From the Wires
Versique(TM) Search & Consulting Launches New Brand
Versique Intends to Lead the Talent-Acquisition Profession by Providing Dedicated Leadership to the Various Business Lines and Practice Areas It Services
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 7, 2013 11:18 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Newly launched Versique Search & Consulting represents three strong companies coming together under common ownership, and one powerful vision -- provide award-winning, best-in-class search and consulting services to its clients. Formerly known as McKinley Group, Inc. and McKinley HR, Inc., Versique Search & Consulting and Versique HR Search & Consulting join sister company McKinley Consulting to become one of the largest search and consulting firms in Minnesota. With over 245 years of search and consulting experience represented among 40 employees in the Minneapolis office, they provide expertise in the following practice areas: sales, marketing, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), engineering/operations.
In an amiable management split, the new team led by Tony Sorensen, President & CEO, and Chris Ohlendorf, Chief Talent Officer, broke from its former partners to pursue this empowering vision.
"We needed to make a change," said Sorensen. "It's not about right or wrong. We simply have a different vision. We intend to be the leader of single-source solutions for both permanent-placement and consulting clients. Our industry is changing, requiring more flexibility and customized solutions, so we will deliver what our clients need while creating a unique work environment that allows our team to excel."
Key to the Versique philosophy -- a management style that will continue to drive the kind of success Sorensen, along with partner Ohlendorf, and their team expect -- are four core values embraced by leadership and employees alike: a culture of celebrating success; the idea of collaborating as one cohesive team; the drive to lead the profession and win the category; and the commitment to giving back to the community. "We believe in the power of a simple idea," said Sorensen. "Create a high-performance culture and watch how everything else naturally aligns."
Versique Search & Consulting's sister company, McKinley Consulting, is a leading full-service consulting firm, with practice areas in project management and business analysis, quality assurance, and application development. McKinley Consulting has been named a Top Management Consulting Firm as well as one of Minnesota's fastest growing private companies by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The company is also a recipient of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota award by the Star Tribune.
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