Posted: 05/18/2015 Category: Industry Trade Shows, Ropella Newsroom, ShareThis Article
President of Executive Search Robbie Ropella and Vice President of Client Partnership Development Jeff Bennett made appearances at NYSCC Suppliers' Day and the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting & Industry Showcases in early May.
If you are employed in the fats and oils industry, you may be interested in our article in INFORM magazine. Maybe cosmetic chemistry is more your thing? If so, check out our series of articles in Nutracos Cosmetics.
Posted: 04/20/2015 Category: RG Public Relations, Ropella Answers, ShareThis Article
Patrick & Robbie Ropella at the Ropella Headquarters
“Once you get somebody into a company like Nike and they can put that on their résumé, and it’s changed their life, and you’ve helped a company the size of Nike really implement talent, it’s just a win-win situation all around,” [Robbie Ropella] said, adding later, “It’s just the best dream job that anyone could possibly have.”
To read the full article, "The Company You Call to Find the Needle in a Haystack," click here.
Posted: 04/13/2015 Category: Miscellaneous, ShareThis Article
For this series, we wanted to touch on frequently asked questions that we hear when working with clients such as DOW Chemical, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, GE, and more. When working with a recruiter, it's important to understand:
the best way to work with an Executive Search Consultant
how the recruiting process works
how to compare search methods
how long it will take to place a candidate
and many more.
The first question any hiring manager or human resources manager should ask themselves is, "why should I use an executive search consultant?" We've developed an easy-to-understand, fun infographic to illustrate the answer. Simply click the infographic or the button below.
As always, we are open to your feedback and any questions that you may have.
Posted: 03/30/2015 Category: Industry Trade Shows, Ropella Newsroom, ShareThis Article
The Ropella Group attended the NPE 2015 International Plastics Showcase last week in Orlando, FL to great success.
The NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase is the world’s most important plastics trade show and conference of the year—bringing together every sector of the plastics industry, including end markets.
Jeff Bennett, VP of Client Partnership Development at NPE
President of Executive Search Robbie Ropella, CEO & Chairman Patrick Ropella, and Jeff Bennett, Vice President of Client Partnership Development, attended the tradeshow to connect with industry titans, reconnect with old friends and network with new ones.
Are you a hiring manager in the Plastics industry looking for assistance with growing your great company? Submit your open position today or call us about your $1,000 discount.
Posted: 03/24/2015 Category: RG Company News, Ropella Newsroom, ShareThis Article
Ever heard of Tough Mudder? If you know anyone that has participated, for better or worse--it's an unforgettable experience!
Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won't find anywhere else.
For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.
Employees, leadership, friends and family of the Ropella Group all participated at the team-building event after training for several months.The obstacle course kicked off in Santa Rosa County during a chilly first week of March. The obstacles included:
"My favorite was the King of Swings because of the challenge. I felt like some of the obstacles were too easy, but that one definitely got me going." said James Raffield, IT manager for the Ropella Group. For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.
Jeff Bennett, VP of Client Partnership Development, helped organize and persuade employees to participate. "It was a really fun experience. I would definitely go next year," said David Layne, Client Manager for Ropella Experts. Brandon Sierra, Executive Search Consultant, mentioned that he was just happy to have finished the race. Patrick Ropella, CEO and Chairman of the Ropella Group, put an emphasis on giving back to the community by setting up a Wounded Warrior Project sponsorship account in tandem with the Tough Mudder event.
For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.
ToughMudder is all about teamwork, which aligns with the Ropella Group's values perfectly. Who knows, maybe the Ropella team will find themselves in Hawaii for the next Tough Mudder event?
The Ropella Group has a very unique culture of values and principles set against the backdrop of a family-oriented atmosphere. Numerous team building exercises and outings bring Ropella’s team members together so that working together just comes naturally.
If you would like to be a part of a world-class organization right here in the Greater Pensacola Bay Area, check out our careers page here.
Posted: 03/16/2015 Category: Industry News, ShareThis Article
What an achievement!
The Ropella Group recently climbed to position #331 on the Staffing Agency Power 500 List in early March.
The recruiting and staffing leaderboard is created by firms who are active on social media as scored by Klout. Various metrics are used to determine the score, including social influence, recognition, engagement, and followership. To find The Ropella Group and Ropella Experts on social media, visit the following links and "like," follow, or subscribe to all of the Ropella accounts.
Posted: 03/10/2015 Category: RG Employee News, ShareThis Article
Hiring is on the upswing here at the Ropella Group with the addition of 7 new employees in the business development, marketing and IT departments. Please welcome our new employees and keep reading to see if you have what it takes to join our team!
The Ropella team has great career opportunities!
With over 30 years of professional executive search experience, Ropella has revolutionized hiring in the same way Six Sigma revolutionized manufacturing. Our proprietary SMART Search System is trusted by the world's top employers.
Skills vs. Attitudes
What's more important: skills or attitude? "We hire for attitude and train for skills" is the motto of SouthWest Airlines, and we think they're on to something great. Here at Ropella, we know the best team members are not necessarily those with the most credentials- they are the ones with great character and attitude.
- Humility at all times
- Honesty to a fault
- Hunger to succeed
- Common sense smarts
- Eager to learn and improve
A great Ropella employee is:
- Well organized
- Self disciplined
- A focused listener
- A sales professional
- A relationship builder
- Interested in mastering work
Our state-of-the-art office is a thriving center for fostering professional career development as we work with clients from all over the globe. For more information, call us at 850-983-4777 or click here.
Posted: 03/02/2015 Category: RG Employee News, Ropella Newsroom, ShareThis Article
Call us at 850-983-4777 or visit our careers page today to learn more about joining our team.
Posted: 02/23/2015 Category: ShareThis Article
The Ropella Group recently acquired the Fred Anthony Group, an Executive Search firm specializing in the chemical and coatings industries with almost 40 years’ experience, based in Chicago.
Principal Fred Anthony will serve as the Vice President of Key Corporate Accounts for the Ropella Group in their drive to expand and grow executive retained search services at the C-suite level for the Fortune 500 chemical and coatings industry clients.
"As we (The Ropella Group) have spent the last 30 years working very hard to position ourselves as the world's leading executive search firm primarily serving the global chemical industry, we are very excited to be acquiring and merging Anthony & Associates. Fred has been a worthy direct competitor with clients that tell us he has a great reputation for first class relationship management.
Fred also has an extensive background serving the coatings industry - a segment that we too have built a significant following in.
Together we look forward to driving the Ropella Group across the 5 million dollar per year revenue mark and continuing our 3 year pace of a 31%/year average growth rate. With over 35 total associates (many with just a few years' experience) in our Pensacola, Florida headquarters, combined with the use of our SMART Search System for training our associates and processing our searches... our productivity levels are climbing very fast.
We are also building out an additional 15,000 square foot addition to our existing corporate headquarters, with enough office space for an additional 50 associates, with the goal of hitting $10 million in revenue in the next 5 years.”
--Patrick Ropella, CEO & Chairman
The Ropella Group plans to open a new office in the near future in the downtown Chicago area with Mr. Anthony as the Principal Operations Executive.
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Posted: 02/18/2015 Category: ShareThis Article
Patrick and Robbie Ropella joined more than 900 attendees at the recent American Cleaning Institute’s Annual Meeting & Industry Convention in Orlando to connect with industry titans, reconnect with old friends and network with new ones.
Among the many keynote speakers was former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Governor Romney presented insights on the current political environment, themed “Keeping America Strong.”
The convention wasn’t all work and no play, though, as Robbie and friends danced the night away at the Oxiteno concert.
Photobooth fun at the Oxiteno rock concert
For more conference info wrap-up news, check out the full ACI report here.