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Talascend Overview

Troy, MI
51 to 200 employees
1946
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
We thrive on opportunity. Opportunity to help professionals achieve their ultimate career aspiration. Opportunity to contribute to our valued partner’s organizational successes. Opportunity to learn, grow and build upon our individual and collective accomplishments ... Read more

Mission: We will work passionately every day to be better at what we do. In every area of our company, at every level we will commit ourselves to exceeding the expectations of our customers.

We will succeed, and our clients and candidates will succeed with

Talascend Reviews

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    I worked at Talascend full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My favorite thing about Talascend was truly the people - they are friendly and the company does offer the "family feel" that I've been told you can't get at other agencies. It's a great place to learn and grow, if you want to put the time in and you have a solid work ethic, and are on a team where a manager actually cares about your success, you can do very well. Once you prove yourself, you are trusted, liked, and not micro-managed. The managers who are strong at Talascend, are very strong and they care about their employees and will help in whatever way you need them to. In 2016, a new President took over and he genuinely seems to care about the success of Talascend, solving issues, and making it a better place to work, which was refreshing. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Talascend.

    Cons

    With pros there are always cons - these are things that I noticed during my time with Talascend. The "family feel" carries over into allowing certain behaviors that wouldn't be tolerated in other companies and people are not always held accountable for their actions; instead of being reprimanded it is over-looked. There isn't much room for growth other than title changes and pay increases are made to seem very impressive, but they aren't anything special. Pay your employees who are successful and have proved themselves better than the new people you bring in. There are some leaders who set their teams up for failure by not providing proper training or help when someone asks for it - there were plenty of times I saw employees wanting to succeed and they weren't given the help to succeed (these are people who wanted to be good at recruiting, not those who found out it wasn't for them).

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to make the culture and environment stronger and more appealing - marketing is doing a great job! New business is the best way to get new employees (Recruiters like to be busy), make a solid effort to find new clients, not just revive old ones. If employees aren't doing well, maybe look at your leaders and provide management training to them to help assure that they know how to lead a team. Just because someone has 10+ years of experience and is a really nice person, doesn't mean they are a good leader. There are Recruiters in the company who should be leading, but they aren't.

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Talascend photo of: Monique and Valerie at Fort Hood for the 2017 Veteran Career Fair.
Talascend photo of: Talascend Booth at Fort Hood Career Fair 2017
Talascend photo of: Talascend Team at Fort Hood Career Fair (Booth 9).
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Talascend Interviews

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    Company recruited me for a client. They answered all questions that I had. Even if they didn't know the answer they would researched it with the client. Very professional and impressive company.

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Company Updates

  • Thank-you all for taking the time to stop by the Talascend booth at the Fort Hood Mega Career Fair last week. It was such a pleasure to meet you and learn more about your #career exploration.

    Talascend's Continued Focus on Veteran Employment | Talascend News

    Talascend is a veteran owned business that is dedicated to the success of our nation's military personnel. Celebrating 70 years of staffing success, Talascend has been one of the most reliable and effective providers of strategic staffing solutions to the global engineering and technical communities.

  • Hello June! If finding a new #job is one of your goals for the summer, now is the time to start your search. Talascend recruiters are standing by to help you find the career you have been looking for! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEgg

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Talascend Awards & Accolades

  • Staffing Industry Analysts Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the US, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2016

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