The HR Matrix Expands to Help Employers’ With Tight Labor Market

New Talent Acquisition Service Helps Employers Find Talent

SANTA ROSA, CA — With the tightening economy, employers are facing a hiring climate they haven’t seen in years: too many open positions and not enough qualified applicants. According to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s 2015 Sonoma County Indicators Report, the local unemployment rate is lower than the state average, the U.S. National average, and one of the lowest among comparable counties.

The HR Matrix is supporting organizations in addressing this tight labor market by expanding its Search and Recruitment capabilities, offering clients a flexible model to support hiring efforts.  While other firms offer recruiting on a contingent or retained basis, the HR Matrix has added an hourly model and a ‘capped fee’ solution to provide flexibility and affordability. “We have found many of our clients already have some internal hiring resources, or they want to retain control of the process. We complement their efforts so they can focus attention on selecting and developing those candidate who are a fit for the role,” said Gary Hochman, partner and co-founder of The HR Matrix.

In this competitive labor market, companies are employing new strategies to attract and hire needed talent. Speed and focus are two variables that make a difference.  “Top candidates expect an engaged recruiting process, one that actively communicates to them that the company cares about their time and expertise. We help companies create a great candidate experience and we don’t rely solely on job ads to find talent. We source quality candidates through our extensive research process, which has proven to be the most successful way to fill positions,” said Brenda Gilchrist, partner and co-founder of The HR Matrix.

Mary Beth Ludwig, Co-Founder/COO of Anova Education in Santa Rosa said, “The HR Matrix is the ultimate business person’s matchmaker! The HR Matrix took time to understand Anova’s unique needs as well as we do, and combined that understanding with a deep knowledge of human behavior to match talents with opportunities. Our entire administrative team is a creation of the HR Matrix’s unique insights into human potential. Anova’s most important resource is its people and the staff at HR Matrix know how to find unique personalities that can complement each other, creating amazing synergies for our customers and efficiencies for Anova.”

About The HR Matrix

The HR Matrix ( is a human resources, organization development and search firm. The HR Matrix services include HR advice and consultation, employment law compliance, engagement surveys, HR audits, employee handbooks, compensation surveys and plan designs, change leadership, performance management systems, business process improvement, teambuilding, training and development and facilitation services. For new clients, contact Jennifer Scott at 707-526-0877 (PST).




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