About Michael Gionta

Michael Gionta has over 20 years successfully growing his own recruiting firm that ranked in the top 3% of all MRI offices Worldwide. In addition, Michael is now sought out by owners who want to grow their recruiting firms but simply lack the “recipe” for doing so. His programs provide a step-by-step process that quickly be put into place to begin the journey of getting control of your business with profits that seemed out of reach before. Email Mike at info@TheRecruiterU.com to see if or how his programs can benefit you.


Struggling, Stuck in Neutral, or Starting Over?

  By Michael Gionta  |    Tue Apr 23, 2024

Category: Expert Advice, Productivity, Recruiting

I remember when I was struggling in the early 1990s, and I patched together a few bucks, and I drove to Cleveland for a workshop with managing recruiters. I remember I drove because I could not afford the flight. I was really struggling . While I did forget the names of the...

Strategic Business Development: Prioritizing Impactful Presentations

  By Michael Gionta  |    Thu Feb 29, 2024

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Recruiting

QUESTION: When you are marketing and leaving a lot of messages, how do you get three hours of phone time? Also, what are a good number of presentations to make a day? Okay. I do not care about phone time. I have not, for 20-something years. Full disclosure. I have not...

How to Motivate Recruiters to Hit Company Revenue Goals

  By Michael Gionta  |    Tue Jan 30, 2024

Category: Columns, Productivity, Recruiting

How much do you share with employees regarding sales numbers? Specific to the overall revenue target or just the number of placements tracked by first-time interviews, marketing presentations, and recruiting presentations? Most curious people will be good at basic math, but as an owner, I've held revenue targets tightly. Thoughts?...

Breaking the Bonds of Personal and Professional Procrastination

  By Michael Gionta  |    Tue Jan 02, 2024

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity, Recruiting

A couple of questions came in from Mary Lee and Minda regarding procrastination. I'll combine them here. Question: I am constantly putting things off that I know I need to do. Do you have any tips on breaking that bond of procrastination? Answer: As a recovering procrastinator, I can relate...

How to Sell a Retainer on an Existing Search

  By Michael Gionta  |    Mon Oct 30, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity, Recruiting

The advent of internet research has made recruiters lazy in asking for referrals. When I was on a desk, back in the old days, we did not have access to a human being that could put together the personal email address, cell phone number, name, and title of clients and...

How to Sell a Retainer on an Existing Search

  By Michael Gionta  |    Tue Oct 10, 2023

Category: Uncategorized

Congratulations. I would not, either. Sometimes, I will tell people that the only way they will pay you a retainer if they have already engaged with other recruiters is if they are frustrated. If they are not frustrated, it is not worth your time because they think they will pull...

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