Lucas Group Nashville Office Supports Region’s Explosive Job Growth

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Executive recruiting firm expands presence at One Nashville Place to support strong demand for Accounting & Finance, HR, IT and Manufacturing professionals.

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Thanks to Nashville’s prime geographic location and booming manufacturing scene, the demand for supply chain and operations talent will only intensify – and a business-as-usual approach won’t land top performers.

Lucas Group, ranked sixth on Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms list for 2019, is expanding the firm’s Nashville presence at One Nashville Place, 150 4th Ave N Suite 1325. The larger office space supports Lucas Group’s talent recruitment efforts on behalf of companies amid the city’s explosive business growth.

The greater Nashville Metro Area is predicted to experience a job growth rate of 50.5% over the next decade – significantly stronger growth than the US average of 33.5%.

Nashville is a favorite second home for West Coast tech giants, like Amazon, and a growing regional HQ powerhouse. Job growth is on track to outpace the population, with a predicted shortage of 25,000 employees over the next decade.

“In this candidate-driven market, an executive recruiter with deep local connections can be a true consultative ally. My goal is to provide invaluable guidance to accelerate the hiring process without compromising talent quality,” says Nashville native Sam McDonald, Managing Partner, IT, who advises companies on the new rules for IT recruitment.

Joining McDonald in the Nashville office are Lindsay Davis, Managing Partner Accounting & Finance, Chris Abrams, Managing Partner Human Resources, and Nate Erdtmann, Managing Partner, Manufacturing.

“Thanks to Nashville’s prime geographic location and booming manufacturing scene, the demand for supply chain and operations talent will only intensify – and a business-as-usual approach won’t land top performers,” said Erdtmann.

When it comes to closing candidates, small and medium-sized businesses are struggling to compete with giants like Amazon.

“The majority of hires are passive candidates who are not actively looking for new opportunities,” said Davis. “The right recruiter will understand a professional’s pain points – commute length, advancement opportunities – and pitch an opportunity accordingly. This is the competitive edge that gets candidates excited about an offer.”

“Our recruiters work hand-in-hand with a company’s internal hiring manager to fill positions that stretch across multiple skill sets and require a deeper network than any one person can provide,” adds Abrams, who cautions companies not to overlook the hidden cost of leaving a critical position unfilled.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices across the country, Lucas Group employs expert, localized search with national reach, tapping into a passive talent network to deliver a curated list of candidates uniquely suited to a company’s talent needs.

About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at http://www.lucasgroup.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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