Recruiting Through Partnership

Apr 02, 2020 – By: Kim Allen, alliantgroup Director of Talent

kim allen headshot copyalliantgroup's mission is to educate businesses on tax incentives and credits available tothem. Since 2017, Delta Sigma Pi has partnered with alliantgroup to offer Deltasigs (from entry-level to those with MBA backgrounds) opportunities with their fast-growing consultancy. This partnership gives us direct access to students with backgrounds in the industries we serve and the C-suite clients we interact with. Some of our company's top executives are Deltasigs. 

When sifting through resumes, we've found that identifying candidates with the right skill set for the job is usually the easy part. However, there is a major difference between the ability to simply do what is required for the position and having the internal drive and passion to go above and beyond the requirements of the role. As any executive will tell you, it is ultimately the latter kind of professional that will drive and invest in the future of an organization - and it is imperative to find as many of these career-driven types as possible.

Finding these types of people is made easier by our partnership with Delta Sigma Pi. We've found brothers to be very engaging, well-versed with business acumen and prepared. Since beginning our partnership, we have had the opportunity to attend multiple Grand Chapter Congresses and LEAD events. All have been great experiences, allowing us to promote our employment opportunities. We have also enjoyed conducting educational sessions, which allow us to pass on our knowledge to students on how to best be prepared to enter their job search with confidence. These students have maximized their collegiate careers by holding leadership positions in a variety of extracurricular activities, while at the same time staying focused on academics. Deltasigs show they can prioritize and balance their heavy workload and schedules, while still making time for community service - values alliantgroup emphasizes in our company culture.

When recruiting, we look for two types of talent: "ready now" and "ready later." "Ready now" are those who have existing careers but are looking for a change and "ready later" are those who are recent graduates from either undergrad, law or graduate school. We are looking for a specific type of individual who has demonstrated alignment in their past experiences, whether collegiate or otherwise, with our core values. To find these candidates, we attend many Deltasig events throughout the year, including LEAD events, chapter professional events, chapter meetings and career fairs on campuses with chapters.

As all things business, recruiting is constantly evolving. alliantgroup maintains its advantage by being committed to making "raving fans" out of our candidates by ensuring they have an exceptional experience from our initial engagement to interview to offer. We actively seek feedback from our candidates to ensure we are meeting this goal with each and every interaction along the way, including those with our recruiters, candidate experience associates and hiring managers.

Our interview process allows candidates the opportunity to get a 360 degree view of our firm including interviewing with professionals with a variety of backgrounds and leaders at all levels of the organization and individualized job shadows that allow interaction with potential team members and a first-hand day-in-the-life look at the work we do.

Our CEO, Dhaval Jadav, conducts a roundtable discussion with all final candidates, which has received phenomenal candidate feedback. These enhancements to our interview process set us apart from other companies. We believe in complete transparency and understand the decision to join our firm is a two-way street. We believe in giving realistic job and cultural previews to ensure we are good fits for each other.

Upon hiring, alliantgroup takes the approach of ensuring new employees have an awesome experience from "yes" to "desk." The moment a new hire accepts the offer, we engage them with personalized welcome notes from their team and new leader. We also send alliantgroup swag to them and invite them to team events. alliantgroup believes in getting new employees established in their new community as quickly as possible, building that natural engagement and connectivity with the company.

We make employees feel valued and part of the organization by listening to their ideas and empowering them to make their own decisions - and learn from their own mistakes.

It is all these factors that makes alliantgroup a great place to work. We have been named a Great Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal; a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle; a Top Workplace Culture by Entrepreneurial Magazine and The Healthiest Employer by the Houston Business Journal. It's a great place to work because our culture is like none other. We heavily invest in our employees throughout the employment lifecycle, not just upon hire.

Our approach to work is collaborative and team-based. Our culture is built around trust, safety and belief. We hire those who want to make an impact, are not shy about disagreeing and do not hesitate to speak up and be heard. We become closely connected to one another, committed to the success of each other and genuinely care about one another. We believe in helping our professionals life their best lives now.

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