Thinking beyond the current needs
Detmer and Sons was quickly growing but did not have a need for a full-time HR staff. When Eric Detmer, president of Detmer and Sons turned to Aliniti, his company required assistance with basic HR functions, including creating job descriptions and recruiting high-level strategic mapping, and keeping paperwork in compliance. Aliniti worked to triage issues, build roles, and created a performance agreement model.
As the company evolved, Aliniti’s role transformed
When Detmer and Sons acquired a new company, Electro Polish Co., Eric found himself in need of someone to help with the day-to-day operations. Aliniti took on a strategic role and spearheaded the search for an office manager and chief operating officer for Electro Polish Co.
“Aliniti is consistent. It doesn’t matter which way we turn, they can pivot to the direction we are going,” said Eric. “[As we diversified] we knew we needed help with day-to-day operations and we needed to map out what we were looking for in candidates, including what characteristics and personalities we were looking for. We needed help with hiring from A to Z.”
Filling key roles
Aliniti started the search for an executive by defining role responsibilities and job descriptions. The Aliniti team recruited talented individuals and vetted applicants, taking into account more than just past experience. Together, Aliniti and Detmer conducted interviews and facilitated negotiations with qualified candidates. Aliniti followed the processes through to implementation and continued the onboarding process for four to five months, in addition to maintaining the functions they were originally hired to complete. With Aliniti’s assistance, Detmer hired a skilled, experienced candidate who was attracted to the process
“Their executive search isn’t one brush they paint for all of their clients,” said Eric. “Aliniti can adapt to a client’s needs or budgetary concerns and they are very flexible.”
Becoming part of the family is invaluable
Aliniti has become an integral part of the Detmer and Sons and Electro Polish Co. teams and has transitioned from simply providing HR duties, to providing leadership training with managers and working with the COO at both Detmer family companies. Most recently, Aliniti facilitated a balance scorecard session, created a strategy map, and identified measurements for that map which can be linked to everyone in the organization.
Throughout his company’s relationship with Aliniti, Detmer and Sons CEO, Frank Detmer, Jr. has changed the way that he views human capital, and has become an advocate for Aliniti.
“I consider Aliniti a part of our team even though they aren’t employees,” said Eric. “[They have] a unique and great personal touch. I know I can talk to the CEO if I need to, even if it’s not his task. It’s a great and calming feeling to have. Aliniti has a great team, is easy to work with, attentive to our needs, and professional in all manners that operate with us.”