Some say it’s these things that make us special – make us stand out in a crowd. We call it The Dawson Difference.

Locally-Owned and Operated

Your business is here, so our business is here. Dawson’s teams are exclusively focused on finding Candidates in Columbus and Central Ohio – so your job isn’t competing for time with jobs in other states or regions.

Industry-Specialized Recruiters

Our recruiters focus on specific industries – where they have real-world working experience. They know the right questions to ask candidates - and understand the jobs they are filling - because they have done these jobs themselves. Our team of over 30 recruiters is focused on filling jobs in their field only, keeping all their attention on the most important job...yours.

Mobile Recruitment Center

Sometimes your staffing needs fall outside of Columbus. That’s why Dawson introduced the Mobile Recruitment Center to conduct on-site job fairs and recruiting events in outlying areas. Dawson recruiters don’t wait on Candidates to come to us – we go to them.

World-Class Customer Service

We are people people, and we walk our talk. Dawson’s Account Services Team is on-call for our clients 24/7 to provide solutions and partner with you to fix issues that may arise.

Video Interviews Powered By TalentRooster

Video Interview technology lets you see and hear candidates via a short, pre-recorded video before you agree to an in-person interview. You spend less time pre-screening, scheduling, and interviewing candidates, reduce time-to-hire, and improve fit.

Learn more about TalentRooster

Long-Term Partnerships

Business like Build-a-Bear, BMW Financial Services, and OhioHealth are happy to call Dawson long-term partners. Let our dedication and commitment to excellence create lasting human resource solutions for your business.

Award Winning

We know a thing or two about hiring the right people and making them happy. Dawson is Columbus’ most award-winning employment agency, recognized as an outstanding business, and outstanding place to work.


Here’s some of the hardware that glistens on our shelf:

Columbus CEO
Best Temporary Employment Agency
2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Best Executive Search Firm
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Columbus Business First
Fast 50
2012, 2013

Columbus CEO
10TV Top Workplace
2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Columbus Business First
Healthiest Employers
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Columbus Young Professionals
Wonderful Workplaces for YPs
2013, 2014, 2015

Ohio Psychological Association
Psychologically Healthy Workplace

American Heart Association
Fit-Friendly Worksite
2014, 2015