The Gaisce Group welcomes the COO and Principal Recruiter!
By: Magarita Baxter
We are happy to welcome Dat Nguyen as our the COO and Principal Recruiter. The quick Q&A below will help you to get to know him better.
What is your background? Education, Work ExperienceSuffolk University. BSBA in Management & Marketing. My background started in non-profit. Assisted in the management and creation of the Asian Entrepreneurship Foundation with my professor and a few successful entrepreneurs in Boston. From there I jumped into recruiting and have been recruiting nationally for a few years.
Why recruting? Why are you in this business? Why The Gaisce Group?
I realized early that working in an environment behind a desk with limited human interaction was not the path I want to be in. Recruiting allows me to have meaningful conversations with amazing cast of characters while also combing an entrepreneurial element to create your own success. The Gaisce Group is a no-brainer next chapter in my life. Creating a successful organization with Sam while also able to dictate my own success. A salary can make you a living but business/entrepreneurship will make you a fortune.
What makes The Giasce Group unique, in your opinion?
Our young core and our different view going into recruiting. The staffing industry has had a bad reputation in being very money hungry and we aim to make a difference in that. I feel that we don't necessarily chase after the dollar but rather chase and build meaningful lasting relationships with our clients and candidates.
Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? The next ten years?
Within the next year would be to build out our capabilities and practice. Picking up clients and expanding our scope of influence. Within the next 5 years we will have a solid team working within those capabilities, continually growing and succeeding. Within 10 years we will be a powerhouse within the industry, changing the way people view recruiters.
What are the biggest issues in this business? How do you overcome them?
The biggest issue so far would be how saturated the market is with recruiters. Also the negative stigma that recruiters get due to the bad apples in the market. We can overcome this by practicing business with the utmost integrity and respect. Instead of chasing after the dollar, chase the nurturing or meaningful lasting relationships/book of business that will always come back.
What motivates you?
I wouldn't say that money motivates me. However it is what money can get me that pushes me to succeed. The quality of life of my family now and my future family. The vacation I can provide them. The schooling I can give them. The smiles and memories that I can create with them. That's what motivates me to hustle everyday.
What book has inspired you the most?
The Power of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent Peale
In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.Humility - Be strong and be humble. The more you know, the more you realized how little you know.