After nine years combined with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Accenture, Tom Darrow chose to do what not many of his recruiting peers in the Atlanta community were doing-take a leap. It was the height of a new technology era in January 1999 and Atlanta was hopping with new companies and entrepreneurial spirit. Tom saw great opportunity to provide recruiting process consulting services in a market that was starved for top talent.
First named HR Connections & Consulting, early projects took root at McKesson, Earthlink, WebMD, and other emerging companies. Back then, the firm had just started to fill a need for an established Atlanta network of recruiting-related contractors. That list of contractors is now 3,000 strong; with a network of contacts which allows them to place high quality talent across a number of industries. As that network grew, large companies started to take notice and the company built an impressive clientele that included The Coca-Cola Company, Habitat for Humanity, Microsoft, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and others.
By 2005, the company solely focused on the recruiting function, offering a full continuum of talent acquisition solutions for businesses. A new name, Talent Connections took hold reflecting its key focus and representative of a growing progressive firm. With an abundance of top talent under its own belt, the company stands out as not just plugging into a company's recruiting process, but rather offering myriad solutions to fit a company's specific talent needs. Looking into the future is a bright proposition.