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Stamford Woman Opens Recruiting Business In New York

Suzanne Kelly of Stamford started her business, Acquisition Intelligence, in New York.
Suzanne Kelly of Stamford started her business, Acquisition Intelligence, in New York. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Acquisition Intelligence, a firm that saves employers money by helping to prevent hiring mistakes, has opened its doors for business. The New York company is led by founder and CEO Suzanne Kelly of Stamford.

“Recruiting industry studies show that a company hiring a new employee has a 50 percent chance of hiring the wrong person,'' Kelly said. "And that can cost the company more than three times the hire’s base salary in additional recruiting costs, termination costs, lost productivity, opportunity cost and disruption. That means, in the case of a $100,000 hire, the wrong choice can cost the employer $300,000 or more.

“Our company, Acquisition Intelligence,” Kelly said, “reduces the employer’s odds of making a hiring mistake by thoroughly reviewing the candidate’s past work performance and cultural fit with as many as eight former supervisors, peers and direct reports. These are the people who know the candidate best and can provide extensive and detailed performance feedback, facilitating a much more informed (and less costly) hiring decision.”

In her 20-plus years of recruiting experience, Kelly has practiced this unique methodology, and she knows that it works. As proof, her retention successes include more than 20 candidates who remain on the job decades after originally being hired by companies such as Bridgewater Associates, Glencore, Millward Brown Digital and Odyssey America Re.

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