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What is a Recruiting Firm?

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In early December 2021, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 11 million job openings in the United States on the last working day of October 2021, and only 6.5 million hires. The difference of open jobs to active hires was just over 5 million. In a market as competitive as this, we are seeing many hiring managers struggle to locate and land great talent. On the flip side, job seekers are being bombarded daily with numerous new job postings vying for their attention and, ultimately, their application.

Rather than spending hours upon hours searching for the perfect candidate, or searching for the perfect position, many job seekers and hiring managers have turned to recruiting firms to assist with their search. This, of course, begs an important starting question- what is a recruiting firm? What exactly do they do?

In short, a recruiting firm is a company that helps hiring managers grow their dream team, and helps job seekers land a foot in the door to their dream company. We act as a bridge between job seekers and hiring managers to find, screen and submit top talent. For hiring managers, we hope to give back time to allow them to focus on their teams. For job seekers, we hope to connect them with companies of which they may not be aware and positions they may have not seen.


Our vision at Greene Resources is to connect people and companies in such a way that jobs become purposeful, impactful, & long-term careers. It’s more than just filling a job opening.  It’s about finding that one person who will make a lasting impact on the company’s team as well as feel accomplished through their work.

By building relationships with both the job seeker and the hiring manager, we are able to submit candidates with confidence, knowing that our recruiters have taken the time to get to know the strengths, abilities, and aspirations of each candidate. We place high emphasis on submitting candidates in which we feel confident will succeed.


Some common questions:

Who pays for the service?

The company that is hiring either the employee as a direct hire or contract employee pays for the service only when the applicant is hired. 

Do you only offer short-term temporary assignments?

No, while some recruiting firms focus on temporary assignments, at Greene Resources, most of the positions we have available with clients are long term, contract-to-hire or direct hire.

Can I work with other recruiting firms?

Yes, there is no obligation to only work with one recruiting firm.

Why would I accept a contract position?

Contract positions are a great way to get a foot in the door with a company and validate your ability to be successful in the role.    We find that contract positions are a great way to learn new skills or break into a new industry.


Why Greene? From a Hiring Manager perspective:

Customer loyalty.

A large percent of our customer base works with us exclusively, either as the sole recruiting solution or as the managed service provider.

Proven track record.

With over one hundred years of combined experience on the leadership team alone, and over twenty-one years as a company delivering recruiting solutions, Greene Resources will make an immediate impact on your organization.

Technology solutions.

Our fully integrated system, erecruit, provides a customizable dashboard to facilitate efficient communication, track performance, and provide real-time reporting to connect hiring managers and candidates in a more cost and time effective way.

Compliance assurance.

Our team stays up to date on state and federal employee compliance laws, minimizing and mitigating risk and increasing quality control for your business.


Why Greene? From a Job Seeker perspective:

We care about you

and helping you find a fulfilling career. We take the time to understand your aspirations, motivations, and skills to ensure a successful fit.

We will not waste your time.

At Greene Resources, we will only schedule you for an interview once we have identified a position that will complement your abilities and career goals. We partner with you throughout the hiring and on-boarding process, providing the tools and information you need.

We open doors for you

through our long-standing relationships with premiere companies in North Carolina and beyond.

We are experts in what we do.

We have placed over 20,000 professionals from the Triangle to the coast within start-ups, middle-market, and Fortune 500 companies.


Whether you are a job seeker looking to land your dream job, or a hiring manager looking to grow your dream team, the Greene Team cannot wait to connect with you.



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