April 4, 2016
In this executive Q&A, Kent Elliott, principal at RETS Associates, a leading national real estate recruiting firm, and Amy D’Olimpio, vice president of human resources at Regency Centers, a grocery-anchored retail center owner, operator and developer, discuss the advisory partnership that developed between the two companies for recruiting. D’Olimpio dives deep into Regency’s hiring approach and success, as the organization has rebuilt its teams over the past seven years.
Kent Elliott: Since working with a recruiting firm like RETS, what have been the most important contributions that the relationship has made to your recruiting process?
Amy D’Olimpio: I have a long history in human resources and have realized in the last few years that working with the right recruiting firm brings more value to the table than just qualified candidates. In addition to providing top talent, we rely on the expertise of a partner like RETS to keep us informed about what is going on in the market, advise us on recalibrating compensation packages, provide tips on how to best market the organization to recruit top talent, and more. We want an extra set of eyes and ears in the marketplace that will candidly advises us on all things hiring and retention. For me, it’s much more than recruiting – it’s a relationship that supports our corporate growth nationwide.