When I was first introduced to SkyWater Search, they had inherited our search from a different recruiter who left and the results fell flat. However, SkyWater Search made a point to follow up with me to gain an understanding of our company and discuss additional staffing options for our business model.
Prior to embarking on our director level search, they found a terrific candidate for us for a junior position we needed to fill, and we were ready to extend an offer when the candidate withdrew due to a death in his immediate family. I was impressed that they kept plugging away at the junior employee position while also being able to bring us solid candidates for the director position that ended up being offered to the SkyWater candidate. He is our first senior level employee and plays a critical role in our company and SkyWater Search nailed it. Specifically, something I find helpful is that when SkyWater presents a candidate, they didn't just send a resume’. SkyWater takes the time to deliver a bulleted synopsis of the individual along with how his/her experience fits into our needs.
Finally, I will also give a shout out to Kurt Rakos who has also taken the time to learn more about our business and provide outstanding customer service and counsel.
Director for Sales Operations - Industrial Capital Equipment
Nothing but good things to say at this point. SkyWater Search did an excellent job, and their candidate is proving to be a great addition tour company. Thank you for the follow up. Most recruiters don't.
Fabrication Center Director - Secondary Packaging Manufacturing
Accounting and Finance
The candidate they gave us has been great and has dug right in. I have worked with SkyWater Search both personally on searches and now as a resource to find talent and they has been great both times.
We will certainly reach out to SkyWater in the future if the need is there!
Senior Accountant - Retail -Franchise
I enjoy working with SkyWater Search. They are very responsive which I appreciate. SkyWater Search is definitely one of our top agencies we work with.
Director - SaaS Company
I appreciate SkyWater's open communication dialog. I always knew exactly where they were in the process and they were able to give me feedback and insight from the potential candidates. Even after our candidate accepted the position, SkyWater Search did an excellent job coaching myself on different ways to stay in contact with our new hire during the period of time after he gave his three week notice. I think this was super beneficial in retaining him as a new employee because his previous employer was putting pressure on him to stay. I would definitely consider using Skywater Search again in the future for hiring needs.
Vice President - Oil Industry
Our experience working with SkyWater for this search has been great. We get high-quality candidates, and SkyWater Search did a great job pre-screening and finding people who would be a fit for our organization. It is very refreshing to be getting high-quality candidates versus just a high quantity. Not every search firm will vet their candidates out to the extent that we have seen from your recruiters, which is why we have returned to SkyWater to help recruit for additional openings.
Senior Sales Executive - Manufacturing Industry
My experience in working with SkyWater Search was very positive. I was very grateful they were willing to speak with me directly about the position and the priority of skills and experiences we needed for the position, in addition to SkyWater coordinating with us on other aspects/details of the recruiting process. I felt that after we had our initial conversation on the phone, they had a much better understanding of what I absolutely needed in the new hire and what would be nice to have. SkyWater Search is professional and hard-working, and I appreciated their input on our candidates. I felt they were honest during all aspects of the process.
Controller - Financial Planning
Everything went great with SkyWater Search and we are very pleased with our new hire. We generally do not use firms unless it is an upper management position, but SkyWater was competing with three other search firms and SkyWater sent over the best talent for our company.
Human Resources Generalist - Beverage Operations
Our experience working with SkyWater Search was incredibly positive and beneficial for our company. Their team did an excellent job finding the right fit for us and we believe that their candidate was the perfect fit for our company's needs. We would definitely reach out to SkyWater again should the necessity arise.
Agency Producer - Industrial Company
Working with SkyWater Search was a very positive and professional experience. This was my first time working with SkyWater and it was impressive. They did a great job of finding the exact type of candidate I was looking for and proactively facilitated the interview/offer process. Great work, hope to work with you again in the future!
Vice President - SaaS Company
Can't think of anything to comment other than, they were terrific! It was a seamless process and there were never any issues and always found SkyWater to be a great team to work with and they found the perfect candidate for the job, which has made my life easier!
Director of Property Management - Commercial Property Company
Really I couldn't have a had a better experience working with SkyWater Search. They listened and truly UNDERSTOOD my needs in the position, then they brought me only the most qualified and related candidates. SkyWater was also very patient and understanding of the time I needed to make the right decision. One of the best recruiting experiences I've had.
Creative Director - Marketing Agency
Overall I am very impressed with SkyWater Search's placement process with us. SkyWater asks thoughtful questions to make sure they understand our firm's culture, services and the particular fit for the role. I also appreciate their honesty and how forthright they are. I have had very little experience working with recruiters, so they took the time to educate me on how the process works and why SkyWaters does things the way they do.
Advisor - Financial Planning
"What I like is they don't believe in super long searches... They concentrate the search... Put a ton of energy into it and want to get done."
John Puckett, Co-Owner