (Check out The Profit on MSNBC). She is simply brilliant - and we like that she is blunt!
Angela and Erin with Mark Lemonis, out at Purple in Seattle
Outsourcing our company's hiring to Erin has been one of the best business decisions I have made. When working with Erin, my time is spent moving forward and strategically meeting and interviewing great potential employees that she presents us -- not posting job ads, sorting and evaluating resumes, prescreening or checking references.
Erin has done an excellent job working to understand me, my company and each position's requirements. She has successfully helped me fill a range of positions with great employees -- from administrative staff, to design staff to field staff. She is a key part of our recruitment process now.
I highly recommend working with Erin at Sage Business Partners if you are looking to establish your company culture as well as hire employees. Being a small business owner I needed to establish the company culture to be used when hiring employees. During a series of sessions Erin walked me through various aspects of my business to establish core values to help define the culture I was creating. Once the culture was defined, we began figuring out the type of employee I would be in search of.
Because this was my first hire, I needed her expertise to guide me through all aspects of having an employee: recruitment, on-boarding, taxes, employee manuals, etc. Erin's organization and processes made it very easy to rely on her expertise to ensure I was in compliance with federal, state and local ordinances. The employee we found has worked out great, and she just celebrated 1-year working with me!