Forbes named The Medicus Firm among the nation's top professional recruiting firms of 2017 for permanent placement. Out of more than 4,000 firms in the country, Forbes ranked the top 250 professional and executive recruiting firms, including healthcare and physician recruiting, which is The Medicus Firm's primary focus.
"We are honored to be named on this first annual ranking of top recruiting firms from Forbes, a highly respected name in the business world, across all industries. We are happy to have earned this distinction and to represent the healthcare industry and physician recruiting in this group of the nation's top executive and professional search firms," states Jim Stone, president of The Medicus Firm.
Forbes determined the ranked list of top professional recruiting firms via online surveys of three different groups of people who would have had experience with recruiting firms in the past several years: candidatea and employees, HR managers, and external recruiters (peer review). The surveys, conducted from December 2016 through February 2017, enabled participants to name their top ten recruiting firms from a master list of more than 4,000 firms, or nominate their own. Overall, survey respondents included more than 18,000 external recruiters, 3,000 candidates and employees, and 500 HR managers from large US companies who were invited to participate.
Survey respondents were also asked to rank their nominated firms on a variety of characteristics on a scale from 1 (poor) to 6 (excellent). Candidates and employees were asked to rank firms on quality and selection of offered positions, quality of process (reliability, timeliness, etc.), and quality of communication (personable, professional, etc.)
HR managers and employers assessed firms on quality and selection of candidates offered, quality of service throughout the recruitment process, and price-performance ratio of services offered.
For the peer review, external recruiters were asked to recomment recruitment firms "based on the case that they would not be able to provide a service or industry focus themselves," according to Forbes.
The results of the survey were analyzed by Statista, a third party data analytics firm, which identified and excluded all self-referrals or internal recommendations. The top 250 recruiting firms in each category were selected based on the number of recommendations and the assessment in the various valuation areas. Firms receiving a minimum number of recommendations, as well as a minimum score across all evaluation areas were included in the list of top firms.
"We feel that this distinction is unique because it includes perspective not just from our current clients, but also from potential and past clients, as well as candidates and peers," Stone adds. "Since 2001, as we have grown to more than 100 highly talented associates, we continually strive to maintain the highest level of integrity in all of our services and interactions with clients and clinicians we are recruiting for them, and we feel that this designation acknowledges more than 15 years of our focused efforts on behalf of healthcare employers and clinicians nationwide."