About Rogue Search

The RIO Group Changes Their Name to RogueSearch Effective 2/2/2020

After 23 years providing consulting, training and recruitment services to respected organizations throughout the nation (The Recruiter Academy, Lean Human Capital and The RIO Group), it is time for a change.

During this time, we have come to find that many recruitment Search Firms are trying to hang on to outdated strategies, policies and logic that just doesn’t make sense anymore including:

  • The higher the level of search, the higher percentage fee you pay
  • Fee Guarantee periods that don’t exceed your own internal retention performance
  • Don’t partner with Human Resources, only work with Hiring Managers

Time for a change.  Time to separate from the Herd.

RogueSearch (www.roguesearch.com) is a better descriptor of who we are and what we believe in. Organizations should use Recruitment Search Firms.  It should be part of their overall recruitment strategy when there is significant ROI.  

You should use RogueSearch when:

  • You have a Confidential Search
  • You need to fill a critical position ASAP and you don’t have the resources/time to do it
  • The position is so unique, it doesn’t make sense to dedicate internal resources to filling it
  • You are seeking neutral competitive intelligence on your specific labor market

Over the coming months, we will be Disrupting the Market a bit.  We will be educating you on some of the Search Firm Industry strategies, policies and logic that just don’t make sense anymore. 

New Decade. Time for a Change.  www.roguesearch.com

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David Szary

Founding Member's Rogue Career

1989 – Fell into the Recruitment Profession as an Information Technology Recruiter.

1992 – Created Managing by Metricssm – first Continuous Improvement Recruitment Management System based on Eli Goldratte’s Theory of Constraints and Lean/Six Sigma principles.

1993-1996 – Authored The Recruiter Handbook.  The Foundation of The Recruiter Academy Certification Program

1996 – Created a competency/skill assessment profile to identify and hire individuals for talent acquisition roles that had sales competencies/characteristics and ZERO recruitment experience!

1997 – Founded The Recruiter Academy Certified Education Program. The first “bachelor’s degree” equivalent Education Program for recruiters working within all specialties.

1997-2019 – Trained over 15,000 recruiters within respected organizations throughout the world.

2001 – Created the first Staffing Optimization Tool to identify the optimum number of FTE resources (recruiters, sourcers, administrative, leaders) to meet hiring demand based on manufacturing supply chain & MRP methodologies.

2001-2008 – Developed recruitment solutions for some of the largest financial/banking and home building companies in the nation hiring over 150,000 professionals a year.

2009 – Founder of Lean Human Capital

2009 – Founder/creator of the first Recruitment Metrics Benchmark Study exclusively for Healthcare organizations.

2009 – Author of the Best (and worst) Advice for Job Seeker’s – Pragmatic guide to seeking employment in a challenging labor market.  

2009-2019 – Helped over 1200 hospitals within 250 health systems create Optimization Recruitment Organizations capable of meeting hiring demand while reducing Cost of Vacancy and improving the customer experience.

2011 – Created the Elite Honor Roll Awards to recognize recruitment excellence within the Healthcare industry.

2019 – Founding Member – RogueTalent