"I began my career as a contract recruiter in 1981 and with the exception of 6 years as a direct employee I successfully worked full time as a contract recruiter for many Silicon Valley companies. In 2002 I took some "pre-retirement" and moved to Colorado. In early 2006 friends told me that recruiting in the valley was "heating up". After talking to 2-3 companies without satisfactory results I contacted Duran HCP.
Within two weeks Duran found me the best contract recruiting assignment I've ever worked. Duran expedited the process and I was hired over the phone. I started with Atheros Communications April 3, 2006 and there is no end in sight.
Duran provides me with benefits that would be very expensive for an individual; medical and dental insurance, life insurance and 401K. Being payrolled by Duran has eliminated some IRS issues I've experienced before, as well as the "12 month rule" some independents face.
Duran has been totally responsive to me and I am extremely satisfied with our association. I will definitely ask Duran to find me another contract when this one ends, or if I find one on my own I will request the company to employ me as a Duran employee."
Atheros Communications, Inc.
"Duran is an integral part of Silicon Valley. Their reputation has been earned over 12 years assisting corporations of all sizes in nearly every industry segment to grow their business. That tight association with the savviest tech firms in the world ensures a constant and challenging funnel of opportunities for me and the other staffing professionals at Duran. What sets them apart are deep and long standing relationships with a vast number of valley companies. This depth and breadth results in industry diversity and opportunity in any economic climate.
I enjoy all aspects of the firm. Beginning with prospecting for new accounts to ensure that I remain engaged to providing office support and other members of the firm who can provide associated services. Because of the diverse nature of the their valley relationships I have been able to not only raise my level of exposure within a given corporation (recruiting Vice Presidents, PhD's and principle scientists), but I have been able to expand beyond the networking and telecommunications sectors into advertising and nano-technology.
I have always felt like I was part of family. Everyone takes their role seriously, but they don't take themselves too seriously. As a staffing professional I spend the majority of the time as an individual contributor, but I would not be successful if it weren't for all the great folks in the back office. I would absolutely recommend Duran HCP, Inc."
"Making the transition from sales professional to recruiting pro was a fairly seamless process. Both jobs require initiative, discipline, and optimism.
But I must also acknowledge the highly skilled coaching provided by Duran HCP and James Duran. Had it not been for this targeted training, I would have not been able to hit the ground running.
Under their leadership, I was exposed to the foundation of technology, and the main players driving technology innovation. At the same time, I was schooled in critical thinking, effective negotiating, advanced Internet search and precise screening.
This has been a satisfying career change for me, and I give Duran HCP high marks for making it happen."
Yahoo! Search Marketing
"The sign up process at Duran is efficient and well-organized. I received all of my paperwork via regular mail and email, and all of the necessary paperwork was clearly identified and labeled. Steve Mun was incredibly effective and organized everything for me in a timely manner. He gave me the necessary contacts at Google and sent me all paperwork well in advance of any deadlines.
The time sheet process is extremely simple and straightforward. Michael Harrison has truly gone above and beyond with answering any questions and/or issues that I've ever experienced with WFL, and payment/expense reimbursement has been timely and accurate on each and every occasion. Michael is a superstar!
I travel extensively for Google, and thus far, I have received all reimbursement checks faster than any of the full-time Google employees. Regular payroll has also always been timely, and I get paid every 2 weeks via direct deposit. I haven't had ANY issues whatsoever. Having spoken to other contractors at Google, Duran is a lot more organized and efficient in several ways. While some agencies do manual time cards that need to be faxed in on a weekly basis, Duran uses Workforce Logic, thus making everything more streamlined and simple to use. Also, because of knowledgeable people like Michael and Steve, I often have answers to any questions well in advance of other independent contractors. I often end up filling in the blanks for them...
Service, service, service!!! Michael and Steve have been extraordinary to work with. Not only have they been exceptionally friendly and professional, they have truly gone above and beyond to help make my transition to Google an easy one. I applaud them both on a job well done. That coupled with the answers above, make Duran stand apart from the rest.
Since everything is electronic, all forms are easily accessible and clearly identifiable. Also, the staff makes it a truly enjoyable and efficient experience each and every time.
Sales Account Coordinator