Below is our recent interview with Bryan Woodruff from The Mason Group:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to The Mason Group?
A: The Mason Group Inc. is a boutique recruiting firm with over 25 years of experience focusing on different nuances of the low voltage industry. Our niche is integration – from fire / security, to electrical, to IT / networking, and audio visual. We have a pretty large footprint in the industry, both in the commercial and residential markets. Our clients range from the billion dollar behemoths to the one man crews, and everything in between.
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Q: What are the benefits of working with a recruiter?
A: Whether you’re a client or a candidate, we’re here to simplify the process and make things go as smoothly as possible. This industry can be extremely fast paced and busy. Clients don’t always have time vet candidates, and candidates might not have to time update their resume or fill out applications. We pride ourselves on having the best opportunities in the industry and the best talent for those opportunities.
Q: How exactly do you connect job seekers with the best opportunities?
A: Recruiting is about adapting – I’m not going to say that what worked for me last year will work for me 5 years from now. There are so many platforms and unique methods we use, as well as a sourcing team dedicated to perfecting this craft. The resources we use are constantly changing, but one thing that is timeless is giving clients and candidates a great experience which results in referrals and reoccurring business.
Q: Who are your clients and what are some of the key challenges you’re helping them solve?
A: Our clients consist of longtime partnerships and new relationships. I always tell my recruiting team that it is better to have a handful of GREAT clients rather than hundreds of DECENT clients. We aren’t in this business to do one hire and then never hear from you again, but it happens. We’ve had some of the biggest operations in the industry come to us when all else has failed, and ask for assistance on one difficult search. We’ve also had ‘Mom and Pop shops’ make several hires a year for the last decade because they understand our value and cannot do what we do on their own. Communication and efficiency are the departments we want to help in for the most part.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: The future is as bright as ever simply because we recruit for an industry that can never be substituted or altered. The challenges that candidates and clients face will always be there. It will be exciting to see what strategies and resources we’ll be utilizing years from now and if we can continue to simplify the process even further. Personally, I’d like our firm to continue growing. Ideally, we should have dedicated recruiters with extensive experience focused in on specific markets so we aren’t spreading ourselves thin. This will allow us to give clients and candidates in a particular area more attention than before while simultaneously building relationships. I think continuity is the key to success in this game.