Our Recruiter of the Week: Kristy Staggs!

The “Recruiter of the Week” feature in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog is back! And why is that? Well, three reasons, actually:

  1. There are a bunch of recruiters who are currently kicking split placement butt.
  2. The majority of those recruiters are relatively new to Top Echelon Network.
  3. We want to recognize these butt-kicking recruiters in front of their peers.
Kristy Staggs of Byrnes and Rupkey, Inc.

Kristy Staggs

AND, of course, it’s been a popular feature in the newsletter. So to re-boot this franchise, this week’s Recruiter of the Week is Kristy Staggs of Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. Since her agency joined the Network in May of 2014, Kristy has made 27 split placements in TE!

Let’s break that down, shall we?

  • Two (2) placements in 2014
  • Six (2) placements in 2015
  • Fourteen (14) placements in 2016
  • Five (5) placements so far in 2017

Obviously, Kristy’s recognition is long overdue. She “hit the ground running” in our split recruiter network and she hasn’t looked back. With 15 placements this year, she will have increased her production every single year since Byrnes & Rupkey has been a Network member! (And at her current pace, she’ll far surpass 15.)

Kristy specializes in a number of areas, including Consumer Packaged Goods and Food Manufacturing. Read our interview with Kristy below to find out exactly why she’s been so successful.

Congratulations to Kristy Staggs, the Recruiter of the Week in Top Echelon Network!

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What do you believe have been the keys to your success in Top Echelon Network?

Communication with TE partners as well as posting all of our jobs so our trading partners can provide us resumes for our job openings.

What value do you believe the Network provides for your firm?

The ability to make more and faster placements with our client companies.  We have access to many more candidates via the [website integration] and our affiliates sending us resumes directly.

Who are the trading partners you’ve been working with?

Trey Cameron, Steve Kohn, Pam and Steve Copeland, Bob Alexander, Debi Apple, Terry Rhodes, Jeff Katz and so many more!

Why do the relationships you have with your trading partners work so well?

These trading partners work my jobs and know the types of candidates I am looking for my jobs and send me resumes or post my jobs through their websites so I get talent on my desk!

What advice would you give to a new Network member just starting out?

Get to know the system and all it has to offer as well as your Trading Partners.

What are your goals for future production in the Network?

To see my name ahead of Trey Cameron on the Top Recruiters Page! In reality, to continue to reach out and make connections with trading partners, to make more split placements and to work harder/faster/smarter to increase in more split placements.

How would you describe the activity level in your niche?

My desk if extremely busy with lots of active and hot job orders.  I am in need of candidates! I work heavily in the Food Manufacturing arena and am 90% a placer so always in need of candidates such as Production Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisors, QA Supervisors, Sanitation Supervisors, Maintenance Managers, Production Managers, Operations Manager, Continuous Improvement Engineers, Maintenance Mechanics etc.  ANY and ALL Food manufacturing candidates!

What’s the biggest obstacle on your desk right now, either with candidates or with clients?

Lack of candidates! I do not know what rock they are all hiding under, but I am definitely lacking strong candidates. I would LOVE to partner with all of the TE members in the network.  To continue growing my relationships I currently have, as well as to form new relationships with those members I have not yet networked or actively worked with yet.  ALL of my jobs are posted on the network and if they are on the network it means it is an active job I have that I am in need of talent for! Send me your candidates!

What’s one new recruiting strategy or technique that you’ve implemented in the past year that you wouldn’t mind sharing with other recruiters?

We are constantly trying to keep up with the times and the newest and latest recruiting strategies.

What are your thoughts on the recruiting industry overall and where it might be headed in the next 12 to 18 months?

I love the recruiting industry and all it has to offer.  You never know what your day is going to entail. I can only hope things will continue to get bigger and better for us in this industry.

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