In 2008, STRIVE came bursting onto the recruitment scene during a sputtering economy and persevered despite all odds. Fueled by the focus and expertise of our recruitment teams, STRIVE consistently delivers top candidates through our proven proactive talent search method, with an unmatched desire to not only meet, but exceed our client’s expectations.

STRIVE guarantees successful recruitment for an array of clients that range from local businesses to Fortune 100 organizations, thanks to three key, unique areas of focus:

recruitment teams


STRIVE search system

The S3
STRIVE Search System

customer satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction

Thanks to our dedicated staff of recruiters, unparalleled market intelligence, and an insatiable need to satisfy our clients, we succeed in delivering top talent in any field, even for the most specialized roles.We love a challenge. And we love winning even more.

I. RECRUITMENT TEAMS – More Heads Are Better Than One

The Power of Team Work

At STRIVE, it’s no secret: we’re team players. Whether it’s partnering close with our clients to intimately understand their candidate needs and company values, or working diligently amongst our own recruitment specialists to scour the market for talent, we put the authority of “we” above all else.

The Focus of a Team Captain

In order to streamline the communication process while we conduct our search for your candidate, we’ll put you in touch with a STRIVE Ambassador that will act as your single point of contact. This person will act as a liaison between you and your dedicated team of researchers and consultants.

We’ll Wear Your Team Colors

We don’t take the responsibility of representing your company lightly. While we recruit talent for your company, we conduct ourselves as an extension of your brand. All communication with any potential candidates will exactly match your company’s cadence and values, and the talent we recruit will reflect the same professionalism and utmost standards.

When you invest in STRIVE, you invest in all of us—and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.

II. THE S3 – The STRIVE Search System

The S3 is the only recruitment method in the contingent space that employs a proactive search for talent across an entire dedicated research team. The S3 system offers a full suite of recruitment services that are designed to assist you from the moment you decide to recruit talent, right up until you and your new hire sign an employment contract. More importantly though, our rigorous research and screening processes ensure that all candidates meet or exceed your company’s cultural and professional standards.

Our proven recruitment strategy is broken down into 7 strategically executed stages:

1. The Ambassador Visit

First, our Ambassador will meet with you at your office to learn exactly what you’re looking for in a candidate, and immerse themselves in your company’s culture. This gives us a firsthand glimpse into what it’s like to work for your company, and take note of the corporate tone and values that we will be extending to each candidate.

2. The S3 STRIVE Search System

At STRIVE, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer clients a unique research system that runs entirely on the raw technical ability we have as a recruitment team. In fact, we’re the only recruitment company in the contingent space that works within a team dynamic. By using a variety of methods across a dedicated group of focused individuals, our researchers uncover hidden top talent through a variety of platforms, including a growing database, established networks, and a strong online presence.

3. The Screen

Once we find a group of potential candidates, we begin the first round of interviews over the phone. In this initial call, we rigorously check the candidate’s technical abilities. If the person being screened meets or exceeds a set list of requirements, we then move on to an in-person interview at our downtown Vancouver offices.

4. The Interview

This round of interviews takes a deeper dive into each candidate’s qualifications and assesses the likelihood of them being a cultural fit for your organization. In addition to delving into each candidate’s professional history and personal strengths, STRIVE consultants employ expert interviewing techniques to uncover their genuine professional intentions. If any interviewees are considered suitable candidates, we conduct thorough employment and reference verification, as well as background and credit checks.

5. The presentation

After carefully assessing The Screening and The Interview processes of each candidate, we select who we believe to be the best professional and cultural fit with your company. We’ll present you with a full character profile of each candidate that includes:

  • A brief write up of relevant personal and professional experience
  • A snapshot of their LinkedIn profile
  • The candidates desired salary
  • Any additional info you require about a candidate
6. The Face-to-Face

After you select your desired candidates from The Presentation, we will coordinate a face-to-face meeting at a mutually convenient time between you and the candidate. After the interview, the Ambassador will debrief both parties to assess how the meeting went. Any relevant feedback or red flags that arise from this discussion with the candidate will be communicated back to you, so you can make a completely informed decision.

7. The Close

After selecting your star candidate, our Ambassador will work with you to draw up an employment contract that reflects the best interest of both parties. Drafting a mutually beneficial contract is an essential step towards securing and retaining top tier talent..


At the end of the day, our business is all about you. If you’re not satisfied, our job isn’t done yet. It really is as simple as that. From the minute we begin working for you, we’re all in. In order to maintain full visibility on your up-to-the-minute needs and stipulations, we offer our services to you around the clock. We know your business doesn’t quit after 5:00pm, so ours won’t either. We satisfy your needs in real time.In fact, our commitment to your satisfaction extends beyond the recruitment process. We STRIVE to satisfy you even after securing top talent for your business, and keep you informed every step of the way.

90 Day Placement Guarantee.

We’re so confident that our S3 talent search method will secure the best possible candidate for your business that we guarantee their performance for 90 days. If you’re not satisfied with their work at any time within 3 months of their start date, we’ll find a replacement candidate for free. In order to ensure your satisfaction during these 3 months, we schedule regular check-ins with you regarding their performance. We follow up on a weekly basis for the first 30 days of a candidate’s employment, and then once a month for the remainder of the 90 day period. Of course, if you’d prefer to check in more or less frequently, we’re happy to facilitate. Like we said, this process is all about you. At the end of the 90 day guarantee period, we check-in with you one last time to ensure that all your needs were met. We’ll ask you to fill out a quick survey so that we can ensure your satisfaction and also give ourselves an opportunity to learn and improve from your feedback. In the end, your opinion is the only one that matters.

Customer Appreciation

We understand that as our client, you invest your time, money and patience in our recruitment teams. There are numerous competitors in our space and we consider it a privilege when you choose to work with us. Not only do we offer our proven S3 method and an “all-in” level of dedication, but we also give clients a personal token of our appreciation after they’ve secured their first successful candidate. We take your business seriously, and it’s important to us to show you how much your business means to us. Winning the battle for top tier talent is our business, but creating mutually rewarding and meaningful relationships with our clients is our passion.