About Us

Flat Fee Recruiting, LLC is an affiliate of HR Specialties, LLC. Both are headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and are Woman and Minority-Owned.

HR Specialties provides human resource support to businesses to include on-boarding new employees, handbooks and manuals, compliance assistance, and diversity training. It was formed in 2002 and has made a tremendous impact in the Southeast.

Flat Fee Recruiting, LLC is a permanent placement agency that assists companies with finding quality employees at affordable fees. We believe that the hiring process does not have to be expensive. The company has a proven track record of saving businesses THOUSANDS of dollars in recruiting costs.

Flat Fee Recruiting services clients on a national level. We do not have a "niche market" and welcome all industries and all business sizes to utilize us.

Our President

Ava Smith has 15 years of experience as a Human Resources Professional. Her experience includes employee relations, compliance, recruitment, retention, and training. She began her career in the non-profit sector, and shifted into manufacturing, the corporate arena, and staffing. She progressively moved upward in her positions, serving a range of roles from HR Assistant to being an HR Director.

She is a noted Diversity Trainer. She has delivered hundreds of sessions throughout the Southeast. Clients have included non-profits, service organizations, and government officials.

She supports the community by serving currently on the Board of Directors for the YWCA in Greenville as the Chair of the Empowerment Center for Women. She is current Steering Committee Member for the MLK Dream Weekend in Greenville, SC. She previously served as a member of the Clemson CU-ICAR Diversity Committee and the Greenville Technical College Multicultural Advisory Board. She is an active member of the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce and serves an Ambassador for the organization. She is also an Alumni of the Riley Institute at Furman University Diversity Leadership Academy.

She has been nominated for a variety of awards and has been featured in many publications. She loves to network and encourage others to meet their potential. She is a pursued public speaker.

To reach her directly, click here to send her an email.