I have worked with Meri and her team for more than 10 years, first as a job seeker, then as a hiring manager. Meri takes the time to understand the candidates' skills and personality to not just place them in a job, but to find a good, long term fit. From a hiring company perspective she takes the same care to understand the culture of the company. She targets the right hires beyond what may show up on a resume. My company has had many long term, successful employees join the team through Meri.
Over the span of my career I have been dealing with quite a few recruiters, both as a candidate as well as a hiring manager. Meri is by far standing out for her absolute professionalism, truthfulness, and approachability. Meri always is available to answer questions (or get the answer from the other party). I strongly believe that Meri does not simply 'go with the flow' to fill a position, she goes above and beyond to make sure that it is a good match for all concerned. Case in point: One of her clients retained to fill the position for VP of Sales, Meri recruited me, and I stayed ten years with that company.
I had the pleasure of starting my working relationship with Meri close to 15 years ago when she placed me in my first management role. Since then she has guided me and the companies I have worked for, in hiring and retaining top automotive talent.
Meri is a sharp individual who is in tune with the inner workings of the auto industry. She has kept up to date with the changing environment and the talent market, while maintaining the single thing that I (as a manager and recruit) value that most....her personal interest in vetting the candidates vs automated systems.
I have worked with Meri for over 25 years and she has been an invaluable resource for a wide range of HR and operational support. I started working with her at Lawrence Plastics where she helped locate technical and quality personnel while company expanded. Then again while at Montaplast, Meri played a significant role in recruiting top talent as the technical and sales team grew from 8 to over 60 people. Most recently she has provided excellent support as I have started a stand alone North American division for Wiesauplast. As a start up situation she was able to provide basic necessities to ensure all HR functions were addressed in order to be able to provide a complete benefit package so that we can be competitive in the market. She has been able to understand the culture of each company, the team members, and find resources that not only compliment each company, but expand the experience in a positive manner. She is the best recruiter I have worked with in my career.
I have worked with Meri Laird Jones for over 20 years in recruiting talented associates to work at Shawmut Corporation. Davidson & Laird was referred to me by a colleague many years ago. I am so grateful for the work she and her team have done for me. Meri has a unique way of actually becoming part of my extended Human Resources team in that she truly understands our business, our culture and is able to determine the profile of who will be successful long term at Shawmut.
I am proud to be associated with Meri and can recommend her talents highly.
VP, Human Resources
I've known and worked with Meri for over 22 years. Within that time Meri, and her team have shown to be highly focused, enthusiastic, and driven to ensure both their customer and potential incumbents are supported during the interview and on-boarding process.
Meri is a great listener, and her passion to ensure both the candidate and the company hiring are communicating well during the vetting process ensures a successful hiring process.
Meri is very adept at forging lasting relationships with her customers by providing a high level of service and attention, and by having a reputation for exceeding expectations. Meri is an extremely talented, motivated - I give her my highest recommendation.
Meri is great at bringing only highly qualified candidates to our recruiting process. The hires that we have made with her have been strong performers and key team members for many years. She is very professional, personable and effective. I’ve enjoyed working with her for over 15 years.