About Us

Our Founder

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Jackie Benton

Founder / CEO

Problem Solver – Strategic Thinker – Effective

Jackie is a well-established recruiter.  With nearly 20 years in the business, she has proven herself as a respected leader, helping companies grow and creating partnerships that require a dedicated and knowledgeable professional who understands each unique mission.

Jackie launched Benton Recruiting Services upon recognizing that there needed to be a better way for companies to access the services of a recruiting firm without breaking the bank.

Jackie's Philosophy

After having taken 11 years away from an software engineering career to be a stay-at-home parent, my family was about to face a major change. As my children were entering grade school, it felt like the right time for me to reenter the working world. Knowing that the software industry had advanced since my last job, searching for something new felt daunting. That’s why when an opportunity appeared at a recruiting firm, it seemed like the perfect switch and just what our family needed.

Up until that point, my experience with firms was as a client. I remember interviewing engineers sent to us by contingency firms and I was usually underwhelmed. When I found out the cost of hiring one of those engineers, I was shocked! It felt very suspicious that all the engineers we interviewed asked for the top of our pay range, as if someone may have tipped them off.

I was lucky to join a firm that embraced an hourly fee model. Our primary mission was to source only the finest candidates in the most efficient manner possible. Furthermore, there were no financial incentives provided for steering clients towards costly workers since we weren’t paid on commission. As such, our objective solely concentrated on recruiting those with the best experience.

Upon taking this role, I was quickly made aware that recruiters are often seen in a negative light. Social media is full of videos posted by job applicants outlining the underhanded tactics used by some recruiters. My firm beliefs center around honesty and openness for all parties involved – employers and jobseekers alike. Everyone should be afforded respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

It was clear to me that there had to be a better way for companies to access the services of a recruiting firm without breaking the bank. That’s why, in 2020, when the pandemic started, and it became evident just how successful remote work could be, my decision was made – to establish my own firm. By eliminating the overhead costs associated with office space, we could pass those savings directly on to our clients. So now they can enjoy great service at a fraction of its usual cost.

Your Talent Partner - at a fraction of the cost.

Let’s focus on building a productive team - together.

For nearly 20 years, Benton Recruiting has been providing organizations with the talent and business intelligence they need. We offer a cost-effective solution to those who are unable or unwilling to pay the high fees of contingency and retained firms. Our mission is to help our client find the perfect candidate that will make a positive impact on their business, while also giving them access to market data so they can be more strategic when it comes to their hiring decisions.