UNLEASHING DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

Who let the dogs out? We did. Through MRIThrive, we’ve uncaged our team of consulting experts — making them available to direct hire and contract staffing firms outside of our MRINetwork® membership community. 

Feeling overwhelmed, shorthanded, or behind the times? Our advisory services help recruiting and talent advisory firms succeed in every facet of business. We offer strategic business consulting, marketing strategy/analysis, and advanced contract staffing advisory — along with performance, organization, and growth coaching that’s relevant to today’s complex recruiting world. 

Ready to grow, profit, and thrive? Contact us today. We help firms create vision, identify problems, and develop solutions to launch them forward.

STRATEGY CONSULTING FOR RECRUITING AND STAFFING FIRMS

PERFORMANCE, ORGANIZATION, AND GROWTH ADVISORY

MEET THE GREEN BERETS OF THE RECRUITING INDUSTRY

Our strategic business executives are like the Green Berets of the recruitment industry. They’ve seen it all, they’ve done it all, and there isn’t anyone better. Each strategic business executive boasts over a decade of recruiting and search industry experience — having provided tactical and operational support to hundreds of firms. They give deep insight into what is working, what the barriers to growth are, and how organizations are performing. With precision, they identify problems and communicate opportunities. It isn’t always pretty, but firm owners get tremendous value through this external perspective and the insights our team provides.

Here's how it works...

RECONNAISSANCE ACTIVITIES
Before an assigned MRIThrive consultant travels to visit our clients, we need to execute some reconnaissance. This includes a pre-engagement questionnaire, a 30-to-45-minute phone call to review the questionnaire results and discuss business goals, and a data request to provide us with a fundamental understanding of the business.

ON-SITE OFFICE VISIT

  • Dedicated SBE performs one-day office visit (six-seven hours).
  • Structured agenda promotes thorough investigation, while allowing flexibility.
  • Discussion topics are based on MRIThrive’s four-part business growth strategy framework — with a focus on one or two areas of the framework.

DELIVERABLE DEVELOPMENT & REVIEW

  • Every client receives a report describing our findings and recommendations from the engagement.
  • Insights generated are based on the individual business (not a cookie cutter analysis).
  • We provide a verbal walk-through of the report (30-45 minutes).

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. UPON COMPLETION, FIRMS RECEIVE...

  • Current-state assessments focusing on how the business runs/how it is set up for growth and profitability (not solely on how the team recruits).
  • Observations based on pre-engagement questionnaire, pre-visit prep call, financial/operational data review, and comparisons to MRINetwork offices.
  • Actionable strategic and tactical recommendations to drive business growth.
  • Insights on risks and barriers to success — setting expectations on any potential future challenges and how to best confront those challenges.
  • High-level action plans based on the structure and available resources in the office and, in some cases, based on services available from MRIThrive.

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

CULTURE ASSESSMENT 

BECAUSE CULTURE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Have disengaged employees with low productivity and high turnover? Poor ratings on Glassdoor and other review sites? Frequently losing clients/candidates due to an inconsistent customer experience? Difficulty attracting and hiring qualified employees? Our organizational effectiveness coaches guide business leaders and their teams through a structured process to investigate the cultural foundation of the firm and develop recommendations to strengthen it.

Our organizational effectiveness consultants provide:

  • Current state assessments of company culture through an objective lens, based on the perspectives of both leadership and employees.
  • External views on how business owners can improve and enhance office culture based on observations, insights from MRINetwork firms and cross-industry best practices.
  • High-level action plans based on the structure and available resources in the office and, in some cases, based on services available from the MRIThrive team of experts.

By helping recruiting and staffing firms improve their company culture, we help them improve their business. 

VISION / MISSION / VALUES COACHING

TO HELP LEADERS STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT MATTERS MOST

We follow a systematic process that helps firms define a powerful company purpose, the core values to which those businesses are most committed, and a vibrant vision of the future for each company.

Those who receive our Vision / Mission / Values Coaching will proudly walk away with: 

  • A focused, strategic business and leadership mindset (both the company owner and employees).
  • Defined business goals and processes aligned around a common purpose.
  • The ability to craft consistent branding messages and experiences to customers and employees.

We're ready to help firms outside of MRINetwork create programs, systems, and processes so they can live out their company vision, mission, and values.

MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS

360° MARCOM ASSESSMENT

THE WIZARDING WORLD OF MARKETING + PR

We don't need a crystal ball to know that "analog recruiting" is dead. Simply marketing impact players via 100 daily phone calls does not produce maximum results in today’s over-saturated, digital world. There is more competition than ever before — so differentiation is critical. We encourage recruiting and staffing firms to embrace new marketing technologies and focus on modern-day storytelling to break through the clutter and establish reputable brands.

Our marketing and PR wizards have helped hundreds of firms do just that. When it comes to conjuring strong brands, developing inbound marketing strategies, and generating high-profile media coverage to digitally amplify compelling messages nobody does it better than us.

We always start with a discovery session to review our clients' current marketing and PR efforts, examine challenges, and discuss their business goals. During this session, we also gain an understanding of how our clients are trying to position themselves and what messages they need to communicate.

Once enough information is collected, our team builds a custom analysis focused on these areas: 

  • Website (front-end and back-end).
  • Social Media.
  • Digital and print collateral.
  • Online search results.
  • Reputation management.
  • PR and media coverage.

We provide recruiting and staffing firms with an in-depth review of what works and what doesn’t — and we give recommendations that improve marketing and PR strategies to drive recruiter productivity and placement revenue. But don't worry, we aren't using sorcery and fairy dust to help our clients achieve great results — we rely on our dynamic team and 55 years of industry experience.

CONTRACT STAFFING 

ADVANCED CONTRACT STAFFING STRATEGY 

IF YOU CLIMB IN THE SADDLE, BE READY FOR THE RIDE

Our contract staffing consultants remind us of cowboys. They ride into town and take care of business — no bull. We reckon they’ve seen it all and they’ve done it all, across a variety of industries and functional areas. That’s why staffing firm owners look to our team to provide specific strategic insight into launching, adding to, or expanding contract staffing practices. There are many consultants that can provide business strategy, but no one knows the contract staffing rodeo like our team. MRIThrive contract staffing experts bring decades of contingent workforce experience to the forefront and get busy building customized strategies. 

We deliver results in a three-phase consulting and implementation methodology:

  1.  Opportunity Discovery. Working face-to-face in an intensive discovery session allows us to get to know an owner’s current business landscape and future aspirations. We identify problems and make recommendations to fix and avoid them in the future. We look at competitors, niche opportunities, and challenges to help analyze the most important resource in a business arsenal: the people and organizational dynamics that drive strategy implementation.
     
  2. Practical Operations Application. Our consulting engagements result in real plans designed to align with an owner’s vision, mission, and goals. We address targets, design effective sales and marketing strategies, assess the competencies of current people, processes, and workflows. If needed, we recommend a training curriculum for leadership and for the sales and marketing talent that drives profitable revenue growth.
     
  3. Metrics, Metrics, Metrics. Theory and plans are useless without a firm knowledge and application of the financial and operational metrics that drive results. From revenue and headcount targets, gross margin discipline (both in dollars and in percentages), W2/C2C blends, customer aging, contractor retention, and redeployment rates – there are dozens of financial and business trends that are essential to profitable contract staffing growth. Our consulting project deliverables include a robust scorecard providing a road map to the critical metrics that shape success. Got it?


Giddy up, partner – it’s time to ride with
MRIThrive + MRI Contract Staffing.

LET'S DISCUSS BUSINESS GOALS, CHALLENGES, AND HOW OUR SERVICES CAN HELP.

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