BUILD A BETTER WORLD

Our Story

Willard Powell is a talent acquisition services firm, with core competency in competitive research, talent acquisition, training and advisory.  We focus specifically on assisting our clients in building teams, which includes hiring individual team members, so that together we can build a better world.  Founded by David McInnis, David structured the company to encourage an inclusive and positive corporate culture. The company is dedicated to organizational development and prosperity for employees, clients, shareholders, and trusted advisors. The shared vision at Willard Powell embraces a set of core values based on good character, self-development, helping others in need, and a genuine desire to realize our full potential as a team. David was first introduced to these ideas while attending Lasell College just outside of Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. One of the school’s founding contributors, Emma Willard, wrote a book in 1857 entitled “Willard’s Morals: Good Principles for Instilling Wisdom.” David found that the book’s lessons are as meaningful now in the information age as they were during the industrial revolution. The culture of  “Connected Learning” at Lasell College encourages discovery and creation within and beyond the classroom, creating a highly inclusive and entrepreneurial environment.  Now on the Board of Lasell, David understands the importance of great culture and along with his business colleagues, are fostering the very same culture at Willard Powell today.

Competitive research and talent acquisition businesses have supported high growth firms for generations, but technology and social media are rapidly disrupting the way in which recruitment firm’s conduct business today. Here at Willard Powell we work to visualize and assess impactful social media data analytics for our clients as a way to facilitate talent discussions and develop recruitment strategies. Willard Powell’s supplements this approach with a manual human-to-human research process that is directed from our assessment of talent data. In an effort to keep pace with the market and improve our best in class research process with new innovative web based tools and processes, Willard Powell launched Willard Powell University (WillPowerU) in 2014.  WillPowerU is an internal initiative to hire, train, and ultimately place high potential college and graduate students as Research Associates.  Students within WillPowerU are encouraged to share and develop their ideas on the future of our business in a more digital world.  Research Associates here at Willard Powell make a profound impact on the direction of the firm, the services that we offer our clients and ultimately the way in which we make a positive impact on the world. Willard Powell’s culture of continuous learning uniquely positions the company to quickly adapt to market changes while providing exceptional service to clients.

The recruitment services marketplace is growing, but generally there is a gap in terms of clients deeply trusting the capability and credibility of their suppliers. Every hire influences the culture of your organization and getting this right is a critical component to the success of your firm. Who do you entrust with this very critical responsibility and how confident are you in their values and capabilities?

At Willard Powell we are dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service by building open, honest, and transparent partnerships. Through spontaneous cooperation, we work with clients toward a productive end, as in nature to build a world that works (lex naturalis). We are determined to add value through a shared vision formed collectively by our employees, clients, shareholders and our community of advisors. Let’s build teams that build a better world together.