We have a lot of confidence in the work that MRG did for us. When we needed a key person for a key position, they delivered.
By working with Dan and the MRG team, we were able to attract and hire top talent in a very tight market. The quality of the candidates MRG provided exceeded our expectations and we have established a talent pipeline that will help us reach our future goals.
Dan and his team at MRG did an excellent job throughout the process. Although MRG was hired by the bank, Dan made it feel like he truly had my best interest at heart. He made it clear through his actions that he was there to provide a fit for both the Bank and the candidate.
After engaging MRG’s Retained Search services, we worked with them to establish the requirements of the role and tasked them with screening and identifying two or three offer-worthy candidates. I’ve found MRG’s process to be thorough and thoughtful; they produced high quality professionals well suited for their roles. MRG went the extra mile to acquaint the applicants with the community and metro area which was very beneficial to the recruiting process. I have a history of success with MRG, which will most certainly continue in the future.
If you are in the Human Resources profession in the Quad Cities, you know Mary Jones! She has assisted countless individuals, including myself, through career challenges throughout her years at MRG. Mary is supportive, knowledgeable and always there to listen and boost your morale. Mary is truly a gem!
No matter what skill sets you need, no matter what geographical area . . . over a dozen searches . . .there is always the same dedication, professionalism, and sense of humor that makes working with MRG successful and a lot of fun. They get the job done!
Mary Jones is the best person to have in your corner during the journey through a career transition. She was very supportive, asked insightful questions and provided excellent guidance and direction based on my unique situation. Equally important, she provided hands-on assistance along with current thinking on creating an effective resume and LinkedIn profile. Her Jobs and Java was an excellent forum for networking and sharing best practices. I can’t say enough about what Mary meant to me.
I have had the pleasure to work with MRG for Executive Searches, Outplacement, and Coaching, both with our organization and with other organizations in which I belong. All outcomes have been outstanding and we have been extremely pleased with the professional services MRG provides.
I was referred to MRG along with two other companies. I called the first company and they made me feel like I was jumping through hoops to to get an appointment. I called the second company and no one returned my call. Finally, I called Dan. Within 5 minutes, Dan shot me a message that said “I am on vacation now but can meet on Monday to discuss everything with you.” This near-instant response from Dan was enough to convince me that he should move forward with MRG.
The position we were seeking to fill at JA was key to the success of our organization; it was important that we find the right person. MRG clearly explained the process at the outset and Lauri stayed with me throughout. She was available whenever I needed her and answered my questions and concerns thoroughly and thoughtfully. Lauri targeted people I wouldn’t have thought of, which helped me expand my view of the position. This was a new process for me, but Lauri and MRG made it painless and successful.
There are several reasons I would recommend MRG; one is the amount of due diligence they performed on me, in the form of tests and assessments and interviews as part of the search process, which were given to the employer. The same goes for information I was given about the employer. Another reason is the amount of knowledge people I talked to at MRG had and their willingness to share that information. That openness truly helped me through the process of finding a new job.
As my executive coach, Lauri Flanagan offered insights into my behavior and that of others that I have never received before – she gave me a better sense of what is considered “normal” whether that’s my response or others. She gave me useful tools I can refer back to regularly to cope with difficult situations.