Sourcing just the right fit.

Contingency Search for Earls Kitchen + Bar

Earls Kitchen + Bar logo

  • Founded: 1982
  • Client Since: 2015
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Headquarters: Vancouver, BC
  • Locations: 66 throughout North America
  • Website:

Earls Kitchen + Bar is a family-owned chain of restaurants that’s expanding into new and exciting markets across the United States and Canada. The company believes that its success lies in its “Partners,” the people that bring the vision to life every day, and it has been named the best place to work in Canada in Glassdoor’s annual “Employees’ Choice Awards” survey.

Interior photo of the Earls Kitchen + Bar restaurant in Miami, Florida

At A Glance

The Challenge

The CEO needed an executive assistant. Despite having already interviewed a number of candidates, he hadn’t yet found someone with the proactive and detail-oriented work style that his busy schedule required.

Our Solution

contingency search, kicked off with a thorough intake to understand the position requirements and followed by advanced social sourcing to find individuals who matched the profile.

“Because the position required working closely with the CEO, our search was as much about finding the right work style as it was about qualifications. We cast a wide net, and then screened potential candidates heavily.”

Angela Bortolussi, Earls project recruiter, Recruiting Social

Key Successes

Sourced and screened 93 potential candidates

Submitted the top 6 candidates for interview, fewer than 7% of candidates assessed

Placed the 1 hire needed

“Angela from Recruiting Social made the experience enjoyable and not feel like it was a business transaction.”

Kiran Jagpal, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Earls Kitchen + Bar

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