Services For Employers

Certainly, ConnectPoint Search Group brings employers and their ideal candidates together throughout the Sacramento area. Because each company is unique in how they prefer to engage in a recruitment partnership, you’ll love our flexibility and personalized process. We work hard to keep you comfortable while delivering the results your desire.

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We also make our unbiased expertise available to you on a consulting basis, to help you solve some of your thorniest challenges.

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Direct placement solutions

ConnectPoint Search Group offers you two different approaches to direct placement:

Priority Search

This innovative solution combines the power of a retained search with the flexibility and low risk of a contingency search. It’s a partnering arrangement, where we—and you—make mutual commitments to optimize the effectiveness of the search and ensure that you see the best candidates in the agreed-upon timeframe. ConnectPoint Search Group Priority Search includes:

  • Dedicated ConnectPoint Search Group time and resources to ensure the success of your project.
  • In-depth interviews of candidates before they are submitted to you.
  • A guarantee, beyond our standard, that is commensurate with our mutual investment.
  • Complete background checks, including credit history, driving record, criminal history, reference checks, and education verification.
  • Skill assessments.
  • Custom company/position candidate profile assessments.
  • Interview preparation and debriefing assistance.
  • Offer and acceptance negotiation assistance.
  • Candidate coaching against accepting a counter-offer.

Contingency Search

This risk-free search option gives you access to ConnectPoint Search Group’s deep pool of candidate relationships, search expertise, and more than 75 years of combined Connector team experience. Contingency search includes:

  • No cost unless you hire one of our candidates.
  • In-depth interviews of candidates before they are presented to you.
  • Complete reference checks.
  • Interview preparation and debriefing assistance.
  • Offer and acceptance negotiation assistance.
  • Candidate coaching against accepting a counter-offer.
  • A 90-day replacement or pro-rated refund guarantee, provided payment within ten days of hire.

Can’t decide? Compare the features of these two direct-placement options:

Contingency search Priority Search
Deposit required? No Yes – 15% of anticipated fee
Is a dedicated search conducted? Not typically Yes
Are candidates pre-interviewed before we present them? Yes Yes
How long is the guarantee? 30-90 days 90-180 days
Do I get candidate exclusivity? No Yes
Is success guaranteed? No Yes
Is ConnectPoint Search Group granted exclusivity for an agreed-upon timeframe? No Yes

For the same fee, Priority Search allows our Search Consultants to more effectively do their job, thereby allowing us to increase our guarantee.

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Contract staffing solutions

We shine when it’s crunch time. You know what we’re talking about: You’ve got a critical project that demands extra headcount. You need someone to step in when one of your people is away, or when you’re searching for their replacement. Or perhaps your business cycles with the seasons. For as many reasons as you may need contract workers, ConnectPoint Search Group is your go-to resource for finding them. Our Connectors span diverse practice areas—in accounting, finance, IT, human resources, marketing, administration, and more—and have deep domain expertise and local market experience (averaging 13 years or more), allowing them to find the exact candidates who will fit your project, your company, and your culture. You get one Connector as your single point of contact, but behind the scenes, you actually get them all, working together as a winning team.

We meet, screen, interview, and reference check every contract candidate we present, and background check every candidate we place on contract, all at our own expense. Most are either professionals we work with on an ongoing basis, or direct hire candidates with whom we already have relationships. No one else has such powerful inside-track connections to put to work for you.

Plus, our contract staffing solutions make it, well, ridiculously easy to get started. We—not you—function as the employer of record. We handle all payroll functions. We pay all payroll taxes, professional and general liability insurance, workers compensation, and unemployment benefits. You simply pay an hourly rate, while getting the convenience of a weekly invoice, and the added savings and flexibility of turning fixed costs into variable ones.

If you’d like to learn more—and see real-life examples of bill rates, pay rates, and costs for a contract professional—simply contact us. We’d be happy to help.

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Unbundled services

Every day, our team performs a multitude of tasks that are all part of helping to connect employers and employees. We’re experts at them all, and we offer them all.But you may not need them all. You may just need one, or a few.

With that in mind, we’re happy to offer you our “unbundled services,” which you can use on an à la carte basis. Check out some of these offerings below and see how they spark good ideas for your business:

  • Mergers and acquisitions. Goodness knows we’re connected. At ConnectPoint Search Group, we speak with thousands of businesses each year. And many of them have their feelers out for purchasing, selling, or merging opportunities. Talk to Traci Cetraro, our President, to get a confidential introduction.
  • Business networking. Whether it’s across Sacramento or across the globe, we’re connected to hundreds of companies and countless professionals. We can help you bridge the social distance between your business and someone you’d like to know.
  • Assessment testing. Learn the long-term compatibility of candidates with your business and its culture. It’s easy when you take advantage of the leading tools we offer to analyze candidate profiles, skills sets, and experience. It all adds up to better-informed hiring decisions.
  • Background checks. Not to brag, but we can find out pretty much anything. Our candidate-scrutinizing services include:
    • Criminal background checks
    • Education verification
    • Employment verification
    • Military verification
    • Professional license verification
    • Credit investigation
    • DMV check
    • Drug screening
    • Social Security trace/address verification
    • Sex offender search
    • Federal district court criminal search
    • Civil court search
  • Relocation assistance. Help that hire to make the move and settle in, quickly and without stress. ConnectPoint Search Group offers cost-of-living analysis, home marketing and finding, special mortgage services, special reduced moving costs, home buy-out programs, and expense tracking. We also offer—at no cost—niceties like address-change notification and help finding temporary corporate housing or home rentals.
  • Salary surveys. With the global reach of MRINetwork™, we can provide you with realistic salary information in every major business sector, for almost any location.
  • Video interviewing. Get to know a distant candidate (while observing interview subtleties such as body language) without the time or costs of travel. Simply plug in to our state-of-the-art system.

To learn more about any of our unbundled services, just contact us.

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Consulting services

Tap into our wisdom and experience. At ConnectPoint Search Group, we’re not only experts in our field, but we’re also an unbiased third party you can lean on for advice, guidance, and strategies that will help your entire organization succeed. There are many ways we can help. For example, we offer assistance with:

  • Effective hiring and onboarding strategies.
  • Attracting and retaining impact players.
  • Interviewing strategies and techniques.
  • Successful utilization of recruiters and search firms.

Contact Curt Cetraro, our CEO, to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation conversation. We’ll bring the coffee.

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