Morgan and Kimberly recruited for agencies most of their career. They were often sought out as mentors in the field and loved seeing how they were helping others. Often, they would notice there were several recruiting resources out there, but never specific to financial services. Quickly, they realized the opportunity to make a greater impact on the industry. With their knowledge, experience, and passion for helping people combined with an entrepreneur mindset, they started rəˈkro͞ot in 2015.
The mission of rəˈkro͞ot is to help grow the financial services industry by providing the tools and resources to find the best candidates. Clients choose to work with rəˈkro͞ot because of their integrity and effectiveness, through innovative ways to serve as a resource for achieving growth goals. What this means is, rəˈkro͞ot will invest the time to listen and understand, by reviewing your current progress, in line with where you want to be as an office and team. The real benefit is providing a personalized and comprehensive analysis that aligns with your goals, values and objectives with actionable items.
Early in her career within roles at careerbuilder.com, staffing, and financial firms, Kimberly became observant that recruiting is a sales job, not just an administration job, and that helping recruiters to thrive in their career was overlooked. Recruiters having success to realize this career can be a life-long fulfilling role was also absent.
Kimberly explains, “I thrive on the trifecta of being able to pass along knowledge to both new and seasoned recruiters who have the passion to succeed, while having the patience to develop a fine art of selection.” With Kimberly’s guidance and rəˈkro͞ot’s efficient systems and structure, recruiters will understand what it takes to succeed, stay motivated collaborate with additional team members and have the confidence to work through skillset and knowledge of the industry to have conversations with purpose!
Before co-founding rəˈkro͞ot, Kimberly primarily worked with Northwestern Mutual and MassMutual in Executive Selection Roles, coaching teams of recruiters, managing directors, and new members of management. Kimberly has a proven track record of success from coast to coast.
In her most successful recruiting year, Kimberly personally recruited 21 associates.
Kimberly resides in Chicago with her French bulldog, Oscar. She enjoys traveling and is a die-hard University of Iowa Alumni. Go Hawks
Morgan began her career in retail with Ralph Lauren, traveling around to different store locations to recruit, rebuild or develop a successful sales team. After many years in the retail industry Morgan was introduced, by none other than her good friend, Kimberly Buck to Northwestern Mutual. Starting out as a Financial Representative gave Morgan a first-hand experience in to the role. A move to NYC took her career with NM into a new direction as a recruiter. After 7 years with Northwestern Mutual her experience in building, coaching and developing teams of recruiters, Morgan now wants to bring that knowledge to the industry.
Morgan’s thought process behind recruiting has always been “leave the candidate in a better position than when they first walked in your door. It’s a simple concept, however will make you a memorable recruiter.”
In her career, Morgan has taken a strong effort to understand the changes in recruiting, from paper resumes to “e” recruiting with a tool like LinkedIn. Her efforts in her personal recruiting success will help her relay to your company and take your sourcing to the next level.
Morgan is currently pursuing a certification as a “Certified LinkedIn Professional- Recruiter”. On a personal side, residing in Chicago has her summers full of running, music and neighborhood festivals.