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I want to compliment your team on the recent Competitive Selection Process you managed for our organization. Jackson, without having any prior knowledge of our two internal candidates, gave a spot-on evaluation of the candidate’s abilities. I don’t know how you do it, but your ability to evaluate and assess people is a true gift. We learned more about our existing team’s abilities through Jackson’s evaluations than we ever have from personality or internal 360 assessments. Well done.
While we always prefer to promote from within, there have been three occasions where we felt it necessary to compare our internal candidates to external candidates to ensure we had the best person for the job. Jackson has consistently advocated for promoting from within, but they also understand the importance of finding the right person for each role. This type of transparency and the way Jackson has handled these sensitive projects are what separates Jackson from others in my opinion.
We were a company that experienced significant growth following the 2009-2010 construction downturn. As a result, we didn’t have the internal recruiting infrastructure required to handle the amount of reqs we were receiving. We used Jackson’s leadership consulting services to train and build out our internal recruiting function, review our relationships with third party recruiters, evaluate our CRM and completely overhaul our contracts with standard recruiting firms. The process of getting our Sr. Leadership to buy into a “process oriented” recruiting function was very difficult, but Jackson had the ability to give leadership the data to believe in the process. Jackson’s impact can not be stated in numbers alone, but our Time to Fill ratio has improved by over 34% and more importantly the internal communication with leadership values internal recruiting. Highly recommend!
During our succession planning process, we engaged Jackson for consulting services. As someone who had been running my company for over 35 years, it was uncomfortable to confront the realities of change. However, Jackson was able to provide us with numerous examples of how the planning process had worked for other owners in similar situations. Their extensive knowledge helped me find comfort during a very difficult time. As any business owner knows, it’s challenging to let go of something you’ve built from the ground up, but Jackson made the process as painless as possible. They drew upon real-world experiences they had either been a part of or observed, and this expertise was invaluable to us.
Based on my experiences as a client over the past nine years, I highly recommend Jackson. While I have two other search firm partners who are less expensive and do a great job with routine hires, I turn to Jackson for executive or highly complex search projects. Matt and his team have consistently provided me with invaluable insight into our Executive team’s expectations compared to market realities. They are not afraid to provide honest and accurate information, and this level of transparency is essential to me. Overall, I have always found Jackson to be professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.
As a Managing Partner for a national Private Equity group, having an Executive Search partner that you can trust is invaluable, especially when it comes to investing in and acquiring companies that require significant management improvement. Jackson has been our go-to partner for these types of projects, and we couldn’t be more pleased with their work. Jackson has completely rebuilt the management teams for three of our 14 portfolio companies, and the results have been nothing short of incredible. As someone who isn’t necessarily a “construction person,” I rely heavily on Jackson’s innate knowledge of the AEC industry as a guidepost. We are currently working with Jackson on a challenging search project and will undoubtedly continue to do so in the future.
Matt and his team have been a great partner to work with over the past five years. They always bend over backwards to make us happy. They put the S in Service – very customer service oriented for both the hiring company and for the candidates as well. I have always heard nothing but positive feedback from our candidates. Jackson’s knowledge of the industry is second to none, helping them vet candidates effectively and efficiently.
Our longstanding partnership with Jackson dates back to 2005 when our company was a mid-sized General Contractor struggling to scale up our business. We recognized the importance of creating more opportunities for our top employees through strategic C-Suite and management hires. Today, we’re proud to say that we will exceed $2 billion dollars in annual revenue. Our Executive Team can attest that this growth wouldn’t have been possible without the hiring of over 42 key executive and management leaders from Jackson. Jackson understands the business side of construction, and their candidates make an immediate impact on the bottom line, whether it’s through new project opportunities, exploring new verticals, or simply better ways of doing business. We’re grateful for the transformational impact Jackson has had on our organization and would highly recommend them to other companies in the industry that are serious about improving their bottom line.
Both Matt and Darren Jackson are consummate professionals. Their searches have been thorough and exhaustive. We appreciate their diligence and perseverance, particularly for finding the right candidates for challenging opportunities. They are hands down our preferred search firm for difficult Executive Search projects, especially those search projects that have a relocation component.
I have worked with Jackson and Associates for many years and cannot recommend them enough. They are a top-notch search firm that delivers nothing but excellence. Matt and his team not only have a true niche for working with people, but also for connecting the right people to the right company. They are true experts in the construction industry—they keep up with market trends, needs, and developments, and truly get to know their clients. To me, this makes them untouchable in the search firm world. When our team has a tough search to fill, we know we can always turn to Jackson to find a qualified candidate that fits our company culture. If you are looking for the best search firm or consultant in the industry, Jackson and Associates should be your go-to.
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October 18, 2023 – Little Rock, Arkansas – Jackson Executive Search, a distinguished Arkansas-based executive search firm announces
Jackson Executive Search, LLC is pleased to announce the commencement of several August 2023 Executive Search Projects: As
Jackson Executive Search, LLC is pleased to announce the commencement of several new retained search projects for July