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 Using a recruiter is an expensive proposition for any business owner. When you hire a recruiter you are looking for a business partner, someone who understands your needs and values time and money. We work hard at the beginning of the process to understand your company culture and needs to create a checkbox for a perfect fit. Then we activate your search only by sending the best candidates. We don’t want to waste your time sending you an excessive number of resumes. We value your feedback on each candidate and use that to guide us on the search. Once we have a candidate in process we work within your processes and act as a concierge providing whatever services you need to set up interviews, meetings, tastings, travel, and references. Once you secure a hire, we check in frequently making sure you have the right fit. We guarantee our work and offer a replacement if you feel its not the right fit. In the end, it’s all about service, something you work hard at proving your customers every day. At Haake Recruiting, we want to exceed client expectations.

We provide our clients with a partner for the hiring challenges facing businesses in a world of change

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  • Direct Placement

  • Retained Search 

  • Consulting



Richard understood are hiring needs in a challenging market, it was the best management hire we made in five years. 

Sean Haines, Owner, Barbara Jeans on the Water

"Richard Haake is the consummate professional. His 30 years of experience in the restaurant and catering industry as a chef and owner makes him uniquely qualified to solve any and all hospitality staffing needs. His vast wealth of knowledge and information leads to a working relationship that is focused and results-driven. He has an innate ability to deliver highly qualified candidates and serious culinarians tailored to fit his clients' needs. I have used Richard's services for the past 5 years and he has successfully placed six candidates for my organizations. The return on investment with Richard's services has been a game changer, and I will continue to use his guidance to fill all of my culinary, management, and hospitality needs." 

Eric Scheffer, Owner, Vinnies Neighborhood Italian