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We are proud to announce our new partnership:


Good afternoon justice seekers! Big announcement! We have some exciting news!


Critical Equity Consulting, LLC is proud to announce that we are partnering with Dennis Staffing Partners to become the premier recruitment agency for sourcing talent in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space!


Given the recent global need for either in-house or contract DEI practitioners—particularly our colleagues who are doing impactful work in the areas of equity and justice—we are confident that we can aid organizations in finding the right experts to drive meaningful change.


Combining Critical Equity Consulting, LLC ’s extensive network of results-focused DEI practitioners with Dennis Staffing Partners’ expertise in full-cycle recruitment services, our partnership aims to be the go-to resource for fast, reliable recruiting services for full-time, part-time or contract DEI roles, including:


- Chief Equity/Diversity Officer;

- Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;

- DEI Project Manager;

- Diversity & Inclusion Specialist/Coordinator; and

- DEI Talent Acquisition Specialists, Managers, or Leads.


See details below:


EMPLOYERS: For organizations looking to place a current DEI vacancy, please e-mail contact@criticalequity.com with VACANCY in the subject line and a member of our team will reach out to you ASAP with a request for an initial conversation. JOB SEEKERS: For job seekers in the DEI area, if you’re interested in a new DEI role or to start your career in the DEI space, please e-mail your resume to contact@criticalequity.com with JOBSEEKER in the subject line and the following items in the body of the e-mail*: - Location preference (if any); - The type of role you are currently seeking; and - Availability to start.


* Please note that your email will be stored, and we will reach out to you if we believe a position matches your background.

Happy Friday! We have not had a blog in some time, and apologize as it has been quite the summer. I had a small bout with skin cancer, but I am happy to say I won after a successful day of MOHS surgery! Now as we head into fall, and we have seen hiring start to pick up, I thought I would share some quick thoughts on the value of working with a recruiter from a client's standpoint.


  1. When an applicant chooses to use Indeed, Monster, and even ZipRecruiter, it is very easy to apply to any job they are interested in without having the right skill sets needed to be successful in the job as deemed by the employer. What this does is adds hundreds, maybe thousands of applicants who are unqualified mixed in with many who are. Going through that many resumes and profiles can get very tiresome and frustrating I imagine. In many cases the qualified candidates will never be seen, or by the time they do, may have already accepted another job opportunity. A recruiter (who sources) will be able to identify and have a one on one conversations with these folks to weed out anyone who may not be a good fit and find those top candidates to present directly to the client. I have had several conversations during my many years of recruiting with applicants who said they applied to some of the recruiting websites, but never heard back from the client. Just over the past month, after checking with a couple of clients, it turns out each hiring manager never had a chance to see 4 qualified candidates because of the hundreds of resumes they got lost in. With 2 cases, the applicants interviewed, and were hired. If the client relied strictly on a recruiting website, they would have missed out. There is no telling how often this happens.

  2. When it comes to recruiting fees, I absolutely understand if you can keep recruiting in house, you can save the company money. That said, at what cost, particularly if it comes to technical positions. For instance, let's take a maintenance technician. These are the folks who are making sure the equipment is running throughout the plant in order to maintain production. If a machine goes down, it is up to them to diagnose the issue, and get it up and running as quickly as possible. Because, guess what, the longer a machine is down, the longer it takes the product to get out the door = the company not making money. Now if the company is looking to hire a maintenance technician, and has had the position posted for let's say 2-3 weeks because they do not want to pay an outside firm to fill the role, just think about how much money it is costing the company every day that position is not filled. From equipment issues being delayed to fix because they are not properly staffed, to overtime to keep up with the production demand, it is costing more than you think to leave it open rather than getting outside recruiting assistance and paying a one time fee. At Dennis Staffing Partners, on average it takes us 3-5 days to present candidates for technical roles. In many cases in less time. And on a contingency basis!! That means we don't collect a fee until the person is hired. This gives the client quite the secondary outlet while they can also continue to still recruit on their own. Transparently it is a winning situation for both parties.

  3. Lastly, let us do the heavy lifting. With a lot of companies tying in HR responsibilities with recruiting, those folks do not simply have the time to go through every single resume effectively, while maintaining all employee relations, benefits, payroll, etc... for a 500 person facility. And if they do, BRAVO!! For us in general, we will source through hundreds of candidates for one opening. It is our job to make you look good when the hiring managers see the candidates being presented to them. All we look for is an opportunity to prove ourselves!

Thank you for reading and please be kind to one another!


Grant