kp associates’ clients have rated us throughout our twenty-one year history as delivering results in the top 5% of our industry against every measure of customer satisfaction. We believe that acquiring “Value-Driving Leaders” for our customers should be an exhilarating and fun process for candidates, clients and, of course, the kp associates team. To create the kp associates “experience“, we focus completely on turning ordinary customers into “Raving Fans”.

Candidate Quality

Candidates in the top-performing 10% (“A-Players”)
Industry Average: 50%
kp associates: 100%
Directly-recruited (vs. ad respondents or otherwise “passive”) candidates.
Industry Average: 50%
kp associates: 100%

Lowest Cycle Times in the Industry

Start of the search until at least 3 A-players are ready to interview with the client.
Industry Average: 45-60 calendar days
kp associates: 21-30 calendar days

Service Quality

Aligning Each Project To Client’s Internal Hiring Practices
What services – besides candidates and their own resumes – deliver added value?
Industry Average: think back to your last search.
kp associates: Position and Candidate Analysis, Face-to-face Structured Selection Interview; Confidential Candidate Report; First-Interview Observation (optional), Reference Reports, Compensation Analysis and Offer Recommendation, Three Post-Hire Quality Assurance Reviews, and more.

Efficiency & Quality

Candidates submitted to those clients agree to interview.
Industry Average: 75%
kp associates: 99%

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity new hires
Industry Average: 20%
kp associates: 41%

Retention & Performance

Unmatched New Hire “A-Player” Performance
Employed and performing as high-potentials after one year.
Industry Average: 75%
kp associates: 98%



  • Consumer Products
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Food and Beverage


  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Basic Materials (Metals, Mining,
  • Building Materials)
  • Diversified Manufacturing
  • Energy/Chemicals
  • Power Generation
  • Industrial/Transportation Services

Life Sciences:

  • Medical Device
  • Biotechnology and
  • Pharmaceutical Industries


  • Hardware and Electronics


Human Resource Leadership

  • VP Learning Academy
  • VP & Director Compensation & Benefits
  • Director Human Resources
  • Directors Human Resource Field Operations
  • Director Labor Relations
  • Manager of Recruiting

General Management

  • Business Unit Leaders
  • IT Executives
  • Financial Executives

Operations Leadership

  • VP Multi-Plant Operations
  • VP & Director of Global Supply Chain
  • VP & Director Distribution & Logistics
  • VP & Director Material Management
  • VP & Director Lean Manufacturing
  • General Managers
  • Director Operations
  • Director Six-Sigma & TQM
  • Director Manufacturing Excellence
  • Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Plant Managers
  • Corporate Commodity Manager & Senior Buyers
  • Sr. Program & Product Management

Sales & Marketing

  • VP Sales & Marketing
  • Regional VP Sales
  • Directors of Marketing
  • Director of Public Sector Sales
  • Strategic Marketing Leaders
  • Technical Sales Representatives
  • Field Sales Representatives