What We Believe
Integrity and Honesty are at the Heart of our Business.
Beyond the inherent value of integrity and honesty, we also believe that being honest is simply good business. People are our “product” and all people have both strengths and weaknesses which need to be considered. We will always present a balanced appraisal of our candidates to ensure the success of both our customers and candidates. Our expectations are that we will have long term relationships with everyone, which is not possible without a commitment to honesty and integrity.
Understanding the Value of the Individual.
The first step to having a great organization is to have the right people. Specifically, the right people for that organization – since every organization is unique. We understand that determining the right people goes beyond identifying specific knowledge and skills; and that an individual’s character, values and innate abilities are what ultimately determine success. We make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for each and every job – for our clients and ourselves.
A Commitment to Excellence.
We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we do. Inherent in this determination is continual dedication to improvement. We know even the best can always be better. When faced with the choice, we would rather be the best than be the biggest.
Discipline Differentiates Us.
We believe that to be successful, our people must be inherently disciplined in their thoughts and actions. Likewise, our organization must be disciplined in only recruiting staff that possess this trait. Our philosophy is not to administer discipline, but to consist of people for whom discipline is a key part of their character. Discipline differentiates us because to provide excellent service, there are no shortcuts – it often comes down to simply working harder to get the desired result. The dedication of our people to our company and clients and the intense effort they put into their work are greater than one finds in other organizations. This is an important part of our success.
What We Do
Having the right people is a prerequisite for any organization’s success. John Galt was founded with the belief that the services offered by existing staffing and consulting providers did not consistently live up to the standards which organizations should expect in an activity which is so critical to their success. Since our founding we have helped thousands of organizations and individuals be successful by developing a clear understanding of their needs at all levels. Understanding technical requirements is necessary to this process, but in itself not sufficient. We also focus extensively on the intangibles – culture, personality, values, etc. to ensure that the right person is matched with the right organization.
This same approach has also enabled us to recruit the right people so that we can deliver this level of service to our customers. Our professional staff all share our corporate values of Excellence, Humility, and Self-Determination. Not surprisingly, our Customers tend to share these values with us as well.
How We Do It
John Galt’s vision is to be the best place to work for those who are committed to excelling as contract staffing professionals. We are committed to providing our customers the highest level of service possible and our belief is that the only way to do this is by having the best staff in the industry working with our customers to accomplish their objectives. We execute this vision by identifying and attracting individuals who share our values to join our staff. We then provide them with the best training and development in the industry. Our high performance internal teams then execute on the following strategies to ensure our customers’ success.
We are Specialists
Our recruiters focus their efforts on being the “go to person” in specific verticals (positions, technologies, tools, industries). We are not generalists and we will let you know up front if your need is a direct match to one of our verticals, a close match, or one where we don’t have expertise.
We Develop Long Term Relationships
We seek out Customers whose technical needs and values align with ours. Our contact with prospective customers is not focused on whether there is an open job today. It is focused on long term needs and priorities and identifying customers who can benefit from a long term relationship with John Galt. We have customers who have been with us since we started 20 years ago and over half our revenue comes from customers who have been doing business with us for seven years or more.
Likewise our recruiters seek out candidates that we will have long term relationships with. We have many candidates who finish one project for us and we are able to move them a new project with one of our other customers. Or, someone may finish a project and we maintain contact with them over the years through User Group meetings, periodic check ins, etc. and we place them in another project years later.
We Provide Solutions Based on Deep Understanding
A byproduct of long term relationships as gaining a deeper understanding of both our customers and our candidates. Peoples’ talent and goals go a lot deeper than the words on a Resume; and customer needs are rarely fully explained in a Job Description. We take the time to gain a deep understanding of both our candidates and our customers and find solutions based on these needs. Occasionally a customer’s true need is met in a way that is much different than the initial Job Description provided.
Our name, John Galt, was inspired by the classic Ayn Rand novel, Atlas Shrugged. The protagonist in the book, John Galt, was a larger than life character who was not only a skilled inventor and technologist but who also understood the value of the individual and how character and values are equally important to capabilities. This perspective was consistent with our belief that an individual’s technical skills are only a part of the total equation and that the intangibles of culture, personality, values, etc. play a critical part in an individual’s ability to contribute to the success of an organization.