September 3, 2020 – Recruitment industry veteran Tim Walsh has launched Vetted, a boutique recruitment and outplacement firm focused on supporting Greater Boston’s innovation ecosystem.
“We want to help companies navigate this new world of talent acquisition, where remote hiring and the renewed importance of diversity hiring have come to the forefront,” said Mr. Walsh. “With all that’s happened in 2020, it’s more important than ever to give back. To put that into action, we’re proud to donate 10 percent of our profits to local charitable causes while partnering with Boston-area businesses who share that mindset and are excited about the good we can do together.”
Vetted will employ a multi-step search process developed by Mr. Walsh to match executives from a diverse mix of backgrounds and experiences with high-impact marketing and sales roles. With an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, Vetted’s approach is specifically designed to address the shifting hiring needs of growth-stage companies, the firm said.
Vetted will be serving the tech companies, marketing agencies and PR firms helping to drive Greater Boston’s innovation ecosystem. It offers a variety of services, including engaged search, on-site recruitment, diversity hiring support and outplacement for exiting employees.
The service includes multiple custom offerings, including contained search and on-site management of the entire recruitment process. The firm also offers a
“service guarantee” where clients receive a 100 percent fee refund for the first 100 days of a hire’s employment. Industry-standard guarantees are prorated in thirds over 90 days.
“In addition to in-person or video interviews, deep reference-checks will be conducted on every candidate before a hire is made,” Mr. Walsh said. “Many companies have dropped reference checks from their interview process and Vetted believes they are invaluable in providing key insights on how to best manage and motivate a new hire.”
In addition to recruitment services, Vetted offers corporate outplacement assistance for employees transitioning out of an organization. These services include resume and LinkedIn review, networking strategies and introductions, personal branding assistance and career goal-setting.
“We worked with Tim Walsh earlier this year on the search for our first-ever marketing leader, a really important position for us,” said Evan Richardson, founder and CEO and founder of Boston-based Form Health, a medically supervised weight loss program delivered through your smartphone. “He was able to deliver a number of high-quality candidates in a short period of time, resulting in a successful hire, who’s been a terrific addition to our team. With the launch of Vetted, I’m confident he’ll be able to amplify his approach in partnering with other growth-stage companies,” he said.
Despite the increased amount of talent available due to widespread layoffs at Boston-area tech companies and agencies since March, identifying, engaging and hiring the right people has remained difficult, Vetted said. More than 2,000 senior-level marketing, PR and sales jobs in the Greater Boston area have been advertised on LinkedIn in the past 30 days.
While no one is sure when the pandemic will end, some experts predict we have already gone through the worst of the pandemic-induced recession. “Additionally, it seems many local companies are finally truly committing to improving diversity hiring practices,” said the search firm. “Vetted is in an ideal position to help companies who are looking to build high-performing and diverse teams.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media