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Exclusive Talent Acquisition (ETA) in the US

Talent acquisition experts provide value and save time but can be costly, particularly if you don’t get the best candidate first time. Getting it right in another country also comes with unique challenges, such as understanding cultural differences and employee expectations. These are just some of the reasons we’ve created our Exclusive Talent Acquisition Service in the US for Foothold America Employee Management Service (EMS) and People Partnership Service (PPS) clients. 

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Why use Exclusive Talent Acquisition (ETA)?

We have a deep understanding of the challenges international companies face when entering the market in the United States, and we understand your US growth objectives. We fill the professional service positions our clients most often request – sales representative, account manager, business development director, country manager, marketing lead, and more. 

We take care of all the time-consuming aspects of recruitment, including developing the job description, writing job advertisements, screening resumes, conducting first-round interviews, scheduling further interviews between you and the top candidates, and negotiating the offer. We make it easy and affordable for you to hire the right candidateat the right time and at the right cost. 

OUR US TALENT ACQUISITION SERVICE

Finding the right employee
with confidence

Our performance guarantee

With our tried and tested process, we help you avoid hiring mistakes. However, for those rare instances where the chosen candidate doesn’t work out, we offer you a performance guarantee to replace the candidate with someone who is a better fit. 

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Save up to 50% on talent acquisition fees

As clients of Foothold America, you can take advantage of our below-market costs ensuring an effective cost-per-hire result. Your ongoing success is our goal.  

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12-month payment plan

Because Foothold America is your trusted partner, we extend attractive payment terms. After you’ve hired the candidate, we’ll continue to work together via EMS or PPS and roll recruitment costs into your monthly invoice spreading talent acquisition fees over 12 months.

Ensure compliant recruitment practices

We strictly adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hiring regulations using a compliant Applicant Tracking System (ATS). With diversity as one of our corporate core values, we search multiple resources for a variety of candidates. 

Dedicated HR Talent Acquisition Lead

We provide a dedicated talent expert who facilitates the entire process, from the initial planning meeting to reference checks. Our HR & Client Service team seamlessly onboards the employee.

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Set candidate expectations for working with international companies.

US workers are motivated, and they want professional growth. Some candidates are hesitant to work for a small, non-US company who may not understand the US market or work culture. We highlight your company strengths and the comprehensive package you offer. 

OUR US TALENT ACQUISITION SERVICE

Is our ETA service right for your business?

You already have or plan to have an EMS or PPS contract with Foothold America.

You want a recruitment expert who understands the needs of international companies.

You want a trusted partner with in-depth knowledge of US talent pools and industry hubs.

You want a provider who understands their limits and refers to specialist recruiters for technical or executive positions.

You want to move fast to find, secure, and employ the right talent with pay and benefits that meet US employees' expectations.

You want to use one provider for all of your US HR needs.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Find out what ETA clients have to say about Foothold America

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Because Foothold America supported us in setting up a US entity and moving our employees to the US, they already had a deep understanding of our business and the calibre of people we wanted to hire in the US that would suit our business and culture. We were able to hire very quickly with ease.
HR Partner, Fintech company
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We always thought we needed to have our first US hire in New York City. By the time we consulted with Foothold America and the information they provided, we actually hired our first employee in North Carolina – at a cheaper cost of the salary offering as well as reduced recruitment costs Foothold America provided.
COO, SAAS company
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Foothold America managed the negotiation process of our first hire wonderfully. They engaged with our candidates, coming from well established businesses in the US, and sold the position, salary and benefit offering (something we had little knowledge of). We and the employees we hired felt assured throughout the whole recruitment process.
CEO, Biotech company

Hire the best US talent quickly, compliantly and hassle-free.

US TALENT ACQUISITION - STEP BY STEP

How our Exclusive Talent Acquisition (ETA) service works

Define the Position Parameters with Foothold America

The Foothold America ETA service is available to our EMS and PPS clients. After signing the ETA agreement, we have a kick-off meeting to clarify the hiring position, your requirements, target locations, advertising budget, and hiring timeline. 

Screening & Candidates Search

We develop the advertisement and source candidates – ordinarily, we screen hundreds of CVs before identifying the most promising five or six candidates. Next, we conduct the first round of competency-based interviews. We present you with the top candidates via a written report and video call. If we’ve missed the mark, we go back to the drawing board. We also go the extra mile by ensuring we look at the passive candidate market and identify potential candidates working in your industry. 

Identify Top Candidates to Interview

When you feel confident that we’ve identified the best contenders, we commence the follow up interviews, meshing our service to meet your in-house HR process; whether you require multiple interviews, psychometric testing, or technical competence evaluations, we’ll organize the process from start to finish.

Negotiate, Hire, and Start

Congratulations, you’ve found the right candidate. We negotiate the offer on your behalf, check references, and secure the signed offer letter. We then seamlessly transition to onboarding into the Foothold America service you’ve chosen. 

 

US Talent Acquisition costs with and without Foothold America

Businesses around the world partner with Foothold America and save thousands of dollars on their US hiring costs. With our ETA service, you can hire the best employees compliantly and competitively. For more pricing information, please contact us. 

Expand with others

$15,000+ due in full

Average cost of 20% for a $75,000 per year position

Expand with Foothold America

$9,000 paid over 12 months

12% of first year compensation for a $75,000 per year position.

Why choose to grow your business with Foothold America?

Hiring employees in a new market is a complex multifaceted process.
It’s important to choose a partner you can trust.

Value for Money
Value for Money
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Foothold America’s value proposition far exceeds typical recruiters. PLUS, we offer 12-month payment terms.*
Extensive Search
Extensive Search
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We used trusted employment resources and tap into lesser-known sources to give you a broad array of candidates.
Key US Positions
Key US Positions
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Many of our clients seek business development and account management talent at all levels and locations in the US. That’s our sweet spot and we have years of experience to back it up.
Time-saving Convenience
Time-saving Convenience
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With our US-based talent acquisition team, you avoid time zones delays, and we save you from the burdensome administrative tasks that take time.
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Talk with a Foothold America US Talent Expert Today!

The Foothold America talent acquisition team knows the US market and key industry talent hubs. The first step is to contact us to discuss your requirements. We aim for you to see us as your in-house recruiter, finding the best-suited employees to achieve your targets.

LOCATION COMPARISON

Where should you hire employees in the US?

The US has multiple regions with their own character, rules, and economic strengths. We help you identify where in America the opportunity lies for your business – and where the workers with the skills, expertise, and experience you require are likely to be based. 

This choice is specific to your circumstances, but it is worth noting that there are significant salary and cost of living variations across the US. See below for the average salaries for some of the most popular states, as well as those where salaries are lowest.

Median household income
for five popular US states

States with the lowest
median household income

1. Maryland

$87,063

1. Mississippi

$46,511

2. New Jersey

$85,245

2. West Virginia

$48,037

3. Massachusetts

$84,385

3. Arkansas

$49,475

4. California

$78,672

4. Louisiana

$50,800

5. New York

$71,117

5.  Alabama

$52,035

Median household income
for five popular US states

States with the lowest
median household income

1. Maryland

$78,945

1. Mississippi

$41,754

2. New Jersey

$76,126

2. West Virginia

$43,485

3. Massachusetts

$75,297

3. Arkansas
$43,485
4. California
$67,739
4. Louisiana
$43,485
5. New York

$62,909

5. Alabama

$45,146

CLIENT REVIEWS

Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us.

10 days ago
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"Foothold was able to get things done for us very quickly. They made life easier for us and worked with us to make sure staff were looked after and that we were able to get up and running."

Operations Manager, UK Network Security Company
1 year ago
1 year ago
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"We needed to access the US market to maximize our potential for growth. We selected our employee and Foothold America managed the payroll and payroll taxes, benefits, taxes and other employee logistics, enabling us to avoid dealing with the bureaucratic maze of employing someone in the US."

CEO, Belgium Manufacturing Company
2 months ago
2 months ago
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"Foothold America was instrumental in helping my UK company employ field applications sales people in the US without having to set up a US subsidiary, which is the usual route for foreign companies. Foothold America facilitated this by employing the people we had chosen and handling all the employment, terms, salaries, taxes, social costs etc. They then billed us monthly for these costs plus a reasonable service charge. As a result, we were able get going very quickly with our own people in the USA and at a much lower cost base."

CEO, UK Biotech Company
7 months ago
7 months ago
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"I couldn’t manage our US subsidiary without Foothold America. Our small HR department isn’t equipped with the knowledge or staff to handle our US employees. I could end my workday in the UK knowing Foothold America would take care of everything in the US."

Head of HR, UK financial services firm
9 months ago
9 months ago
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"We currently use the Foothold America Employee Management Service and plan to move to their People Partnership Service when we set up an entity in the coming months. It’s great knowing we can work with one partner through various stages of our growth."

CMO, Norway IT company
2 years ago
2 years ago
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"We started US expansion on our own and soon after, we stumbled over employee benefits leaving our expat staff and families without healthcare insurance. It was a huge risk for them and our company. Foothold America came in and got us sorted. They’ve been taking care of us ever since."

Sr. People Partner, UK software company
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WHO WE ARE

We're real people. Not platforms

Our team of experts has the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the legal and administrative maze of doing business in the US.

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FAQ’s

Get answers to your questions and take the first step towards hiring the right candidate to support your US operations. 

Talent acquisition refers to the process of identifying, attracting, and hiring talented individuals to fill job vacancies within an organization. It involves various activities such as sourcing candidates through different channels, screening and assessing them based on their skills and experience, conducting interviews, negotiating job offers, and onboarding new hires. The goal of talent acquisition is to find the best possible candidates who can help the organization achieve its objectives and contribute to its success. A well-executed talent acquisition strategy can help organizations build a strong workforce with diverse skill sets that can drive innovation, creativity, and growth.

Without context, it can be difficult to provide a definitive answer to this question. However, in general, talent acquisition and recruiting are related but distinct processes. Recruiting typically involves identifying and attracting candidates for specific job openings, while talent acquisition is a broader strategy that focuses on building relationships with potential candidates over time in order to cultivate a pool of talent that can be drawn upon as needed. Talent acquisition may involve proactive sourcing, employer branding, and other tactics designed to attract top talent and build a strong talent pipeline. While recruiting is an important part of the talent acquisition process, it is just one piece of the puzzle. Ultimately, the goal of both recruiting and talent acquisition is to identify and hire the best possible candidates for your organization.

The talent acquisition team is typically a group of human resources professionals who are responsible for recruiting and hiring new employees for an organization. They may work in-house within the company’s HR department or be outsourced to a third-party recruitment agency. The talent acquisition team’s primary goal is to identify, attract, and hire the best possible candidates for open positions within the organization. They may use a variety of methods to source and evaluate candidates, including online job postings, social media recruiting, employee referrals, job fairs, and networking events. Once they have identified potential candidates, they may conduct interviews, background checks, and reference checks to ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the role and the company culture. The talent acquisition team plays a critical role in helping organizations build and maintain a strong workforce that can drive business success. When partnering with Foothold America in your search for your next US hire, the overall process will be overseen by our Talent Acquisition Lead, Angelique Soulet-Bangurah

Using a US expansion and hiring expert such as Foothold America can offer several benefits for your business. These include:

1. Access to a larger talent pool: We understand the US market, US hiring processes and US talent pools. We are spread all over the world with access to a wider range of candidates than a local agency, increasing your chances of finding the best fit for your company.

2. Expertise in local laws and regulations: Foothold America are experts with local labor laws and regulations, ensuring that your hiring process is compliant and avoiding any legal issues.

3. Time-saving: Foothold America can save you time by handling the entire recruitment process, from sourcing candidates to conducting interviews and background checks.

4. Cost-effective: Using Foothold America can be cost-effective in the long run, as it reduces the risk of making a bad hire and having to start the recruitment process all over again.

Ultimately, using a US HR & People expert can help you find top talent quickly and efficiently while ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations.

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