When Rona Borre graduated from college, she went to work in Chicago for a large staffing agency where she shattered every sales record in the company. Figuring that she had nowhere else to go in that company, she formed her staffing agency in 2001.
Working in a spare bedroom, Borre established Instant Alliance, a Chicago-based staffing company that has become one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Her firm, now employing over 50 account executives who hire employees for Fortune 500, mid-sized and smaller companies, has mushroomed, now billing millions annually in fees.
Borre discovered a principle that most staffing companies fail to use. Many companies are mere resume factories, and they play the resume roulette game of processing massive numbers of candidates. Borre and her team spend a great deal of time getting to know the management team of a hiring company very well. Then they help the top executives define exactly who and what they want, and then Borre goes out and hires that person.
The interview to hire ratio is down to a 3:1 ratio and the attrition rate of candidates hired is only
percent over a 15 year period. The hiring company is relieved because they spend way less time interviewing and Borre gets the sale. Related article on techweekchicago2014.sched.com.
Rona Borre is very involved in the Chicago Business environment too, as she holds leadership roles in such organizations as the Economic Club of Chicago and the Young Presidents’ Organization.
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