Rona Borre is a hard worker, but she is also a smart worker. She is the founder and CEO of Instant Alliance, a leading recruiting and staffing company located in Chicago, Illinois. Her company places professional candidates from the finance and technological fields with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized and smaller companies.
Borre also accepts many speaking engagements with civic clubs, business groups, and radio and television interviews. Everybody wants to know how she did it and she tells them. She started Instant Alliance in a spare bedroom of her Chicago condo after she quit the only other real job she every had. Her only companion, while she was starting the company, was her bulldog, Henry, and he was not much help at all, except for moral support. Check related article here.
When asked how she formed a leading company out of nowhere, she answers that hard work and outthinking the competition was the key. Most staffing companies just muddle along and fill positions, more of this topic on conferences.shrm.org. Borre says she gets to know the CEO of the company looking for the candidates and hires only what he or she specifically wants. Her failure ratios of people leaving after they are hired are practically zero. That is thinking smart.
Rona Borre started Instant Alliance in the spare bedroom of her Condo in Chicago in 2001. She had graduated with a B.S. degree from Arizona State University and had paid her dues working for a national recruiting company, where she shattered every sales record for that firm. Now she was venturing out on her own to form one of the most reliable and ingenious recruiting companies the world had ever seen.
Borre and Instant Alliance are one of the biggest success stories in business today as her company works with Fortune 500 companies and institutions like McDonald’s, the Argonne National Laboratories, and the University of Chicago. Borre will tell you that the big companies are very nice clients, but a big share of their clients include mid-sized and small companies too.
Everyone starts small, according to Borre, and being able to form strategic alliances with them in their tech and finance areas is our part in helping them achieve sustainability and a step to the next level. Check sbnonline.com
Borre likes to compare what her company does to a separate division of the client company where the client and Instant Alliance closely together. Or another way of putting it is to say that Instant Alliance is a boutique company that molds itself to fit the client’s requirements to a tee.
Rona Borre is well-known for her civic and philanthropic activities too as she sits in leadership positions with the Economic Club of Chicago, the Young Presidents Organization, and the Chicago Network. She has also been cited as the Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine.