Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms are in the business to scale their portfolio companies. They inject large amounts of capital to ensure these teams are supported and are allowed to scale up their operations to reach their potential. Often, this causes many growing pains from a talent perspective. Lucas James Talent Partners partners directly with VC & PE firms in direct support of their portfolio companies: providing a dedicated, cost-effective, variable solution to help these companies at every stage of their growth.
In an on-demand model, an RPO provider is available to help whenever the company needs them.
We can support discrete hiring projects or specific groups or divisions during peak periods.
We can act as your recruiting team, if you don’t have one.
- Tech companies raise growth capital from venture firms and experience pressure to hire quickly, causing reactionary hiring scenarios.
- Internal HR/People teams are often understaffed to support these hiring events and are forced to utilize a de-centralized vendor list of expensive traditional recruiters.
- Companies experiencing rapid growth incur more stress on their hiring decisions as their hiring managers do not have the necessary bandwidth to build appropriate candidate pools.
- Lucas James Talent Partners works directly with portfolio company leadership as the extension of their existing People teams.
- FlexTeam Service offering allows Portco’s to keep People/Talent fixed overhead low costs variable based on hiring demand.
- Cost-effective solution to help support current and future growth.
What We Do
Lucas James combines the flexibility of the on-demand and project-based models and the high-quality recruiting of the fully-outsourced model to create what’s called On-Demand RPO. We provide full lifecycle recruiters on an on-demand, time, and material basis. This allows us to make the best use of our time and resources as possible. Depending on a company’s needs, we act as an extension of their recruiting department or as an outsourced recruiting agency on a flexible basis.
Flexible Solutions to Scale your Talent
We offer high quality recruiting solutions at 40-60% of the cost of conventional firms.
On-Demand, Flexible, Hourly, Dedicated Recruiters for Peak Hiring Needs.
Full Life-Cycle Recruitment for Critical Hiring Requirements.
What Are Clients Saying?
"We appreciate the flexibility that Lucas James offers. We are able to staff up during peak season without having to commit to full time resources. Lucas James has an experienced team that can integrate quickly into a staffing model."
Associate Director of Talent Acquisition,
"We have seen results in all of the standard recruiting KPI’s, time to fill, hiring source etc., but more importantly we have seen quality in the people joining. We are in high growth mode, so it is easy to slip into fast hiring tactics to fill seats, but in partnership with Lucas James and our hiring managers, we have continued to keep the quality of the interviews, quality of the assessments, and quality in the conversations determining who will be the best new team member."
Head of People,
"It feels like my partners at Lucas James are full-time members of Rewards Network's recruitment team. They understand our culture, process, and the need to bring key talent into our organization. All are very in tune with our business and what is happening in our markets and industry which just strengthens their partnership with hiring managers."
Head of People,
"Lucas James Talent Partners' unique model is flexible, affordable, and their team helped with areas outside of just sourcing like creating job specs and running the interview process end to end. Multiple portfolio companies have been very happy with the results and have had success hiring across a broad range of functions."
Director of Talent,
Our Latest Insights
In today’s digital age, social media has transcended beyond just being a platform for social interaction and has emerged as a powerful tool in the realm of recruitment. Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firms, in particular, have harnessed the capabilities of...
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9th, 2023 Announcing the Recipients of the 2024 Chicago Titan 100 Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Tim Schumm, founder and CEO of Lucas James Talent Partners, as a 2024 Chicago...
At Lucas James Talent Partners, we are thrilled to announce our latest accolade: ranking as the #2 Top Workplace in Chicago for 2023 in the small business category by the Chicago Tribune. This honor is not just a badge of success; it's a reflection of our core values...
Get In Touch
We'd love to hear from you and introduce you to our unique recruitment model. Every partnership starts with an initial conversation.