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Good place if you're a mid to sr level agency recruiter looking for stability

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

I have been working at The Forum Group

Pros

-Professional office
-Higher than average (it seems) commission structure so there's definitely a sense that you can make a lot of money
-Can work from home if you needed to
-Autonomy- do what you need to do to get it done
-Well-known among it's clients for delivering quality
-Generally good people that mean well (some of the other groups gossip a lot sometimes)
-Diverse workforce (recent college grads to great grandfathers, race, educational background)

Cons

-IT system is outdated, no social media or marketing strategy
-Lack of cross-selling between divisions (working on this but the "principals" are hindering this)
-No point on working on another team's order since the commission structure on that order is really bad (again they are working on this but not getting anywhere cause the "principals" are greedy)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Frank's a good guy and genuinely works hard for himself and his employees. BUT he needs to replace the other "principals" who have been here for 10+ years who are NOT innovating or fostering employee growth. Getting an answer such as "because it's been done that way for a long time" is very infuriating. Keep working on cross-selling and making it easier for the divisions to work together

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  1. 31 people found this helpful

    Don't have their consultants best interests at heart

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    Current Employee - Trainer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trainer in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Forum Group

    Pros

    1. They work hard at getting you the assignment
    2. While in the process of hiring, they are great "communicators"
    3. Friendly staff

    Cons

    1. Once you get the assignment, they forget about you
    2. No communication with the home office
    3. Poor benefits
    4. No room for advancement
    5. Don't keep their promises
    6. Dismissive to your concerns/issues
    7. It's all about the client and not the consultant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to think about those you send out on assignments as they are the reason you have the contract in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    A great place to work for those who can thrive an entrepreneurial environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manging Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manging Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Forum Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    After being with this firm for close to eight years I think I can fairly speak to some of the strengths of the firm. The owner of the firm, Frank Fusaro, supports his employees and fosters a culture of those who prove successful can grow their businesses in a non-micro managed environment. I can't speak to some of the negative reviews specifically, but personally have had many opportunities to leave for other firms and have been at larger multi-nationals before joining Forum. It's unique to have an owner so personally involved and supportive as Frank who doesn't simply focus on the bottom line and the staff turnover most likely much lower than other staffing agencies I have worked in previously. I have never been a paid a dime less of commissions that were owed to me and feel like the compensation structure is more than fair in regards to the competition and pretty transparent. If you are a recruiter with solid contacts in your area of specialization Frank will invest in you to make sure you can build a successful desk at Forum.

    Cons

    There have been some growing pains with regards to upgrading technology across the board, but the firm has recently invested a significant amount of time and money to have this improved including a totally state of the art new recruiting database. As others have mentioned the benefits could be better but costs have gone up for reasons outside of Forum's control. The training program for new recruiters could be improved but this is being closely looked at and is improving. In some ways the firm has been too loyal with some long term employees who didn't produce, but there is a renewed energy with some of the old guard having retired and brining in younger, more engaged consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing new ideas, technology, and upgrading the talent in the firm, reward high producing teams who make the business thrive.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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