Who We Are
Waypoint Connect is built on the principle that deep-seated relationships enable successful recruiting. By using Intelligent Relational Recruiting™, we generate most business through referrals – an indication of our working integrity and the trust returned to us.
Paul Ristau, a seasoned professional for recruiting in the Power, Energy, and related industries, is at the helm of Waypoint Connect. Almost 16 years of consecutive recruiting experience, he is a nationally recognized Top Performer, placing Individuals at all levels within Client Companies.
Holding true to his personal philosophy, Paul spends a significant amount of his time face-to-face. By regularly talking with the Individuals and Client Companies he serves, Paul generates a pool of credible and highly qualified Individuals. This gives him powerful insight when filling positions with Client Companies.
It is the relationship-development and process work that I love. Building trusted relationships with my clients and individuals is critical – getting to know what is important to them, what makes them really tick, and earning their trust.”
Intelligent Relational Recruiting™
We build our strength through our multi-year personal relationships. Our success and our passion is for developing and maintaining a loyal network of Individuals. We know you. We understand your industry experiences because we have done it. We listen and learn and know what is important to you. Understanding the needs of both sides enables us to create a positive match.
Is it a total compensation package or a little schedule flexibility?
For Client Companies
Are you looking for someone to grow into a C-Suite role, or do you need a disciplined Individual that shows in-field progress every day?
Part of our success is our process of Intelligent Relational Recruiting™, a high-touch, high Emotional Quotient (EQ) approach. Individuals need personal knowledge and business acumen, but it is the emotional intelligence or EQ that drives thinking and behavior, self-awareness, and relationship management. It is why Waypoint Connect makes every effort to relate to Individuals based on personal and professional motivators.
Intelligent Relational Recruiting™ is also how we are able to successfully match Individuals with the cultural fits and organizational norms of Client Companies. By understanding the working environment at Client Companies, we partner with senior staff, field operations directors and other hiring managers to present successful Individuals who will quickly adapt for meaningful contributions to business goals.
Our unique approach builds success. It is how we develop and maintain a loyal network of Individuals. It is why more than 90% of new Client Companies come through referrals. Our highest achievement is becoming a Trusted Thought Partner for a Client Company’s leadership needs and an Advisor for an Individual’s career progression.
Waypoint Connect is focused – on the industry and the people who live it. Our targeted, retained search model gives us credibility with both Individuals and Client Companies. Our extensive network and relationships means Waypoint Connect has our pulse on the Power, Energy and related industries, often hearing of upcoming changes before the news becomes widespread. Because of Paul’s personal experience in the exact roles he is working to fill, he understands the specific position requirements, work cultures and the personal aptitudes that match best. While every hiring situation has its own range of procedural updates, our dynamic Intelligent Relational Recruiting™ process specifically targets and complements the most frequent needs of Client Companies.
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