firstPRO is a recruitment firm specializing in placements within the information technology, accounting and finance, and supply-chain verticals, offering a variety of hiring solutions in every field.
We’ve all seen what happens to a dry leaf under a magnifying glass in the sun. It demonstrates the power of focus and concentration, and firstPRO, with its specializations in IT, accounting and finance, and supply chain, demonstrates the same.
Since 1986, including over a decade in Philadelphia, firstPRO has turned their attention to these areas of hire specifically, so that the firm may become a thought leader and educator on job trends, market value, and best practices in hiring. This is beneficial to companies who need to fill positions in IT, finance, or supply chain, given the war for talent within these skillset verticals.
Its work in accounting and finance recruitment forms firstPRO’s largest area of specialization, with over 25 specialized recruiters bringing over 150 years of combined staff experience—many of whom also have hands-on experience working in corporate and public accounting—which gives firstPRO a sharper edge than most. Within its IT services, firstPRO takes into account technology’s rapid advancement, the technology sector’s evolving employment market, and the universal need to reduce employee turnover, in order to present candidates who have the skills—and mentality—to succeed in their role. firstPRO’s rapidly growing supply-chain division provides customized recruitment solutions within a wide range of roles including, engineering, procurement, manufacturing professionals, and logistics within a variety of industries. firstPRO’s dedication to its business model of staying vigorously dedicated within the Greater Philadelphia region has allowed it to become the region’s fastest-growing professional recruiting firm, bringing together many of Philadelphia’s top-ranked recruiters.
Since 2012, firstPRO has been ranked in the Top 5 for Contingent Recruiting in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Contingent search provides the client flexibility and a no-cost obligation unless firstPRO successfully fills their position. Clients see only the most promising candidates as a result of the recruiting firm’s specialized focus, vast candidate network, and real-time market knowledge.
Besides its annual rankings as a top contingent search firm in the city, firstPRO has been lauded as one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000, among others, and it has also several times made the Top 100 Best Places to Work in its markets, including Pennsylvania.
Contingent searches also have a reputation for being more impersonal (if quicker) than retained executive searches, but firstPRO incorporates key aspects of in-depth client needs analysis, research, and discovery, and market positioning to bolster its contingent-search strengths. For example, firstPRO takes time to fully understand its clients’ opening functionally, the value proposition for candidates, and the company culture by developing lasting relationships with those clients’ human resources teams and hiring management. Of equal importance, firstPRO takes the same approach with candidates, both active and passive, creating a network of potentially available talent and career opportunities.
Highlighting FirstPRO’s innovative vision of bringing together the largest group of high-performance recruiters focused on the Philadelphia region, firstPRO has recently completed a new Philadelphia headquarters in Center City. Bobby Ingram, firstPRO Philadelphia’s Managing Partner, describes the new space and its philosophy: “Working closely with our Philadelphia real estate and design partners such as L2P, this twelve-month expansion and design project emphasizes an approach based on connecting people through active collaboration, providing a modern, fun, comfortable, inspiring, and highly functional work environment while also expressing firstPRO’s sense of place and commitment to community (both the firstPRO community and the Philadelphia community).”
In addition to its abundant growth, firstPRO’s considerable accolades substantiate its prowess. Besides its annual rankings as a top contingent search firm in the city, firstPRO has been lauded as one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000, among others, and it has also several times made the Top 100 Best Places to Work in its markets, including Pennsylvania. firstPRO’s awards in both customer and employee satisfaction prove that their dedication to the Greater Philadelphia region—and to helping to connect people—are at the heart of the firm’s success.