Case study and testimonials for A-list Interviews
A seasonal retail operation hired A-list Interviews to be in charge of hiring their temporary staff. Owner, Beth Smith hired 8 people, including the marketing director. The client reported these numbers:
22% increase in revenue center #1
17% increase in revenue center #2
19% increase in customers
Concurrently, a 96% drop in customer complaints.
“I took vacations in the middle of my busiest time of the year with no problems. Time away for vacations was huge, and because of the decrease problem calls throughout the days I could enjoy the time off. I was able to take full days off without coming down on short notice to fill in or cover shifts.”
“Perfect. Great environment.”
“Staff members had same attitude – fun to be around.”
“I felt really comfortable and relaxed.”
“After working with Beth Smith of A-list Interviews for the past several months, I continue to be amazed at her ability to know the right people for specific positions. She conducted several dozen interviews with me, and narrowed down our hires to just a few people, all of who have turned out to be fantastic employees. She has dramatically changed the culture of my staffing environment – not only by teaching myself a lot about my own management style, strengths and weaknesses, but also about managing people in general. She helped me hire the right people, and guided me through a new orientation process for staff that has gotten my team off to the best start yet. Within a week everyone was working at a capacity that had taken several weeks, if not months, in the past, and the business is thriving with this new efficiency and cohesion.”
Ashley Ortiz, Boulder Business Owner
“From our small company perspective, deciding to retain the services of A-list Interviews was a difficult financial decision. Now in hindsight, hiring Beth Smith has been one of the best business decisions that we have ever made. Beth has helped us hire two exceptional employees that have exceeded our every hope and wish – making our lives much easier, and coming to work everyday a joy.
Not only did Beth lead us through the entire hiring process with guidance, confidence and clarity, she also took the time to teach us how to learn and manage our future employee hiring. On our own, we now have the tools and structure necessary to lead a successful interview process. In addition, Beth has proven to be open and willing to coach us as we go.”
Kent Lemburg, Soulstice, Englewood
“I had embarked on trying to find the right person to add to our company. I had always thought I had a great ability to interview people and choose the right person. However, I was looking for the right person to take our company to the next level. One who had true integrity, good work ethic and would be honest. This is very hard to screen for.
When Beth Smith of A-list Interviews entered the picture, I had already written and posted a job ad. I had received many resumes. The first round of interviews was with people who responded to my ad. Beth came in and interviewed 7 candidates with me – all of which did not pass her Response Analysis System™. She taught me how to evalutate their responses so I understood why these candidates did not pass. She assisted me in writing a better job ad and we did a second round of interviews. It was in that round of interviews that we found our A-list candidate. I couldn’t be more happy with the person we found. She shows true integrity, goes the extra mile and does things I don’t even ask her to do. How refreshing to have found someone who is an A-list member of our team!”
Beth Boen, CreativeXchange Marketing, Littleton
“Hiring people is the hardest thing I do in running my Company and my least favorite task. Beth changed my perspective when she came in to hire a critical position in my business. The process was painless, quick and very efficient. Another benefit of hiring Beth is that I am more likely to hire earlier for a position knowing that I am not the one doing the legwork. What would normally have taken me 2 months to accomplish was completed in 1 week. From the initial meeting to the hiring of the candidate Beth kept me informed of where she was in the process and answered all of my questions. I will never hire someone again without the involvement of A-list Interiews.”
Christopher K. M. Leach, Contract Furnishings, Inc., Denver
“I am elated by the performance and professionalism of A-list Interviews. My new staff member is dedicated, capable, and a perfect fit, not only for the position, but also the culture we have worked so hard to create. I can’t wait to hire my next employee so I can work with A-list again!”
Lisa Michaud, President, The Start Up Launcher, Denver
“Beth has done a wonderful job in helping me move from “disinterested hires” to “team members”. She helped me get clear on the type of person I was looking for, as well as what was causing me to repeatedly make the same hiring mistakes.”
Steve Caldara, Caldara, Wunder, and Associates, Denver