Our Services


Chalker creates an individualized introduction to Birmingham for key candidates based on the personal needs and interests of the recruit and his/her family. This can range from job networking for a recruit’s spouse to arranging lunch with a local community leader. However granular the need, interest or concern, we want to address it.

Chalker’s comprehensive and highly personalized services for key candidates communicate how much the prospective employer values them, making a powerful impression on recruits.



Getting off to a great start is critical to the success of any relocation. Chalker contributes to higher retention rates by connecting candidates with the contacts and resources they need to begin building meaningful lives in Birmingham.

We also are a long-term resource for recruits who often continue to call on us after starting work here, perhaps for assistance with a spouse’s job change, a child’s application to a new school, or a recommendation for a veterinarian.

Finally, as a trusted third party involved in the recruitment, Chalker is frequently able to assist with issues that may arise after relocation.



The logistics of bringing a high level recruit to town for a meaningful, sometimes multi-day visit are challenging to even the most seasoned institutions. Our team helps employers develop successful recruitment programs, including training employers’ recruiting staff in best practices to ensure a smooth, successful visit.


Chalker Group provides Southern Research a distinct advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent.  In addition to their regular suite of strategic recruiting offerings which have yielded excellent hires for us, Chalker Group partnered with us to craft and innovative solution for renting that connects recent hires to the Birmingham community.  The Chalker Concierge program also affords us another way to pour into our team and demonstrate how we value each person at Southern Research.

Josh Carpenter, PhD

President and CEO, Southern Research

Chalker Group is an amazing resource for recruits…Their commitment and passion has a significant impact on recruitment and retention…Their involvement in the process definitely influenced my decision to join UAB Medicine.

Jen Schneider, CPA

CFO UAB Hospital

I have had the pleasure of working with Chalker Group as a recruit and a recruiter. We had concerns about Birmingham but Chalker showed us the true side of this wonderful city. We were ready to move to UAB after spending time with them. As the chair of the UAB Department of Surgery, we have numerous recruiting opportunities, and we have successfully landed our top recruits due to Chalker’s help.

Herbert Chen, M.D.

Chair, Department of Surgery, UAB Heersink School of Medicine

The Chalker Group has played a critical role in our efforts at recruiting highly talented leaders from across the nation to the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. They have been instrumental in providing recruits, their spouses and families a great perspective about not only UAB but also the wonderful opportunities, social life, and other vibrant activities in Birmingham and our neighborhoods. We are truly fortunate to have a key partner in the Chalker Group to help us with our efforts to grow unique talent within our institution.

Anupam Arguwal, MD

Senior VP for Medicine and Dean UAB Heersink School of Medicine

The Chalker Group was absolutely pivotal in our decision to move from Tacoma, Washington to Birmingham for a high level job at UAB Hospital.  Amazing personalized service and keen attention to detail for recruiters!

Meredith Burney

Spouse of Richard Burney, MD-OBGYN REI Division Director