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What Makes Us Unique2018-05-07T15:49:45+00:00

Some organizations approach the interview process primarily as an academic exercise; a series of assessments, verbal and written tests, etc. Others approach it primarily as a sales process; requiring candidates to sell themselves against the question “Why should we hire you?”

Over two decades on the front line of the war for talent has told us it is neither of the above.

What makes Hansen Back unique is understanding what it is we are primarily trying to execute – a relationship formation process.

The goal of the process is getting to know a candidate more deeply and allowing the candidate to freely get to know all aspects of our client.  Facilitating the formation of relationships is what we are great at.  Now that we understand WHAT we are doing the real differentiator lies in HOW we do it.

Forming relationships in a severely time-constrained process is very challenging. Our success is predicated on our knowledge that relationships form on the backs of great storytelling. Stories illuminate, clarify, and deepen understanding. We help facilitate this exchange of stories to help the process move in a timely and effective manner. If done well, everything will be laid bare for both parties to clearly see – no wizards behind any curtains with this approach. And with clear sight comes successful decision making.

Executive talent acquisition specialists

“Brian’s passion, integrity and commitment to his work is infectious, and his unique ability to meaningfully connect with people, priceless.”

Barb Colombo • Director, Health Care Compliance Program; Professor of Law

“Brian took the time to understand the Vision, Values, and Culture of our company.   He became a member of our team communicating our story and Vision to potential candidates.”

Ron Villani, CEO

“I first met Brian four years ago as a candidate and subsequently worked with him as a client. Both experiences were extremely positively. As a candidate, I found him to be extremely knowledgeable of the client and its culture, exceptionally responsive and insightful. As a client, I found Brian to be very thorough, timely and wholly committed to finding the best fit for our positions.”

Andrea Patten, VP, Human Resources