Regardless of whether you are “Looking for Staff” or “Looking for Work” perhaps you should try Canon Recruiting Group LLC. This privately owned and family-run business is a global staffing and recruitment firm and is a Fortune 500 staffing specialist. The firm was founded by Tim Grayem, current CEO, and is run by him plus three out of four of his immediate relatives. It “specialize[s] in Tech, Finance, Banking and upper level corporate staffing.” Even though I will talk more about the firm’s success, founder and CEO Tim Grayem/his laser beam precision will be the main focus of this article.
Grayem founded Canon Recruiting Group back in 1980 (33 years ago) in Sherman Oaks, California. Even though Canon is recognized for its own growth—it was named on Inc. magazine’s prestigious list of the top 5000 "Fastest Growing Companies" in 2010 (number 600), 2011 (number 942), and 2012 —the firm’s purpose is to help other businesses grow. This is done by “utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology to help us find candidates that no other search firm can find.” The end result is finding someone a position or finding staff to fill a company’s open positions. Canon Recruiting Group LLC “specialize[s] in the hard to find and hard to fill positions” that is why Canon “has been a leader in contingent and temporary staffing since” it opened its doors.
Grayem’s degree is in business management and is from Long Beach State University. Before he founded Canon Recruiting Group LLC Tim Grayem was the Regional Vice President at Wells Recruiting Systems, a temporary staffing agency. At Canon Recruiting Group LLC he is also President and Director of Strategic Planning. In addition to college degrees Tim Grayem is a certified CPC (Certified Professional Controller), which speaks of his experience in corporate transaction processing. His firm did enjoy moderate success early on, but it was not until 2007 that it really “took off”. This success can be seen in two points: 1) between 2006 and 2008 the firm’s revenue grew from $645,000 to $5.2 million and 2) starting in 2006 the firm expanded from just covering a few states to serving 25 states.
In the mid-90s Tim Grayem moved his headquarters from Sherman Oaks to Santa Clarita, California. Grayem and his colleagues weathered the recession and Grayem says that the central reason for this is “the company's ability to land major contracts that helped to carry it through the recession.” His son and two other immediate family members work at Canon. Tim Grayem says "’I think we are unique on the fact that we are focused like a laser beam on the needs of the client."