Our Expertise

Duffy Group, Inc. is doing something very different in the recruiting arena. Employers think they are limited to a pricing model based on the candidate’s compensation. Not so. Now companies have a recruiting resource that is scalable and cost effective. Duffy Group’s Recruitment Research model delivers both.

What is the competitive landscape? What do potential candidates think of your company/organization? Is local talent available or will we get stronger candidates if we search outside the region? CEOs, company leaders and HR managers depend on Duffy Group for ongoing analyses of market intelligence to answer questions like these.

Our Practice Leaders are the recruitment experts in their fields. They know the people, the companies, and their industries inside and out.

Alternative / Renewable Energy

Our Alternative and Renewable Energy Practice is flourishing. With diverse clients in this highly specialized field, from start-ups and mid-sized solar integrators to major manufacturers of energy-related support services, Duffy Group’s practice leaders have strong relationships and know where to find qualified, passionate alternative energy professionals to fulfill human capital needs around the country.

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Recruiting for healthcare brings unique challenges because many healthcare systems/providers block professional recruiters. But that’s not the case for Duffy Group. Thanks to its reputation, discretion and legacy, recruiting “firewalls” don’t impact Duffy Group. We bring unparalleled access to leading professionals across the healthcare spectrum. From directors to C-suite executives, from clinical to administrative, we have the access, experience and knowledge to locate and recruit the finest talent.

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Financial Services

Recruiting for the financial sector was how Duffy Group got its start. That was in 1991. And we haven’t slowed down since. With hundreds of professionals sourced for firms ranging from Fortune 100s to legacy venture capital firms, our Financial Services Practice is one of the best in the business.

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Food Manufacturing

Because the global food industry is in a constant state of flux, the need for experienced, knowledgeable talent is a constant. Duffy Group’s Food Manufacturing Practice Leaders follow the industry and the decision-makers closely. The result? Day-to-day knowledge of the marketplace that enables us to find qualified talent quickly and efficiently.

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Higher Education

Ever tightening budgets. Relentless scrutiny. Talent poaching. At state schools, private colleges and for-profit institutions, higher education professionals are stressed by these issues and stretched too thin without adding on the challenge of recruiting top talent. Since 2001, Duffy Group has nurtured relationships in this specialized niche and has become a go-to resource for educational institutions around the country searching for premier faculty and administrative staff.

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Human Resources

Many Duffy Group team members launched their careers in Human Resources. As such, you could say sourcing HR talent is our “sweet spot.” As recruiters, we take great pride in keeping up with trends and developments in the HR arena. Drawing on real-world experience and continuing education (seminars, conferences, etc.), our team knows what it takes to attract, recruit and deliver strong candidates, strategically, quickly and with great sensitivity.

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Lean/Six Sigma

We have worked with recognized leaders in Lean and Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies. Our adherence to Lean, exemplified in the Duffy Group Recruitment Research approach, enables us to identify and vet top process improvement performers across the manufacturing, healthcare, defense, packaged goods and service industries.

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Our experience working closely with non-profit organizations has enabled us to understand the challenges of recruiting within this unique environment where different stakeholders (e.g., board members and legacy founders) may have a say in the hiring process. Duffy Group’s cost-efficient model is of particular value in the non-profit arena where budgets are usually tight, and where focus needs to be on the organization’s mission not recruiting, and volunteers may be involved. For non-profit clients, we often serve as the Search Facilitator within the search committee, which is often comprised of individuals new to talent searches.

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When you need to access talent around the globe, don’t let borders get in the way of finding exceptional candidates.  For over 15 years, Duffy Group has been sourcing candidates in Europe, Asia, and South America.  In 2012, Duffy Group strengthened its ability to reach international candidates through a membership in the International Management Search Association (IMSA-Search.com), a network of search firms representing all economic regions of the world.  This membership enables Duffy Group to provide support for clients’ international projects even if candidates do not speak English.  By teaming with our international executive search partners, we can draw on an unparalleled breadth of expertise and specialized knowledge of a specific country and culture to satisfy our clients with a slate of qualified candidates.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity

Duffy Group serves the unique needs of the private equity (PE) industry, assisting with a diverse offering of recruiting strategies. The practice typically focuses on C-level and executive level positions in portfolio companies. Duffy Group has completed portfolio company assignments across a range of industries of various size and scope.
Duffy Group works closely with colleagues who have specific functional experience in industries including software, internet, healthcare, energy, industrial, retail, financial services, and telecommunications, among others. This close coordination with industry specialists and functional experts ensures a successful and more rapid search process.