WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Senior Partner | Cameron Smith & Associates
"Listening to Barb Bruno can change your life. I was fortunate to have Barb visit our team and lead a 2-day training that transformed my professional life. Gaining new tools and a fresh perspective, I was able to break my financial thermometer and have been top biller at a very successful firm ever since.
Whether you are a senior recruiter or a beginner to the field, I think you'll be impressed and inspired by Barb's remarkable energy, organization, and focus, working both hard and smart in a rapidly changing industry. If you are new to the profession, I cannot think of a better training program to get you on the right path for success. Barb is simply the best mentor for recruiting professionals."
Vice President | Allied Resources Medical Staffing
“GOOD AS GOLD TRAINING and TOP PRODUCER TUTOR played a monumental role for our staffing firm, yielding excellent results in only a few short months. Since Barbara Bruno’s recent on-site visit to our company, revenues have increased by over 60%!
The on-going educational webinars, as well as the unlimited resources in the tutor library, have helped tremendously.
Ms. Bruno’s expertise and money-making specialties have proven to be most effective on our path of continued growth and success. THANK YOU, Barb and the GOOD AS GOLD TEAM!”
President | Direct Recruiters, Inc.
“Direct Recruiters, Inc brought Barb Bruno into Cleveland a few weeks ago to train our 65-person company. Our firm has been in business for over 35 years and is having its best year ever, but we believe we have a ton of room to get better. Barb spent two full days with our company, and I know that we will grow because of it. Not only was Barb motivational and inspiring but she gave us tactical things to do daily to increase production. She taught our perm recruiters the benefit of adding contractors and vice versa for our contracting recruiters. She challenged everyone in the room with role playing exercises where even our top recruiters learned and got better. It has been a few weeks since our training and I am already seeing many of Barb’s techniques being implemented and results are following. I highly recommend Barb to any firm that is serious about growing no matter what size you currently are. She is smart and engaging and will put energy into your group.”
“Thanks so very much for bringing your knowledge and energy to the PeopleMax Conference. You are an outstanding speaker, very knowledgeable about your profession and what a great way to end a conference. It was immediately obvious why you are a Hall of Famer. Like most Hall of Famers, you did not set out to be inducted. You set out to be and do the very best you could. It is others that have recognized you for your contributions to spotlight you. It is closure for them to acknowledge what you have and continue to give to them. All of this even though you were driven to do as NIKE says, “just do it” by being you.
Thank you for helping us to think differently, more creatively and help others accomplish their dreams.”
Jay D McRae, PE, MBA
PSMJ | Resources, Inc.
“Barb Bruno is a must-have speaker & trainer. She consistently ranks at the top of the NAPS Conference Speaker Evaluations and as a result, is one of the most requested and respected speakers in the industry. Because of her wealth of knowledge, NAPS has invited Barb present to all experience levels and positions within our organization. She recently was the headline speaker for our Owner Retreat, and as always, did an exceptional job.”
National Association of Personnel Services
“I've had the immense pleasure of knowing Barb for years, and during that time, we’ve had her speak to our network of recruiters multiple times. It doesn’t matter if Barb is speaking in person to a group of seasoned owners or in a webinar to rookie recruiters—she has the rare ability to tailor the information to meet the specific needs of the audience, while at the same time making it engaging and fun.
One of the great things about Barb is that she’s ALL in. She was the main speaker for our National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and the theme for our convention that year was NASCAR, speed, and the checkered flag. I remember that Barb updated her training sessions to match our theme and she also opened the convention wearing a NASCAR racing jacket. To this day, that convention remains one of the most highly rated and successful events in Top Echelon’s history, and Barb was a big reason why. It’s also a great example of how she consistently exceeds expectations in every way possible.
Barb’s sessions and webinars for Top Echelon have always received excellent ratings and reviews. I would recommend Barb to everyone looking to learn and excel in the recruiting industry. We love Barb Bruno!”
President | Top Echelon
“Barb Bruno has shared her expertise and her experiences at multiple events for the California Staffing Professionals Association (CSP). In keeping with our event themes, she has brought new, relevant, and original content to each event. Her customization of each presentation and her shared knowledge of what it takes to be successful makes her message more impactful.
Diane Skullr, CSP, CTS, CERS
Executive Director | California Staffing Professionals Association (CSP)
“Barb Bruno is the premier trainer for any staffing or recruiting professional, regardless of how long you have been in this business... from a few weeks to a long-term owner. Barb’s training is innovative, relevant, and current in our ever-changing world of technology and workplace dynamics.
Barb has the ability to identify and clearly define problems and offer workable solutions. She has developed her training based upon years of personal experience. She is nationally recognized as a leader for her outstanding commitment to training and for her exemplary professionalism.
After attending or listening to Barb’s training, you will come away with renewed enthusiasm and will benefit from her hands-on approach to success.”
Evergreen Contract Resources
“I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for your LinkedIn Learning Courses. I recently got a premium trial and started to learn more about the technical recruiting process to help inform me as a Career Coach working with students at the University of Washington. I started the learning path and it began with your videos which were so well organized and great, I think it was also nice to hear from you with consistency and formatting. It was helpful for me when I'm coaching students with what to expect in the job hunt. Thank you for your hard work and the knowledge shared!”
“I was Chairperson of California’s State Association (CSP) Owners Only Retreat in 2016 and had the good fortune of persuading Barb Bruno to travel to Lake Tahoe at the gorgeous Ritz Carlton Hotel and facilitate our retreat. You see, I observed her years earlier facilitating a similar retreat at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and knew she would be outstanding. Some folks weren’t sure what to expect. Oh sure, they had seen Barb at recruiting conferences, loved her presentations and knew she could pack a room; however, they had never observed her facilitate an owner’s retreat and were concerned they might be hearing a similar presentation. Not so! The attendees couldn’t get enough. By Saturday, when folks are winding down and packing up to leave or heading for the bar, that session room was still going strong. I heard comments like “How is CSP ever going to top this one?” and “ I gained more value from Barb and this retreat than any other conference I’ve attended!” and “Thank you Kathryn for urging me to come to this event. It was so worth the cost… and then some!” and “I can’t wait to get back to my company and start implementing these incredible ideas!
I personally guarantee (which I don’t do often) that if you are blessed to have Barb Bruno facilitate an owner’s retreat, your attendees will be dazzled and extremely happy they attended. And you will get all the credit for bringing Barb in!”
President | Focus Agency
TSA CERTIFICATION PREP TRAINING
“I just wanted to personally say thank you for the CPSAE training at the TechServe Conference It was truly a huge benefit not only for myself but for my firm as a whole. You put it best when you said it was like trying to drink from a fire hose with the amount of information we were taking in, but you have a way with words and presented it beautifully!
I am very excited to add the accomplishment to my profile and again I just wanted to say thank you. I am already seeing returns on my employers’ investment.”
TSA RECRUITER NETWORKING GROUP
“Many thanks for your participation on today’s recruiter networking call! You provided participants with many valuable insights and we appreciate your amazing facilitation skills and endorsement of TechServe. We will seek feedback and will continue to expand the group.”
Threase A. Baker
President | ABBTECH Professional Resources, Inc.
“Barb Bruno and Good As Gold came at the perfect time for me and ABBTECH. We struggled with training our current staff and new employee’s. At the time we couldn’t afford a full-time in-house trainer and Barb’s offering provided a win-win for us. Since that time, we’ve grown and we now can afford a full-time trainer but have decided to continue using Barb and her training program since it’s affordable, reliable, easy to access and the content is “spot on”. THANK you, Barb and your team, for providing a GREAT tool!”
Chairwoman | The DNA Corporation Companies
“I have been using Top Producer Training since 2009 for both myself and my team. This program is one of the best training as it includes all facets that recruiters needs to learn to run a successful recruiting business. From recruitment, sales, and legal matters. This program covers all topics. Highly recommend!”
President | The Liberty Group
“The Liberty Group has been utilizing “Top Producer Tutor” training since its inception. I immediately recognized the value of online training for our industry produced by a leader in our industry. Concepts are dead on with the skills I am looking for my team to develop/improve.
Barb obviously put a lot of thought into how to deliver the material because she has made it flexible, engaging, and personal. It is hard to break away for training “to learn how to do our job better” when we are so busy “doing our job”. Employees have the opportunity to log on at will and go through the program. This is combined with the weekly conference calls with Barb where they can have their questions answered directly. In addition, there are many valuable forms and resources available in her online library without any additional charge.
The return on investment from the training and development of our employees with Barb Bruno is really a no brainer.”
President | The Sage Group
“I first met Barb Bruno 20+ years ago at a conference in California… and WOW was I blown away by her industry knowledge, her goal to have relevant material and her common sense approach to business, teaching, training and life in general. Since that time, Barb has spoken at numerous Top Echelon conferences and our recruiters always have positive feedback about their training experience.
BB – My team member thanked me for the recruiting training she went through with you. She said she completed all of the courses and is very grateful for everything she learned. She spoke so highly of how motivating you are, and how you paint a clear picture of what it takes to be successful. She took away many, many tips to implement daily to support her success. She is now performing at a whole new level, and out of the blocks in 2018, poised for an awesome year.
My thanks to you for your wisdom, tools, and inspiration!!!”
President, Top Echelon Contracting, LLC | Vice President, Top Echelon, LLC
ADD FLEXIBLE STAFFING TUTOR
“I’ve been in the contract staffing industry for over 25 years and the number one question I’ve always heard from direct hire recruiters is, “How do I get started in contract staffing?” Since contract staffing is continuing to grow each year, we reached out to Barb because we really consider her to be one of the best industry trainers in the country. We asked Barb to help us put together a comprehensive training program that would cover all the fundamentals of contract staffing. That is exactly what she did, and she nailed it!!
Managing Partner | CTE Staffing & Recruiting
START UP TUTOR
“We began CTE Staffing & Recruiting last year, and the VAST majority of our activity is handled by Grace (as I am responsible for a couple of other companies I run with some partners). In short, Grace absolutely loves her work and is doing really well with our company – she has become the “go-to” person for a couple of companies in the healthcare spaces we targeted based on our previous experience. The result has been important placements and the accompanying recognition for her.
I just thought I’d send that along as a way of thanking you for getting us moving in a good direction based on your teaching and your recommendations in a number of areas. All the continued best to you.”
I am honored that you have asked me to provide you with a testimonial about your consulting abilities. The following is available for your use:
Donald L. Mooney Enterprises (DME) has been using Barb Bruno’s consulting services over the past 2 years. This has consisted of but not limited to: conference calls with Barb to include DME’s executive staff; individual calls between Barb and myself and several Vice Presidents; training and coaching webinars and calls; a 2-day in-person training session with the entire DME staff.
The level of expertise and value to our organization is immense. The cost of the consulting services produces a huge return on investment. The value of Barb’s services is that it touches every aspect of our organization. I would, without hesitation or reservation, highly recommend Barb Bruno and her consulting services.
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President | Donald L. Mooney Enterprises
“Barb has been a great resource for us. With each step in our growth, came new challenges and Barb has helped us navigate them. I am always amazed that we get through all my questions and issues in a 60 minute call. She will go deep to understand specific challenges and problem solve them together. Barb is a gift for any leader trying to grow their staffing firm!”
CEO | 180 Engineering Talent Solutions
Barb Bruno’s instruction is impressive and on-point to the staffing advice we desired to take our business to the next level. We are consistently exceeding our billing targets and Barb has helped us stay on track. Barb clearly leverages her deep industry knowledge, which has given her the ability to provide thoughtful suggestions on how to implement many important strategies. I would highly recommend using Barb as a consultant to any staffing firm seeking to grow their business.
President | Premier Legal Staffing
“I make it a point to get in on any Wednesday Webinar I can, and the app is awesome… on the road all the time and a phone and a Wendy’s parking lot was the ticket today!
Insightful… inspiring… helping… good practices that can be immediately used in the field, office or on the phone! Thank you for your expertise.”
M Lynn Myers
Branch Manager | Cardinal Staffing Services
“Thank you so much for taking the time to give me feedback. I have been following you for a couple of years and participated in a couple of your free webinars as well as your session at NAPS. You have already been mentoring me and now I am honored to get to participate in this training!
Barb, everything you said in your feedback is spot on. Thank you for sharing the specific details of the client referral feedback program. I also appreciate your topic selection for our next Webinar.
Beverly Smith, CSP
President/Co-Founder | Career Staffing Services, Inc.
Barb Brunos’ training helped my Senior Staff enhance their recruiting knowledge, which has given us an edge in developing long-term relationships with the best consultants in the highly competitive Cloud and Infrastructure technology space. We were able to grow our business by over 50% in 2020 with her comprehensive training. Whether you have a Junior or Senior staff, Barb's insight into the recruiting industry will help everyone on your team improve. I would highly recommend using Barb Bruno for any recruiting and sales training needs.
President/Maverick Technology Partners
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