While at the American Chemistry Society I was introduced to Shira through a colleague of mine who had used her services in the past. We interviewed Shira and two other firms. We were sold on day one with her professionalism, her knowledge of our industry, the quantity of her connection circle and her creativity, and insight into how to improve our process.
Shira was very prompt, completed thorough screens, provided an exceptional pool of candidates and made our job extremely hard to choose one candidate as they all were top notch.
If I have a need in the future to work with a professional such as Shira, she will be my first and last call for our point of service. I was and am very pleased with my experience with her and the completion of our search.
Roger Brown, Jr. Human Resources, American Chemical Society
Shira has easily placed well more than half of the staff at the Security Industry Association (SIA) most all of which are still on the payroll here. She has an uncanny ability to zero in on several candidates, all of which would be a perfect match for our organization. Shira goes the extra mile for SIA as she knows that we are extremely concerned with the perfect fit for us and the new-hire. Shira knows the pulse and personality of our organization and eliminates candidates from consideration as necessary because she understands how important it is for the new-hire to enter our organization seamlessly. Shira does exhaustive research on candidates’ background and is extremely confident that all that are presented are more than qualified to handle the position due to her thorough knowledge of our industry.
Rand Price, Chief Operating Officer, Security Industry Association
Shira Harrington is clearly of the best in her profession. She is, dependable, timely, accurate and to the point. She understands the Nonprofit world and it was well worth senior management’s investment to spend the time that she requested to meet so that we could explain to her what we were looking for and what our expectations were for the positions we were trying to fill. Shira asked us thought provoking questions that we may not have considered. The results of this conversation and her ability to select the correct candidate for the position proved to be worthwhile because within a month we had hired exactly who were looking for. I strongly recommend Ms. Harrington and would be happy to receive a call about her professionalism.
Alvin Phillips, Senior Vice President, Council for Opportunity in Education
We used Shira to place a new senior leadership team member at AMDA. She not only sent us many more qualified candidates than I had expected, but they were all extraordinarily well prepared. Shira took the time to really understand the structure and culture of my organization, and went the extra mile to vet and test the candidates, challenging them to engage with us at a much deeper level than most search consultants (or candidates!) bother with. The result: We made an excellent hire, both for us and for our candidate. I have no hesitation about giving Shira my most enthusiastic recommendation.
Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, Executive Director at AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
I’ve known Shira for several years as a colleague in the association management world. I knew how well she knew and understood the association environment, but when I reached out to her in her capacity as a professional recruiter, I really saw her put her skills to work. She led a senior membership manager search for us and was outstanding. From the questions she asked, to the data she collected, to the tools she uses (e.g., her own “passiontivity” exercise that evaluates both a candidate’s competence and their passion for the nature of the work), to her ability and passion to find candidates across the generation span, I knew she was top notch in this field. She’s a true match-maker, connecting her intricate knowledge of what makes candidates successful and happy in jobs with what your association needs. I’d highly recommend her for your next important search.
Michael Barry, CAE, Executive Director at American College of Preventive Medicine