June 1, 2018

Creative Alignments expanded its offices into the Chicago market. Emerging businesses with local roots, like RXBAR, SolidFire and Halo Top Creamery, have relied upon Creative Alignments’ unique Time-Based Recruiting® model to find the best employees and quickly build top teams that fuel exponential company growth.

“Recruiting great teams is one of the most critical functions of a growing business,” says Frank Milianti, Creative Alignments’ Senior Director who leads the Chicago office. “Unfortunately, the traditional commission-based recruiting model sets up typical recruiters with financial incentives that are not aligned with their clients’ goals, which often sours people to recruiters. Creative Alignments takes a completely different approach to recruiting – one that is directly aligned with a company’s needs and focused on finding the best employees for its culture.”

Creative Alignments charges only for the time it takes to find the best person for a job, rather than charging a large percent of an employee’s first year salary. Not only does this save a client money – often the equivalent of about 8% of salary vs. 20-30% typically charged by traditional recruiters – it also creates a transparent, collaborative partnership where Creative Alignments acts as an extension of the client company.

“The Creative Alignments team is rock solid and does a great job accelerating our hiring success during critical growth phases of our company,” says Dave Cahill, VP of Strategic Alliances at SolidFire, a company that Creative Alignments helped grow from 35 employees to 450 employees before being acquired by NetApp. “Anyone looking to scale an organization rapidly, without sacrificing hiring quality, would be well served by working with Creative Alignments.”

Founded in 2010, Creative Alignments has offices in Boulder, Denver, Austin and now Chicago. It has specialty groups in the technology, food and consumer products, manufacturing, and professional services industries.

“Our model simply makes more sense than the old method,” says Peggy Shell, Creative Alignments CEO and Founder. “We are excited to join the Chicago market to better support our current local clients and partner with new clients to build top teams in an employee-centric market.“