executive and professional search

Searching for top talent? Our search experts can find the best in the market.

We have honed our skills as a multi-industry professional and executive search firm that seeks and attracts talent from a variety of candidate pools.  We excel at finding, assessing and selecting high-performing professional, top-level management and C-level executives in both the private and public sector.  We have methods for identifying peak performers and a track record of excellent employees retained.

our unique approach

Our commitment to understanding the specific human capital needs of every business partner and talents of each applicant has made us the experts in building effective organizations.  The failure of most executive search firms is that they are singular in focus and recycle candidates for multiple job openings.  Most recruiters find talent on the market.  We find the best available talent in the market.

our regional focus and national reach

In the global marketplace, workplace understands that an organization may need to search outside of the regional community for its talent needs.  We have undertaken many successful national searches.  We know what it takes to identify top talent in other communities and attract them to Northern Illinois.

In addition to our breadth of national searches, we are also firmly committed to finding talent in our own backyard.  We have an extensive local network, an impressive track record of community activism and a proven history of solid relationships with local organizations.

our method is based on success

Through years of service, workplace has refined a four-phase process that not only produces results but also promotes confidence for the new hire and organization.

Phase 1: Opportunity Analysis

Phase 2: Candidate Sourcing

Phase 3: Candidate Selection

Phase 4: Onboarding

our commitment to integrity

We carefully adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in our recruiting process.  Although our clients often have some of the best talent in the region, we never recruit from an active client’s talent pool, and we refrain from pursuing candidates we have placed.  In addition, we maintain strict confidentially of clients and candidates alike.

sample of recently completed searches


  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Executive Director (Vice President) of Budget and Finance
  • Controller
  • Staff Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Payroll Coordinator

Human Resources

Operations Senior Leadership

  • Chief Operations Officer
  • General Manager
  • Director of Operations (Executive Director)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Quality Control Engineering Manager
  • Director of Commercial Construction


  • Contract Compliance Coordinator
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Quality Control Supervisor
  • Manufacturing Production Supervisor
  • Manufacturing Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Buyer/Planner
  • Commercial Construction Project Manager
  • Service Coordinator
  • Environmental Technician
  • Chief of Staff
  • Strategic Aide to CEO
  • Executive Assistant(s) to CEO, CFO, board of directors and other C-Level Executive

Sales and Marketing

  • Director of Business Development
  • Marketing Manager
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Sales and Marketing Assistant


  • Director of Information Technology
  • MS SQL Server Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst (Web Developer)
  • Network Administrator
  • Windows System Administrator
  • Help Desk Administrator

To learn more about our executive and professional search services, call us today at 815.961.0500!