Robert SteinMarket Leader
Robert joined Kimmel & Associates in 2001 in the Mechanical & Electrical Division for the West Coast.
He is a successful Market Leader because of the strong working relationships he has developed with some of the nation’s most sought-after industry professionals.
Robert earned a BS in Special Education from the University of Missouri. He taught special education for seven years, four in the classroom and three as a Horticulture Therapist.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their son.
We sat down with Robert and asked him the following:
- What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
The freedom to innovate as needed, the encouragement/tools provided by the company to be successful, and the rewards based on achieving goals.
- What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
Be persistent. Follow through.
- What is your greatest strength in your role?
Taking the time to get to know my candidates and hiring authorities, making it a conversation and not a sales pitch, finding something in common to build trust and a relationship, and tailoring searches based on skills, abilities, and cultural fit to create success.
- What can clients and candidates expect from you?
Asking the pertinent questions to give me the tools to find the right fit.
- What makes you different from other recruiters in your industry?
I know the industry and the players, and I have some of the technical knowledge to ask the questions necessary to pinpoint the correct skills and abilities for the position.
- Share a successful placement story.
A client was retiring after 26 years with his company. Because he knew I understood the culture of their office, he entrusted me with finding his replacement. After asking a lot of questions, I was able to find a local candidate to replace him.
- Favorite movie?
King of Hearts, starring Alan Bates.
- What causes are you passionate about?
- Personal interests?
English Premier League Soccer/Football (Arsenal and Everton), the Kansas City Chiefs, hiking, and gardening.