With over twenty-five years of talent acquisition experience, Paul is the Founder and CEO of Advanced Recruiting Trends, a recruitment training and human resources consulting firm. He is also Managing Partner of The Artisan Group, an executive search and staff augmentation firm.
Previously, Paul served as an Officer, Partner, and Senior Executive Search Consultant at The Guild Corporation, an undisputed leader in the Washington, D.C. technology recruitment marketplace. The Guild Corporation grew extensively by building a staff of tenured recruiters, by achieving a client repeat business ratio in excess of 95 percent, and by holding internal attrition to less than 5% annually.
Following the sale of The Guild Corporation, to SystemOne Technical Services (later acquired by TMP Worldwide, parent to Monster.com), Paul continued to perform in managerial and sales leadership roles, and was instrumental in the creation and roll-out of a comprehensive, division-wide recruitment training program focused on consultative and proactive recruiting strategies and methodologies.
Concurrent to his managerial responsibilities at Guild, SystemOne, and TMP Worldwide, Paul has successfully completed recruiting engagements on a contingent, retained, and contract placement basis. In his career, he has placed a spectrum of professionals into individual contributor, managerial, and executive officer level positions.
A nationally recognized trainer and speaker, Paul Siker has facilitated numerous programs before both domestic and international audiences on recruitment best practices, talent engagement, and recruitment process optimization.
He has been a featured speaker at the American Staffing Association (ASA) Recruiting Symposiums, the ASA World Expo and Convention, the New England Association of Personnel Services (NEAPS) Annual Conference, the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Annual Conference, the Staffing Alliance of Maryland Employers (SAME), the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS), the National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC) Annual Conference, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter Presentations, and at other events focused on recruiting and talent acquisition.
Representative clients include: Advance Auto Parts, AEVEX Aerospace, Alliance Data, ARAMARK, AREVA, Arthritis Foundation, Axalta Coating Systems, Battelle Laboratories, BDO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Collins Aerospace, Concord Hospital, Consolidated Freight, Cox Communications, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Deloitte, Deltek, Dollar General Stores, Ericsson, Eversheds Sutherland, Factiva, Florida Power & Light, Fluor Corporation, Ford Foundation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Howard University, Houston Methodist Hospital, Jackson Health System, J.S. Redpath Mining, Mary Washington Healthcare, Mercer Trucking, Navy Federal Credit Union, Peer 1 Hosting, Schneider National, Sovereign Santander Bank, Suncor Energy, TripAdvisor, Veterans Administration Healthcare, Virtua Health, Waste Management, and a broad array of executive search and specialty staffing firms.
Paul obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University. He holds the National Association of Personnel Services, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation. Additionally, he is the author of “Proactive Recruiting In A War For Talent Economy.”
Paul is heavily involved in volunteer work, and is on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties, and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). Paul also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA.