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“Tom Christopher and his team at TCG have been a terrific partner for over 10 years now. Not only do they deliver high quality talent, they are incredibly client-centric and ensure that they cultivate a relationship instead of just managing a process.”

Bob Taylor

Head of Talent Acquisition, James Hardie Building Products

Agile HR Business Solutions Since 1998

Founded in 1998 by Tom and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search and Business Solutions firms in the United States. Tom and Paula Christopher saw an opportunity to do executive HR search differently. They passionately believed in creating a unique boutique HR executive recruiting firm led by former HR practitioners and staffed by highly trained search professionals that employ proprietary systems, tools, and processes when conducting HR-only searches. It was for that reason that TCG was born.

Today, The Christopher Group has evolved into a firm that provides Agile HR Business Solutions to the large, middle, private equity, family-owned, and closely-held markets and companies.  TCG, simply put, is one company with two operating divisions. The Recruiting Services Division (R.S.D.) and the Consulting Services Division (C.S.D.). TCG also includes the Family Enterprises Division (F.E.D.) which is a long-term real estate investment partnership for family members and TCG employees providing unparalleled opportunities for long-term wealth creation, engagement, and retention.  All three of these divisions are bound together and serviced by a common corporate shared services platform that includes Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, IT, and Legal. 

The Recruiting Services Division includes two primary product areas, Targeted Search and Interim HR Leadership. This division has been at the leading edge of innovation in HR search for over 23 years.   At the core of the R.S.D.’s longevity and success is its award-winning and critically acclaimed process, the Christopher Recruiting System (now in version 10.0). The Christopher Recruiting System is a proprietary 4-point assessment system designed especially for the discerning Hiring Authority from an HR practitioner’s perspective. TCG is passionately committed to servant leadership, continuous learning, improvement, and goodness. TCG has role-modeled the behaviors and characteristics of some of the most successful cultures in America such as the Mayo Clinic for learning, Porsche NA for continuous improvement, Airstream for Brands built to last, USAA for Engagement, and Chick-fil-a for treating others the way you would want to be treated and goodness.  As a result, TCG has been named as one of the Nation’s Best Human Resources Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes in 2019, 2020, and 2021.  We were also named the top HR recruiting firm in the Midwest by CV Magazine and we are a member of both the Hunt Scanlon Top 40 for both Non-Profit, Diversity and Human Resources Recruiting Top 60.  Speed, Quality, and Service have long been hallmarks of TCG and the Recruiting Services Division since its inception.  TCG’s Recruiting Services Division has become the Nation’s top HR executive search firm due to our comprehensive understanding of the marketplace, our long-standing relationships, and our proprietary process. Our client list is diverse across all industries, verticals, locations, and company sizes. Our clients include Kraft Heinz, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more private equity-owned and closely held companies.

The Consulting Services Division (C.S.D.) embodies the definition of Innovation (In~no~va~tion: a new idea; a new method). This division is disrupting the HR Consulting space first through its structure and secondly, by the value, it provides to its clients. C.S.D. is guided by a Board/ Steering Committee of over 20 current and former CHRO’s that collectively bring over 600+ years of progressive HR experience from the most pedigreed HR shops and academic institutions in the world.  More importantly, they provide a front-row seat on what works and what doesn’t work in terms of proven HR solutions and how to provide the most value and impact for today’s companies through solutions that drive critical business outcomes! This division is operationally led by practice heads or specialist leaders in HR Audit – Compliance – Labor/Employee Relations, Diversity Equity Inclusion & Engagement, Talent Management & Organizational Effectiveness, Total Rewards & HRIS, Talent Acquisition, and the CHRO Academy (A CHRO finishing school/accreditation program).  Tapping into TCG’s 22+ years in the industry and its proprietary database of the highest performing HR practitioners, the Consulting Services Division employs a team of 200+ independent expert consultants that embrace the gig economy. The Consulting Services Division is changing the landscape of top-tier HR consulting services by providing a far superior consulting / project/product without the bloated infrastructure and run-a-way costs of the big box traditional consulting houses. 

While other HR search and consulting firms may do good work, TCG is the only HR-specialized executive search and consulting firm that guarantees its results in writing! When you need the best HR headhunter and/or consultant, contact us.

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