Our 4-Stage Search Process
The Recruiting Blueprint
Scope + Specs
Our search process starts with a kick off call to help us understand your business and culture. Then we dig into the opportunity. We can even use a patented job benchmarking process to set you up for success.
Design + Deliver
We combine your ideal hire profile and our expert-level knowledge of recruiting for top sales reps, managers and leaders in building products to design your customized recruiting strategy that delivers best-in-class sales, leaders, and executives.
Vet + Validate
With your Ideal Hire Profile at the heart of our search, we’ll identify and review hundreds of people, conduct in-depth interviews and ultimately present the top 1% of the market so you can choose with confidence.
Welcome + Warranty
This is when the focus shifts from recruiting to retaining. We rarely get it wrong (in fact, it’s been over a decade), but if we do you’re covered by our guarantee. When they start, we don't stop. We keep in touch for a full year after they start.
SCOPE AND SPECS
We’ll start with an initial kick-off call where we’ll take a deep dive into your organization and the nuances that truly determine if an executive will thrive there, going way beyond job descriptions and required experience. We’ll leave with a clear & compelling positioning statement and avatar of your ideal candidate.
DESIGN AND DELIVER
Next, we’ll create a recruiting blueprint and pitch along with a list of every high-potential leader who meets your needs with at least 3 ways we’ll be able to contact them. During this phase, we cast a broad net and then work to narrow down our network into top choices and you benefit from our existing relationships with qualified professionals.
VET AND VALIDATE
We’ll identify and review hundreds of people and profiles, conduct in-depth interviews and ultimately present the top 1% of the market so you can choose your new executive with confidence. We use our SELL Interview Method to conduct in-depth interviews that not only qualify candidates but excite the right ones. By the end of this step, you’ll have received detailed submittals including each candidates history, expectations, and testing results so you’ll know exactly who you want to bring on board!
WELCOME AND WARRANTY
We’ll handle all the negotiations and coach all parties through cold feet, counter offers, and any concerns that might come up. Once the position is filled and your candidates start date arrives, we pass the torch to your HR team while staying in touch with you and the candidate to make sure everything is going smoothly.
We’ve placed hundreds of candidates, and it’s rare that we get it wrong — but if things don’t work out, you’re covered by our 90-day guarantee. (Spoiler Alert: we haven’t had this happen in over a decade, so we seriously doubt that you’ll need this option.)
She was very fast in providing us with qualified candidates that we were able to interview in a very timely manner. Listens to what our needs are and establishes a search to meet those needs. Aggressive and follows through. We like her checking in with the placement a few months after the actual placement. Thank you for doing that.
Building Gurus has been wonderful to work with. They are always very thorough in their approach to understanding the position requirements and learning about the specific needs of our company. Their follow up on candidates they've spoken with is timely and accurate.
You are unique to our industry and know the lingo. We have been working together long enough that you understand our culture and really seem to care about finding the right person for our company.
I would highly recommend Rikka because of her attention to detail and commitment to you as a client. I have had the pleasure of working directly with Rikka and it was a very pleasurable experience due to her focused approach to both the candidate and the employer. Rikka is a true professional that communicates with her clients very efficiently and effectively. She has great established relationships in the building materials industry.
I have worked with Rikka as candidate and an employer. On both sides of the equation, I found her to be honest and direct, thorough and prepared and to work with a sense of urgency to complete the assignment. She always presented qualified candidates and did not waste time selling a candidate when the chemistry was not correct. Rikka produced quality candidates quickly.
Rikka Brandon is the founder and Chief Executive Recruiter of Building Gurus, a leading executive search and consulting firm that works exclusively with building product manufacturers and distributors to find, hire, and retain top building products talent.
Often sought out for her expertise, Rikka is a member of National NKBA Leadership Recruitment committee, a frequent speaker at national conferences, a contributing writer to publications including LBM Journal, the NKBA blog, ProSales, Remodeler and more.
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