Specialized Placement Group mission  is to collaborate with clients and candidates, providing quality, specialized expertise to meet and exceed tailored employment goals.  We have access to top recruiting technology, industry expertise, and a broad referral network that can significantly reduce the amount of time to fill each open requisition.


Jim Bickes, President and CEO


Jim Bickes earned his Bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw University in Marketing with an emphasis in sales.  He has over 36 years of experience in account management and prides himself on building strong client relationships. 


Before starting Specialized Recruitment Group, Jim has worked for the past 12 years in the Manufacturing staffing and recruiting industry, placing candidates in high caliber companies including YKK and Bridgestone

Chrystal Pate, Recruiting Manager

Chrystal is a recruiting professional with 25+ years in the technical recruiting industry. She earned her Bachelor in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, from the University of Alabama. 

She has broad experience supporting a

wide range of technical positions including Engineers, Designers, Manufacturing Technicians, Logistics Professionals, Technical Sales, Technical Managers and Executives, Technical Support Staff, Purchasing Agents, Contract Administrators, Engineers, Application Engineers.