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Reaction Search International offers executive recruitment services to organizations across Kansas City. Whether you are looking for a VP, CIO, COO, manager or other c-suite executive, Reaction Search International is the responsive and professional team of executive head-hunters in Kansas City committed to bringing you the best of the best.
When it comes to the top executives at your company, the hiring decisions you make today can affect your company’s success for years to come. Whether you are in government, tech, medical research, transportation, logistics or another industry, these decision-makers can shape your entire culture and business model. With Reaction Search International, you can have the right talent in place to keep your organization moving in the right direction.
There are many reasons why top organizations turn to Kansas City recruiting agencies when they need to fill top positions. One reason is because c-suite executives are so important for every organization that there is a real need to hire the best. Working with professional recruiters can help ensure the highest-quality hires.
Filling top positions at a company can also be challenging. The best fit for a position may not be actively looking and may be part of the passive candidate pool. The right talent may be in Kansas City but may just as easily be in another part of the country. In addition, the ideal professional is not just someone who looks great on paper but also someone who is a strong culture fit and who is committed to helping your organization succeed.
Your organization is proficient at what you do, but you likely do not have the recruitment specialization, best practices or resources necessary to launch a local, national or international recruitment campaign for the VP, director, manager or executive you need. Fortunately, Reaction Search International does have the skills and resources to assist with your efforts.
When you work with Reaction Search International, one of the first things you’ll notice is your team. Instead of assigning a single recruiter to you, Reaction Search International assigns you an entire team that can develop a recruitment strategy tailored to your needs.
You will also notice our team is responsive, so they are always there when you need them. Reaction Search International uses market data and research to find the best of the best. We also rely on our 25-step recruitment process to ensure a strong fit for your needs.
Our professionals handle many steps of the recruitment process for you. We conduct in-depth candidate reviews, interview professionals, examine applications, check backgrounds and references and tap into the passive candidate pool. The recruiters on your team are experts in your industry, so they’ll understand what you need for your c-suite.
If you want to work with our dedicated and experienced Kansas City executive recruiters, contact Reaction Search International online, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 816-842-1101. We look forward to working with you!
RSI, the leading Kansas City Executive Search Firm, understands the Kansas City, Missouri market for executives and managers looking to be a part of the team of some of the nation’s top companies. When companies come to us for executive staffing needs in Kansas City, they are generally looking for a Trade, Food Products, Consumer Goods, Engineering or Financial executive.
Career opportunities aside, why live in Kansas City? One important factor to consider is the weather. As a flat city right in the middle of the country, Kansas City’s weather is basically as average as US weather gets. Compared to the average US city, Kansas City is windy, somewhat humid, and at times a little rainy.
Daily KC temperatures are very near the national average all year round. Summers are slightly hotter than average and winters are slightly colder than average. Kansas City’s average summer temperatures range from 65°F-90°F and its average winter temperatures range from 20°- 45°. National average daily temperatures are between 65° and 85° in the summer and 30° to 50° in the winter.
Kansas City is a flat, Midwestern city. Average daily wind speeds here are consistently 1-2 mph faster than the national average. These average wind speeds can reach up to 12-13 mph in March and April. Tornado activity here is 198% greater than the overall U.S. average. Some tornados grow large enough to whisk residents off to the magical Land of Oz.
Morning humidity in Kansas City is around the national average at around 80% all year round. Afternoon humidity is higher than the national afternoon average at around 65% all year round. Also, summer rainfall is greater here than the average US city. Summer precipitation is 4-5 inches per month. On the other hand, winter rainfall here falls to about 1-2 inches in the winter, which is below the national average of 3 inches per month. Sunshine and snowfall levels are pretty much right at the national average.
Robert Long built the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall in 1908 for $1 million. The 35,000 sq. ft. mansion did not become a museum until after Long died in 1934. In 1940 the Beaux-Arts style mansion opened to the public. Unfortunately, many of the mansions rooms were not large enough to effectively display Long’s collection of paintings, tapestries, and antique furniture. Major renovations took place in the 1950s to make more room for the exhibits. More renovations took place in 2008. As of December 2012, these renovations are expected to continue for another 3-5 years.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City’s 18th & Vine District is dedicated to a different era in sports. Until Jackie Robinson broke the “color barrier” in 1947, black players were not allowed to play baseball in the same league as white players. Black players formed their own, more disorganized collection of teams, the Negro Leagues. Before he came to the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson was a standout star for the Kansas City Monarchs. In 1990 a group of former Negro League players including former Monarchs’ players Alfred Surratt, Buck O’Neil, and Horace Peterson founded the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. The museum contains a timeline of Negro League activity and pays homage to baseball’s forgotten heroes.
Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza is an upscale shopping center and residential neighborhood four miles south of downtown. The Country Club Plaza was the first suburban shopping center built in the United States. The Plaza, as it is called, is part of Country Club District, the largest contiguous master-planned community in the US. The district also comprises several high-end restaurants, entertainment venues, and offices. J.C. Nichols, a Kansas City developer of commercial and residential real estate, designed the Plaza in 1922 in the architectural style of Seville, Spain. Every winter, the city covers the Plaza with over 80 miles of Christmas lights.
The Power & Light District is a relatively new shopping and entertainment district in downtown Kansas City. At a cost of $850 million, the “mixed use” district is one of the Midwest’s largest development projects. The district consists of nine blocks of retail, entertainment, office, and residential buildings. It is also one of the few places in the United States where it is legal to consume alcohol on the street. In 2012, Forbes Magazine rated Kansas City’s downtown as one of America’s best downtowns for shopping, dining, and strolling around.
Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial is perhaps the city’s most recognizable landmark. The memorial, built in 1926, is dedicated to soldiers who died in World War I. The monument’s main feature is a giant, Egyptian Revival, granite spire. At night the tower emits steam, illuminated by bright orange lights, from its peak. This creates a burning illusion that can be seen miles away. Below the tower is the National World War I Museum. The Liberty Memorial was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Kansas City’s Union Station first opened in 1914, replacing the Union Depot, which had operated since 1878. The new Union Station was built south of the business district on a plot of land large enough to house 12 converging railroad lines. This Beaux-Arts style building operated until 1985. The station was renovated in the late 1990s with $250 million of taxpayer and privately raised funds. In 2002 Amtrak restored train service to the station. In 2010 over 400 passengers boarded Amtrak trains daily at Union Station.
Kansas City City Hall is a large Beaux-Arts style building in the city’s downtown. Completed in 1937, this 30-story skyscraper is the 4th tallest city hall building in the world. The mayor’s office is on the 29th floor and the 30th floor is an observation deck open to the public. The corrupt “political boss” Tom Pendergast commissioned the building’s construction, which began in 1935, as a counter for the effects of the Depression on Kansas City. The enormous building, designed by the architecture firm Wight & Wight, required 20,000 cubic feet of concrete, 7,800 tons of stone, and 6,800 tons of steel to build.
The New York Life Building is the Kansas City’s first skyscraper and the city’s first building equipped with elevators. The brick and brownstone building stretches 180 feet above West Ninth Street. New York Life Insurance Company commissioned the creation of several of these buildings around the world in the late 1800s. Architect Frederick Hill of McKim, Mead, and White designed the building in a Renaissance Revival style. Kansas City’s New York Life Building is just one of the city’s many examples of pristine architecture. It’s no wonder the city became headquarters of a number of large architecture firms.