SEARCH Group Partners CEO Receives Utah Business Award

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sgp-magazinesIn February, Ema Ostarcevic, chief executive officer of SEARCH Group Partners, received a Forty Under 40 Award from Utah
Business Magazine. The award recognizes the best and brightest under-40 rising business professionals in the state.

Ostarcevic, who also has received speaking and entrepreneurial awards, is an employment and human resources adviser for several media, television, and publication outlets nationwide.

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A match made in Utah: Search Group Partners re-positions to re-invest in its home state

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SALT LAKE CITY— SEARCH Group Partner (SGP), a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Utah, announces company recapitalization with private equity firm, Claritas Capital.

In 2012, Ema Ostarcevic, decided to take the entrepreneurial leap, rounding up a group of investors and launching SEARCH Group Partners. Success was instant: in its first year of business, SGP experienced 591% growth; the second year, 228% growth, winning numerous local and international awards and recognition.

Last week, Ostarcevic took the opportunity to buy out the majority of her investors and recapitalize SGP with Claritas Capital. This meant separating from the partner office in Tennessee, but now, true to its mission of supporting its own community, SGP can truly devote itself to its home state, Utah. And Utah needs SGP.

“We built this company for this market,” says SGP CEO, Ema Ostarcevic, who grew up in Utah and Europe, went to school in Utah and considers Utah her home. “I know this state and saw a demand for a new kind of recruiting firm to address Utah’s massive growth. We are focusing our efforts in this market, because we believe in it passionately.”

In the last few years, the Beehive State has experienced jaw-­‐dropping growth. Utah was at the top of Forbes magazine’s Best States for Business in 2014—fourth in the nation for increase in employment, and forecast by Moody’s Analytics and EMSI to be among the top 10 in growth rates for jobs over the next five years. Oracle, Microsoft, Twitter, Vivint, Qualtrics, DOMO, Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Overstock.com and Ebay are just a few of the big names who are investing in Utah.

As more and more companies have recognized the opportunities here and opened offices or relocated in Utah, SGP’s growth has soared, because these companies require qualified local talent. At the same time, SGP serves smaller, passion-­‐driven startup companies, businesses that will add to Utah’s culture.

“With its explosive growth, Utah needs exactly this kind of recruiting firm,” says Theresa Sexton, Partner at Claritas Capital, the private equity firm backing SGP. “It’s no longer a matter of simply matching qualifications and job descriptions. Quality of life, compatibility of culture and personality all have to be considered in recruitment and placement in order for long term success.”
SGP’s clients include the nation’s top investment firms, tech companies, healthcare organizations, startups—companies seeking big opportunity in Utah and looking to hire hundreds of local people. That’s where SGP comes in.

“No other recruiting firm understands the diverse cultures of Utah as well as we do,” says Ostarcevic. “This state has an amazing talent pool from top software developers to returned Mormon missionaries with diverse foreign language skills. This understanding allows us to be sensitive when placing people, matching the individual with the company’s culture and ensuring long-­‐term satisfaction for both.”

“SEARCH Group Partners is part of Utah’s future.”

About Search Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) is a premier boutique recruiting firm, conducting searches on a nationwide basis. SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services. The services SGP offers include temporary, temporary-­‐to-­‐hire, permanent placement, consulting, executive search, on-­‐site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development.

Search Group Partners and staff are also the proud winners of the following awards: Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Award for 2014 & 2015; 2014 Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Women in Business; Utah Business Magazine Forty under 40 Award winners; Utah Business Magazine 2013’s 30 Women to Watch.

About Claritas

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Claritas Capital provides growth capital to technology, health care, and business services companies led by experienced management teams. Since 2002, Claritas has supported over 40 portfolio companies that have secured over $6 billion in financing. Their approach is to partner with talented executives addressing big themes within the industry they serve. The firm’s three equity investment partners bring over 80 years of combined industry knowledge to their entrepreneurs and embrace serving as a committed financial and strategic partner to their portfolio companies. The firm is actively deploying capital and has an opportunistic approach to investing, which allows them to invest $500,000 to $20,000,000.

SEARCH GROUP PARTNERS WINS INAVERO’S 2015 BEST OF STAFFING® CLIENT AWARD FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Honored as one of the top staffing and recruiting companies in North America & Canada, with average client satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT-  SEARCH Group Partners, a premier boutique recruiting firm, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to their clients. This is the second consecutive year that SEARCH Group Partners has received the award. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients. With satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

“To be named to the Best of Staffing list again is a true honor for our entire team and a confirmation to our continued commitment to exceed the expectations of our clients and to be the preeminent recruiting firm in each market we serve”, said SEARCH Group Partner’s Chief Executive Officer, Ema Ostarcevic.

“With a tightening labor market and a need for growing companies to stay flexible, staffing agencies are placing more people into employment opportunities than at any other point in U.S. history,” said Inavero’s CEO, Eric Gregg. “More companies than ever before need a staffing agency with a proven commitment to service excellence. Bestofstaffing.com is the place to find winning agencies that place talent with the skills you need in your city or state. We are incredibly proud of the accomplishment of our 2015 award recipients.”

 

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) is a premier boutique recruiting firm, conducting searches on a nationwide basis. SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services. The services SGP offers include temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, consulting, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development.

SGP’s customized searches and individual attention is dedicated to the following niches: Accounting & Finance, Office & Administrative, Technology, Health Care & Life Sciences, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Marketing & Creative and Executive & Senior Management.

Search Group Partners and staff are also the proud winners of the following awards: Inavero’s Best of Staffing 2014 Client Satisfaction Award ; 2014 Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Women in Business; Utah Business Magazine Forty under 40 Award winners; Utah Business Magazine 2013’s 30 Women to Watch.

About Inavero Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on over 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.

About Inavero’s Best of Staffing

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

Ema Ostarcevic recognized as one of Utah’s next generation of leaders

SEARCH GROUP PARTNERS CEO SELECTED AS “FORTY UNDER 40” BY UTAH BUSINESS MAGAZINE

SEARCH GROUP PARTNERS CEO SELECTED AS “FORTY UNDER 40” BY UTAH BUSINESS MAGAZINE

SALT LAKE CITY, UT- February 3rd, 2015 /SGP NEWS/— Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, a leading recruiting firm, is named one of Utah Business Magazine’s Forty under 40 Award winners. Each year, in a highly selective process, Utah Business Magazine chooses to highlight exceptional young professionals who are front-runners in their fields. This prestigious award recognizes the best and the brightest of rising business professionals in Utah under the age of 40.

Ostarcevic has spent her career focused on various segments of the recruitment, search and placement arenas and has established herself as a proven leader, driving the success of SEARCH Group Partners and its clients. “Our passion for our clients and candidates serves as the foundation for our success. This award is a testament to the work of the talented team we’ve assembled and the relationships we’ve built throughout the Utah business community,” said Ostarcevic. “This new generation of emerging leaders, who inspire me every day, are clearly well-positioned to continue to drive our ever growing business community forward.”

In her role at SEARCH Group Partners, Ostarcevic has been recognized for her accomplishments and has won both speaking and entrepreneurial awards, becoming an employment and human resources advisor for numerous media, television and publication outlets nationwide. Recently, Ema was awarded a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Women in Business in 2014. Ema was also recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of 2013’s 30 Women to Watch.

The winners of the Forty under 40 award, which is now in its 13th year, will be honored at luncheon hosted by the magazine at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

When: Thursday, February 26th 2015

Networking Reception: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Awards Program & Luncheon: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

To purchase a ticket to the event and for additional information, please visit: http://www.utahbusiness.com/events/view/forty_under_40_2014

 

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) is a premier boutique recruiting firm, conducting searches on a nationwide basis. SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services. The services SGP offers include temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, consulting, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development.

 

SGP’s customized searches and individual attention is dedicated to the following niches: Accounting & Finance, Office & Administrative, Technology, Health Care & Life Sciences, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Marketing & Creative and Executive & Senior Management.

 

Search Group Partners is the proud winner of Inavero’s Best of Staffing 2014 Client Satisfaction Award.

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 SEARCH Group Partners Contact:

Anne Howell, Jr. Partner

801.535.4620

news@searchgrouppartners.com

Utah Business Magazine “Forty Under 40” Contact:

Lisa Christopherson

801.568.0114

lchristenson@utahbusiness.com

SEARCH Group Partners CEO Wins Bronze Stevie® Award In 2014 Stevie Awards For Women In Business

Ema Ostarcevic recognized as “Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

-–SEARCH Group Partners CEO, Ema Ostarcevic, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others.

“I am both humbled and grateful to receive this prestigious award and to be acknowledged alongside such an impressive and inspirational group of women,” Ostarcevic said. “This recognition is an honor for our entire team and further validates our commitment to empowering and encouraging women in the workplace.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“In the 11 years of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, we have never had as many impressive women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives nominated as we did in 2014. Their stories of success and innovation will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference.” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

largeAbout SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners is a premier boutique recruiting firm, with offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York. SEARCH Group Partners conducts searches on a nationwide basis and provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services including: temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development.

Additional information:
Video of SEARCH Group Partners CEO, Ema Ostarcevic at 2014 Stevie Awards
SEARCH Group Partners website
Bio of SEARCH Group Partners CEO, Ema Ostarcevic
SEARCH Group Partners CEO, Ema Ostarcevic honored by Utah Business Magazine as one of 2013’s “30 Women to Watch”

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

SEARCH Group Partners Contact:

Anne Howell, Jr. Partner
801.535.4620
news@searchgrouppartners.com

Stevie Awards Contact:

Maggie Gallagher, Communications Manager
703.547.8389
Maggie@thestevies.com

SEARCH Group Partners Enters Into Exclusive Recruiting Relationship With Influence Real Estate

NEWS | SEARCH Group Partners Enters Exclusive Recruiting Relationship with Influence Real EstateBoutique firms partner up for impressive expansion throughout Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– SEARCH Group Partners, a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Utah, announced today their exclusive partnership with Influence Real Estate to lead the search for top Real Estate Agent talent throughout the Utah market.

SEARCH Group Partners plans to hire over 60 new realtors in the Utah market providing top-tier, independent Real Estate Agents to Influence Real Estate.

“We are very excited to be joining forces with Influence. My staff has had the pleasure of working with many members of the Influence team and have great respect for the firm,” said Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners. “The visions and philosophies of our companies align. Influence has a stellar reputation and is committed to servicing clients with exceptional dedication, supporting the communities in which its clients live and work and ensuring that their clients are always put first.”

Since launching the firm in 2010, Influence Real Estate’s staff has nearly tripled. The firm has already brought on board 35 new real estate agents this year.

As a result, the highly successful firm has been expanding its offices. Influence is opening another location in the southwest part of the Salt Lake Valley by the first quarter of 2015.

“When evaluating potential partners to support our continued and strategic growth in Utah, SEARCH Group Partners was a clear and natural choice for us” said Rob Corcoran, Owner of Influence Real Estate. “This is an exciting time for our firm. With this expansion to our teams, Influence Real Estate will be able to cater to the significantly increased demand for our services. We are committed to attracting only the best talent and are confident that SEARCH Group Partners’ vast resources and quality of their professional staff will support us in reaching this goal.”

SEARCH Group Partners’ initial search is expected to retain 60 new Real Estate agents for Influence Real Estate within the next year.

Interested candidates should contact Molly Gillespie, Sr. Recruiter at SEARCH Group Partners at 801.535.4620 or molly@searchgrouppartners.com.

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners(SGP) is a premier boutique recruiting firm, with offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York, conducting searches on a nationwide basis. SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services. The services SGP offers include temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, consulting, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development.

SGP’s customized searches and individual attention is dedicated to the following niches: Accounting & Finance, Office & Administrative, Technology, Health Care & Life Sciences, Supply Chain, Industrial, Real Estate, Marketing & Creative and Executive & Senior Management.

Search Group Partners is the proud winner of Inavero’s Best of Staffing 2014 Client Satisfaction Award.

About Influence Real Estate

Influence Real Estate is a boutique real estate firm founded in an effort to raise the bar of the real estate industry. Influence Real Estate specializes in providing services to buyers and sellers in every market from first-time buyers to luxury real estate listings and relocation services. Each member of the Influence team is committed to a standard of service that will delight clients. Influence Real Estate’s elite team is comprised of some of the top producing agents in the market.

SEARCH Group Partners Contact:

Anne Howell, Jr. Partner
p.801.535.4620
e.news@searchgrouppartners.com

Influence Real Estate Contact:

Rob Corcoran, Owner
p.801.214.9944
e.rob@influencerealestate.com

SEARCH Group Partners Candidate Selected as New Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah

Brad Smith Appointed to Head State Schools

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– SEARCH Group Partners, a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Utah, announced that one of its represented candidates, Brad Smith, was appointed by the Utah State Board of Education on October 10th as the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Smith replaces Martell Menlove, and is expected to start work in early November.

Smith was appointed superintendent of the Ogden City School District in 2011 after four years as a board member for the district. When he became superintendent, the district was the lowest performing district in Utah. Over the past three years, he has turned the district around out of the bottom ten percent. In the interview process, Smith stated, “I believe that education was poised for greatness, but also faced a real risk of relegation to perpetual mediocrity.” Smith is also a licensed attorney of almost 20 years.

“I’m excited to serve the state in this new capacity. Serving as Ogden’s superintendent has provided me with a great foundation,” said Smith. “I’m committed to meeting the needs of all Utah students and working toward a world-class education for them.”

SEARCH Group Partners initiated an extensive search process after Martell Menlove announced his retirement. Connie Linardakis, who spearheads SEARCH Group Partners’ Executive Search practice, led the entire search process which included through vetting, multiple rounds of screening and interviews and resulted in a diverse candidate pool. The four finalists included: Smith; Rich Crandall, former director of the Wyoming Department of Education; John Barge, Georgia’s State Superintendent; and Martin Bates, Granite School District superintendent.

“SEARCH Group Partners did a superior job throughout this search process. This was a tough decision for us, each of the four finalist candidates that were interviewed were extremely strong. In regards to Brad, we were all very impressed with his passion for student excellence and his solid track record,” says Jefferson Moss, State Board Member who chaired the Superintendent Search Committee. “We are confident that under his leadership, we will continue the significant progress the state has made on key student and education initiatives.”

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction directs the work of the Utah State Office of Education and assists the State Board of Education in oversight of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. The State Superintendent acts as the liaison to the Governor, State Legislature, and other stakeholders on behalf of the State Board of Education, oversees a staff of nearly 1,100 employees, and is responsible for the distribution of more than $3 billion to district and charter schools.

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) is a premier boutique recruiting firm, with offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York– conducting searches on a nationwide basis. SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services. The services SGP offers include temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, consulting, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development.

SGP’s customized searches and individual attention is dedicated to the following niches: Accounting & Finance, Office & Administrative, Technology, Health Care & Life Sciences, Supply Chain, Industrial, Real Estate, Marketing & Creative and Executive & Senior Management. SEARCH Group Partners is the proud winner of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® 2014 Client Satisfaction Award.

SEARCH Group Partners Contact

Connie Spyropoulos-Linardakis
Managing Director Executive Search
p. 801.407.5877
e. connie@searchgrouppartners.com

State of Utah Contact

Emilie Wheeler, Communications Specialist
p. 801.707.5877
e. emilie.wheeler@schools.utah.gov

SEARCH Group Partners CEO Named Finalist in 11th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

stevieEma Ostarcevic recognized as “Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–– Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners was named a Finalist in the “Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year” category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 14.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.   The event will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. (and simulcast worldwide) by Biz Talk Radio and taped for a later television broadcast.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

“We are thrilled about Ema’s nomination for the Women in Business Awards,” said David Bartholomew, SEARCH Group Partners Chairman of the Board. “Everyone who works with Ema feeds off of her inspiring and entrepreneurial nature. SEARCH Group Partners has developed into an innovative and successful company through her tremendous dedication, work ethic and passion for people.”

An entrepreneur from the start, Ostarcevic graduated high school when she was 15 years old, started early college and quickly excelling through various professional ranks– ultimately launching SEARCH Group Partners, a premier recruiting firm.  Ostarcevic has created a progressive company culture, emphasizing empowerment and work life balance for staff, the majority being women. SGP has been recognized throughout the U.S. for their success, including Inavero’s Best of Staffing® 2014 Client Satisfaction Award.

Prior to SEARCH Group Partners, Ostarcevic was a managing director within Robert Half International’s executive retained search division based in New York City, specializing in senior level and C-suite projects in the U.S. and abroad. Ostarcevic was also a Regional Sales Manager at Select Staffing, responsible for generating sales revenue across the U.S.. Recently, Ostarcevic was honored by Utah Business Magazine as one of 2013’s “30 Women to Watch.”

“Every year we receive the most amazing and inspiring stories of achievement from women-owned and –run organizations around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The first-round judges have told us how delighted they are with this year’s field of Finalists.  We’re looking forward to recognizing them in New York on November 14.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners is a premier boutique recruiting firm, with offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York. SEARCH Group Partners conducts searches on a nationwide basis and provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services including: temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development. Learn more about SEARCH Group Partners at www.searchgrouppartners.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

SEARCH Group Partners Contact:

Anne Howell, Jr. Partner
p. 801.535.4620
e. news@searchgrouppartners.com

Stevie Awards Contact:

Maggie Gallagher, Communications Manager
p. 703.547.8389
e. Maggie@thestevies.com

SEARCH Group Partners Named As Search Firm To Assist In The Search For The State Of Utah’s New Superintendent Of Public Instruction

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– Executive search firm SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) has been retained by the Utah State Board of Education to lead in its search for a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Martell Menlove, the current State Superintendent, announced his retirement in March. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction oversees a staff of nearly 1,100 employees and is responsible for the distribution of more than $3 billion to district and charter schools.

As the principal executive officer of the State Board of Education, the Superintendent directs the work of the Utah State Office of Education and assists the State Board of Education in oversight of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. The State Superintendent acts as the liaison to the Governor, State Legislature, and other stakeholders on behalf of the State Board of Education.

“The work of the next State Superintendent will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of Utah students. One of our most important responsibilities as a Board of Education is in hiring a new superintendent,” said State Board Member Jefferson Moss, who chairs the Superintendent Search Committee. “We are pleased to engage the services of SEARCH Group Partners to help us conduct an expert, nationwide search for this crucial position. SEARCH Group Partners will conduct vital work in helping us to broaden the pool of quality candidates and in ensuring we find the very best person for this job.”

SEARCH Group Partners’ initial search is expected to take approximately six-eight weeks, after which it will turn over to the Board of Education the names of at least six qualified candidates who will be reviewed in addition to others who have also applied. Connie Linardakis, who spearheads SGP’s Executive Search practice, and who will lead the search, said, “We are honored to be awarded this critical search for the State. This role impacts some of the most essential facets of our community, school system and children. We will be conducting a wide-ranging search to recruit the absolute best candidate for this opportunity.”

Interested candidates should contact Connie Linardakis, Managing Director/SEARCH Group Partners at 801.407.5877 or connie@searchgrouppartners.com .

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) is a premier boutique recruiting firm, with offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York- conducting searches on a nationwide basis.  SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services.  The services SGP offers include temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, executive search, human resources consulting, interim management transitions, on-site solutions and talent development. SGP’s customized searches and individual attention is dedicated to the following practice areas: Accounting & Finance, Executive, Technology, Office & Administrative, Marketing & Creative, and Healthcare. To learn more about the company, visit www.searchgrouppartners.com.

SEARCH Group Partners Wins Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award

Honored as one of the top staffing and recruiting companies in North America with client satisfaction scores far higher than industry standards

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– SEARCH Group Partners, a premier boutique recruiting firm, announced today it has been named as one of Inavero’s  2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fifth annual Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks for the industry, revealing which staffing agencies deliver the highest quality of service to their clients. In a year when the staffing industry’s client service quality scores are trending down once again, the Best of Staffing winners scored well above industry service benchmarks. SEARCH Group Partners is one of the best staffing agencies for companies to call when they are looking to hire temporary or permanent employees.

Less than 2% of all staffing agencies in North America receive the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence utilizing the Net Promoter® methodology. The stark contrast in client satisfaction scores compared to the industry average is a clear indication that the firms who have earned the 2014 Best of Staffing Client Award truly stand out for their service quality. SEARCH Group Partners received satisfaction ratings of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 84.4% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 35%.

“We are truly honored to be included in this distinguished list and to be recognized as one of the best staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada” SEARCH Group Partner’s Chief Executive Officer, Ema Ostarcevic said. “Our firm was founded with the mission to surpass the expectations of our clients, by offering a true recruiting partnership and unparalleled service. To be named to the Best of Staffing list for Client Satisfaction is not only a milestone achievement for us but a confirmation of our team’s commitment to this mission.”

“The staffing industry is helping organizations bridge the skills gap and add jobs today more than at any other point in U.S. history,” said Inavero Founder and CEO, Eric Gregg. “Between the well documented skills gaps and economic uncertainty, partnering with a top staffing agency is more important now than ever. The 2014 Best of Staffing Award was earned by less than 2% of the more than 12,000 staffing firms in the U.S. In an era of scarce qualified talent, hard to fill positions, and ever-increasing expectations, these agencies have proven they have what it takes to deliver exceptional service to both clients and job candidates. We’re proud of the accomplishments of our 2014 award recipients.”

®Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. Net Promoter Score is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who, on a scale of 0 to 10, rate their likelihood to recommend the staffing agency with a score of 9 or 10 (promoters) and subtracting the percentage who rate the staffing agency a 6 or lower (detractors).

About Inavero

Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world.  Inavero’s team reports on satisfaction surveys from more than 500,000 staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing agencies that receive remarkable reviews from their clients and the people they help find jobs.  Bestofstaffing.com is the central place that businesses and talent go tot find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.