New IT staffing agency connects motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers with the industry’s best engineers, IT and pipeline specialists, and programmers.
LOS ANGELES -- A division of IT specialist GPL Technologies, Breed has launched an office in Los Angeles. Specializing in technical staffing, Breed focuses on recruiting tech talent for careers in the entertainment industry and connecting them to motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers.
Engineers and IT specialists fill critical roles in the entertainment industry. Many companies lack the resources to conduct an effective search and traditional recruitment agencies, even those specializing in technical employment, lack insight into the specialized needs and work environments of production companies, visual effects houses and post production facilities. GPL Technologies, which provides engineering design, systems integration and support services to media companies formed Breed to bridge the gap.
“The concept for Breed was born out of our clients’ need for specialized engineering talent,” explained GPL Technologies CEO Brian Terrell. “We know engineering, we also understand our clients’ businesses, so it’s only natural for us to offer them this service.”
Breed provides three types of staffing service: direct placement (permanent, full-time positions), contract staffing (short- and long-term temporary positions), and contract-to-hire (temporary positions with an option for permanent hire). In all cases, the agency conducts a global job search, pre-screens candidates according to the employer's criteria, and connects the best qualified candidates with the employer for final consideration.
“We practice a holistic approach toward talent assessment,” continued Breed Head Recruiter Jonathan Borunda. “We evaluate individuals for such factors as autonomy, energy level and emotional intelligence. We look at the whole person. That leads to smarter hiring and reduced turnover. It’s better for employers and employees.”
Making smart choices about staffing not only results in better, happier employees, it also contributes to improved business performance. “We help companies by ensuring they have the right people in the right jobs at the right time,” Borunda added. “The ability to bring in highly-qualified contract workers at a moment’s notice for a specified time can help companies make deadlines and reduce costs. Hiring someone whose technical skills and work habits are ideally suited to the position you are filling leads to better retention and avoids the time and cost of hiring someone new.”