Kathleen Quinn Votaw
Kathleen Quinn Votaw is founder and CEO of TalenTrust. After over 18 years in the staffing industry, Kathleen realized that the traditional business model was broken, was outdated, and didn’t always act in the best interest of companies or job candidates. She founded TalenTrust in 2003 and resolved to completely disrupt the status quo and address the weaknesses of traditional staffing/recruiting. She envisioned much more than a typical search firm.
Ten years later, TalenTrust has become a nationwide provider of strategic outsourced recruitment and retention and grown to a team of 20+ people with annual revenues growing each year aggressively.
Kathleen and her team have created a proven, defined process that drives the talent acquisition and human capital needs of businesses that are experiencing rapid growth. This enables clients to focus on their core competencies, mitigate risk, save time and money, reduce employee turnover, and hire individuals who match their long-term strategy and culture.
Kathleen believes in two key ideas that propel her business and differentiate it from others:
- The currency of business success is people; businesses need exceptional talent to help accelerate their growth
- Recruitment is not an event – it’s a process; finding the best talent is an ongoing, strategic endeavor.
Her book, titled Solve the People Puzzle, and related keynote speeches or workshops, synthesize her expert advice on how to create a strong company culture, attract employees that fit within that culture and keep those employees for the long-term.