Bob Corlett can’t leave well enough alone. As the president of Staffing Advisors – a retained search firm in Washington DC – he is constantly striving for search nirvana. Bob wants to make strategic hiring as easy and predictable as buying electricity – just flip the switch and get exactly what you need, right when you need it.
Bob earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Boston University, with a concentration in Operations Management – a great degree if you want to run a factory. He never ran a factory, but it fueled a lifelong fascination with efficiency and productivity. Bob skipped graduation to start work at EDS, rising quickly from Systems Engineer to Project Manager – because he liked solving business problems more than technical problems, but mostly because he wasn’t a very good computer programmer. In the late 80’s Bob entered the executive search business. Over the past 20 years, he’s worked in very small and very large search firms. But because he’s always coming up with his own way of doing things, Bob finally had to start his own firm – mostly just to avoid hearing his boss tell him he was wrong.
Staffing Advisors primarily serves small to midsize businesses, associations and nonprofits – so you may notice that Bob does not seem to care much about hiring problems outside of that realm. As the developer of The Results-Based Hiring Process®, Bob is one of Washington’s best known thought leaders on staffing and recruiting. Thousands of HR executives and business leaders receive Staffing Advisors’ popular newsletters and read his blog – The Staffing Advisor. In his volunteer work, Bob runs the Staffing Alliance of Maryland Employers.
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