DoubleStar, Inc., the country’s leading consulting firm focused on delivering talent acquisition solutions to employers in diverse industries, is honored to announce that it has been recognized as a Bronze Best Wellness Employer by Wellness Workdays – a Harvard University sponsored research program. The certification recognizes the outstanding achievements of businesses and organizations committed to creating best-in-class corporate wellness programs that promote a culture of wellbeing to engage employees.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized for the fifth year in a row as a ‘Best Wellness Employer’ by Wellness Workdays for our focus on creating programs to improve the wellbeing and wellness of our employees,” says Barbara Herbein, Managing Director, Operations. “We continue to offer a variety of exercise, mindfulness, and nutrition sessions through our wellness program partner, Simplex Wellness, which provide the opportunity for our entire workforce to participate.”
Wellness Workdays utilizes its proprietary, four-step wellness process to create corporate wellness and nutritional programs that will promote employee health and morale, increase productivity, and lower organization’s health care costs. You can find out more at wellnessworkdays.com and can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Meet Andy Abshier, a Research Consultant at DoubleStar.
As a remote employee, Andy finds that communication is critical, as he works with multiple teams and a variety of clients. What attracted Andy to the opportunity at DoubleStar is that they keep people at the forefront of their mission. View his video to learn more about Andy and the work culture at DoubleStar.
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Talent acquisition is critical for every organization but for an early growth company, it can make or break them. To achieve business goals and continue development of their team, this life sciences company could not settle for anything less than top candidates. While it is an arduous task to hire just one position in today’s environment, hiring for multiple positions requires an expert business partner like DoubleStar.
DoubleStar was contacted in early 2022 by a life sciences company developing a cutting edge, first-to-market therapy. The company did not have a formal talent acquisition function and given its small staff, most were working in labs daily. This left little time to find and assess potential hires. They needed a partner to research, source, engage, and screen prospective candidates with the end goal of delivering a qualified and interested pool of individuals to the hiring managers. Given that this company’s product is like no other currently in market, it required very specific science-based talent. Although our recruiters have extensive life sciences experience, the advanced nature of the client’s needs required them to quickly educate themselves on very technical profiles to be able to identify the right candidates.
Throughout the discovery process, we learned that the client had previously utilized recruitment firms that were unable to consistently meet their hiring needs. Our team of experts identified the hardships this client had faced and educated them about how DoubleStar’s approach would deliver on their needs, and how, together, their goals could be achieved. DoubleStar staffed the project with a team of researchers, recruiters, and a project leader. This team immediately faced headwinds as they began the candidate search. The positions:
Required very niche scientific backgrounds.
Entailed working on site (on the heels of the pandemic).
Had little exposure. Positions had previously been posted only on the company’s website where there was low awareness of the roles and the organization.
Had skill requirements that changed frequently to meet the demands of a young company where business needs were evolving.
To overcome these challenges, the team focused on a heavy research campaign to penetrate the limited talent pool. We knew it would take time to identify and engage the right candidates, so as we do with every project, we emphasized transparent communication with our client and provided education on delivering a quality candidate experience. As the client began to see results from our efforts, we were able to gain their trust in our methods; and they felt confident we would deliver the right talent. Through this approach, the initial positions were filled and DoubleStar was tasked with hiring for more roles.
Over the course of the project, the team had many successful hires. This has been viewed as a tremendous accomplishment by both DoubleStar and the client, especially given the very specific nature of these positions. Our team’s commitment to delivering only the highest quality of candidates led to them sourcing thousands of individuals for these roles. In addition to providing the client with valuable knowledge, which they can use for future recruitment efforts, our service-based pricing method yielded significant cost savings. Our service-based cost structure continually delivers 40%-60% savings compared to firms with traditional transaction-based pricing methods. In this specific example, we were able to deliver savings of 50%.
Meet Ruby Brown, a Recruitment Consultant at DoubleStar.
In today’s hot candidate market, learn how Ruby benefits from the support of her colleagues and the guidance of her leadership team. Regardless of the scope or industry, she continues to gain new experiences with every project. View her video to learn more about Ruby and the working environment at DoubleStar.
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DoubleStar, Inc., a top national professional recruitment and consulting firm, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for a third time. This prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at DoubleStar. This year, 97% of employees said it’s a great place to work – that’s nearly every employee! Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
According to Christine Treski, DoubleStar Managing Director, “We are so proud of our amazing, confident, and skilled team of professionals and support staff. Our employees often say that DoubleStar is a fun and energetic place to work—one where we put people first, so I’m not surprised at our high employee satisfaction number.”
“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that DoubleStar is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.
Health systems are consistently challenged with trying to fill open positions. The nursing shortage, which has been a problem for years, coupled with high turnover and unprecedented competition for qualified talent, has created a dire situation. And it is not just clinical professionals that are in demand. Competition for Allied Health and Support Services staff is stretching the skills of even the most experienced recruiter.
DoubleStar, known for its solid approach to Talent Acquisition solutions, was contacted by a large hospital system in early 2020, to assist with its regular nurse hiring. This assignment is in DoubleStar’s wheelhouse, however, as the pandemic hit, the hospital’s hiring needs increased and changed exponentially. Its nursing shortage became a nursing crisis, and its support people were leaving in droves. The number of ‘open reqs’ skyrocketed per recruiter, in every area of hiring. They needed people—fast—to keep the hospital running and secure while caring for patients.
As a result, our team of six recruiters was tasked with ever-changing roles from sourcing nurses and support staff as background support for the client’s front-facing recruiters, to staffing emerging vaccine clinics as time went on. Eventually, as the pandemic eased a bit our team members slowly rolled off the project one by one.
Changing Labor Market Presents New Challenges
As the country’s labor market changed again, it presented challenges for many of DoubleStar’s healthcare clients. For this particular client, identifying, hiring, and onboarding new employees in mass quantities became something they just could not handle alone. They requested support from DoubleStar—an initial request that started with one researcher and grew to a team of over twenty individuals.
Cool heads, a high level of organization, and a few compromises were needed to address this unprecedented challenge.
DoubleStar had a qualified team of recruiters, researchers, and coordinators with nursing and healthcare hiring experience, but not the number of people needed to address a request of this size. As a result, we asked the client for a few compromises: Could they add recruiters with experience outside of healthcare and train them? Could we build a completely virtual team, to be assembled over time, to address the hospital’s increasingly complex hiring needs?
To meet the needs of the client, we had to become more agile, learn quickly, and adjust fluidly.
To accomplish that, we promoted one of our top Recruitment Consultants, who had worked with this client since the beginning, to a leadership role. This helped to manage the day-to-day operations of the project. Over the course of the next nine months, we hired twenty-three Talent Acquisition professionals from all over the country—with the objective of building a cohesive team to meet our client’s volume of hiring needs.
A Complete Recruiting Solution—All Under One Roof
By partnering with DoubleStar, you have the advantage of a team that shares resources, learnings, tips, and problem-solving strategies in a highly collaborative environment where the success of one person translates into the success of the team. There are no egos, no competition, no outside agendas—just a group of hard-working individuals focused on meeting the client’s needs. Furthermore, the client does not have to worry about educating multiple vendors, keeping track of multiple invoices, or figuring out who is in charge. At DoubleStar, there is one executive in charge of the project and one cohesive team working on the deliverables.
The DoubleStar Difference
Honesty & Transparency With Frequent Communications
Versatility to Expand & Contract
Project Delivery Especially During Challenging Times