Employment Resource Group celebrates 15 years


You’d be hard pressed to find someone who works harder than Sharon Hulce, CEO and president of Employment Resource Group (ERG), an executive search firm in Appleton. At ERG, it’s all about culture. They do things a lot different than other search firms. Most of their searches are done at the executive level, but once they know the culture of a client, they’ve done everything from executive assistant on up.

After they are retained, the ERG team visits every client face-to-face in order to truly understand their culture. In addition to making sure people have the right technical skills, they also conduct behavior-based interviews to make sure they’ll integrate into the culture.

ERG saves companies money, time and the painstaking work of sifting through resume after resume of unqualified candidates. The idea is to streamline the hiring process for their clients. They find five qualified candidates and then manage the entire interview process to narrow the candidate pool from five to two to one.

While the construction industry is still where they do the most business, they also work in manufacturing, banking and on function-based positions in any company — IT, finance, HR, sales, marketing, basically anything that runs across the top of a company. ERG also conducts pro-bono searches for local nonprofits — it’s one of
the ways they give back to the community.

In addition to recruiting, ERG has a talent strategy side called Pinnacle Talent, focused on proactive hiring, succession planning and employee engagement, retention and empowerment.

ERG is a top 10 national search firm and significant player in the economic development of the Valley — bringing $47 million in new salaries to the state of Wisconsin. Two decades into her career, Hulce still loves what she does, and ERG remains committed to positively impacting the community and people’s lives.

3100 N. Ballard Road
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 996-9700

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