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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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2.9 11 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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Kathleen Quinn Votaw

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Loving life at TalenTrust!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat flexibility and great teammates!

    ConsHeavy workload because clients are in so much pain!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good intentions but a hot mess

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood coworkers and good idea - RPO model where clients pay a contracted recurring monthly fee to have a designated recruiter handle all their staffing needs. Flexible virtual / home office environment.

    ConsLack of tools and resources to do the job, benefits are almost non-existent, ridiculously high turnover, inconsistency in treatment of employees (favoritism), no transparency especially to clients - recruiters are forced to give PR answers when there are problems. Values statement is a joke because of constant pressure to lie to clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe better listeners. Dive into the reasons why good people keep leaving. The concept is good but you will continue to lose clients if you continue to lose staff. Owner needs to eat some humble pie and acknowledge that many things need improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    It's great to be able to work so closely with your clients! You can make a huge difference here.

    Operations (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking from home, able to work in areas that interest you, flexibility, support and mentoring from Kathleen, Eileen and Darrick, and most importantly for me...we have some really great clients (past and present) and I've loved having plalyed some part in their success.

    ConsRapidly growing organization requires lots of flexibility and prioritizing and it can be challenging to keep everyone satisfied.

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    Innovative recruitment service company

    Recruitment Services Manager (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsTalenTrust is a growing company which offers great growth and learning opportunities for it's staff. Working from home offers great flexibility, but can make it hard to shut down at times. TalenTrust has some great clients and it is fun to get immersed in their business cultures.

    ConsThe work load can be a bit high so individuals need to be self motivated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for your resume - broken structure/process

    Recruitment Services Manager (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsNothing is better than working from home; when you have children or work far from a major city, this is a great opportunity. It looks good on your resume because of the hard work you do on a daily basis.

    ConsThe requisition load is unrealistic and if you are not a Director, you are treated like an executive assistant; they hire people with years of recruiting experience who are much more qualified than the work they are given.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet everyone have a say in what happens instead of just the extremely tenured employees; hire enough workers to get the job done efficiently, instead of working the current employees to the bone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This was not a great experience. Kathleen and Eileen were not nice to the employees.

    Director of Service Excellence (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThe co-workers were great the management not!

    ConsThis was an experience that was a nightmare. Horrible management that spoke down to the employees. They do not share the truth with the clients and ask all of the Director's of Service Excellence to not share how many clients we actually service.

    It was the biggest nightmare and highly recommend everyone to do their homework. The management has to be bi-polar. They yell, screech and are absolutely unprofessional. We worked around 75 hours a week and that still was not enough. This would be why there is such turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people more professionally and do not lie to the clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Innovative high-growth company with unique business model, rewarding work, and strong values-based culture

    Director (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsInnovative business model:
    After over 18 years in the staffing industry, Founder and CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw realized that the traditional business model was broken, was outdated, and didn’t always act in the best interest of companies or job candidates. Kathleen founded TalenTrust in 2003 and resolved to completely disrupt the status quo and address the weaknesses of traditional staffing/recruiting. She envisioned much more than a typical search firm. Nearly ten years later, the company has become a nationwide provider of strategic outsourced recruiting and grown to a team of 15 people with annual revenues approaching $2 million. The company has thrived and grown dramatically (nearly 250% over the past 3 years), despite the recent economic downturn. Kathleen and her team have created a proven, defined process that drives the talent acquisition and human capital needs of small- and mid-size businesses

    Leadership and values:
    TalenTrust lists the following core values: Always do the right thing; Be honest and act with integrity; Treat each client, candidate and colleague with respect and dignity; Have a passion for what you do; Seek excellence. These statements are more than words at TalenTrust; they are infused into every interaction with team members, candidates, clients and others. As examples, the leadership seeks employees, partners and clients who share these values and she celebrates employee actions that reflect these values. The CEO trusts and empowers her people to manage their work, solve problems and help drive the company forward towards aggressive growth goals. She is a positive person who is always of looking at a problem or challenge and turning it into an opportunity … an opportunity to learn, an opportunity to teach, an opportunity to strategically advise another business owner or an opportunity to create a new business process or TalenTrust service offering.

    Culture and rewarding work:
    The innovative business structure at TalenTrust aims to maximize each team member’s contribution while offering impressive flexibility. The company employs people in part-time, full-time and contract-to-hire roles, and offers the technology and support for an entirely virtual workplace, meaning that employees can work flexible schedules from home offices or other office locations. The team collaborates to serve client partners and enhance the organization’s business operations, and comes together on a regular basis to celebrate both individual and group accomplishments. The people who are committed to TalenTrust are rewarded with engaging and meaningful work, competitive salaries and benefits, and opportunities for profit-sharing as the company exceeds specific growth goals.

    ConsChange and rapid growth:
    The organization requires very talented and flexible professionals who want to contribute to its growth. Everyone on the team at TalenTrust must not only survive, but thrive in a demanding environment of rapid growth and change. The organization is evolving and changing as it enhances its processes and improves its service delivery.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rapidly growing, innovative company with lots of opportunity for the right professionals

    Operations (Current Employee) Golden, CO

    ProsThe business model is truly innovative and compelling to employees and clients. The work environment is very flexible and allows teams a lot of autonomy to manage clients and deliverables. Expectations are high as the level of service expected by clients is nothing less than outstanding. For the person with the right attitude and aptitude to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment this is a great place to build a career with significant opportunities for growth.

    ConsThe business is small and growing quickly so there are inherent uncertainties and modifications of strategy which is not uncommon for a business at this stage. This type of business is not for everyone. If you are unable to be flexible, innovative and adaptable to change you will not do well in this environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to care about your employees and focus on building a strong lasting culture that challenges employees to be their best and deliver great service to clients. Keep the communication open and transparent with both the good and the bad. Great visionary leadership. Provide increased opportunities for face to face interactions with team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High Growth company with lots of potential

    Specialist (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGreat flexiblity and learning experience.

    ConsHeavy workload due to growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unprofessional/Dishonest/Poor Management

    Director of Service Excellence (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThe only advantage would be to work from home however it is not worth it when they expect you to work over 60 hours a week and will only pay for 40 hours.

    ConsThis company has unrealistic expectations. Additionally, they ask their employees to lie to the clients about the work load saying that the recruiters are only servicing one client when in fact usually you have several clients. They treat employees very disrespectful and micromanage where it does not need to happen. The dishonesty to the clients is the hardest part. Turnover will continue due to disrespect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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