About Crucial Hire

We are experts in the placement of Human Resources professionals, providing contract, contingency and retained services to start-ups, growth companies, and the Fortune 1000. We have a sophisticated, holistic approach taking into account years of experience recruiting from target schools, Fortune 500 companies, and geographic areas with a history of success. We pride ourselves on having placements that not only get hired as the winning candidates but also have a history of promotion and making a positive change at our clients. We use technology to identify large pools of candidates coupled with our in-depth vetting, interview, skill assessment, and career aspirations process that ensures a great long-term fit for both the candidate and the client. The positions we fill include VP of Human Resources, HR Generalists, Compensation, Benefits, Recruiting, Employee Relations, HRIS, Training & Development, Benefits, Bilingual, Diversity & Inclusion, HR Assistants as well as HR interns and fresh grads from targeted schools.


Our vision is to partner with forward thinking clients who want to use a powerful resource to create a positive impact on their companies’ corporate culture, goals, and growth over their short and long-term. We have an in-depth candidate assessment in order to ensure great fits that go beyond simple big data Boolean expressions. Our goal is to provide a high quality concierge style service to both our clients and candidates in order to strengthen our relationships and community and to continue identifying top candidates and clients to work for.

Our Process

Our process consists of meticulously sourcing the best candidates through a proven system of critical evaluation. With the understanding that each and every candidate is unique with their own set of skills and goals, we work with and for them in order to understand how they will best fit within an organizational culture. Ultimately, we work with our candidates and clients to establish enduring relationships where our mission meets their vision.

Consulting/Temporary Staffing

People prefer the consulting or contract-to-direct-hire option for multiple reasons including schedule flexibility, hiring quickly, and the ability to “try before you buy” on both the candidate and client's part. However, finding the right contract consultant can be a challenge because of the large number of perennially available people versus the short list of highly sought after highly recommended elite candidates ready to start and make a significant impact when Monday comes. Lucky for you, Crucial Hire is well connected with these highly vetted impressive candidates and is dedicated to helping your company hire the best contract consultants for all your short-term business needs. With our exhaustive applicant tracking system composed of thousands of experienced and available contract consultants, we guarantee to provide your company with the best fit possible so that you won't think twice about keeping your newly acquired consultant on board for the long haul.

Contingent Recruiting

Our contingency search is a low-risk investment that saves you time and money with the assurance that your organization won't pay any search fees until you are completely confident after the winning candidate has actually already started and worked for several weeks. With a comprehensive applicant-tracking database comprised of over 20 years of networking connections, you can rest assured that Crucial Hire will only offer you the most qualified individuals for your organizational needs. Candidates can similarly be excited to know that we will have there best interest at stake for a long term fit. While entertaining contingent roles from the $40k to $200k salary level, Crucial Hire serves as a one-stop-shop for any and all of your placement needs ranging from entry-level coordinators to directors and vice presidents. Crucial Hire prides itself on placing candidates who not only get hired but also earn credibility and promotions within an organization over time.

Retained Executive search

The choice to go Retained is what most companies choose when finding candidates above the $150k level all the way up to the C-Level in order to guarantee a search firm is financially invested in producing a winning candidate. Having a commitment like this from a client allows the search firm to take more time and resources to source candidates with an entire search team and all of the technology. Additionally, having a retainer means your company is more involved in the vetting process. As we source, prep, and interview candidates, your organization is involved and informed every step of the way. This kind of recruiting is implemented for senior level positions that require in-depth assessment of individual competency and experience. As the most challenging kind of search, Crucial Hire does all the heavy lifting so you can sleep easy knowing you have the right executive for your organization for years to come. The percentage of success on retainers is the highest and there is a claw back clause to minimize risk in this type of investment if a minimum of candidates are not identified for any particular search.

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