Personal service is the key to success.

Excellence in search, excellence in service.

Donovan & Watkins is proud to have played a vital role in the growth of countless companies and advancement of thousands of careers. Since 1982, Donovan & Watkins has sought to develop value-based relationships with professionals and the businesses they support. From the very beginning, our founders understood that personal service was the key to success and that serving our clients and candidates was a privilege rather than a right.

We invite you to discover for yourself how our experience and relationships can help you reach your talent objectives or career goals.

Our beliefs:


Over the years, Donovan & Watkins has become a trusted and reliable partner for both our candidates and our clients. We are proud of the solutions we deliver that help our clients control cost while acquiring the exceptional talent they need to grow an exceptional brand. Our history of guiding candidates to ideal roles and organizations where the rewards exceed their compensation is also a source of great pride and satisfaction.


Our teams of seasoned recruiters apply specialized knowledge, experience, and processes to achieve the Finance & Accounting, Administrative & Clerical and Human Resources employment objectives of both candidates and clients. Our placement service offerings include contract staffing, contract to hire, and direct hire options in addition to tailored placement and employee services.


As an organization, our core belief drives our culture and guides the work we do every day:

We believe in changing lives by serving others through building relationships.

This belief drives our stance, which is the set of basic behaviors that demonstrates our core belief and is how what we believe becomes what we do. Much like an athlete works on fundamentals for core body placement before swinging a golf club or a bat or throwing a ball, we believe that our stance is fundamental to what we do every day. Our stance includes the following six behaviors:

  • Be Prepared
  • Understand Needs
  • Know People
  • Manage Details
  • Deliver Quality
  • Follow Through

Because our core belief centers around people, we use each of the aspects of this stance in our interactions with everyone—consultants, clients, and each other.You’ll notice that our core belief and stance don’t explicitly reference staffing and consulting. That’s because these beliefs are what defines us; we just happen to deliver this vision in the staffing industry.