Prior to meeting the MeeDerby team, I had never outsourced internal staffing industry positions and was skeptical as to why a successfully expanding staffing company, with a talent acquisition team, would partner with a third party. My first conversation with Jim at MeeDerby quickly removed all doubt. Jim’s knowledge of my (new) company, potential opportunity, contacts at various levels and level of detail regarding job surpassed all expectations I’d have for any third party sourcers. His communication, responsiveness and overall transparency made my job exploration process fun! Yes, fun. I have proudly referred friends to MeeDerby as true specialists of the staffing world. They do an outstanding job servicing their candidates from initial outreach contact to first day follow up. I could not be more impressed.
Professionalism and communication. Jill Balick is great to work with.
The folks at MeeDerby are down-to-earth, honest, and helpful when making substantial life decisions such as changing careers. They know this ever-crazy and changing industry inside and out and with that knowledge and a deep understanding of your background and strengths make matches that are top-notch. MD is in a league of its own!
Jennifer was very realistic – she explained the opportunities the way they really were and the report to person realistically! Follow up had been fantastic!!
Human touch of the MeeDerby team along with their industry knowledge and consultative guidance. I was treated like a friend of MeeDerby and able to ask questions and think through my current role and the value of opportunity being presented.
The time and effort Walter took to get to know me and what would be a good fit for me.
The team at MeeDerby questioned me, a 25+ year veteran in the industry, helping me articulate what I wanted to do next and how I wanted to use my experience. They spent time understanding my passion and drivers. They then aligned those desires with a client opportunity that fit perfectly my desires for my next career.
Interacting with Jennifer Tucker. She was friendly, professional, and very helpful.
I am truly grateful for the support received from Walter and Kim. Walter dedicated hours to my job search and kept me updated throughout the entire process with numerous phone calls/emails. He assisted in my resume structure, job interview preparation, and kept me calm when my nerves were shot. It’s easy to feel the passion Walter has for helping professionals seek career growth opportunities. Thank you for everything!
My recruiter really heard me when I explained what I was looking for. She matched me perfectly to an opportunity and her communication through the whole process was prompt and considerate. This is an excellent company with high quality customer service.
Your recruiters are amazing and down to earth. They seem to truly want the best for you and your family. Would definitely work with them again.
Jen, Sue, and the entire team are fantastic. They do a great job with both client and candidate. They add a human element to this business that is unmatched by other firms and I highly recommend their services.
Walter Shedd and Jennifer Tucker were absolutely amazing to work with – both so on top of everything all the time. They were also very attentive to whatever concerns I had about any of the roles they presented to me – they talked me through every step of the process and were there as a sounding board for me when I was going through the decision-making process.
Jill, 15 years
Working with Kim Whitely has been such a pleasure. Her generosity of time and expertise and commitment to service excellence is so appreciated.
Building the relationships with the team and truly showing them the environment and culture fit we are looking for in a new hire.
Walter and the entire MeeDerby team are incredible to work with. Their team never fails to deliver top tier candidates from niche backgrounds that perfectly align with the profiles we’re searching for. We now work exclusively with this team for all of our hiring needs that we cannot source independently. We feel fortunate to have their partnership.
The personalities. Kim and Sue have “can do” attitudes and are great fun at the same time!
I enjoy the personal touch that Jill offers her clients. To her, it’s more than just a job.
Jill Balick kept in constant communication with me and all the candidates interviewed. Continually providing qualified candidates that fit our needs and matched our culture. I will definitely be using Jill and the Mee Derby team again in the future.
Jennifer is the best. Honest, direct and is easy to work with. The candidate we found through her, is a dead ringer for what we needed moving forward as a company. Well done, Jennifer and Mee Derby!
I appreciate MeeDerby’s focus on and support for the Staffing Industry and I believe that Jennifer Tucker is the best executive recruiter that I have ever met — and I’ve been at this for a very long time.
Jill was extremely thorough, knew the client and made me feel comfortable about the choice. I am in Recruiting myself and this was the first time I took a job based on a recruiter! I say what I do is help people and “change lives”. Jill did that for me!
Jim Alesio is one of the most talented executive recruiters I’ve ever worked with. I’ve known Jim for many years and always love talking to him. I believe he has my best interests at heart when presenting me with new opportunities. He’s a true asset to Mee Derby.
I can’t express how fantastic it was to work with Sue Jagan on our roles at AMN. She was very in tune with what we were looking for in the Regional Director role, and as a result we made two fantastic hires! Her positive attitude and willingness to take direction on “profiles” was among the best executive recruiters I have worked with.
Absolutely love working with your team on high end searches. Our recent controller search landed us a well qualified candidate who has been an absolute fit for our organization. Kim did an outstanding job in working with me on the quals and what I was looking for.
The proof is in the pudding. The candidates that we have hired sourced by the firm have been a match from skills to culture. The team at Mee Derby took time to learn about our needs and focused their search accordingly.
Kim is outstanding at her job, Her service level is outstanding, and she has great insight she shares on the market place.
Jim has been very responsive and consistent with providing quality strong candidates in a variety of senior level roles.
Simply – Jennifer Tucker. In my 25 year career, I have been placed by an external / executive recruiter on 4 occasions. I have used several to assist me in filling positions on my team. In my experience, there has been none greater then Jennifer. She is highly professional, communicative, extremely knowledgeable, and very personable, Made me feel comfortable every step of the way. Jennifer’s experience with this customer was clear and everything she told me was spot on. Truly made me comfortable and put me at ease with my future employer every step of the way.
Robin did an outstanding job managing the opportunity and the relationship with both myself and the Private Equity firm.
Jill was exceptional to work with – she was extremely educated on both the client and candidate side and was accessible for questions throughout the entire process (and after!).
Walter and Jenn were really incredible throughout my experience. I was not an easy candidate and they were honest, diligent, empathetic, realistic, consistent & effective. I cannot endorse them enough. I was prepped, never felt like I didn’t have them on my side, and I felt comfortable & trusted them.
A big Thank You both (Robin Mee and Kim Whiteley)… I certainly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your kindness, dedication, professionalism, support, patience… I could go on and on… Thank You!
Thank you for running a world class organization that has world class employees like Sue and Jennifer!!! They worked tirelessly over the past year to identify the best role for me and even when previous opportunities did not come to fruition, they never gave up looking. They also took the time to get to know me as a person not just as a candidate. It is no wonder Mee Derby is so well respected in our industry – you have THE BEST people working for you!!!
I was referred to Mee Derby by a colleague and I was astounded at the immediate response level shown by one of the executive recruiters. Jennifer Tucker was fantastic. She was promptly responsive, a great listener and communicator and very honest with what she could do to assist me in my search. I highly recommend this agency as an organization that remembers what the core responsibilities are to potential job seekers.
Sue Jagan is one of the rare recruiters that realizes her customers are both the end user and the candidate. This makes her particularly effective as candidate management is essential to fill a role; effectively. Sue is thorough, takes the time to understand your needs and background and works diligently to find the perfect role. Sue keeps in regular contact, is incredibly responsive and acts on what she promises. Sue brings a level of care and compassion and business savvy and acumen often lost in this business. I would call Sue and Mee Derby first for any need I have.
Sue and her colleagues at Mee Derby outperform and out shine every other Executive Recruiting Firm that I have worked with. Sue’s approach is very unique in the industry in that she understands the human element when searching for a job, which is immensely important given the magnitude of decision being made. Sue takes the time to really understand your career goals and then helps align those with job opportunities. Sue also has impeccable follow up/follow through and always makes herself available. I highly recommend Sue to anyone that is looking to elevate their career, and do so with the help of a rockstar recruiter!
Your team was wonderful to work with overall and I could not be happier with the outcome.
Stephanie was exceptional to work with. Not only is she knowledgeable, hard-working and results oriented, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. The role she filled was crucial to our organization and we were extremely picky with what we were looking for. Stephanie worked hard to find several well qualified candidates and wouldn’t stop until she found “THE ONE” for us. In the end, we couldn’t be happier with the results!
Robin Mee and her team at Mee Derby are quite simply a cut above everyone else in their industry space. From personal experience, I can attest that they are truly focused on building relationships and making sure the solution they provide is in the best interest for the candidate and the client. The industry knowledge and superior network of connections the team at Mee Derby has is unparalleled. I continue to refer people to Mee Derby because of the confidence I have that they will be treated fairly, with respect, with responsiveness and with their best interest in mind…all of which are qualities not every recruiter or recruiting firm possess.
Robin and team are the best in the business! Highly professional and completely engaged. They truly have a knack for reading between the lines to make that perfect match.
The Mee Derby team was always available to me, flexible, helpful and worked closely with me throughout the interview and hiring process. Even now after being placed they still touch base with me to ensure my overall satisfaction and happiness. Great team of dedicated professionals.
I have worked with Robin for years and find her organization to be experts in identifying top talent in the staffing industry.
The team at Mee Derby has a wealth of information about the staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions industry. Their support of industry initiatives through their voluntary participation with the American Staffing Association demonstrates their commitment to professionalism, excellence and networking.
I have worked with the team at Mee Derby for a very long time. They are extremely talented and passionate about their work, their clients and their relationships with talent. Their reach and influence within the industry is an incredible asset and they care deeply about delivering a great outcome for both the client and the talent. They are a critical partner to me and my team.
I’ve known Robin for over 15 years and her dedication, enthusiasm and love of hiring and staffing for our industry is amazing! She consistently provides thoughtful approaches to her searches, candidates that match the skills, personality and attitude of the hiring manager and client and provides ideas and solutions to help people tackle their hiring challenges.
The folks I’ve collaborated with at Mee Derby have been pressure free, consultative professionals. Stephanie O’Hayre took the time on the front end of our relationship to truly understand my career aspirations, never trying to force any opportunity outside of the target we set together. We got to offer stage and true to form, they offered information not influence. I highly recommend the Mee Derby team to any staffing professional looking to make a move.
Hi Robin. I wanted to drop you a quick note to compliment you on your team’s performance during our intake call this afternoon. Kim and Stephanie each presented as bright and insightful, talent acquisition professionals. I’ve been working with search agencies for two decades to fill various roles on my team and have normally been disappointed by a lack of preparation and professionalism. You appear to have a good thing going at Mee Derby. Kudos!
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say that as a candidate and fellow recruiter I could not be happier with the service, guidance and assistance Kim Whiteley provided me. In this era where recruiting professionals often lack follow up and professionalism, Kim is truly a breath of fresh air. She was very responsive, professional and consistently helped me with questions, concerns or ideas throughout the process. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Kim anytime as well as Mee Derby in general.
Scott was great to work with! He was very responsive and took the time to understand exactly what type of individual we were looking for.
Responsiveness and submissions of candidates that well match the role along with solid follow-up after the placement.
Shoutout to Mee Derby executive recruiter Stephanie O’Hayre for: “Great communication and follow up. Knowing what we were looking for and not giving up on finding an exceptional candidate.”
I want to take a moment and really say thank you to Mee Derby I have known them for so many years and have always respected them and their results — consistently. Most of all I respect the integrity and character that they bring to our industry.
I don’t “recommend” easily or quickly. For a recent search, I knew without thinking twice that they would do their best and that if they didn’t have anyone, they would be honest and say so. Thank you to Mee Derby for their excellent work.
“The retained search process with Mee Derby was a total success. We appreciate the excellent communication and responsiveness from everyone at Mee Derby. Our new CEO is certainly the right person for the job, and we would not have found him without Mee Derby”.
I wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance throughout the interview process. I also want to let you know that Mee Derby is the best executive search company I have dealt with during my career. The research, interviewing and management of the hiring process is second to none. I will not hesitate to refer you in the future.
Mee Derby has done a great job for Veredus. They have found some of our best people, including leaders, as well as the #2 producing Account Manager in the entire company! I would not hesitate to use them again as we have had a 100x ROI on the fees paid to their firm.
Mee Derby is our go-to resource when JustinBradley reaches out for staffing industry search services. Robin and her team are entrenched in recruiting – active in local and national associations – so they have their fingers on the pulse of the staffing industry. Mee Derby brings the very best in service, ethics and talent to their clients.
I have had the pleasure of working closely with Mee Derby for over 15 years as both a client and as a candidate. Everyone I have dealt with at Mee Derby has been extremely responsive and professional. They take the time to understand who their candidates are and what criteria makes them a good fit for the position. Similarly, as a client, everyone at Mee Derby has extensive knowledge and typically experience of the staffing industry. This helps them do a thorough job determining who the client needs to fill their role.
Mee Derby has raised the professionalism, service delivery and being smart to a whole new level in our Industry. I respect the company tremendously!
Since 2008, Mee Derby has supported Bartech’s strategic executive and management hiring initiatives. We continue to partner with them because we trust Mee Derby to represent Bartech’s interests both ethically and professionally. They know how to find the right people for our organization.