RSI MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE EXECUTIVE SEARCH & RECRUITING CENTER
5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2700
Memphis, TN 38137 USA
RSI GOVERNMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH SOLUTIONSIf you are looking for an executive search firm who focuses on government executive searches then RSI is the firm for you! With over 30 years of collective experience amongst our recruiters, we know what to look for in the next top government services candidate. Our proven track record in public service industry can be seen through the 50% of business that stems from clients with long standing relationships. Our clients range from start-up Public Services firms to full-service contract research organizations, to Fortune 500 firms.
CONDUCTING GOVERNMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH FOR HIGH QUALITY GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANDIDATESRSI is confident in its ability to provide you with the best executive search out there because we make your priorities, our priorities. We conduct thorough research in order to find the perfect candidate for you! We only deal with high quality professionals who know what it takes to be successful in the government services sector.
A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM NETWORKPublic sector employment is in popular demand as it provides economic stability, quick advancement, and an opportunity to impact your community. RSI has an impressive nationwide network that will be able to recruit the high caliber professionals for these jobs. With recruiters located in all the major cities you can rest assured that RSI will search high and low in each of these cities to find the perfect candidate for your company.
DO THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED WITH YOUR COMPANYWhen a candidate knows they want to pursue the public service as a career RSI’s established network will help wrap up the search for you! After our work is done, we guarantee your company will see instantaneous results that help your company grow.
Public sector jobs have never been more in demand. Providing economic stability, room for advancement and the opportunity to make an impact, public sector positions are a great option in a sometimes-unsteady, always competitive economy. But how exactly does one enter the public service? While having basic knowledge of government rules and regulations is required in our candidates, we also look for the following:
Be Mobile: If you have the ability to move anywhere, your chances at scoring your first public service gig are pretty good. Many job competitions are open in terms of location. If you mention you are willing to relocate where others are not, you become all the more desirable.
Gain Experience: Many permanent government workers start as temporary employees and work their way in. Temp work gives you access to internal job postings and people with whom to network.
If you are a recent graduate, or even a current student, you may be eligible for an internship or a co-op program for new professionals.
It’s not just useful in the private sector. Perhaps you have an uncle in the public service. Maybe your neighbor has a friend who can get you an interview. Tap any resource you can.
One of the best ways to network is to set up an informational interview. If you are too intimidated to cold-call or e-mail human resource managers, keep up-to-date on job fairs and attend as many as possible.
Stay Persistent: These are a few pointers for how to break into the public service, but they are just the beginning. There are plenty of jobs in the public sector. Brush up on your bilingualism, find ways to improve your resume and keep applying. Persistence is half the battle.Government Services The government sector—often referred to as the Government Sector or the State Sector—is the aspect of the state that deals with the production, ownership, sale, provision, delivery and allocation of goods and services by and for the government and its citizen. Public sector activity can range from delivering social security, to administering urban planning or even organizing national defense at a national, regional or local and municipal level.. It can take several forms, including:
1) Direct administration funded through taxation; the delivering organization generally has no specific requirement to meet commercial success criteria, and production decisions are determined by government.
2) Publicly owned corporations (in some contexts, especially manufacturing, "state-owned enterprises"); which differ from direct administration in that they have greater commercial freedoms and are expected to operate according to commercial criteria, and production decisions are not generally taken by government (although goals may be set for them by government).
3) Partial outsourcing (of the scale many businesses do, e.g. for IT services), is considered a public sector model.
The role and scope of the public and state sector are often the biggest distinction regarding the economic positions of socialist, liberal and libertarian political philosophy. In general, socialists favor a large state sector consisting of state projects and enterprises, at least in the commanding heights or fundamental sectors of the economy (although some socialists favor a large cooperative sector instead). Social democrats tend to favor a medium-sized public sector that is limited to the provision of universal programs and public services. Economic libertarians and minarchists favor a larger private sector and small public sector with the state being relegated to protecting property rights, creating and enforcing laws and settling disputes—referred to as a "night watchman state."
Memphis, Tennessee Executive Search Recruiters Over the years, Memphis’ location along the Mississippi River and in the middle of the United States has been the main reason for its success in the transportation industry. Today, Memphis can reach more major metro areas with overnight deliveries than any other city in the central US. Like many major Midwest cities, Memphis’ economy shifted from agriculture, to manufacturing and distribution, to a more diversified manufacturing/distribution and services economy. Today, major Memphis industries include: transportation, financial services, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Below is a list of some of the major companies headquartered in Memphis.
Fortune 500 Companies This is a list of the 2012 Fortune 500 Companies in the Memphis metropolitan area. All three of these companies are located in Memphis. The city’s largest company, FedEx, is also the area’s largest employer.Fortune 500 Co., Memphis Metro Area
- FedEx (70)
- International Paper (111)
- AutoZone (320)
- First Horizon
- Auto Zone
- Fred’s Stores
- Perkin’s and Marie Calendar’s
Memphis, Tennessee Executive Search City Snapshot: Welcome to Memphis, Tennessee, the “River City.” By population, Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee and the 20th largest in the United States. Memphis sits along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, near the borders of Mississippi and Arkansas. Memphis is known for its barbeque food, its transportation industry, and Beale Street- the birthplace of blues. Furthermore, Memphis is home to Graceland, the birthplace and residence of famed Rock and Roll artist Elvis Presley. Over the years, Memphis has produced many other musicians and well-known individuals, such as: Kathy Bates, Judge Joe Brown, Shannen Doherty, Arethra Franklin, Morgan Freeman, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Booker T. Jones, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tim McCarver, Memphis Slim, Chris Parnell, Project Pat, Otis Redding, Cybill Shepherd, Fred D. Thompson, Justin Timberlake, Drumma Boy, Ike Turner, Anita ward, Maurice White, and Tennessee Williams.
Evidence of settlement in present day Memphis dates back over 10,000 years. The Mississippian Culture left religious and residential mounds throughout the Mississippi River Valley and the Tennessee River Valley. When Hernando de Soto first explored the Mississippi area in 1540, he encountered the native Chickasaw tribe. Over a century later, in the 1680s, French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle set up Fort Prudhomme, the first European settlement in present day Memphis. Throughout the 1700s, West Tennessee remained mostly unorganized as it was stilled owned by the Chickasaw tribe.
In 1818 the federal government purchased West Tennessee from the Chickasaw for $300,000, via the Jackson Purchase. A year later, investors John Overton, James Winchester, and future president Andrew Jackson set up a city in West Tennessee along the bank of the Mississippi River. They named the city “Memphis” after the ancient Egyptian Capital on the Nile River. During the first half of the 1800s, Memphis was a major slave market. The city was built on the manufacturing and distribution of cotton and other slave-produced products from southern plantations to northern textile factories. Tennessee seceded from the Union in 1861 but Memphis fell back under Union control after the Battle of Memphis in 1862. For the rest of the Civil War, Memphis avoided the fate of many southern cities and prospered as a Union supply base.
In the 1870s yellow fever hit Memphis. In 1878, 75% of Memphis’ population either died or left town. Memphis lost its city charter and was not re-chartered until 1893. In 1910 EH “Boss” Crump was elected mayor. Crump ran the political machine in Memphis for the next 30 years, effectively appointing all the mayors who succeeded him. Over this time Memphis built an extensive network of parks and public works. It also revamped its sanitation and drainage system to avoid another epidemic. Memphis soon grew into the world’s largest spot cotton, hardwood lumber, and mule market.
In 1962 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened in Memphis. St. Jude is one of the world’s leading cancer research centers, specializing in treating diseases affecting children, such as: cancer, leukemia, AIDS, sickle-cell anemia, and other immune disorders. In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, the day after his I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech at Memphis’ Mason Temple.
In the second half of the 20th century, Memphis became known for its music scene. In 1952 Sam Philips founded the Sun Records label. Sun Records helped produce such famous musicians as: Memphis native Elvis “the King” Presley, BB “the King of Blues” King, Johnny “the Man in Black” Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison. Other musical greats to come out of Memphis include: Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MG’s, the Bar-Kays, Isaac Hayes, William Bell, Al Green, WC Handy, the Sylvers, Justin Timberlake, Three 6 Mafia, and may more.
Metropolitan Area: 1.3 Million
Major Industries: Transportation, financial services, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices
Attractions: The Cotton Museum, Mud Island, Graceland and Sun Studio
According to 2010 Census data, 646,889 people live in Memphis and 1.3 million people live in the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Memphis is 324 square miles in land area, making the population density around 2,000 people per square mile. This is low compared to other major US cities. There are approximately 250,000 housing units in Memphis. The average household size is 2.5 people and 61% of Memphis households contain families. In Tennessee the average household is 2.5 people as well, but about 70% of households contain families.
Memphis is one of the largest majority-Black cities in the US. In 2010, 63.1% of Memphis’ population identified as Black, 27.5% identified as White, 6.5% as Hispanic, 1.6% as Asian, 1.1% as biracial, and 0.32% as some other race. Memphis is also highly segregated by race. Many White Memphians live further from the city’s epicenter, while many Black Memphians reside downtown or in areas with low housing prices and high crime rates. Also, in 2010 4% of Memphis’ population was foreign-born with 1.8% coming from Latin America, 1.4% coming from Asia, and 0.4% coming from Europe. This rate is low, but still higher than the Tennessee average (2.8%).
REDUCE HIRING RISK IN MEMPHIS, TN Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Being one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, Reaction Search can minimize the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria, and would be an asset to your organization.