Ideal Workplaces

Increase

employee retention, company growth, and the bottom line. 

Trust Worthy

Labeled “Lifesaver” by her clients, Lisa takes pride in providing efficient and attentive customer service, detailed communication as well as high-quality talent.

Valuable

Her thorough knowledge of the employment industry, recruiting, and salary negotiations makes her a valuable strategic partner for hiring managers.

Reliable

For over 29 years, growing companies and exceptional job seekers have come to rely on her genuine integrity and her “sixth sense” matchmaking expertise

Since 1991, Small & Mid-Size Companies Have Chosen Us to Help Create Ideal Work Environments Reducing Turnover, Improving The Bottom Line

The process of hiring is expensive, and time consuming. Finding the right fit is an art form, especially when hiring the wrong person will likely lead to job dissatisfaction, poor productivity, and dismissal. 

Recruiting for Growth is a nationwide industry leader fueled by the desire to listen and understand the staffing, retention and career needs of both business owners and career seekers.

We are comprised of individuals who are honest, ethical, and diligent about introducing top talent for the appropriate role to companies who are profitable because they are employee-centered.

The intelligent and innovative candidates we present recognize they prosper as they contribute to their employer’s success by consistently exceeding expectations.

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Years in the Industry

Happy Candidates

Delighted Business Leaders

Lisa Oxenhandler

 HR Partner for Ideal Workplaces

Since 1991, Lisa Oxenhandler has successfully placed hundreds of top talent candidates nationwide. Over the years, growing companies and exceptional job seekers have come to rely on her genuine integrity and her “sixth sense” matchmaking expertise. By carefully listening to understand the staffing, retention and career needs, Lisa screens thoroughly to ensure a mutually beneficial outcome. Her methodology concentrates on gaining insight into the culture of each party and visualizing the potential of a successful long-term relationship. Like many of her clients, Cohen Architectural Woodworking in Missouri, has praised her “recruiting efforts for seeking out those who uphold our culture and embrace our values.” 

Labeled “Lifesaver” by her clients, Lisa takes pride in providing efficient and attentive customer service, detailed communication as well as high-quality talent. Her thorough knowledge of the employment industry, recruiting, and salary negotiations makes her a valuable strategic partner for hiring managers. She most enjoys serving companies that strive to provide human-centered work environments. Her vision is to see every business grow successfully by investing in a reliable, professional and productive employee base.

Lisa’s industry focus is in the areas of commercial interior design and furniture, project management, packaging and supply chain roles, especially Recyclable | Sustainable | Reusable paper. Within those industries, Lisa specializes in recruiting for positions such as graphic designers, package designers, as well as office support.

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Lisa is a humanitarian in her work and beyond. She is an active supporter of Race for the Cure, Susan Komen, World Food Day, Open Door Animal Sanctuary, Women’s Shelters, Gateway to Dreams and Experts4Entrepreneurs. In her free time, she can be found fundraising, or galvanizing the community, from the podium, the front lines or behind the scenes.

What makes us so different

Discover what other smart business owners have. 

Strategy

Our unique method of hands on candidate searches.

Research

Our customize analysis during the matching process.

Guarantee

The unprecedented 1-year guarantee we offer.

Compliance

We focus on diversification and inclusion.

Approach

Customized checks, verifications and assessments.

Results

We provide a service that leaves no room for re-recruiting.

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On Target for Profitable Growth, Lori St.Clair, President

Awesome to work with!! It was a pleasure working with Lisa and her staff, and together we focused in on what was truly needed in this new position, created a job description and ultimately found the perfect hire! They were able to find someone who...

Agilis Systems, Adah Dooley, Human Resources Coordinator

I was employed with Lisa for a short time at Career Advancement Corporation. In that short time, it didn’t take long to discover how much Lisa dedicates herself to her clients and their needs. Her networking skills and industry knowledge enable her...
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Rosenblum Goldenhersh, P.C. Theresa A. Phelps, Attorney

We are so excited about our newest team member! Lisa and her staff trulycarried the ball throughout this entire hiring process and made not only mylife, but the other partner's lives so much easier by handling this hirefrom start to finish! We were...
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Cohen Woodworking, Ben Cohen

Lisa just closed the deal on one of the hardest roles in operations to fill.  She also just called me to inform me that our #1 intern pick accepted our offer!  I sure am glad that Lisa works for us and not our competitor!!!! 

Contemporary Spiritual Arts, Inc., Roy Fisher, Senior Minister

Ms. Oxenhandler worked for me as our V.P. Sales when I was one of the owners of Career Advancement Corporation and C.A.C. Temporary Services. She successfully directed our entire sales organization for over a decade. She is a phenomenal marketer...
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The Advertisers Printing Company, Steve Randall, Estimator

Lisa really likes what she is doing. She’s diligent in matching the right candidate and puts her creativity to work. She is very helpful and very knowledgeable in satisfying her customers needs.

Beacon Point Consulting LLC, Cindy Dolniak, Compliance Consultant

We're a small firm so the time and energy needed to find the perfect candidate can take several weeks or months. And at times it can be put on hold all together while you perform your daily tasks. So when I had the opportunity to work with Lisa,...

Republic Services Inc., Jennifer Keener, Manager Municipal Sales

Lisa was very helpful to me in searching for employment. She was prompt in contacting me with leads. I was confident if there was something out there for me, she would do her best to make it happen!
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CAM Midwest, Marc Taillon, VP of Operations

I am writing to recommend the services of Lisa Oxenhandler.  I recently employed Lisa to find a qualified candidate for a Project Coordinator position. Lisa and her staff, pursued innovative avenues to find a qualified candidate that were not even...

Karen H., Accounting/HR

Lisa is a great person. She always puts her clients/customers first. Always listens to what their needs/wants are. She is reliable, trust worthy and professional. Very creative person and very well rounded person to work with. I can always count on...
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deVan Sealants Inc., Ellen Abrams, Vice President

Lisa is a professional who will provide top notch service. She will do anything needed to assure that you are a satisfied customer.

Longtime Partner, Angela Boyd, Lead Consultant

Lisa has been a great friend, employer and mentor to me over the course of my career in St Louis, MO. She has the ability to help anyone better understand what career options are available, make connections and steer you on the path to success....
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Peabody Energy, Mary Ann Garavaglia, Compensation Manager

Lisa has always been a great help in acquiring high quality talent. I am very happy to recommend her services.

Linda Knisley, Director of Personnel

Lisa is very conscientious and works deligently to help satisfy her customer's needs. She is always willing to help in any way.

Career Coaching, Lynda

What comes to mind when I hear recruiter, is someone who helps you find a new job at a different company. As a career coach Lisa Oxenhandler offers much more than that especially with her 26 plus years of experience and all her resources. She also...

Schmersahl Treloar, Candy Curtis

Lisa has always come through with the right candidate with the correct experience the first time! She puts in the extra effort to make sure things run smoothly and checks back frequently with her customers to ensure satisfaction.
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West County Radiology Group, Missy Brockman, Patient Care Coordinator

I have worked with Lisa in the past and currently in finding employment. She was very helpful in assisting me in looking at other industry opportunities.

Sheryl O’Toole & Associates, Sheryl O’Toole, President

Lisa always listened to our recruitment needs and provided good employee prospects for us to interview. She stays on top of the project and continues to reach out to her clients even as their needs changed.
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Bi-State Development, Amy Krekeler, EEO Specialiat

I've worked with Lisa to find temporary and permanent placements for over 10 years! She is always knowledgeable and provides great talent.

Dorel Home, Teri Steiner, Director Of Customer Service

Lisa and I have worked together for many years. She has always presented high quality applicants for consideration. She understands the needs of her clients and is very helpful. It can be difficult to find strong applicants but Lisa has never...
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Professional Office Environments Inc., Cathy Louis, Senior Sales Support

We have worked with Lisa Oxenhandler for years, she stands out from other companies and recruiters because she does a fabulous job sending only the most qualified candidates our way. She understands that our time is valuable and helps us identify...

Cher Lowther, Perspectives LLC

Lisa sets the standard for professionalism and dedication while never discounting the human component. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends and acquaintances who are seeking assistance in their job search. She is a true asset on...

MO-ARK District of Kiwanis International, Carla OBrien, Board Trustee

Lisa does an excellant job for candidates and clients alike. I have known Lisa professsionally for 30 years. She is consistantly professional, knowledgeable, and innovative. She works with Candidates to increase their skill level and polish their...

Brandon Eye Associates, Michelle Fleshner, Practice Administrator

I have used Lisa multiple times for my recruiting needs. I am an ophthalmic professional and finding personnel with ophthalmic experience is difficult at best. Lisa always provided great results in a timely manner and communicated with me each step...
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Cohen Woodworking, Gina Cohen, HR Director

Lisa is a delight to work with. She brings integrity into all she does. She “reads” people quickly and has become an integral part of our fast growing company with both external and internal recruiting efforts to seek out those who uphold our...
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U.S. Tape & Label, Bob Rubin, Controller CFO

Lisa is a real professional. Worked with her via her position of hiring people through her employment agency. Have known Lisa for many years and would recommend her for most anything she wants to undertake.