Govig & Associates Celebrates 35 Years in Business

“Best Places to Work” recruiting firm continues long tradition of excellence and innovation

(Scottsdale, AZ) – Staying in business through the economic crisis and post-recession era was challenging for many companies, yet Govig & Associates managed to do just that and more, setting the standard of excellence for executive recruitment. In recognition of its longevity and leadership in the recruitment space, Govig & Associates, an affiliate of MRINetwork®, is proud to celebrate 35-years of success. Recently awarded the #1 company on the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list among small businesses, Govig & Associates credits commitment and investment in its employees, a Talent-Driven, Talent-Delivered philosophy and agility in the changing recruitment landscape as the reasons for its success.

Founded by Richard and Jan Govig in 1978, Govig & Associates specializes in recruitment of executive and management-level professionals. From the beginning, the company has built itself upon a culture of family, hiring talented, passionate recruiters that love what they do and the people with whom they work. In an industry where it is common for recruiters to come and go, many Govig & Associates recruiters have been with the organization for 10 – 15 years.

Longevity and Industry Leadership through a Talent-Driven, Talent-Delivered Philosophy

By providing employees with career growth opportunities, flexibility with work-life balance and financial support to meet their educational goals, Govig & Associates has created a company environment where recruiters embrace a Talent-Driven, Talent-Delivered philosophy that has been instrumental for the success of delivering top talent to clients.  “We have a very real obligation to our clients,” says Todd Govig, president of Govig & Associates.  “What we do can quite literally make or break a company. If we can’t help them attract and retain the best staff, then their companies – and ours – will lose ground rapidly.”

Even in the current market, the talent pool of skilled professionals remains slender, according to Govig. “Not everyone is looking for a job,” he says. “Our experience suggests that, for any given position, only ten percent of the relevant, experienced talent is actively looking to make a move. That means that ninety percent of the candidates who might be right for the position are not engaged in job searches. The best candidates are typically among those not actively job seeking and we have the competitive advantage of established relationships with these individuals.”

“The source of Govig & Associates’ longevity becomes clear in the philosophy and principles on which it was built,” says Rob Romaine, president of MRINetwork. “At a time when the search and recruitment industry has lost a significant number of players, they have not only survived, but continue to thrive and grow, gaining market share in their specialized market niches.” Govig concurs, “Our care and attention to clients has set a new standard of excellence in the executive search business. We strive to make each interaction with our team, both internally and externally, an ‘experience’ they will remember.  This simple concept has proven invaluable as it relates to growth and innovation within our organization.”

Leveraging Innovation in the Recruitment Landscape 

Govig believes that recruitment is currently undergoing a fundamental shift that requires recruiters to develop a different set of skills. “We have been able to adapt quickly and effectively to changes in the recruitment landscape,” he says. “We monitor trends and put strategies in place ahead of the curve. Social media, for example, has had a huge impact on talent management and how the recruitment market operates, and rather than resist these tools, we recognize that they have become the primary vehicle for candidate engagement and have incorporated them into our process.”

The recruiters at Govig & Associates also recognized the importance of helping their clients communicate their employer brand. “Today’s professional work force expects better career development opportunities, increased flexibility and overall workplace satisfaction,” says Govig. “We present our clients and their opportunities in a way that attracts the best possible candidates.”

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About Govig & Associates:
In operation since 1978, Govig & Associates employs more than eighty recruiting professionals that focus on accounting, finance, tax, operations, construction, biopharmaceutical and senior housing niches.

Govig & Associates has been an award-winning organization since the beginning, consistently ranking among the top offices within MRINetwork and earning the number one position in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012. Twice they have been named Office of the Decade, and they received the international Customer Service Excellence Award 12 times. For ten years, the Scottsdale-based firm has earned the “Best Places to Work in Arizona Award.” Most recently the Phoenix Business Journal’s “2013 Book of Lists” ranked the firm #1 among both Permanent Placement/Direct Hire and Executive Search Firms.

About MRINetwork:
 Management Recruiters International, Inc., branded as MRINetwork®, is one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world. MRINetwork has approximately 600 offices in 35 countries. Visit MRINetwork at For franchising opportunities, visit