Better understand and simplify your ability to hire technical leaders of people, projects, process, programs and products.

Janis Strathearn helps you Define, Target & Hire exceptional people using an exclusive, focused, committed and dedicated approach. You will never be ‘one of many’ ongoing searches.

Corporate Talent Recruiter & Headhunter

Looking to hire a recruiting firm? Or three or four? Does “more coverage” mean better qualified results? Is Speed Dating the right strategy for you?

Guess what?  The opposite is true. Ethical recruiters respect their clients by keeping ‘hands-off’ their employees. This is something that is very difficult to do when the business model of a search firm is based on volume.

Whether you are interested in individual search assignments or team building projects, Janis’ Priority Search Practice partners with you using three strategic steps to your future success.

Talent Definition

Defining and diagnosing your needs begins at ear-level. Janis asks the questions you may not have considered yourself. She learns and understands what is valued in your culture as well as what skills and competencies meet your business requirements and expectations.

Result: “Best Fit Talent Profile” developed with a thorough understanding of the Hiring Manager’s requirements , team dynamic and business objectives while maintaining close ties with HR staff.

Talent Targeting

You don’t have time to go through dozens of “maybe” possibilities from multiple recruiters. Janis drops everything to identify, pursue and secure the talent that is busy working, well appreciated, unaware of job boards and doesn’t pay attention to LinkedIn listings.

Since the first candidates aren’t always the best candidates, Janis doesn’t rush the process. She works in the background and presents you with a short list of the future leaders of your organization – highly targeted, well prepared talent that is appropriate, qualified and reflects the talent definition and goals of your business.

Result: Carefully selected and presented short list of Best Fit talent that does not abuse or waste time.

Talent Scouting

Your ongoing business relationship with Janis includes Talent Scouting services because not all the best candidates are on LinkedIn or met at a conference. She work her networks to your advantage with ongoing strategic talent scouting – identifying and presenting matching professionals as they are discovered.

If you continue to recruit with one-off requests and not anticipate your future business needs, you will lose out on meeting great overlooked talent. Often the greatest talents are buried or out of reach.

Result: Well-connected and committed business partner that offers an inside track of information you can’t get elsewhere. Strong interest and developed understanding of the business, invested in the corporate culture and engaged in supporting continued organizational growth.

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JKS Talent Network does not seek to outbid other service providers, resume houses or volume recruiters. JKS Talent Network’s competitive advantage is in outbidding and outperforming with our service.

Our Priority Search Practice profiles, identifies, locates, woos and motivates the talent you want to meet –  highly desirable professionals who are happy, successful and productive where they are now – not in active search mode with their resume on every job board or in every database.

JKS Talent Network is a Priority Search Practice. We accept a limited number of search assignments at any given time – no client is ever ‘one of many’. Using this approach, Janis performs a high-touch, hands-on and personalized Priority Search. A successful outcome is the goal. We believe that contingency activities do not produce full commitment or a clear sense of accomplishment.

Staying Human in the Digital Age

If you need a well-connected business partner that offers you a personalized approach and solid market intelligence with the ability to clearly communicate and interpret your brand, you have come to the right place.

Is your best employee working somewhere else? 

Contact JKS Talent Network and discover the value and expertise that Janis will bring to your next search for talent. Call (604) 731-2073.

Expect more than a recruiter because your business deserves better than a series of transactional recruiting services.

“I do not seek, I find.” ~Pablo Picasso