CHARLIE DOUGHERTY: Charlie began working in the commercial construction industry at an early age, gaining experience throughout high school and college with a prominent DC area commercial general contractor. The skills he learned during this time proved invaluable when he began a recruiting career that focused on the construction, skilled trades, and engineering positions at a multi-billion dollar, privately-owned staffing firm. A subsequent position as Senior Recruiter with one of the largest Building Services and Building Operations companies in the DC region taught him the complexities of staffing large government projects on short notice, and honed his responsibilities in full life-cycle recruiting.
Time spent in each industry has afforded Charlie a rare perspective on both corporate staffing challenges and the needs of the general labor force, and has provided the experience necessary to effectively address today’s recruiting obstacles. As a strategic business partner to many corporate operations teams, Charlie’s recruiting tenacity, background, and proficiency have earned him numerous accolades and he has consistently been recognized as a top performer. His work in corporate HR and his training to acquire a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification have given him a clear view of the discrepancies between a company’s staffing needs and the actual services it receives from traditional recruitment firms.
In Spring 2004, Charlie launched Cornerstone Recruiting – a company that firmly believes in its responsibilities as an extension of each client's team and does not stand by as a typical secondhand vendor. Cornerstone offers customized recruiting solutions and targets working professionals with excellent work histories that a client would not be able to reach through mainstream recruiting channels. Charlie has built Cornerstone Recruiting around a deep desire to excel where other staffing firms fall short.
As leader of Cornerstone’s recruiting strategies, Charlie focuses on the hiring, training and managing of recruiters, and often takes the lead recruiting role for high-level executive searches. He is instrumental in developing innovative marketing strategies that target passive job seekers, and manages day-to-day business operations.
His personal time is spent with his three daughters, and his hobbies include competitive bass fishing, staying fit and anything outdoors.