Situation Analysis/Company Overview:
Haley Stuart Group has brought together a group of recruiting companies that are successful in their areas of expertise: creative, legal, retail and technology. Currently operating under separate entities, they are pulling all under one Haley Stuart Group umbrella.
Specializing in executive and senior level searches, as well as temporary contract and staffing, Haley Stuart Group is uniquely positioned to acquire the talent and leaders necessary to strengthen their client’s competitive position.
Their primary markets are the tri-state area of NYC, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. Although, some divisions offer their services nationally – see below.
The Haley Stuart Group divisions include:
Legal – the company started as Haley Stuart – offering legal support staffing to law firms in New Jersey. Filling direct hire and temporary positions, they expanded their client base into New York – and added attorney search services. Today, they are a widely recognized, award-winning search firm in the legal field. They are focused both nationally and on regional attorney and law firms with 40 to 150 attorneys. They also place corporate counsel, in companies with 5 to 150 attorneys.
Retail – in 2005, the management team decided to expand into other industries and functional areas. They formed Pivotal Search to offer executive search services to the specialty retail industry. Initially focused in the New York metro area, Pivotal Search has expanded nationally, offering retail planning, merchandising, design, store construction and administration. Their client audience is major retailers and e-commerce brands with 150 to 2000 employees.
Technology – in 2009, Haley Stuart acquired an established technology recruiting firm, CCN Resources. Since 1989, CNN had been a full-service provider of IT talent management solutions and brought an established client base that included Fortune 500s, smaller companies and government agencies. Their ideal client are companies with 100 to 100 employees, focused on technology and information services. They try to stay away from companies with large corporations which use MSP programs and help desk contractors.
Creative – finally in 2010, Haley Stuart acquired FlexTime Solutions, a boutique staffing firm founded in 1996 to place marketing, communications and design professionals. The company’s client base is primarily composed of major corporations in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries – nationally and globally. They do work with MSPs, but would like to expand their client base to includes mid-sized regional firms with marketing departments of 3 to 5 people where they work directly with the hiring managers.
Their differentiation is offering clients a highly, experiences staff - average industry tenure is more than 15 years. Each practice leader (VPs) possess industry experience in the fields that they place. Haley Stuart Group offers a consultative service-delivery model, they are not a sales oriented organization. They survive on repeat – making every effort to ensure they deliver on exception results.
- clients - business owners, senior executives, HR managers, department heads of small- to mid-sized companies