Harbeck Associates Inc.
"I retained Lori Harbeck and Harbeck Associates in January with a goal of hiring our first nine sales representatives to start in May. We were seeking experienced cardiovascularsales professionals in nine targeted states across the country. As of last week, all nine territories have been filled with a start date of May 11. The selected candidates have an average of 12 years of medical sales experience with 8 years calling on cardiologists and are each multiple award winners with their former companies. Lori and team did outstanding work throughout the process. She spent time up front understanding our needs and preparing to present the opportunity to candidates. We initially interviewed approximately 60 candidates in 11 cities during a five week period in February and March. The candidates were of high quality and met the criteria that we originally outlined. Prior to these interviews, Lori handled all of the communication and logistics with the candidates. They came well informed regarding the opportunity and without exception had a genuine interest. Many candidates commented on Lori’s professional communication and level of knowledge relative to other recruiters with whom they had interacted. Following each set of first round interviews, Lori handled communication with the candidates and helped us to arrange second round interviews in March and then a final round interview visit in April. We made a few adjustments in target cities during the process, and Lori was very accommodating to find additional candidates. I was very pleased with Lori’s work. She met all of my expectations based on the positive references I received prior to hiring her. She is extremely organized and diligent, has a high level of commitment to provide outstanding service, communicated with me and with candidates very well, presented high quality candidates that fit our profile, provided excellent advice throughout the process, and was enjoyable to work with. I would highly recommend her to others."
"I have worked with Harbeck Associates for about four years and they are the first call I make when I have an opening that needs to be filled. They have placed about ten representatives within my district and other districts within my company as I have helped colleagues with the interview process. I have found Harbeck Associates to be highly professional, organized and customer focused. I would recommend Bill or Lori to anyone in the industry that needs to fill an opening without hesitation."
“Lori has been a trusted partner for over 10 years. She has played an integral role in talent acquisition for my management teams and me. She has assisted with expansions as well as identifying and acquiring top talent for many positions.”
"For several years I have interfaced with Lori of Harbeck Associates on several expansions. I have found her resourcing of talent excellent and timely. Several of my colleagues have used her services as well, and all have had positive and productive business relationships with her and her staff.”
"I have worked with Lori over the last six years as a District Manager and Regional Manager for two pharmaceutical companies. Lori is an awesome recruiter who finds Top Talent in the industry to fill positions in specialty and pharma territories. She thoroughly researches each candidate and insures she only sends the top caliber person who meets the requirements you set for the position. I would highly recommend Lori Harbeck and her recruiting company to any organization."
"I am writing this letter in support of the recruiting firm of Harbeck Associates.My relationship with the firm began in 2000 as a field sales representative seeking a position in Florida with a biotech company. As I grew into a regional management position, I continued to use the services of Harbeck Associates to assist in recruiting and filling field sales positions throughout the southeast United States. During all of that time, both Lori Harbeck and Bill Baracani have been professional, ethical and diligent. During my tenure as a manager, Bill was asked on many occasions to recruit, pre-screen specifically qualified candidates and set up interview dates and times. He did this effectively with each opportunity.As I continue to explore and pursue new challenges in the medical/pharmaceutical industry, I will continue to work with Harbeck Associates."
“I have known and worked with Lori Harbeck for the past twelve years. Lori is the consummate recruiting professional who is dedicated to her work, her clients, and her sales and managerial candidates. Lori has a business network that encompasses all of the United States making no recruiting project to small or too large for her to successfully manage. The preparation and time that Lori devotes to screening perspective clients is exceptional! I would best describe Lori Harbeck as an honest, reliable, hard working business associate who always displays a sense of Infectious Enthusiasm and Charisma, and is by far one of the most competent and professional individuals that I have had the opportunity to work with!”
"I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your dedication and hard work in supplying me with some great people over the past 6 years. I have had openings in some pretty tough parts of Virginia and West Virginia and you have never let me down. You always are able to source a selection of high caliber candidates that are fully qualified for the position. Every candidate I have hired has come from your referral and recommendation. Hiring the best people is a Managers biggest challenge and you make my job easier. I especially appreciate your judgment and ability to evaluate key attributes of the people you send. We always have great discussions of the strengths, weaknesses and the attributes that each candidate brings to the interview. You serve as a great sounding board and I trust your evaluations and personal assessments implicitly. I also appreciate that the candidates you send are not overly coached or prepped for the interview. You give them what they need to know and let them demonstrate what they have to offer. This facilitates a more objective and fair process for everyone. It also allows me to see the real candidate rather than a rehearsed imitation.Thank you for all you do."