I deal with probably about eight recruiters. I have used—and hired—more candidates from SMR than any other [firm]. The reasons are constant communication with me, quality of candidates and an understanding of what I am looking for. Overall, SMR seems to blend in as part of the company to assist in filling openings with quality people.
SMR Group sets the standard for pharmaceutical recruiting. I know that if I enlist the help of Rick and his folks, that I will get high-performing, quality candidates to satisfy my recruiting needs. His communication and follow-up are stellar. I enjoy working with him very much.
I have personally worked with SMR Group and Rick Snowden since 2003, although his relationship with my company stems back greater than 10 years to 1995. SMR, with Rick at the helm, has consistently provided us timely and superior results on many sourcing projects ranging from basic sales representative positions to more complex second line sales leader positions. His strengths include his personable nature – he is never too busy to field a call or have a strategy meeting in relation to a new project – and expert overview of the industry for which he provides. His network has both breadth and depth. I recommend his services without reservation.
SMR Group and Rick Snowden are recruiters who aren’t just interested in placing someone—their only interest is to make sure that they get the best possible fit for you and your organization. Rick and his team are consistently looking at the long term of a relationship with a client, not just trying to get a quick hire and make some immediate money.