Talent Acquisition and Executive Search

We guide your organization from resource planning and requirements development to acquisition of the outstanding talent you need to achieve excellent business results on a sustained basis

We help customers find and attract the outstanding talent they need to fulfill impact roles and achieve and sustain excellent business performance.  Over 24 years, we’ve successfully placed superior resources from CEOs and C-suite officers, Directors, and Managers to Database Architects, Business Analysts, and SAP, Oracle, and Netsuite Implementation Program Managers in our clients’ facilities 

throughout the United States.  Our goal is to provide a comprehensive talent acquisition service powered by our industry experience and attention to detail.  To leverage our industry experience, our network of industry principals screen candidates to ensure that each new resource will enjoy success and deliver results for our clients.  

How We Help Clients

Requirements Development

We work with organizations to carefully characterize the job descriptions, role requirements, and skill levels needed to fulfill impact positions essential for the client’s business objectives.  Starting with a conversation with the hiring manager, we work to ensure that skill requirements and salary and rate expectations align with the current market.  We create requirements that are both unambiguous and easily discernible from those of similar but distinct related roles.  We visit the client site to better appreciate the nature of the environment.  Visits help us identify the intangible characteristics of the candidates who will be effective and successful. 

Candidate Outreach

We leverage our extensive proprietary talent database, our network of industry principals, our university relationships, special commercial alumni job boards, and specialized online services to gather candidates for initial screening.  Our well-crafted time-tested search and database queries return excellent candidates well-suited for the client role.  We contact the very best candidates to check availability and to begin the screening process. 

Candidate Qualification

We engage in a comprehensive screening of candidates to provide our clients assurance that candidates offered will have the highest likelihood of success in the role for which we recruit.   

After preliminary screening for availability, basic technical skills, team-friendly personality, and communications skills, we use our network of principals with extensive industrial experience to perform in-depth interviews to qualify the candidate further. 

Surviving candidates pass through required background and drug screening checks. 

What We Do

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Full-Time Talent Acquisition

Finding and selecting the best-qualified candidates for full-time roles within the client’s organization.  Our team ensures that recommended candidates are technically qualified and have the character, personality, and initiative to be productive and flourish within the client’s organization. 

Qualified Contractor Recruitment

Identifying the best-qualified and most reliable contractor candidates to work on a project or role within the client organization.  Our goal is to provide a skilled contractor with a proven track record who takes responsibility for on-time delivery and works well with the client’s team. 

Temp to Perm Resource Acquisition

Selecting the unique full-time candidate who meets requirements for a full-time role, who has the hallmark of a contributor who will thrive in the client’s organization, and who is willing to start work on a temporary contract basis. 

Fully Outsourced Recruitment Service

Providing the services of a full-time recruiting department, including direct interface with hiring managers, coordination with HR for onboarding, meeting participation, and reporting. 

Resource Planning and Requirements Development

Working with hiring managers and HR to plan resources needed for project or operational roles.  Developing relevant job skills and experience requirements. Setting realistic expectations for salaries, rates, and candidate availability. 

Candidate Search

Reaching out through our network of industry principals, our databases, our university networks, and other services to contact eligible candidates. 

Candidate Screening

Performing in-depth technical screening of eligible candidates using our experienced practitioners and recruiting staff to challenge the candidates.  Assuring technical knowledge and experience and personality, character, attitude, and ability to thrive in the client’s organization.  Performing careful reference checks for candidates who survive technical screening.  

Background Checks and Drug Screening

Organizing drug screening and background checks for candidates to ensure compliance with client hiring practices. 

Extraction Service

Outplacing a current employee and providing a replacement candidate who aligns more closely with the future needs and direction of the company.  

Solutions For All Aspects of Your Business

Our Approach

We deliver a seamless recruiting experience that brings outstanding candidates who can capably carry the company into the future

We deliver candidates of outstanding quality and ability who have the character and initiative needed to appreciate the immediate company goals and to overcome the challenges required to reach those goals. 

Discovery Conversation

We engage in conversation and discovery to better appreciate the client environment and goals. 

Profiling the Role

We continue the conversation to help surface key requirements and subtle personality indicators that help describe the characteristics of the ideal candidate. 

Requirements

We document the role requirements with detail and clarity to ensure accurate candidate outreach accuracy. 

Candidate Outreach

Our talent database, network of industry principals, university relationships, and specialized online services help us gather candidates for initial screening.  

Qualification

After initial screening, we use our experienced industry professionals to engage candidates in challenging interviews to ensure that only the very best qualified candidates arise. 

Introduction

We carefully introduce candidates to the client, ensuring that we meet the expectations of both our client and the candidate. 

Onboarding

We assist our clients with pre-employment preparations and onboarding, taking care to support client onboarding procedures and assisting candidates in their transition to the new role. 

Sectors We Serve

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Quality Focused, Result Driven

Impact Stories

Creating a Customized Resource Pool

If your business is struggling to fill critical jobs faster and with higher quality, Blackstone + Cullen can help you develop a customized resource pool to help meet your needs. Our talent pipelines provide a continuous supply of high-quality and interested external recruits to choose from.

Acquiring the Best Program / Project Managers

Bringing a refinery back to life is a large, complex endeavor that can be overwhelming. Having the right resources with the experience and talent needed to accomplish this task is detrimental to the successfulness of the undertaking. Learn more about how Blackstone + Cullen provided the right talent to Arclight Capital Partners to support the business side of this effort.

Providing Essential Resources for Critical Projects

Looking for the perfect resources to help round out your project team? Are you in need to a Project Manager, Developer, Business Analyst, etc.? Blackstone + Cullen helps find the right talent with the right expertise so organizations can achieve their goals.

Finding the Right Talent for the Job

Finding the right talent specific to an industry has a huge impact on a company's overall success. A strategy to continuously acquire the best resources should be developed to address current and future needs. Blackstone + Cullen supplies numerous industries with the right external resources to meet their specific requirements.
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Our People

Find out how our team can help your organization meet its talent acquisition and executive search needs.

Lindsay Fraley

VP, Operations

Greg Ashworth

Senior Principal

Elizabeth Hancock

VP, Solution Delivery

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