ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Novo Group, a fast-growing managed recruitment services firm, has announced today the formation and appointment of four members to its corporate St. Louis Advisory Board. The new members include business leaders from diverse industry backgrounds including technology, healthcare and consumer goods. The board will provide valuable perspective and counsel to The Novo Group executive team in the areas of business development, market trends and operations.
“The Novo Group has a distinct service offering that transforms recruitment into an easily manageable operating expense”
“The Novo Group has a distinct service offering that transforms recruitment into an easily manageable operating expense,” said Beth Sweetman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Furniture Brands International, Inc. “As a business executive, Novo’s flexible and scalable search functions, combined with a unique hourly pricing model, was very intriguing to me. It’s something any company can benefit from and unique to the St. Louis area. I am excited to help Novo spread the word and continue Novo’s local outreach and growth.”
Over the past nine years, Novo has been transforming corporate recruiting with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago, serving clients nationwide. Novo recently opened its St. Louis office this spring, providing local companies with a unique alternative to traditional 3rd party recruiters and search firms. Novo’s best-in-class search process delivers, on average, more qualified candidates at half the cost of contingent and retained search firms due to its hourly pricing model. In 2011, Novo recruiters filled over 500 professional positions at an average cost per hire of only 11% and 50% were passive candidates.
“The four individuals coming together as our St. Louis Advisory Board are well respected, local business leaders who will bring us strategic guidance to help us further our recruitment service offerings to businesses in St. Louis and surrounding regions,” said Cindy Lu, CEO of The Novo Group.
The newly appointed St. Louis Advisory Board members are:
- Gil Hoffman, CIO of Mercy
- Cheryl D Polk, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Strategy for the United Way
- Beth Sweetman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Furniture Brands International, Inc.
- Kim Tuck, CEO and President of NurseWise® and Nurse Response™
To view the full release go to: http://www.thenovogroup.com/about-us/news/article/bid/84463/Novo-Taps-Local.
ABOUT THE NOVO GROUP
Novo gives any company a superior in-house search function – all done on demand. Novo’s goal is to improve recruiting results and lower recruiting costs through its unique billing model that results in more qualified candidates at less than half the average cost of contingent and retained firms. Novo’s dedicated and customizable approach to corporate recruiting allows Novo to become a seamless extension to existing internal HR teams, providing clients with the advantage of easily scaling recruiting teams and resources up, down, and across functions in response to hiring needs. In the last 2 years, Novo’s highly skilled recruiters hired over 1000 top level talent, of which 50% were passive candidates.
Novo is a national company headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with offices in Chicago and St. Louis and a remote workforce in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. To learn more about The Novo Group go to www.thenovogroup.com.