Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Poindexter Job Listing

New Biz Manager for a KC Digital Marketing Firm-
Senior Developer/Technologist for Ad Agency in KC

Call or email for details
913 220 1213

Friday, February 9, 2018

10 reasons to hire a professional independent headhunter

10 Reasons Employers Should Use Independent Recruiters:
  1. Recruiters can attract the best people. Why mess with what makes the business a success or a failure? If your livelihood depends on finding good employees and they are what drives your profit and results, then why try to do hiring without the benefit of a professional focused on your company’s needs.
  2. Recruiters define and describe the position best. The use of professional independent recruiters will force you to know what you are looking for. A recruiter knows what is out there and can coach you on the realism of your position description, the availability of talent, and the cost of the talent you need. Do you ever see the For Sale By Owner signs on homes? Do you think those sellers have been coached on prepping their house for sale? Do you think they know the proper price for the home? Do you think they are as motivated as someone that has hired a professional to sell the house for them? I don’t. I think they are just giving it a try to see if they can find an easy sale and when it becomes really important to sell that house, there will be a realtor.
  3. Recruiters keep employers focused. Is locating talent your company’s core competency? If so, then go it alone. Just because LinkedIn makes candidates more accessible to you does not mean you will be better served to do searches for talent without a recruiter. Your company president probably has the know-how to cut the grass and pick weeds on your corporate campus, but is that really where you need to leverage his/her time? Just because there is a manual on how to use that gigantic punch press out in the factory, does it mean that you should run it without an operator that specializes and has trained to use it? Do what you are good at, not just those things you have access to do.
  4. Recruiters save staff time and cost. Not only will a search for an employee distract managers and leaders, it will also cost the company more money than a search turned over to an independent recruiter. I compare this one to the old in-house print shop scenario. Companies claimed to be saving so much money with their in-house print shops compared to having things professionally printed on the outside. Sure, if you don’t count the cost of employees, their benefits, the cost of space, and assign no overhead to an in-house printing operation, it will look great. Employers are doing the same thing today with recruiting. Do you really want senior managers and leaders out on Facebook and LinkedIn trying to find talent? And are you sure you know what their time is worth per hour? Add benefits and overhead to that number and independent  recruiters look like a bargain at any price.
  5. Recruiters speed  the job fill. The real costs or opportunity costs of an open position can be enormous. Many studies say that in profitable companies an employee generates 3 to 5 times their annual salary in value. So if you leave a $70,000 position open for just one additional month, that is $18,000 to $30,000 the company will never see again. Independent recruiters can also focus efforts on the likelihood of a “yes” when the offer is eventually made. I’m very certain that most managers do not have the skills needed to coach and troubleshoot all the reasons a candidates would say “no.”  In fact, it would be very unlikely that a candidates would share with the employer the reasons for a potential “no” until it is too late. Independent recruiters have the position with a candidate to ask what a staff member may never uncover.
  6. Recruiters know where to look for talent. If you are 100% confident as an employer that the best candidate for your opening is on LinkedIn, then maybe a recruiter is unnecessary for building the short list. We all know that is not likely as some candidates are “passive or not active” job seekers. You need an independent recruiter with networks and tools to find these people. Recruiters have the tools, subscriptions, a peer group for support and a network that is better than yours. A simple question: Is your manager capable of calling into the competitor’s company to get their best talent out for an interview? If they do that, will the competitor know what you are up to within minutes?
  7. Recruiters know how to attract talent. Recruiters are expert at understanding motivation to move. They can predict for you the proper and real motivation vs. the misleading and bogus motivation. I can only guess that your managers and leaders have not been trained in doing this?
  8. Recruiters are less apt to lose the best candidates. There is likely only one best candidate for your open job. Do you want that candidate being handled by an inexperienced manager or someone that does this 20 times before breakfast?
  9. Recruiters offer a method for continuous improvement. Why stop recruiting after you fill the job? If you can keep your staff focused on the core business but have a recruiter looking to replace the weakest player on your team, you will be on a path to continuous improvement. Don’t hire one at a time, hire always. Independent recruiters allow you this potential.
  10. Recruiters produce results. What other professional group do you work with that will work on a contingent basis? What other professional group guarantees their work even though they have little control over what you do to ensure the success of their placement? Most candidates leave because they don’t like the company or the direct supervisor and the recruiter has little to no control over those two contributing factors, yet they guarantee their work.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Senior Developer/ Technologist wanted

Senior Developer/ Technologist wanted
New job opening:

Senior Developer for Agency In KCMO
Senior / Lead Developer and Technologist
• 5 years or more of professional development experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to pick up new tools and technologies quickly
• Competent in programming and working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (SASS
experience is a plus)
• Mastery/Expertise with server-side development (preferably experience with Python and PHP)
• Mastery/Expertise working with database systems
• Mastery/Expertise working with Git
• Mastery/Expertise developing code in a CMS platform(s) (WordPress, Drupal, etc) and web
application frameworks (Django)
• Competent with Linux server administration
• Strong desire to learn new things and teach others

Client facing experience 
Please send resume to

Or call 913 220 1213

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Senior Account Planner wanted-ad agency

One of my clients is going to be wanting a Senior Account Planner in January so I am interviewing people now. Need to be digitally as well as traditionally strong.

Open to talking to you, but will look for stability, agency experience in account planning- prefer you are currently in that role, passion, creative thinking, and what separates you from the rest!

Send your resume if qualified,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Why use a recruiter

A private "Headhunter" like me is a good friend to have. We are like sports agents in that we are seeking the TOP people in their field, just like the agent is seeking the BEST athletes.

So, for us to work together, I need a solid work history, great professional appearance and attitude, communication between us, and listening to my advice and following it.

I will in return, if I can, help you find a great gig, now or in the future.

First step for you, reach out to me with your resume, salary history, and reasons for leaving past gigs...I need this to see if your are a fit for my clients.

Send resume to

Thank you

Bill Poindexter, CEO

Poindexter Job Listing

New Biz Manager for a KC Digital Marketing Firm- Senior Developer/Technologist for Ad Agency in KC Call or email for details Bill@poind...