One Company’s Experience With Bench



If you’re new to the business of professional search services, this real-life story is how one company engaged Bench to recruit for a newly-created position within their national sales function. This example illustrates what occurs behind-the-scenes to fulfill the request for “direct hire search,” sometimes more commonly referred to as “head-hunting.”

In the context of corporate recruiting, this paper is ideal to understand:

  1. Specific interactions between client and recruiting partner needed to work closely together for mutual success
  2. The role “deep research” plays when proactively sourcing to acquire top talent in a timely manner
  3. How a staffing partner can be a consulting resource for issue resolution if a client chooses to tap into available expertise for value-added services
  4. How Bench’s processes are designed to work reliably and consistently across industries and job families.

Bench’s client featured in this narrative is Doubleknot, Inc., a successful software firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1998 in Saratoga, California, Doubleknot develops and markets technology to meet the operating needs of nonprofit organizations that have a strong educational component to their missions. Typical clients include the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America, zoos, aquariums, nature centers, museums and similar organizations located across the United States.

As an emerging growth company, Doubleknot has fewer than 100 employees. As a growing company, Doubleknot doesn’t have the resources for busy managers to add recruiting to their long list of daily tasks.

This white paper describes exact events which occurred in Q1 of 2016.