I’m happy to announce that today that my company, HRU Technical Resources, is the #1 company in the world when it comes to Engineering and IT staffing! Yay, me! Is that freaking awesome!!! Wow, unbelievable, I’m so excited. If you want to work with us, the #1 Technical Recruiting Firm in the World, just give me a call – 517-908-3156!
How’d we get that honor? Um, next question. We are #1!!!
Let’s face it, I’ve known for so long that my company is number one. It’s pretty easy to see. I have a rock star team of recruiters who get it at a level that far surpasses everyone else I’ve seen. I have an Account Management and Biz Dev team that grinds every day, and my back office is full of chicks on mental steroids. It’s always great when, not only are you recognized as number one, but when you truly deserve it as well.
My company has never gotten a position it couldn’t fill. True story. Knows how to recruit socially and non-socially. They literally breakdown walls in recruiting everyday. I’m glad we decided to finally recognize ourselves for who we really are, the #1 Technical Recruiting Company in the World!
Have you really ever wondered how this stuff is measured? Sometimes there are third party organizations that claim to be unbiased, but they only exist if those companies they are touting actually pay them some money to keep them in business. Analyst really aren’t any different. They do research, but at the end of the day, someone has to sponsor that research, or they can’t pay their bills.
I would say the only true measure of deciding who is better than whom would be if an organization is willing to work with you over your competition, but we know that is bogus. Time and again I’ve run into companies who are working with #2 companies in our industry because they have a relationship, or they gave me tickets to see Katy Perry, or they drop off bagels the first Monday of every month. This has nothing to do with who is better.
Sometimes it’s based on total revenue or number of hires, but that to doesn’t make you better, it just shows you’re bigger. Our industry loves to use revenue as a key to success, then you’ll see staffing and RPO firms who are growing like weeds and losing money. Is that success? Well, yes, if you’re goal is to just buy market share. I’m sorry but I can’t say a company is number one in anything if they’re losing money.
BusinessWeek had an article that helps straighten this all out:
“The organization in charge of policing this dispute and the several dozen like it in the U.S each year is the National Advertising Division. There are laws against publishing misleading advertisements, and in the early 1970s it seemed as if Ralph Nader-style consumer groups would result in more regulations. “There are ticking sounds that we hear in all the pressure groups, congressional hearings and other forums that are meeting to decide our fate,” said Victor Elting Jr., the chairman of the American Advertising Federation, at the time.
So the advertising industry founded the National Advertising Division in 1971. While various federal agencies and state attorneys general have authority to regulate misleading advertising, the division is the way for the industry to handle things before they get to that level. Cases often originate with one company complaining about a competitor’s sketchy claims. NAD holds hearings and asks fibbers to cut it out. While it has no enforcement power, it does have an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that it will look at any case in which the violator doesn’t change its ways. That threat is usually enough to keep companies in line.”
So, now you know, the NAD will let us know who’s number one.
Until then, I’m still happy to announce we are #1!