Peggy Shell founded Creative Alignments in 2010 with a firm belief that the traditional recruiting landscape needed a better alternative.
Why should small and mid-sized companies be paying 20-30% of a hire’s first year salary when they need to preserve their capital for growth? And, how can a recruiter be a flexible partner to their clients if they are motivated by a commission windfall?
Peggy’s solution was a unique hourly billing model and powerful client-centric approach – one that has led Creative Alignments to become a significant leader and trusted partner among growing companies. By simply charging clients for the time it takes to fill a role, our ultimate motivation is to be our client's partner. We can be a consultant and expert extension of their team to find the talent they need to grow in a strategic, cost-effective and efficient way. Learn more about Time-Based Recruiting.
Our experienced team recruits across all functions in the technology and natural foods/consumer products industries. We have a presence in Boulder, Denver, Chicago, and Austin to serve companies nationally and internationally.
Integrity runs through all we do
We are authentic
We do the right thing
We are good people and good to people
We are open-minded
Teamwork is key to our success
We communicate clearly, frequently and proactively
We listen to understand others
We are nimble and adapt to support others’ needs
We have fun and laugh together
We are all in this together working towards a common purpose
We have meticulous follow through
We are driven & hard working
We keep a customer-focused mindset
Quality is king
Organization is integral to our ability to be accountable
We communicate the truth in all directions
We are open & upfront
We share challenges, concerns & joys early and professionally
We harbor no passive aggressive feelings because we communicate early and proactively
We think creatively to accomplish goals
We are efficient with time & resources
We step back & think before acting to find the best approach
We are expert consultants to our clients
We are results-oriented
How we give back
Our goal is to make people’s lives better. By improving the recruiting process, we help impact companies grow with talented people in place, and help talented people connect with jobs they love. Along the way, we share our expertise pro-bono with nonprofit organizations that are working hard to empower vulnerable populations to end the cycle of poverty and improve their lives. During the holiday season, in lieu of gifts for our clients, we make a donation to a local nonprofit. When we can all help make the most of employment opportunities, we can all be a force for change.