Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boston's Rockstar Recruiters | Q2 2013

Six is the magic number.  As in ...
  • Six Sigma
  • Six Pack Abs 
  • Six Feet Under
You need Six to make The List -- The Boston Rockstar Recruiter list.
  • Six recommendations from adoring fans

Boston's Top 100 Technology Recruiters

In the fall of 2012 Beantown Web asked the question, "Who are Boston's Rockstar Recruiters?"
  Welcome to the third installment of The List.

To begin the quest, Beantown Web identified more than 300 technology recruiters via LinkedIn.  Most are located in the Boston area.  Some are located in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and conduct a significant amount of business in the Boston area.

Beantown Web then turned to LinkedIn to identify customer satisfaction scores.  In particular, how many people were willing to provide a public recommendation for that recruiter?

Rock 'n Rollers have gold albums.  The rest of us mere mortals have to make due with Recommendations.

The market for Rockstar Recruiters is heating up.  In order for a recruiter to make the inaugural Boston Rockstar Recruiter List a mere three LinkedIn recommendations was enough to merit Rockstar status.  Last quarter the bar was raised to at least five recommendations.  This quarter the Platinum number is six recommendations.  One in three technology recruiters in the Boston metro area has earned Boston Rockstar Recruiter status.

Boston's Top 10 Technology Recruiters

Boston's Top 10 Rockstar Recruiters play to packed houses and receive standing ovations.  The best in the biz have received at least 34 Rockommendations from adoring fans, up from 29 last quarter.

Here are the Top 10 Boston Rockstar Recruiters for the second quarter of 2013 [number of LinkedIn recommendations]:
  1. Scott Dunlop [96] -- The Bivium Group
  2. John VanderSande [62] -- WinterWyman
  3. Jamie LeBlanc [53] -- The Bivium Group
  4. Chris Fountas [50] -- AVID Technical Resources
  5. Robin Napier [45] -- CyberCoders
  6. Doug Schade [43] -- Winter Wyman
  7. Brendan Andersen [39] -- CyberCoders
  8. Leanne Owens [38] -- Onward Search
  9. David Honig [34] -- MarketSearch 
  10. Bill Sullivan [34] -- Rakuten Loyalty
Three companies have each placed two recruiters in the Top 10:
Could these three recruiting companies be the Super Groups of the Boston area?  Aerosmith The Cars? The J. Geils Band?

The Boston Rockstar Recruiter Countdown begins @webapprentices and will continue throughout the second quarter listing all 97 Boston Rockstar Recruiters.  Simply follow @webapprentices and connect with your favorite Boston Rockstar Recruiter each day.

If you are aware of a Boston-based Technology Recruiter who has garnered at least six LinkedIn recommendations, go to Beantown Web on Facebook and share your Rockstar Recruiter selection with our readers.  Rock on!