The City of Fort Worth currently uses only one talent acquisition service (Mackenzie Eason and Associates) exclusively for its recruiting efforts. In order to provide more options for departments within the City, an effort is being made by the Human Resources (HR) Department to provide additional professional services that may better reflect the type of talent acquisition services a department is looking for. The HR Department is seeking to enter into agreements with CornerStone Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Cornerstone) for non-executive positions and GovHR USA, Inc. (GovHR) and Careers Work, Inc. (Careers Work) for executive level positions.
Gov HR has municipality experience and has recruited for public-sector entities. They have worked with the Park and Recreation Department within the last year and proven themselves to have a very robust process that will meet the special and often unique needs and circumstances facing local governments and not-for profit clients. Careers Work is a local executive firm and will tailor its recruitment program to meet our needs by utilizing multi-channel sourcing and recruitment strategies. Both firms provide a commitment to diversity in the candidate pool and will assist the city's diversity efforts in ensuring that our internal workforce reflects the diversity of our community. They will both also provide the City with a two year guarantee for our executive recruitments.
Cornerstone will assist with providing adequate pools of qualified private sector candidates for non-executive positions that are difficult to fill each year in various departments. Cornerstone currently provides separate temporary staffing services to the City under a separate agreement and has deployed a custom marketing strategy and executed a targeted and proactive recruitment campaign to engage elite talent.
Authorizing these Master Services Agreements with the above mentioned companies allows every department to utilize these services, along with the current services offered my Mackenzie Eason and Associaties, eliminates the need for departments to enter into individual contract Agreements and provides choices for the departments to use such services on an as needed basis. All recruiting fees would be approved by the appropriate Assistant City Manager and Department Director, and charged to the department for which the search is being performed.
TERM - These Agreements shall be effective upon execution and shall remain in effect for one year from the date of execution.
RENEWALS - These Agreements may be renewed at the City's option for four consecutive terms of one year each. This action does not require specific City Council approval provided that sufficient funds have been appropriated during the renewal terms. The pricing during any renewal term shall not exceed five percent of the previous years' pricing.