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Finding The Right Talent For Your Business

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Industries Serviced Include




Consumer Goods


Financial Services


About the RIO Group

Since 1997, The RIO Group Partners (who originally founded The Recruiter Academy), have helped thousands of corporate recruitment professionals from over 3000 companies develop innovative, cost effective recruitment solutions for today’s talent-driven marketplace. We help organizations that don’t have the time and/or expertise to meet their current hiring demands.

This unique experience has provided us with a strong understanding of what challenges corporations face identifying and recruiting top talent.

Utilizing this experience, we have created a suite of unique, proactive Recruitment Services that will allow you to:

  • Improve quality of hire.
  • Develop talent pipeline and communities of passive candidates for critical to fill, difficult to fill, and highly visible positions.
  • Reduce time-to-fill and migrate towards a Just-In-Time hiring model.
  • Quantify the resources required to meet hiring objectives.
  • Provide competitive intelligence to manage search expectations, educate your customers on their competitors, labor market, etc.

For more information, please email, call (734) 414-9822.

Contact Us

Kathryn Dudley–Founding Partner
Kathryn is a graduate of Michigan State University and a founding partner of The RIO Group and The Recruiter Academy. She was instrumental in the early design, development and marketing of The Recruiter Academy Education Programs attended by thousands of recruiters around the world.

Over the last 16 years, she has been responsible for managing large, multi-site recruitment strategies for Fortune 1000 companies. During this time she has cultivated a strong expertise in development of proactive candidate pipelines, candidate relationship management programs and providing organizations with competitive intelligence required to make effective hiring decisions. She has developed recruitment solutions for a wide variety of industries including Financial Services, Home Building, Information Technology, Engineering/Manufacturing and Healthcare.

David Szary – Advisory Partner
David is a leading authority on developing radical, just-in-time recruitment solutions for companies seeking to develop an Elite staffing organization. In 1998, David founded The Recruiter Academy and The RIO Group, and over the past 15 years he has worked with more than 3000 companies in 45 states and 10 countries, including some of the largest and most recognized organizations in the world. His renowned Recruiter Academy Education & Development Solution, which includes a Certification Curriculum for recruiters and recruitment leaders, has helped educate thousands worldwide on recruiting “best practices” and how to manage an efficient staffing process.

David has studied and benchmarked numerous experts and theories in the fields of performance improvement (e.g. Toyota Production System, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints), behavior modification, time management and personal achievement. Combining this knowledge with his years of consulting and educating recruitment organizations, he developed LHC’s innovative Recruitment Analytic and Process Optimization methodologies.

David is a requested keynote speaker at a variety of healthcare, corporate and staffing industry events including ERE, OnRec, NAHCR Annual Image Conference, local and state sponsored SHRM/EMA meetings and conferences, and the World Job Summit. He has published countless articles and blogs on staffing, just-in-time hiring, lean recruiting and best practices of elite recruiters. He is also the author of The Recruiter Handbook and Best (and Worst) Advice for Job Seekers.

Our Expertise

The RIO Group has helped thousands of corporate recruitment professionals from over 2500 companies within every major industry segment with their varied recruitment needs.

While this experience has provided us with a strong understanding of the unique challenges every industry faces, it has also provided us with the capability of quickly identifying new challenges and developing solutions to recruit top talent while reducing cost and waste in the staffing process.

From our perspective, there is clearly more similarities than differences across industry segments. However, we believe it is just as important to understand a company’s unique culture in order to identify and recruit talent that will thrive in your firm.

With that said, the following industry segments are ones where we have particularly strong expertise:

·         Banking
·         Construction
·         Consumer Goods
·         Financial Services
·         Healthcare
·         Manufacturing
·         Retail

Respected Clients

Our team has developed recruitment solutions for organizations within a broad set of industries. Some sample clients from these industries include:

wireless vision
flagstar bank
Landon Bay Homes
True Homes Logo
DR Horton