A Premier Women-Owned Recruiting Firm

Welcome to SEARCH Group Partners, a leading boutique recruiting firm specializing in talent acquisition and consulting services. We are proud to be a women-owned business based in Utah, serving clients locally and nationwide. Our dedicated team has a proven track record of excellence and a commitment to becoming the most respected staffing and recruiting firm in the markets we serve. Beyond our recruitment expertise, we prioritize integrity, transparency, and professional excellence in every aspect of our operations. We cherish our work and the relationships we build, embrace diversity, and relentlessly pursue growth opportunities. At SEARCH Group Partners, we ‘Aspire to Hire’ by connecting top talent with rewarding opportunities, all while valuing courtesy, honesty, and respect. Join us in our journey towards innovation, teamwork, and continued success.

What Our Clients are Saying

Excellent4.9 Based on 71 reviews from review us onQiyueQiyue ★★★★★ I just want to give a big shoutout to Jess Nelson for being incredibly patient and always on the ball with her responses. Working with her gave me a ton of confidence in my job search. She's been an amazing help through a usually stressful time.Response from the ownerThank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that Jess provided you with the support and confidence you needed during your job search. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're glad to have been a part of your journey. Best of luck in your future endeavors! Kaushik SKaushik S ★★★★★ Jess has been an awesome help. From the start shes been communicative and supportive. I really appreciate her efforts and I wish nothing but success to this team.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with Jess. Your support and appreciation mean a lot to us. Wishing you all the best as well! yue zhaiyue zhai ★★★★★ I had a really wonderful experience with Jess Nelson, she is so kind and willing to help me at any time. Working with Jess has been a great experience and I highly recommend that everyone choose Jess, you will not regret it and will be grateful for the experience!Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words! We think Jess is awesome too! Don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything in the future! Bryan BaiBryan Bai ★★★★★ Working with Jess Nelson was an absolute game-changer for my career journey. From the outset, Jess's dedication and professionalism shone through, guiding me seamlessly through the job search process. Her proactive communication and genuine enthusiasm made every step feel effortless.Response from the ownerThank you for your wonderful review and kind words about Jess! We are thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything else in the future! CalCal ★★★★★ Wow! I had the pleasure of interacting with Jess and I must say, she absolutely blew me away with their professionalism, knowledge, and outstanding service. From start to finish, she went above and beyond to ensure my needs were met. The attention to detail and genuine care for my job hunt made my experience memorable. I cannot recommend Jess enough! If you’re looking for top-notch service, look no further.Response from the ownerThank you for the fantastic review! It's clear that you received exceptional service from Jess. We think she is amazing too! Thank you for working with SEARCH Group Partners to assist you in securing your job! Zhian LiZhian Li ★★★★★ Search group Partners helped me landed job quickly. My supervisor are really nice ,she encouraged me and never stoped searching good positions for me. As financial profession,I am very happy that I can find my dream job with search group partners help.Response from the ownerThank you for your kind review! We're delighted we could assist you in landing your job quickly. Our team is thrilled to have helped you find your dream position. Good Luck! Siyuan SuSiyuan Su ★★★★★ I had a great experience with the Search Group, especially with Jess Nelson, who has helped me to land a great job. I highly recommend working with Jess. She is responsible, responsive, professional, and optimistic, all of which are essential in the job hunting process.Response from the ownerWe are thrilled to hear about your positive experience with the SEARCH Group Partners and Jess! Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. Wishing you continued success in your new role! Sajan BanjaraSajan Banjara ★★★★★ Jess provided a good assistance during my job search and played a great role in my professional journey. I had a fantastic experience working with Jess.Response from the ownerThank you for your kind words! We are delighted Jess could assist you in your job search and professional journey. If you ever need further assistance, feel free to reach out! Faith AyoolaFaith Ayoola ★★★★★ Thank you so much to Search Group Partners! I recently had the pleasure of working with Jess Nelson from Search Group throughout my job search process, and I cannot speak highly enough of her professionalism, dedication, and expertise. From our very first interaction, Jess demonstrated a remarkable commitment to helping me secure the perfect position, going above and beyond to ensure my success.Jess possesses a rare blend of industry knowledge, keen insight, and genuine compassion that sets her apart in the field of recruitment. She took the time to truly understand my skills, preferences, and career aspirations, and then worked tirelessly to match me with opportunities that aligned perfectly with my goals. Once again, I am grateful for the opportunity given to me!Diego Jara UlloaDiego Jara Ulloa ★★★★★ I had such a positive experience working with Search Group Partners. Jess Nelson was so helpful and willing to work things out through out the whole process.I started talking to Jess months before I graduated from college, and by the time I graduated, I was already in the final stages of the hiring process with an amazing company.Response from the ownerThank you for sharing your positive experience! We're thrilled to hear that Jess Nelson and our team at Search Group Partners could assist you seamlessly throughout the entire process. Congratulations on landing a position with an amazing company! Wishing you continued success in your career journey! Eram MaheenEram Maheen ★★★★★ Jess Nelson at Search Group Partners has been an exceptional professional in my job search journey. Her expertise in recruitment, combined with excellent communication skills and timely follow-ups, made the entire process smooth and efficient.Jess' ability to make people feel comfortable and supported is truly commendable which is really important in this journey. A heartfelt thank you to Search Group Partners!Christa ParkChrista Park ★★★★★ Kim Carlsen has been fantastic to work with over the last 3 months of interviews. She was very knowledgeable, down to earth, and had realistic expectations. She worked with me every step of the way, and had outstanding communication.Response from the ownerThank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear about your excellent experience with Kim. We appreciate your recognition of her knowledge, down-to-earth approach, realistic expectations, and outstanding communication throughout the interview process. We look forward to continuing to provide top-notch service in the future. Lexi CowleyLexi Cowley ★★★★★ Kim Carlsen at Search Group Partners was an absolute star throughout my job search. Her industry knowledge and dedication were unmatched, leading me to the perfect position. Kim's communication was superb, and her proactive approach made the process stress-free. I highly recommend Kim and Search Group Partners for anyone seeking outstanding representation. Thank you, Kim!Esther SunEsther Sun ★★★★★ Working with Jess Nelson was an absolute delight and a testament to her exceptional qualities. Her warmth and friendliness, coupled with her remarkable efficiency, made her not just a valuable professional contact but also a genuine pleasure to collaborate with during my job searching journey. Jess's exceptional qualities left a lasting positive impression, and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to work alongside someone so kind, competent, and effective.Zhiyi LiZhiyi Li ★★★★★ Jess from Search Group is really nice and helped me a lot or job searching. Really appreciate that.Response from the ownerWe're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Jess from Search Group! It's always great to know that professionals like Jess make a significant difference in your job search journey. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Best of luck with your job search! Tobi J. OladipoTobi J. Oladipo ★★★★★ I had the absolute pleasure of working with Jess from Search Group Partners, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the outstanding service and results she provided. She constantly thinks about you, and always puts you forward for the best opportunities.I am now in a role that perfectly aligns with my career goals and aspirations. I can't thank her enough for the incredible support she provided throughout the process. If you're looking for a recruiter who truly cares about your success and will go the extra mile to make it happen, Jess is the one you need. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking not just a job, but a meaningful and fulfilling career path.Response from the ownerThank you for this review! It's always heartening to hear about such positive interactions in the realm of career placement and development. Jess's dedication to her clients and her ability to match them with opportunities that align with their career goals is truly commendable.Congratulations on finding your ideal role, and thanks again for sharing your positive experience! Corey LemusCorey Lemus ★★★★★ Highly recommend using SGP for all your job hunting needs. I person worked with was Jess Nelson who was extremely helpful in this process from beginning to end. She’s very proactive and provides such helpful information. Jess was always kind and goes above and beyond to make sure she answers any doubts you may have. It was such a great experience to work with Search, and most importantly Jess.Response from the ownerThank you for sharing your positive experience with SGP and your recruiter, Jess Nelson! Jess is the best! We hope your newfound success continues, and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! Yash GuptaYash Gupta ★★★★★ I had a fantastic experience collaborating with Jess. She provided unwavering assistance during my job hunt and played an instrumental role in propelling my professional advancement.Response from the ownerIt's truly wonderful to hear about your fantastic experience collaborating with Jess during your job hunt! Best of luck with your continued professional advancement! Yue YinYue Yin ★★★★★ Jess Nelson is such a great support of my job searching journey, she works very efficient reliable and nice, also provide much very helpful information. Jess is always kind and supportive since our first meeting and every one after that.It is very good to have her and nice to work with SEARCH Group!!Response from the ownerWe're delighted that you find working with SEARCH Group to be a pleasant experience overall. Your feedback reaffirms our commitment to delivering excellent service and support. If you have any further thoughts or feedback, please don't hesitate to share. Wishing you all the best in your continued job search journey! AlimathAlimath ★★★★★ I cannot speak highly enough of Jess Nelson's exceptional support and dedication throughout my entire job search journey. From the very first interaction, Jess proved to be a true professional with a genuine passion for helping others achieve their career goals. Her expertise, warmth, and guidance have been invaluable, making this review a small token of my immense gratitude.Jess went above and beyond to assist me in finding the perfect job opportunity. Not only did she provide valuable insights into the job market, but she also took the time to understand my skills, interests, and aspirations. Her personalized approach made me feel like I was more than just a candidate; she treated me as a friend with sincere care for my success.Throughout our interactions, Jess displayed incredible responsiveness, always promptly addressing any questions or concerns that arose. Her professional demeanor, combined with a friendly and approachable attitude, created an environment where I felt comfortable discussing anything related to my job search and relocation.With Jess's assistance, not only did I secure a fantastic job at my dream company, but I also gained a trusted mentor.If you're looking for someone who will go the extra mile, who genuinely cares about your success, and who will be there for you every step of the way, Jess Nelson is the person you need. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking career guidance and support. Thank you, Jess, for making this chapter of my life an unforgettable and transformative experience!Response from the ownerIt's truly heartwarming to read such a glowing review of Jess Nelson's exceptional support and dedication throughout your job search journey. Jess's commitment to helping others achieve their career goals shines brightly in your testimonial, and it's evident that she made a significant impact on your professional life. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt gratitude, and congratulations on your new job at your dream company. AdeelAdeel ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of working with Jess. From the very beginning, Jess set herself apart with her professionalism, knowledge, and genuine care. I can confidently say that she is not just a recruiter, she is a "Super Recruiter".She meticulously guided me through every step, providing constructive feedback, and ensuring that I was well-prepared. Her commitment to clients goes beyond the call of duty.Jess has not only raised the bar for recruitment but has redefined it. Her commitment to excellence, coupled with her exceptional interpersonal skills, has resulted in an exceptional experience that I highly recommend to anyone seeking to navigate the market.In a world where good service is desired but not always delivered, Jess stands out. She delivers a level of service that is truly exemplary. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are in search of a recruiter who will prioritize your interests and guide you, look no further than Jess!Response from the ownerJess is truly a professional who is dedicated to helping individuals like yourself find the right job. We are proud to have her as part of our team. Your success is our success, and we are grateful for the opportunity to assist you in your career journey! Emir KaraogluEmir Karaoglu ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of working with Jess Nelson from Search Group Partners during my job search, and I must say it was a fantastic experience. Jess was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping me find the right job. From the very beginning, Jess took the time to understand my career goals, skills, and preferences, which allowed her to present me with relevant job opportunities. Throughout the process, Jess maintained excellent communication, keeping me updated on any potential leads and providing valuable feedback. She was always available to answer my questions and address any concerns I had, which made me feel supported and guided throughout the job search. Thanks to Jess and Search Group Partners, I was able to secure a job that exceeded my expectations. I am grateful for their dedication and commitment to finding the right match for me.Response from the ownerThank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience working with Jess Nelson. We are proud of our team's commitment to maintaining open lines of communication, and it brings us joy to know that Jess kept you updated on potential leads and provided valuable feedback. We greatly appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience throughout your job search. Ender VisEnder Vis ★★★★★ Wonderful experience. Director Jess Nelson was very professional and helpful. I enjoyed her guidance and recommendations, as well as her enthusiasm at work.Response from the ownerEnder! Thank you for this review! We are happy to hear you and Jess had a great experience working together. Roy AlstonRoy Alston ★★★★★ My experience with SEARCH Group was more hands-on than experiences I have had in the past. I like the fact that Kim got to know who I was a bit so she could be better prepared to introduce my to the perspective company. Also, lines of communication stayed open and active throughout the whole process.Response from the ownerWe are thrilled to hear you had a great experience working with Kim! Thank you for your time and leaving us a review! Nolan AndersonNolan Anderson ★★★★★ My experience with SGP has been great! Everything has been clearly defined and my representative, Jess, has been very kind and helpful whenever I've had any questions.js_loader

“SGP has an excellent response time and a realistic evaluation of candidates. I feel valued as a client.”

“SGP worked with us and focused on what OUR needs were. They made sure to keep in touch with their employees while they were still on a temporary basis. They also kept in touch with us about how the temporary help was working out and if we had any issues, good or bad. They made the transistion from temporary to permanent employee seamless, for both us and the employee.”

“SGP understands our needs and culture, which is important when utilizing temps or a recruiting firm to find permanent candidates. They are also cognizant of our time and do a great job with prescreening candidates.”

“My partners at SGP are incredibly knowledgeable about my organization, our priorities, and the skills required for our company. They are very hard working and communicate frequently to ensure I am aware of any progress or roadblocks to filling our positions.”

“Best recruiters I have ever worked with. Not only are they the best at what they do, they define what they do.”

“The SGP team is extremely professional, service focused, and knowlegeable. The key reason we partner with SGP is their inherent ability to listen to and understand our business needs, and their consistent track record of following through with what they say they are going to do in recruiting the best talent possible.”

Our Values

At SEARCH Group Partners, our core values form the foundation of our success. We uphold unwavering integrity and transparency in our relationships, seeking excellence in every facet of our business. We are passionate about our work and the incredible people we collaborate with. Diversity is our strength, and we continuously seek opportunities for growth. Our commitment to finding the best talent is unwavering, and we approach every challenge with an ‘Aspire to Hire’ mindset. Courtesy, honesty, and respect guide our interactions. We are dedicated to nurturing synergistic teams and top talent through innovation, hard work, and teamwork.

Meet Our Founder

Ema Ostarcevic

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ema is an experienced staffing industry executive and has focused on various segments of the recruitment, search and placement arenas. As Founder & CEO of SEARCH Group Partners Inc., a premier, boutique recruiting firm, headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT Ema oversees all day-to-day leadership activities including recruiting, sales, operations, on-site consulting, HR, acquisitions, executive search and strategic direction for the company.

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Associations & Awards

SEARCH Group Partners was named to Inavero’s 2014 – 2018 “Best of Staffing®” Client List

For five consecutive years (2014-2018), SEARCH Group Partners was named as one of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the 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. 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, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 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 clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 35%.

Search Group Partners and staff are the proud winners of the following awards: 2017 CEO of the Year Award, MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 Awards 2015’s Emerging Elite Companies, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Award for five consecutive years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018; 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 and Utah Business Magazine 20 in their 20’s.


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