Since Jennifer Wright founded the business in 2003, Becker Wright Consultants (BWC) has grown from a one-person company operating out of a home office to a vast recruiting firm covering clients nationwide, with teams of recruiters dedicated to both staffing and direct placement searches. We are excited to be celebrating 20 years in business and are proud of our client service record. BWC has placed more than 1,000 candidates with over 280 direct placement clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. With this growth has come national recognition. We were recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for six years, #4 on ABJ’s 2022 Top Contingency Search Firms and #8 for Top Temporary Staffing Firms.
We use a consultative approach to talent acquisition in order to build long-term strategies for our clients. From commercial real estate to oil and gas, entry-level production staff to Chief Development Officer, our varied industry expertise spans all levels of your business. Hear it best from one of our happy clients: “Becker Wright Consultants is unmatched in their ability to build partnerships with field-based and corporate leaders through their communication skills and collaborative style. Their experience in the recruitment arena has led to creating solutions to attracting talent in competitive markets. BWC has set the bar high by delivering talented and competent team members.”
Not only do we pride ourselves on matching job seekers with amazing companies, we are proudly a Certified Great Place to Work. When surveyed, 96% of our employees recommend BWC as a great place to work in comparison to a US average of 57%.
Hear more from Founder Jennifer Wright about her purpose and vision for BWC.
What inspired you to found Becker Wright Consultants?
I am a lover of humanity! Recruiting is the ultimate puzzle that demands intuitiveness, determination, negotiating skills, sales, and empathy. I love every second of initial conversations with both candidates and clients and truly listening to their needs and wants for their next career move or for their open position.
What sets you apart from other recruiting and staffing firms?
We truly listen and want to not only be an extension of the client, but aim to find the best fit for our candidates. There have been multiple times that we have actually pulled offers because we weren’t feeling the fit during the process. In all my years in this industry, I don’t know many other firms that would do that. We reject more candidates than we accept based on what we know of the client’s needs, as well as the best career move for our candidates. Finally, we pride ourselves on submitting at least two interviewable candidates within the first 7-10 business days of a search.
What has changed since you founded the company twenty years ago?
Well, Linkedin, Indeed, and other major recruiting platforms didn’t exist. There are some amazing efficiencies with those tools especially in sourcing; however, we still train our team of recruiters how to pick up the phones, talk to people, and understand how we can help. A major change internal to BWC has been adding an entire division dedicated to Temporary Staffing in 2016. Supplemental to our direct placement recruitment team, they focus on manufacturing, production, engineering, life sciences, technology, and professional services staffing. We have been ranked on ABJ’s Top Contingent Search Firms list for eight consecutive years and their Top Temporary Staffing Firms list for six.
What are the future plans for BWC?
We will continue to expand into new verticals that have a demand for our services. We have grown due to our clients’ requests to support other departments within their organization. We have become experts in multiple fields and create teams around these demands. We will also continue to hire strong in-house recruiters to join our amazing team. BWC has a handful of recruiters that have been here for over 15 years! Finally, I would love to expand our network with other firms within the recruiting industry, as well as explore training in-house talent acquisition teams that are seeking a different style.
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