Please bear with me as this is my first blog…ever. The task initially seemed a bit daunting, but then I thought ‘this is the perfect place to tell our story’. I could go and on, but I promise to keep it brief. We’ve been around for 25 years – myself for 15 of those years – and it’s been a great ride so far.
The ZA team has gone from a traditional research organization to a full-service recruiting firm. In the early days (waaay back when…), we produced our work with pencil and paper, landline phones, fax machines and of course, snail mail. Though I’ll never give up my pen and yellow notepad, the fax is covered with dust and my iPhone is working overtime. I think the reason we’ve been a bit behind – ok, way behind – in making our website more interactive or utilizing our company page on LinkedIn and being active on other social media is because we still believe in the old fashioned way of connecting with people…by talking to them. Whether you’re a client or candidate, or soon to be one of those, we want to communicate with you directly and often. Your voice is important to us and we want to hear it. When people ask us “what area do you specialize in?” or “what is your sweet spot?” our response is not industry specific.
What we specialize in is building partnerships – strong partnerships that last years. Though we don’t have just one niche market that we consider our specialty, nor are we a ‘jack of all trades’, we do have a big net that can be cast wide. Over the years – all 25 of them – we have worked with a such a broad range of clients and have placed so many talented individuals across a variety of disciplines that we likely know your industry well and have contacts in your network. What we’re really good at, and what we absolutely love doing, is making our clients and candidates happy. We know how to listen, we know how to ask questions, we know how to build solid relationships, we know how to help you do your job better, and we are passionate about doing it.
We have doubled the size of engineering teams at start-ups, we have ramped inside and outside sales organizations, we have supported internal recruiting teams of global organizations that have limited bandwidth and hard-to-fill roles, and have hired candidates for individual contributor roles through VPs of new business units who have been instrumental in the growth of their companies. We’ve been pretty busy making people happy, so ya, we have some catching up to do on the web. Our clients and candidates will always take priority over writing a blog, but we are ready to do both. We promise to continue providing everyone with the quality of service that you deserve and expect. If you’re happy, we’re happy! Thanks for reading!