The JobGiraffe Process...

Finding the Best Candidates for Your Business

With 50 years of experience, our operation is grounded in the fundamentals of effective recruiting and staffing - yet we embrace an innovative approach to talent acquisition designed to meet the ever-changing needs of both the market and our clients.

Sourcing Strategies

At JobGiraffe, we use both traditional and technological outreach to identify top talent in all of our core competencies. By being in business in Chicago and the Suburbs for the last 50 years, we have created an unmatched referral system, plus we use countless industry and academic contacts, attend job fairs, and leverage many local and regional association involvements in order to connect with the best candidates available.

Next, our expert use of over 200 online job boards, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube), billboards, radio and paid print keeps us "in touch" with active and passive job seekers every day of the year.

Plus, our rebranding from Paige Personnel Services to JobGiraffe (yes, we think it is adorable too!) has given us superior brand awareness amongst job seekers, and the JobGiraffe website offers the best job search functionality for candidates with daily, real-time FEATURED JOB and HOT JOBS postings and a simple, barrier-free online 'apply now' experience.

JobGiraffe has built a sourcing network that extends far beyond the reach of other recruiting and staffing firms in the market today.

Screening, Interviewing, Verifications and Reference Checking

It’s our job to send you only thoroughly screened candidates.

All job seekers must submit their resume to begin the screening and evaluation process. We do not use resume scanning software; every single resume we receive will be read by an experienced JobGiraffe consultant. If selected, potential candidates are contacted and asked to schedule an in-person interview at one of our offices and submit an in-depth application.

During the interview, we review both the candidate’s personal and professional information.  In addition to discussing their complete employment history, topics such as career goals, job preferences, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, wants vs. needs will all be addressed and examined.

We will also collect all information relating to their education, certifications and degrees, internship and volunteer experiences and military service history.

Ultimately, every facet of the education, military service and employment history will be verified on any candidate you choose to hire.

  • JobGiraffe will verify education directly with the institution itself whenever possible or through a certified verification clearing house where required.
  • JobGiraffe will verify all military service upon the candidate's presentation of an official DD214 or by verification through the DOD website.
  • JobGiraffe will verify dates of employment and collect employment references whenever possible.  This is done personally by the JobGiraffe verification staff or through a certified verification clearing house where required.
Background Checking

Our process always includes some level of third-party background checking. Any additional third party background checks unique to your pre-employment requirements can be added, usually at no extra cost.

  • For the initial background check, JobGiraffe utilizes a premier third-party Chicago-based background checking service that personally checks live courthouse records in each jurisdiction ordered, regardless of the location, using the ‘hand pull’ method. Although there are many services offering online search tools that are faster and cheaper, over the years we have found these searches are frequently inaccurate and/or incomplete.
  • JobGiraffe will then run a Social Security trace (SSN Trace)
  • JobGiraffe will then run all counties (CRIMINAL Search) in which the candidate lived and/or worked during the last 7 years.  We will also search under any AKA’s that were discovered during the interview process and/or the Social Security Trace.

JobGiraffe will run any of the background checks listed below at no additional charge:

IDENTIFICATION
  • SSN Trace
CRIMINAL SEARCH BY
  • County
  • Statewide
  • Nationwide Database
  • Nationwide Sex Offender
  • Federal Criminal
MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL INDEX SEARCH
May include but is not limited to the following:
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • OFAC Report (Patriot Act Search)
  • Interpol Most Wanted
  • DOC/Bureau of Prisons
  • FBI Fugitive List
  • Canadian OSFI List
  • European Union Terrorist Sanctions List
  • Many other U.S. and International Watch Lists
CIVIL
  • County
  • Federal
COMPLIANCE
  • OFAC Search
  • OIG/GSA
ANCILLARY
  • Drivers License History (DMV)
Skills Assessment, Testing and Training

The Skills Assessment portion of our process is also extremely detailed. Appropriate skill testing is selected and administered on a candidate-by-candidate basis under the direction of the JobGiraffe staff.

By utilizing over 1500 testing and evaluation products offered through the Prove It! system by Kenexa®, an IBM Company, an applicant's general skills such as math, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills and second language skills including Spanish, French, Italian, German and more, can be tested and evaluated.

To view the list of available testing for 2015 click here.

Plus, specific job skills such as accounting, customer service, legal terminology, medical terminology, typing and data entry speed, and overall knowledge of various office procedures can be accurately assessed.

Also, a candidate's computer skills and specific software knowledge will not only be accurately assessed at a basic, intermediate or advanced level on more than 500 specific software titles but, in some cases, software skills can be enhanced by the training portion of the module.

All testing and training done by JobGiraffe is free to the client and to the job seeker.

JobGiraffe – Reach Higher®