National employment recruitment firm Hammerhouse launched a new division called Tactical Ops Recruiting Quality to focus on the hiring of operational and non-sales professionals with experience in the mortgage industry.

The division is called TORQ for short and is focused on helping clients with hiring mortgage talent across the U.S.

The move shows the need for expertise in the recruitment of mortgage professionals.

"TORQ is being launched as a direct result of our mortgage banking clients need to expand their sales force to remain competitive, without impacting the customers' experience," said Drew Waterhouse, managing director and CEO of Hammerhouse. "These clients understand that having the right operational talent in place will build trust not only with customers and loan officers, but other key stakeholders including investors."

TORQ will be based in Hammerhouse's headquarters in Mission Viejo, Calif.