Suzanne O’Brien-Justice, CEO
Recent reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics highlight that the COVID-19 outbreak and the economic downturn that followed swelled the ranks of unemployed Americans by a staggering 14 million— from 6.2 million in february to over 20.5 million may 2020. As reality is just a perception that changes based on what the onlooker seeks, such numbers could be perceived as both an opportunity and a challenge. Companies looking to hire at scale can optimistically believe that it’s going to be a seamless task considering the diverse and vast number of potential candidates. The ocean of candidates presents a challenge for recruiters as they need to invest a great deal of time and effort in posting on various job boards, reviewing applicants, and squaring in on the right candidates that are best suited for the title company and its culture. The only way organizations take advantage of this situation is if they find a partner who can do the heavy-lifting while recruiting candidates in a personalized manner. They need a people-oriented hiring service provider who can be an extension of their team as opposed to a vendor selling off-the-shelf solutions, taking a cookie-cutter approach to HR initiatives.
Enter Blake Rian Consulting
“Our vision is to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with all our clients. We become their business partner throughout the hiring process. Our success is a result of our commitment to the best people, the best solutions, and the best results,” prides Suzanne O’Brien-Justice, CEO, Blake Rian Consulting.
Having been in the staffing industry for over 14 years, leading teams for some of the largest staffing agencies in WA and OR, including the second-largest global staffing agency, Suzanne has helped thousands of candidates land their dream jobs and in turn, helped her clients find the right fit for their teams. She founded Blake Rian Consulting in 2018 with a goal to partner with their clients and candidates and truly understand what each side is looking to achieve during the hiring process.
“Whether its companies looking to hire new staff or candidates trying to change their career, we’re happy to offer you our services.
Our vision is to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with all our clients. We become their business partner throughout the hiring process. Our success is a result of our commitment to the best people, the best solutions, and the best results
We learn what is important to you and fit into your business model vs asking you to fit into ours. We firmly believe it is not about putting someone in the seat; it is about finding the right fit,” says Suzanne.
The company’s services primarily include temporary to hire, direct hire, payroll, and managed services pertaining to sourcing and managing temporary workers. Today, Blake Rian Consulting caters job-seekers, SMBs, and enterprise-level organizations across industries like financial services, marketing/ creative, hospitality, and professional services. What makes them unique in this space is their approach to engaging with clients on both sides of the spectrum. On the one hand, they dive deep into understanding the candidate that the client is looking for. On the other hand, they actively engage job seekers via interactions, either on e-mail or video conference or even in-person. “We know that a resume is important, but it is just a blueprint of someone’s experience. We share our candidates’ story to clients to give them a better understanding of the value that those candidates bring to the table. We also try to guide our clients on what kind of an employee they need based on analyzing their requirements,” explains Suzanne. The engagement does not stop there. As Blake Rian Consulting works as an extension of the client company, they promote a sense of loyalty in candidates that they hire by congratulating them on achieving career milestones or on a special occasion through gift cards or any other token of appreciation. Not only does this engage and gratify the individual, but it ensures a high rate of employee retention for the client.
Driven by a strong sense of passion and a unique take on recruiting, Suzanne has successfully established Blake Rian Consulting as a certified woman-owned company with clients nationwide, providing an efficient, effective and enjoyable experience to job-seekers and employers with its unparalleled hiring services to place the right people with the right companies. Having recently opened it’s office in Austin, TX, the company aims expand it’s teams to support the growth. Observing the increasing demand for proper healthcare in the United States, the company is also looking to add a healthcare-focused department in days to come.