ABOUT US

When a company is understaffed, or more importantly, when its key positions remain unfilled, progress takes a back seat to procurement - in spite of the course you've charted. And nothing is more frustrating, whether you're the CEO or an HR administrator, than having to dedicate limited resources to the time-consuming process of locating, evaluating, screening, and interviewing key personnel. Research America can help.

Research America was originally founded to meet the growing need for licensed professional in the Pharmaceutical arena.  It has since grown to encompass health and wellness in all areas of chain drug, supermarkets & retail to name a few! If we understand the progress vs. procurement dynamic only too well...it's because we listen. Every Research America representative is a trained personnel consultant with specific industry research experience who knows how to identify, assess, and solve problems related to your company's needs.

Because our reputation is on the line every time we send a candidate through your door, Research America's immediate objective is nothing less than total client satisfaction. Our ultimate goal is to establish complementary and enduring relationships.

Our commitment to clients is substantive. Research America takes the necessary steps to provide client support that is comprehensive as well as meaningful via flex-scheduling to accommodate off-hour interviewing, site visits, surveys of existing key personnel for organizational style, research, and in-house services to enhance your current human resources department. We also offer an array of ancillary services including market analysis, salary surveys, consulting, onboarding programs, career fairs, out-placement counseling, exit and STAY interviews, as well as relocation assistance.
 
Meet our Director:

Janet K. Girard-Cooper, CPC, CERS

joined the staffing industry in 1985 after several years of retail management/buying and personnel experience. In 1988, she formed REI, Inc. and today operates a national research and search firm, Research America, LLC.

Jan has been a featured speaker at numerous State, Regional, and National Conferences, discussing the Research Concept. Corporate clients as well as industry professionals have utilized her in-house training to launch and educate their research and human resources departments.

Jan is an active member of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), New England Association of Personnel Services (NEAPS), and the Connecticut Association of Personnel Services (CAPS). Board positions she has held for CAPS include President for two terms, Vice President, Regional Vice President, Membership Chairman, Ethics and Government Affairs. She holds the CPC designation as Certified Personnel Consultant. In 1999, she received New England's "Award of Excellence" for outstanding education and ethics in the industry, and was the 2002 recipient of the NEAPS "Lifetime Achievement Award." In 2006 she was in the first graduating class to achieve the CERS (Certified Employee Retention Specialist) designation.

Jan lives in Connecticut is married to her best friend, has 4 adult children, 8 grandchildren, 1 cat named Bob, 4 granddogs and 1 grandrabbit!