MICA is a national recruiting agency that is 100% focused on finding top marketing talent for growing companies.
We are known for helping companies grow their marketing teams with uniquely-qualified marketing, communications, digital
engagement, and creative services professionals.
With MICA, you have a competitive advantage.
We’re experts in marketing. And we’re experts in recruiting.
This dual expertise is what drives our proven success in continuously sourcing outstanding candidates for our clients as they grow their marketing teams. Our approach always starts with active listening, to ensure that we thoroughly understand our clients’ hiring goals, challenges, budgets, and timelines. It is this understanding that then fuels our search strategy, and enables the team at MICA to consistently engage those elusive top-performing candidates.
Collaboration is key. Our clients’ success is our goal.
MICA’s team will work closely with your hiring teams and talent aquisition to understand your business’s current situation, to pinpoint your hiring objectives, and
to meet your hiring timelines.
Extensive Candidate Network
With MICA’s vetted candidate network and our uber-targeted multi-source search approach,
we will quickly bring
uniquely-qualified candidates to your table.
MICA’s candidates consistently lead to stronger hires because we ensure that each candidate’s expertise aligns with the role, and that their persona aligns with your company culture.
As the talent acquisition lead at your organization, you are continuously balancing business priorities, budgets, and timelines to meet your hiring needs. We get it. And we can help.
With MICA, you have a talent acquisition partner that is ready to take on your recruiting initiatives.
MICA’s exclusive retainer search approach is consultative and solution oriented. Our clients hire us typically for executive-level and mid-level searches, as well as hard-to-find talent, where an exceptional skillset is needed. We focus on finding the best possible candidates to drive your organization’s growth and achieve your goals.
Using Project Management methodology, MICA scopes each search and creates a clearly defined profile, plan and timeline with distinct milestones. Following this methodology, we can quickly bring you the best possible range of uniquely-talented prospects who are engaged and interested. We can also course correct with ease and flexibility, when necessary. Throughout the process, we continuously leverage our broad industry knowledge and deep leadership candidate networks. Our proactive process and focus on candidate quality, combined with cultural fit consistently leads to strong leadership hires and high retention rates.
MICA’s container search approach is a modified version of our retainer search services, and answers both your sense of urgency and your need for non-exclusivity. As you prioritize your hiring needs, our container search option makes sense when your key searches are taking too long, but you are required to work with multiple search firms. With our container approach, MICA ensures the commitment of an expert team and resources that are dedicated exclusively to finding candidates with your desired expertise and cultural fit.
MICA’s contingency or “pay-per-hire” search is used less frequently and is appropriate for lower-level roles, that are less urgent. We may also apply this approach when you are hiring multiple individuals for the same role on an on-going basis. We leverage our broad candidate networks and invest heavily in advertising to attract the largest possible number of qualified candidates who meet your search criteria.
In all cases, MICA conducts the initial screening process, presents the candidate profiles, and then manages the entire interview process between the candidates and your hiring team, including the job offer and negotiation.
This is proactive, relationship-centric recruiting. Beyond your current open roles, you are also likely preparing for future opportunities within your organization. The key advantages of MICA’s talent pipelining approach are reduced time-to-hire, reduced cost-per-hire, and better quality candidates.
As your recruiting partner, MICA will build a pipeline of vetted, engaged, and interested talent that you can leverage
as soon as new roles open up.
External Talent Mapping
MICA’s approach to external talent mapping presents a cost-efficient method to proactively build a broad pool of prospective candidates based on your specified attributes and skillset parameters. Because these candidates have not yet been contacted and vetted, the quicker turnaround time for MICA to deliver an initial candidate pool makes this a viable solution to align with your organization’s near- and long-term
talent acquisition plan.
MICA’s client partners range from Fortune 500s and startups to
higher education and marketing & creative services agencies.
Our Case Studies
An entrepreneur at heart, I have always been interested in the stories that excellent businesses tell. How they navigate problems, what makes them successful and how they grow. About ten years into my career, I had developed a strong passion for recruiting great talent to match company strategies; And, I had seen, over and over, how critical top marketing talent is for business success.
The marketing function is very complex and means something slightly different to every business depending on their customers, their product, service and their stage of development. Therefore, leveraging marketing for success takes both the right strategic approach and the right team. With this in mind, I founded MICA in 2011 and set out to assemble a band of marketing professionals, whose combined expertise would touch every facet of the marketing universe.
Today, whether you lead the marketing function or help run an ad agency, a consumer product brand, a digital or technology enterprise, a professional services or thought leadership business; whether you are global or just starting up – someone on our team has worn your hat. Collectively, we’ve been there and we get it.
What’s more, at MICA, we are all passionate about our clients’ success. Collaboration. Active Listening. Partnership. Lasting Relationships. These are the key components of our proven processes that consistently lead to the successful placement of uniquely-qualified marketing talent with our clients. We know the discipline and the characteristics that make up top-performing marketers, and we know how to engage that talent. Every search. Every time.
Wherever you are in your talent acquisition strategy and/or search execution, the team at MICA can help. We want to share in your success story. Let's start a conversation.