Hunter+Sage is a high-performance search firm, specializing in Human Resources. Our seasoned recruiters know how to execute and they know how to get results. Whether you need full-time employees or contract staff, we are dedicated to filling each and every position with just the right person.

Get to know us - we invite you to learn more about Hunter+Sage by browsing our website, and encourage you to give us a call.

Experience and Expertise

Hunter+Sage has a proven track record in recruiting, interviewing, managing and understanding recruiting business trends on a local and regional level. We apply our
in-depth knowledge of people, careers, industries and processes to deliver only the highest-qualified candidates. For companies looking to fill multiple positions in various departments, Hunter+Sage is well-positioned to handle the task.

Our primary area of specialty is Human Resources, and we've worked extensively
with many industries including Energy, Engineering, Consulting, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Health Care and Technology. Decades of recruiting experience combined with our business acumen give us a distinct advantage when it comes to understanding your business terminology and how positions fit into your organizational structure.

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Identifying Qualified Candidates

Our process utilizes direct recruitment to ensure that we identify the most qualified candidates - those you will not find through customary sources. To develop a targeted search strategy for your assignment, we begin with a thorough understanding of the job, and how it fits into your organizational environment. We work to understand your style
of management, your organization's culture, and the tangible and intangible aspects
that define the personal and professional competencies and requirements of the open position.

We then initiate a recruiting plan, utilizing research on your industry and competition,
using our years of experience to access an unparalleled referral base which includes
both candidates and business colleagues. We expand through these networks to
identify only the most highly-qualified candidates for your position.

In order to assess potential candidates' experience, interest level and compatibility with
the position, we conduct thorough in-person interviews. We target experience, but more importantly, we're evaluating the depth of knowledge and soft skill traits that set
individuals apart. Our questions are tailored to not only evaluate their capabilities,
but also how they think, act and communicate.

After our recommendations have been made, we work closely with you to narrow the
field of final candidates for interview. Once you've focused on final candidates, we
conduct comprehensive reference checks customized to address your areas of
particular interest. We will continue to work with you through the closing process and
final offer stage.

At your request, we can also provide criminal background screening, drug screening,
credit reports, DMV driving records, Social Security verification, employment history and education verification with a candidate's permission.





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A Personalized Approach

Our team approach to achieving your recruitment goals maximizes response time
and streamlines the process. While you will always have a partner dedicated to your
search, any one of our team members can provide updates and answer any questions
you might have.







Nancy

NANCY HUCKLE, CPC, Managing Partner

For over 20 years Nancy has been a dynamic leader in the Search industry. Her unique ability to understand the core values of both her clients and candidates makes her standout as a true Search professional. This ability combined with her down-to-earth style has earned her the respect and trust of both her peers and clients. She takes ownership of a project and proves herself time and time again with outstanding success.

Today, Nancy focuses her Search expertise in the Human Resources area. Her clients number among some of the most highly regarded local, state, and national organizations. She is recognized among her peers as an advisor, keynote speaker, and through numerous Top Ten Producer awards, in local and state organizations.

> Get in touch with Nancy







Felicia

FELICIA WHITFORD, Recruiting Director

Felicia has been actively involved in the recruiting world for her entire career, bringing over 18 years of HR experience to Hunter+Sage. She has worked with a variety of clients and candidates in many industries including Oil & Gas, Engineering, Telecommunications, and Semiconductor. She prides herself on finding the talent that fits perfectly with what clients are seeking.

Felicia attended Sul Ross State University and joined Hunter+Sage after running her own successful Human Resources Consulting business in Houston.

> Get in touch with Felicia







Lauren

SHANNON COLEMAN, Recruiter

Shannon’s recruiting approach draws on her 5+ years’ recruiting and 12 years’ business acumen, supporting clients and personnel in the credit, financial and risk assessment arenas with national automotive and financial organizations. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing from Lamar University and training includes six-sigma methodology.

> Get in touch with Shannon







Tim

TIM WHITFORD, Research Assistant

Tim has over 4 years of experience supporting Human Resource and Recruiting initiatives for offshore Oil & Gas clients. His experience includes a partnership development with Texas A&M University at College Station and Galveston to coordinate and introduce A&M’s Marine internship program allowing them real-time offshore installation training. His ability to source top talent and build relationships with clients and candidates has allowed him the understanding of the ideal candidate fit within an organization.

Tim is a graduate of Strake Jesuit and is currently pursuing his Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

> Get in touch with Tim







Mel

MARY ELLEN LAMAS, Office Manager

Mary Ellen ("Mel") joined Hunter+Sage in 2005 in an accounting role and moved into the role of Office Manager in mid-2005. Prior to joining Hunter+Sage, Mel had a substantial role in the creation of a Contract Division with another well known firm in Houston.

Mel has over 10 years of experience in Office Administration/Accounting and recruiting. Her ability to multi-task and her depth of experience is impressive and allows Hunter+Sage to stay focused on recruiting, filling jobs and taking care of our clients and candidates.

> Get in touch with MEL

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Contract Staffing

We launched our Contract Division in response to your needs in the workplace.
By taking advantage of our contract staffing, you can fill short-term and long-term
needs without adding head count to your operations. We provide contractors in all
Human Resources disciplines: HR Generalists, Benefits, Payroll, Compensation,
Training and more.

What truly sets our Contract Division apart is our willingness to adapt to your
company's processes and expectations. Unlike staffing companies with a rigid process,
we are prepared to handle those situations that are exceptions to the norm and require
a flexible partner to fit your needs.

Sourcing the Best People

When sourcing candidates for contract placement, we are as serious about who we represent on a contract basis as we are about our full time candidates. We have top
talent to offer, with a quick turnaround to meet your timetable. You have the option of interviewing candidates, or we can have them begin work for you right away. We also
offer conversion fees on contract employees that you decide to hire full time.

References and Billing

We partner with TFI Resources for our payrolling of contract employees, and through
TFI we can also offer criminal background screening, drug screening, credit reports,
DMV driving records, Social Security verification, employment history and education verification with a candidate's permission, all at a push-through cost.

Contract employee rates vary based on the position - please contact us to discuss
rates for your specific needs.

H.R. Specialists

Through decades of experience in the Human Resources specialty, Hunter+Sage has earned a reputation as the premier H.R. staffing resource in Houston. We place both full-time and contract professionals across all Human Resources disciplines from the Director and Vice President levels down through the Analyst and Administrative levels. Our areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Multi-Disciplined Generalists
  • Staffing & Recruiting
  • Learning & Development/Training
  • Organizational Effectiveness/ Organizational Development
  • Payroll
  • Labor Relations
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Health, Safety and Environmental
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Successes and Results

The Hunter+Sage team is consistently recognized for our achievements
and commitment to quality.

Texas Monthly

2008 Most Dependable Staffing Agencies and Executive Search Firms

Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC)

Nancy Huckle was named to the City of Houston's Top Ten in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007
and 2008.   Nancy was also honored for Outstanding Achievement in 1997, 1998
and 1999.

Texas Association of Personnel Consultants (TAPC)

Nancy Huckle has been ranked:
11th in 2007 and 2008
7th in 2006
4th in 2005
Top 15 in 2001
Top 50 in 1998 and 1999
Honored for Outstanding Achievement in 1997

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How to Become a Candidate

At Hunter+Sage you're more than just a resume. We want to know what you're looking
for in a job, why you're making a career move, and what advancements you hope to
make in years to come. We also understand that confidentiality is a priority, and we will make it easy for you to explore opportunities without putting your current position at
risk. We'll be with you every step of the way. From your first interview to compensation negotiations to your final job placement, your recruiter will provide the support you
need.

We'd like to get to know you better... please take a minute to register as a candidate, or
feel free to email your resume to recruiter@hunterandsage.com. Your resume will be reviewed for current and future opportunities and should it be a match for any of our positions, you will be contacted by one of our recruiters.

In the meantime, your information will be maintained in our candidate database. Once
your information is in our system, you will be considered for any job opening that
matches your qualifications.

Privacy Statement

The information you provide on Hunter+Sage's candidate registration form will be used
to contact you when necessary and to notify you of job opportunities. The email
address you submit will only be used for job search purposes. Your resume, contact information and email address will not be released unless you have authorized Hunter+Sage to actively represent you, or if you specifically choose to receive updates
and special notifications from us. Your contact information is kept confidential, and will
not be sold or otherwise distributed to third parties for purposes other than those
outlined above. We have taken every precaution to assure the physical and electronic security of the data we store.

If you do not wish to receive employment-related information at your primary email
address (e.g. place of work or home), we strongly encourage you to open a personal
email account at any of the many sites offering free Internet email accounts.

Should you choose to deactivate your information in our database and no longer
receive our service, please email your request to Mary Ellen Lamas.

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Interview Tips

Making the most of your evaluation of candidates results from a well-planned evaluation process which begins with the interview. Here are some helpful ideas to assist with developing your candidate interview strategy.

  1. 1. Know who you are and know what you want

    One of the most important steps in the preliminary interviewing stage is to clearly
    and concisely define your company culture and environment. The next step is to understand the responsibilities of the position for which you are recruiting, and
    how that position works/fits within the organization. Your interview will be framed around this information.

    For example, suppose you need a statistics-oriented individual who will handle analytical reporting. A numbers-driven candidate with a high proficiency in
    computer skills would be ideal. Additionally, this person may need to interact with management and, on occasion, make presentations. Your questions would then
    be framed around uncovering the qualities and characteristics consistent with
    those skill sets.

  2. 2. Prepare for the interview

    Clearly define your purpose for the interview ahead of time. Familiarize yourself
    with the candidate's resume, and make notes where you might want to probe for
    more details and clarification. Prepare a set of open-ended questions which align
    with the results you want to receive from the interview. Consider your role in the interview, and why are you there. Do you want to determine the personality fit of
    the individual, or are you to evaluate his skill set compatibility for the position? Sometimes it's both.

    If there are multiple people meeting a candidate, plan what questions will be
    asked and by whom to gain the most information in the allotted time. Being
    consistent with this process will enable you to have a standard evaluation across
    your field of candidates.

  3. 3. Respect your candidates

    Simply being inviting and helping the candidate feel at ease from the start will
    more often lead to a successful meeting. Try to find some common ground,
    possibly a shared alma mater, a mutual city association, something in common,
    but don't let the meeting veer off too far. Once you've found a connection, lead
    your discussion into the interview.

    It's important to leave a favorable impression with the candidate, as your interview
    is a mutual evaluation which will contribute to a successful candidate ultimately
    accepting an offer. Schedule your interviews to ensure you don't keep candidates waiting, and give them your complete attention by having no interruptions.

  4. 4. Listen and make reminder notes

    It's most important to listen, absorb and respond to what the candidate is saying.
    Also take notes that will serve as reminders to expand upon once the interview is completed. Your prepared questions, short notes and checklist will help you recall
    and organize this information. Try to schedule no more than up to four interviews
    in a day. This provides you with the opportunity to remember distinguishing
    information about each candidate.

  5. 5. Avoid first impression decisions

    One of the most common, and most unreliable, factors in a hiring decision is the
    first impression. While first impressions are certainly a part of the evaluation, they
    are not a good method of selection. When you meet a candidate, acknowledge
    your initial reaction, and then go forward with the entire interview.

  6. 6. The interview

    The interview is an interactive, information-gathering opportunity for both parties.
    It's a meeting where both parties expect to learn something. Being upbeat and
    positive, even if you're discussing difficult issues, leaves the best impression. You
    can always work through details later with the chosen candidate that you have targeted as a potential hire.

    The early part of the interview is an opportunity to determine a candidate's professional qualifications. Use the resume as a guide to verify and qualify
    experience. Using open-ended questions is key to identifying the traits of the candidate, their thought processes and motivation. Be sure to avoid unfocused questions that allow for abstract answers.

Contact Our Team

Nancy Huckle, CPC

Managing Partner
832-251-4261
nancy@hunterandsage.com

Felicia Whitford

Recruiting Director
832-251-4267
felicia@hunterandsage.com

Shannon Coleman

Recruiter
832-251-4263
shannon@hunterandsage.com

Mary Ellen Lamas (MEL)

Office Manager
832-251-4260
mel@hunterandsage.com

Tim Whitford

Research Assistant
832-251-4266
tim@hunterandsage.com

Hunter & Sage

2121 Sage Road, Suite 230
Houston, Texas 77056
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Tel: 832-252-6600
Toll-Free: 877-729-9982
Fax: 832-252-6206

Send us an email

recruiter@hunterandsage.com

Full Time Staffing

Pricing

Our fees are based upon the individual's annual base salary at the time of hire. We offer a strong guarantee time period and billing that does not occur until after the candidate has started at your company. E-invoicing is available upon request.

Timing

Moving quickly is a priority for us, but not at the expense of quality. Because we strive to meet all candidates prior to submitting them for an opening, we take sufficient time to screen before sending your first resumes for review. We have an extensive database from which we can recruit and we also source additional candidates based uniquely upon your needs.

H.R. Specialists

Through decades of experience in the Human Resources specialty, Hunter+Sage has earned a reputation as the premier H.R. staffing resource in Houston. We place both full-time and contract professionals across all Human Resources disciplines from the Director and Vice President levels down through the Analyst and Administrative levels. Our areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Multi-Disciplined Generalists
  • Staffing & Recruiting
  • Learning & Development/Training
  • Organizational Effectiveness/ Organizational Development
  • Payroll
  • Labor Relations
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Health, Safety and Environmental
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Contract Staffing

We launched our Contract Division in response to your needs in the workplace.
By taking advantage of our contract staffing, you can fill short-term and long-term
needs without adding head count to your operations. We provide contractors in all
Human Resources disciplines: HR Generalists, Benefits, Payroll, Compensation,
Training and more.

What truly sets our Contract Division apart is our willingness to adapt to your
company's processes and expectations. Unlike staffing companies with a rigid process,
we are prepared to handle those situations that are exceptions to the norm and require
a flexible partner to fit your needs.

Sourcing the Best People

When sourcing candidates for contract placement, we are as serious about who we represent on a contract basis as we are about our full time candidates. We have top
talent to offer, with a quick turnaround to meet your timetable. You have the option of interviewing candidates, or we can have them begin work for you right away. We also
offer conversion fees on contract employees that you decide to hire full time.

References and Billing

We partner with TFI Resources for our payrolling of contract employees, and through
TFI we can also offer criminal background screening, drug screening, credit reports,
DMV driving records, Social Security verification, employment history and education verification with a candidate's permission, all at a push-through cost.

Contract employee rates vary based on the position - please contact us to discuss
rates for your specific needs.

HS&E Specialists

Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) includes professionals involved with
Safety Programs and Response, Worker's Compensation Administration, Risk
Management, Environmental Audit and Program Management and Compliance
professionals overseeing local and federal regulations.

We provide candidates ranging from senior level HSE management to HSE
specialists from all industry backgrounds, including Oil and Gas, Petrochemical,
Medical, Manufacturing and Government agencies. Whether your open position
is for the field or the corporate office, our impressive database of candidates can
meet your needs.