Since our founding in 1988, Edna A. Rice Executive Recruiters have focused exclusively on the rail, transportation, and mobility industries, as well as businesses who supply, support, and contract with these industries. No other global search firm can make that statement.
Our recruiters have the industry-specific knowledge and expertise to consistently deliver outstanding results for both our clients and our candidates. We adhere to the highest ethical standards and confidentiality in our searches and are committed to treating each candidate with utmost professionalism.
Our placements have ranged from presidents of companies to individuals who repair locomotives. We have recruited hundreds of CEOs, senior executives, operations managers, engineers, sales, marketing, and plant personnel. We continue to serve as the search firm of choice by well-established, newly created, and emerging companies in the industries we serve.
We continuously support growth in our industries by helping attract the right talent, at the right time, to seize and optimize current opportunities!
Understanding the client’s needs and the candidate’s desires enables us to attract top talent who would not otherwise consider a particular job opportunity. Our expertise in the industry and labor market gives us the ability to clearly communicate the client company’s vision of the opportunity, a vision that well-qualified candidates may not be able to take away from simply reading a job description.
We have a long history within our industries and seasoned relationships with our clients and candidates; much of our business is from long-term repeat clients. As active members of professional rail and transit associations, we are highly respected and considered an integral part of the industries we serve. Our recruiters participate in conferences and educational programs to continue developing their expertise.
We prefer to represent the most qualified candidates as opposed to merely candidates actively seeking a position—therefore, we never post on job boards. The majority of candidates we place are not looking for a job at the time we contact them. Our approach is highly interactive; we adjust the search as the client “calibrates” the vision with each candidate we bring to the table.
Continual shifts in the workforce and our client’s changing needs require that we remain relevant, current, and adaptable. Not only do we do considerable work in traditional transportation sectors, but also with emerging technology, software, and alternative transport. Our expertise with newly emerging trends allows us to help our clients understand the ever-changing talent landscape.
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