Candler Boyd has been involved in the recruiting and staffing industry for over 21 years. Most of his career has been focused on the technical and IT sectors of the industry. In that time, he has worked as an IT recruiter, a recruiting manager, and an accounts manager. Candler has vast industry expertise when it comes to recruiting, sales and marketing, sales management, budgeting, and procurement management.
Candler has worked for both local and regional IT staffing firms in the Southeast. His clients can be found in the commercial sectors as well as the state and federal government sectors. Over the years, Candler Boyd’s clients have varied in size from small start up organizations to large Fortune 50 companies. Additionally, his clients operate across several industry verticals, including: banking/finance, insurance (health and life), B2C sales, education, and many others.
Candler Boyd has lived in the greater Birmingham area since 1997, and he is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Candler currently resides with his wife, a Shelby County judge and 2 children in Hoover, AL. When he isn’t helping his clients’ find the perfect candidates, he’s heavily involved in his children’s activities which range from travel lacrosse with his oldest to the theater with his youngest. The Boyd household is an evenly split household, half root for the UGA Bulldawgs, and the other half are diehard UT Vol fans. The Boyds attend church at Asbury United Methodist.
Additional Info on Candler:
Why do I like IT staffing?
“I like IT staffing because I really enjoy learning about new things in the IT world as well as helping other people advance their careers. My IT passion started way back in 1985 when I somehow convinced my parents to buy me an Apple IIe and I started to learn how to write code. I was fascinated with it and I also learned that I wasn’t good at it… But what I did learn was that IT was something that I wanted to be around for the rest of my life. Later in life I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in psychology and during that degree path I learned that I also enjoy working and helping others. Thus, when I was given an opportunity to work in IT staffing, I finally had an opportunity to combine two of my passions … helping others and staying involved in IT.”
How long have you working in IT staffing?
“Over the past 21 years I’ve had the privilege of working with great people, client and candidate alike. I started working as an IT recruiter when the term hot book actually meant a real book. My guiding principle over my IT staffing career has been that if I can find the right person for the clients’ need and also find the right job to help advance a candidates’ career, then I’ve done my job. I’ve always viewed IT staffing as a balance and in my career, I’ve always strived to maintain a fair balance between client and candidate needs alike.”
What makes you different from your competition?
“The “what makes you different” question (I hate this question by the way)… I don’t know what makes me different. I care about the people that we work with, our clients AND the candidates alike. I enjoy learning about new systems and the way our clients’ engage in their business. I also enjoy learning about our candidates’ lives, including where they’re from, what they want to do with their lives, etc. I enjoy making a family connection with all of the people that we work with. So, what makes me different? I’m honestly not sure. I kind of hope that anybody involved in IT staffing cares about these things as well.”
How do you describe your family?
“I’m the luckiest man I know. I have a beautiful wife and two awesome kids. As some folks know, my wife is involved in the legal profession and I love that she’s so passionate about positively affecting our community. My kids are always into something. My son is currently in love with lacrosse and is growing up WAY too fast. My daughter is an incredible actress and singer, and she is breaking her dad’s heart by growing up too fast, as well. I’m blessed beyond what I deserve, and I’m thankful for it every day.”