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    We apply candidate analytics to identify, recruit and hire, what we call, “Super-Engaged” employees. What is the S.A. Traut “Hacker Lab?” S.A. Traut Associates has been collecting and studying analytics for the past 4 years based on thousands of candidates’ answers to our innovative interview questions. Our statistics and analysis are evaluated in our Lab resulting in a successful formula that ensures our clients hire only “Super-Engaged”, supreme hacker coder employees resulting in a great corporate culture.

    There are four types of employees in every company in every country. My source for three of these employees is the book “The Coming Jobs War.” The three employees they reference are from the best to worst respectively.

    1. “Engaged Employees” (top 10% employees who better the company and only 28% of the world’s employees)

    2. “Not Engaged Employees” (some value added, 9-5 workers, focused on collecting paychecks)

    3. “Actively Disengaged” (go out of their way to disrupt everything).

    4. “Super-Engaged Employee” The employee that S.A. Traut Associates has identified and specializes in recruiting/hiring is …the top 1% talent in your company who thinks outside the box, works 24/7 and comes up with great solutions that no one else has thought of…makes his or her team better. Think of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretsky as Super Engaged Employees. Also, great leaders/managers are few and far between according to “The Coming Jobs War”…1 in 5 Managers are Engaged and the majority of the remaining managers are simply “lousy”…in the author’s words. These “lousy” managers rarely get better and will only be the root cause for employee discontent amid your workforce resulting in less or disengaged customers and decreased revenue.

What Clients said

  • Stuart is doing a great job as Gaikai's in-house acting VP, HR and Chief Talent Officer reporting to me. He has recruited the best of the best talent from Australia, the Netherlands, the UK, Russia, Germany, South Korea, France and the US. Gaikai has developed new cloud streaming IP requiring Rock Star quality employees....currently hiring over 90 in just 1.5 years thanks to Stuart. He is the Rolls Royce of recruiting, a terrific negotiator, a Rock Star himself with high integrity and loyalty.

    David Perry, CEO & Founder Gaikai Inc
    David Perry, CEO & Founder
  • Stuart is an amazing talent finder. Much more than "just recruiting", he possesses that rare ability to spot in less than five minutes when a candidate is a good fit for the company - not just in terms of skills, but more importantly, in culture fit. Truly a great guy to work with - can't recommend him enough.

    Rui Pereira, Co-Founder & CTO Gaikai Inc
    Rui Pereira, Co-Founder & CTO
  • S.A. Traut Associates specializes in critical-need, hard to fill senior to C level openings.  Several of Stuart's hires at Terracon are now Principals of the company and have been here for many years.  We have enjoyed a 17 year relationship and I highly recommend Stuart and S.A. Traut Associates.  I will continue to use his services as Terracon continues to grow toward a $1 Billion consulting engineering leader.

    David R. Gaboury, P.E., CEO Terracon
    David R. Gaboury, P.E., CEO
  • Stu's an amazing recruiter: he has an uncanny ability to fish great talent out of a very tough pool; he understands what makes a candidate tick; he's unbeatable at closing strong candidates even when it seems impossible; and he gives them the white glove treatment until and after they join. Stuart just plain "gets" what it takes to bring on great talent over and over again -- a very rare talent. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat.

    Uri Sarid, CTO MuleSoft
    Uri Sarid, CTO

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