Ron Daratany: Interview
Ron Daratany is a national career development and recruiting expert. For the duration of his professional career (since 1988), he has been forging long-term business relationships with leaders of well-respectednational organizations. During this time, he has also built a company from the ground up. He is featured on TV, print and other mediums for his expertise in his industry. We’ve decided to give others some insight into what makes Ron Daratany tick, how DMR Global came to be and, some of his greatest challenges and achievements.
An Interview with our very own, Ron Daratany
Q: Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business.
A: DMR Global, Inc. was launched in late 1998 as a national recruiting firm and quickly grew an international client base as well. Later, realizing that his all of the foundational recruiting components could be utilized into other related services, Ron established an Outplacement & Career Development division. This division was formed to offset the cyclical nature of recruiting and provide additional revenue streams for the company. Always looking to gain a competitive edge, Ron has partnered with very credible subject matter experts to add additional components to the core competencies of DMR Global. The firm now provides six different services: recruiting, outplacement, career planning, HR solutions and management training, all of which are fully customizable to the employer and individual.
Q: Give a brief description about yourself.
A: My entire career has encompassed some form of recruiting and management at each level. In addition to learning from some great role models, I’ve had the opportunity to meet very successful leaders, at major organizations across the country, who required our services. We not only represented them, but also took back valuable lessons on leadership and different techniques on how to run a company. All of these elements have contributed to the type of businessman I am today. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned, and also the favorite part of my job, is establishing & maintaining lasting relationships. In my mind, it’s the most important component of longevity.
Q: What ignited the spark in you to start a new business venture?
A: After 7 years of learning from some of the best recruitment experts and achieving success, the timing was right to start my own company 13 years ago.
Q: Why is it beneficial for employers to trust DMR to find a quality employee instead of doing the search themselves?
A: Credibility, trust & results! Also, we enable our clients to focus on running their companies while we uncover the best talent which suits their individual requirement. We have also found that when people conduct their own searches, it is often difficult for them to be objective. We take the emotion out of the process and focus on the right experience and fit.
Q: How do you have access to quality employees and what’s different about your recruitment process?
A: We have an extensive database, we belong to industry specific associations, access our referral network and also invest the time. We devote all of our resources to our committed assignments, unlike a company who couldn’t possibly conduct the search the same way due to their other responsibilities.
Q: You have a 95% success rate at candidacy placement, how does DMR ensure that rate?
A: Once a client commits to us for an assignment, we put all of the resources necessary to complete it. There has never been a search we haven’t completed due to our inability. The 5% incompletion rate is due to the client pulling the search due to internal circumstances.
Q: You are also a career planning expert. Why would a professional seek your services? How can you help?
A: Credibility and knowing exactly what today’s companies look for in new employees through our executive search expertise. We translate that knowledge to the candidate in order to make them more competitive for limited job opportunities.
Q: How important have good employees been to your success?
A: They are the very core of what we do here at DMR. Good leadership is the most important factor in any business and employees in turn become a company’s most important asset.
Q: What is the most important aspect of your business?
A: Relationships & Results, without a doubt!
Q: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A: Interpersonal & Management skills, communication, fulfilling obligations & follow-up in a timely fashion. Also, hiring people who compliment my skills, whom I can learn from.
Q: How many hours do you work a day on average?
A: 50 hours/week
Q: What motivates you?
A: Winning! I want very badly to continue to grow and succeed. This recession has humbled us all. We, like many companies, have had to assess & retool. We’ve experienced some low points and I really would prefer not to go backwards.
Q: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A: Honesty, being true to your word and fulfilling obligations.
Q: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A: As someone once told me, an entrepreneur is a calculated risk taker and has no safety net. Each decision has direct consequences, positively & negatively.