JSG May 2021 Anniversaries

May 2021 Anniversaries and New Hires

May 2021 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with anniversaries in May. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

28 Years

Ken Slater

24 Years

Cindy Price

12 Years

Steve Forsyth

Tim Hurst

9 Years

Rob Boyle

8 Years

Frank Cunnane

6 Years

Patrice MacMillan

Dana Belstler

Ed Zetusky

3 Years

Karen Winfield

2 Years

Brittany Busse

1 Year

Andy Dyon

Welcome To Our Newest Team Members

April 2021 New Hires

Please join us in welcoming our newest JSG team members in April!

Julissa Koepke – Westmont, IL

Brianna Morgan – Westmont, IL

April 2021 Anniversaries and New Hires

April 2021 JSG Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with anniversaries in April. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

36 Years

Frank Pytel

15 Years

James Roberts

12 Years

Keith Duderstadt

10 Years

Melissa Brown

8 Years

Katie Plzak

7 Years

Ginger Nilsson

Mike Measures

Jay Kerrigan

2 Years

Sherri Weatherley

Welcome To Our Newest Team Members

 

March 2021 New Hires

Please join us in welcoming our newest JSG team members in March!

Knoxville

Diane Farhat

Irvine, CA

Athen Simonian

Bedford, TX

Makayla Rickman

Toronto, Ontario

Jude Anaebonam

December Anniversaries

December 2020 Anniversaries & New Hires

December 2020 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with December anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

12 Years

Candace Pham-Nguyen

11 Years

Jamie Tran

7 Years

Cathy Kennedy

6 Years

Tracy Isakson

4 Years

Celeste Glascock

3 Years

Nicole Clark

Mario Miranda

2 Years

Austin Mckeever

New Hires

We gained some new faces this month, too! Please join us in welcoming our newest JSG teammates!

November New Hires

Matthew Romond – Haddon Heights

Sonia Medina – Westmont

RaChelle Pederson – Spokane

Be a FLU FIGHTER This Year

Be a FLU FIGHTER This Year

The 2020-2021 flu season will be challenging due to the current battle against the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) emphasizes that getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this year. It is essential to protect yourself and the people around you from the flu and help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact your PCP (primary care physician) and speak with them about obtaining your flu shot today! Now more than ever, please make your health and safety a priority! For more information on flu prevention and the flu vaccine, please visit the CDC’s website.

Below are some resources from the CDC that share the importance of receiving a flu shot this year to help us stay healthy and safe.

be a flu fighter

Pregnant? You Need A Flu Shot!

Flu can be a serious illness, especially when you are pregnant. Getting the flu can cause serious problems when you are pregnant. Even if you are generally healthy, changes in immune, heart, and lung functions during pregnancy make you more likely to get severely ill from the flu. Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) who get flu are at high risk of developing a serious illness, including being hospitalized.

A Strong Defense Against Flu: Get Vaccinated!

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza (flu) are to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine.

Here are some key reasons to get a flu vaccine this year.

Influenza Vaccine: Who Should Get It, And Who Should Not

Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual influenza vaccination, with rare exceptions. For the 2020-2021 flu season, ACIP recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, appropriate influenza vaccine (IIV, RIV4, LAIV4, or nasal spray) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. Some vaccines are not recommended in some situations and for people of certain ages or with certain health conditions, and some people should not receive influenza vaccines at all (though this is uncommon).

Different flu shots are approved for people of different ages. Everyone should get a vaccine that is appropriate for their age.

If you want the flu to stay away, go and get your flu shot today!

Tiffany Record

Introducing Tiffany Record, JSG’s New Benefits Administrator

Please welcome us in introducing Tiffany Record, JSG’s new Benefits Administrator!  Keep reading to learn more about the newest member of our Human Resources team.

You have an impressive career in Human Resources! Tell us more about your professional journey so far.

My journey has been an adventurous one since the start of my career. I have worked in various roles in the HR industry and enjoyed every minute of it; however, the one position I loved the most is “Benefits Admin and/or Open Enrollment.” I have had excellent opportunities to work for prominent companies on both a full-time and contract basis. What I enjoyed most of my journey is the people I have met along the way. My lifelong goal is to do what I love; work for a company, servicing people with standards of excellence, and a motivation to be the best employer in their field.

What do you like most about working in HR?

What I like most about HR are employee relations and benefit relations aspects. I enjoy helping, so it comes naturally to me when there is a need to be met. I love being part of an (HR) team who is the heartbeat of the company, working together as a team to service our internal and external clients. 

What attracted you to Johnson Service Group?

The first thing is the company’s success and to have 35+ years in the industry is quite impressive. Also, the warm Katie Plzak, JSG’s Corporate Recruiter, made it all worthwhile, especially while interviewing during the COVID-19 crisis. Finally, after I met with Susan Sproule, HR Manager, and Sean Nash, VP of HR/General Counsel, I was sold on their warm, inviting personas. It was also pleasant to see that they weren’t just concerned about my resume and skills, but also cared about me as a person; it was refreshing to see their noteworthy interest in the company’s success from an HR perspective.

What will your primary responsibilities be as a member of our HR Team?

I will be responsible for employee relations regarding our benefit programs, handling the HR communication, and transactions related to benefits. I am also responsible for assisting our brokers and vendors with any benefit relations items, such as managing enrollments and advising employees.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?  

I am ideally a homebody because I enjoy my “me” time. I also love to travel and visit my (4) grandchildren in Sacramento, CA (which has been limited right now). But overall, I enjoy gatherings with my family and friends. I like surfing on Eventbrite and attending different business network events and seminars. When I am not busy with my friends or family, I enjoy reading books and visiting bookstores. I also love working with young women and mentoring them through life’s journey.

July 2020 Anniversaries

July 2020 Anniversaries & New Hires

July 2020 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with July anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

ATLANTA, GA

Michelle McMahan – 6 years

Maria Mireles-Brown – 4 years

Brook Williams – 1 year

BEDFORD, TX

Kiev Dao – 1 year

BIRMINGHAM, AL

Danielle Harris – 2 years

Erica Johnson – 1 year

CALABASAS

Meredith Jacobson – 3 years

CANADA

Greg Thullner – 6 years

Tamara Harries – 5 years

HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ

John Burke – 5 years

Thomas Zetusky –  3 years

JACKSONVILLE, FL

Derek Rix – 8 years

KNOXVILLE, TN

Steve Weimer – 3 years

SAN JOSE, CA

Janette Chavez – 6 years

MAGNOLIA, TX

Dave Traicoff– 2 years

WESTMONT, IL

Amanda Hrdina – 3 years

Abby Emrath – 2 years

Lee Gesme – 1 year

Gabriella Hoeflich – 1 year

June 2020 New Hires

June 2020 New Hires

We also gained a few new faces in the month of June. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the JSG team!

Jessica Rohrbach – Spokane

Kary Connolly – Westmont

June 2020 Anniversaries

June 2020 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with June anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

ATLANTA, GA

Gloria Salgado – 1 year

BEDFORD, TX

Kyler Ballesteros – 1 year

CANADA

Claudia Aristizabal – 2 years

WESTMONT, IL

Susan Sproule – 12 years

Linnea Rummage – 4 years

Kontrina Lucas – 1 year

A Few Words Of Encouragement From JSG’s CEO, Dale Slater

Dale Slater, Founder & CEO of Johnson Service Group, wanted to take a few moments to reflect his gratitude to our entire staff and share a message of support during this challenging time.

A message from CEO Dale Slater

“I would like to thank all employees of the JSG family for what you have done and continue to do to weather this crisis and to help our company cope with this situation. Our IT staff worked diligently, and continues to do so, to ensure each and every employee has the ability to work remotely in the safest manner possible. Each of our offices has shifted to working remotely seamlessly. All your efforts have enabled our employees hours to be transferred to the accounting department accurately and timely each week to make sure payroll and billing can be done as usual. Over the past month, our day-to-day business has continued. The sales staff has been proactive in keeping in touch with their clients, and the recruiters are actively staying in touch with their candidates.I commend each and every one of you for your dedication and hard work.

As always, JSG’s main concern is for the well being of all of its staff and their families. We encourage everyone to abide by the safeguards set in place by the State and local municipalities you live in. As States begin to open, each area will be handled on an individual basis, but be assured that the well-being and safety of all is paramount, and every company-wide decision will be made with that in mind.

The global coronavirus has had an enormous effect on every one of us. It has been life-changing, and we all have had to manage our work and private lives like never before. No one knows how long it will take to get back to what we considered normal, but if we continue to take the necessary steps that we are committed to, I am convinced that we will come out of this a stronger and better company.

On a slightly different note, a month or so ago, I was pleased to see the participation in JSGInk’s work from home photos. Our Marketing group has done a wonderful job over the years in coming up with ideas to bring all the JSG family together; this was just another example of their ingenuity. Those who have participated in the past, please continue to do so. For those that have not yet done so, please join in.”

Dale W. Slater, Founder & CEO of Johnson Service Group, Inc.

More JSG Adventures In Working From Home

We’re going on month 2 of working from home here at Johnson Service Group, and the one thing I think we can all agree on is that our pets are living their best lives!

To demonstrate that we are stronger together as a JSG family, we have continued to collect the best working from home pictures from our teams throughout the U.S. and Canada. The results? Lots of furry new “coworkers,” and a few creative tactics for finding a quiet spot to make phone calls.

Executive Vice President Ken Slater with his work buddy Zeke.

Chief Financial Officer Jim Filarski practicing social distancing working from his home office.


Moose trying to get into a chair with wheels to help with recruiting!


This is a pic of my workmate. I start my days in my house but then move to my patio in the afternoon.



There’s a new furry four legged puppy in our family and she’s helping me work. Her name is Bailey and she is a 9 week old Golden Retriever.


I don’t have a home office, so I decided to build a desk for my living room!


Welcome to my humble recruiting abode, running fast furious. Meet my recruiting partner “Mikey.”


Well this is my working from home scenario…..in a nutshell !!! 😊

Who said working from home meant you have to be stuck inside and can’t enjoy some beautiful, sunny Florida weather?! Fortunately I have my own “Escape Room” as I call it, but when those perfect days come around, my twin toddlers Bennett and Brighten, along with our furry family friend Dewey the Doodle (Golden lol), soak it all in and live life to the fullest at lunchtime!



It’s been very quiet working at home, as I live alone. I have been working in my living room, where I can open my sliding glass door with lots of sunlight, fresh air, and I can hear the birds singing. About five weeks ago four zoo friends appeared one morning, and haven’t left my desk since. A tiger (Leo), reindeer ( Ziggy), bear (Angel), and giraffe ( Zoe)

I was quite surprised!!  They are my furry coworkers for now, and they bring some sunshine to this “work at home and crazy pandemic”.


Meet my new coworkers, Penny and Walter! Walter says the commute is killing his little legs!


Trying out new mask that was made by a family member; so comfortable I just left it on even inside the house (lol)

My coworkers (?) are Ginny & Freyja, who hang around until the morning sun is no longer on their chair, then I’m left alone.


One of my coworkers… he takes a lot of naps, so excuse his bed head. 😊


 

My kids showing off their homeschool work! MaryGrace kindergarten and George preschool. Then becoming my assistants!


These new furworkers sure are supportive! Always on the hunt for top talent


Coworking with the spouse! Every office has that one lazy coworker. Alex does not like corporate life!



Here is my home work station and my little helper that keeps me company



Harry and PJ like to observe and “help” me in between their naps.


Chris Aiello Working From Home

Me and Carson, hard at work! Carson is a piece of work. He sleeps over 12 hours a day and gets pretty much anything he wants and never has to pay bills or work. Does it get any better?


Since the weather has been nicer, we have an indoor and outdoor work space! My coworker keeps me on my toes while helping brainstorm new Marketing ideas!


She’s even managed to help send a few unfinished emails early!


Spring time in Illinois is one of my favorite times, so happy to be able to work from my balcony and enjoy these beautiful days!!


Taking advantage of working at home to get a little exercise in.  Tell Amanda not to worry as I am wearing steel toe shoes!


“Barking for more candidates.” – Miss Lucina Dao


Here are my Quarantine Study Buddies when I am working from home.  The kids continue with their online school, and Holly…well, she’s not so interested.  She was upset with me for disturbing her sleep.


My assistant isn’t much help! It is a good thing she is cute!


Working from home has been challenging yet fun, I get to spend more time with my fur children! 😊 My cats have a habit of blocking my work space at times and demanding I pay attention to them 😃 Arya and Tyrion just love to get cat hair all over my paperwork. I don’t have a photo/video, but my dog also tends to bark every single time I am on a conference call! Thankfully, there is a mute button for this reason 😊



Working from home has been a pleasant and also bitter sweet since I have not seen my team. Definitely has been a big help with daycare expenses for my 3 year old.

Thank you JSG for allowing us to still make it happen on our end from home and keep workflow going. I had to attach my 3 year old in this since he is the one that watches me work and when on break tells me to go back to work.


My little bit of Organized Cluttered Chaos amidst the hub of activity in our home.  Lets just say there’s not much I miss throughout the day!



Here are a couple of my work from home pictures this week.  My mascots weren’t very cooperative but they are wearing their JSG shirts!


My furbaby cannot help but bother me when I’m working.


I don’t have fur babies or children working at home with me but I do have birds, squirrels, rabbits, stinky skunks (unfortunately), opossum’s, coyotes, deer, turkeys, foxes (which are really cute until they kill my rabbits) but I couldn’t get any of them to pose for my picture.  ☹  (And they all live outdoors.  None of them live indoors with me.  LOL!)  But I just wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed working from home.  There have been so many times that my co-workers and I have come back from lunch and made the comment, “it’s so nice outside, we should be working out there”.  Well while I’ve been working from home, there have actually been some days that have been nice enough, that I have been able to work from the porch.  It really does lift your spirits and I really appreciate this opportunity that JSG has given me to be able to work from home, and from the porch.  Thank you to everyone that has worked so hard to make this all possible and I hope everyone is staying safe!

I had heard of a dog that was in need of foster care because she is due to have puppies. Well I put a few things together one, I have two girls that are more than capable of helping right now and two, a lonely dog that follows me around endlessly lol, so I thought, you know what? We can step up! The neatest thing in the world was all the people who helped to get her here!



Nick Calgaro Work From Home

Here is my setup! Complete with my assistant, Gracie!


Since my husband took the whole living room area, I’m stuck using the kitchen table as my “home office” 😊.  This has been my working area since the lockdown, 03/17.

Since I started working from home, five different birds build their nests around our house (4 in the backyard & 1 by the front door).

But the most hilarious thing that happened so far was when I gave my husband a haircut.  I had him promise before I started working on his hair that no matter what happened, he cannot get mad 😊.

Everything was going good until he asked me if I knew how to “fade”.  I was like “of course I do”, LOL.  And so, that’s when everything turned ugly!

JSG Works From Home Feature

JSG Adventures In Working From Home

Over the last month, most of us have found ourselves in the uncharted territory or working from home for Johnson Service Group while juggling family, schooling, and social distancing guidelines. Well, just because we are (at least 6-feet) apart, doesn’t mean we are alone!

To demonstrate that we are stronger together as a JSG family, we collected the best working from home pictures from our teams throughout the U.S. and Canada. The results? Lots of furry new “coworkers,” and a few creative tactics for finding a quiet spot to make phone calls.

Senior Vice President Ed Zetusky with his helpful coworkers; Cooper, Roxie, Sophie, and Chance.



Since we knew we would be home awhile, my boyfriend and I decided to foster a dog because all of the shelters around us were closing during this time.  We got a call one day after filling out and application and were picked to foster a dog named Jessie!  She has been such a good girl since we brought her home and has been keeping me company by laying right next to me all day long. Even occasionally jumping on my lap to check and make sure I am getting my work done.  Jessie has made her self comfortable and fits right in our home. We are making plans with the shelter to adopt her once all of this craziness is over.



This is my little set up for working from home, featuring our morning meeting board! Dept 100 has been working from home great, we have been utilizing Microsoft Teams for all our meetings. We still continue on with our morning meeting every day, and we have check-in points with the team throughout the day. Our productivity and communication are sky high! We even have guest appearances in meetings from pets and kids! It’s been a great experience so far, but we all miss working within steps of each other!



My coworkers, Maggie & Miller


Picture 1 -My new coworker, Macy.  She’s slightly distracting, and she isn’t good at paying attention to detail, but she boosts company morale and her excel skills are on point! Picture 2 – My son (who turned 5 during this whole ordeal) learned how to write “mom” and “dad”. Pretty soon he will be ready to join the JSG workforce!



Quarantine life is ruff. Penny is enjoying having both mom and dad work from home!


Working from home – Moose wanting to help?



With 4 young kids at home, the quietest place is in my closet.



This is Lolli and Shelby working from home, as you can see, they love it!


Working from the lake condo for now!


With my husband and I both working from home during all of this with 2 energetic dogs and 5 month old, we have become expert multitaskers!


I think Little Joe is just a tinnnnnnnny bit jealous of my laptop.



Daddy working from home juggling office space and Emmie’s American Doll Nursery



There are my new coworkers. They love to wait for me to print something and nap next to me while working. I occasionally have to break up their fights; good thing I’m in HR!


I forgot my standup desk at work – thank goodness I’m an avid reader and love puzzles! The second picture is Bosley the blanket stealer!


This is my big dog MAC celebrating with me after locking down a new order at a company!


Since Ariel has more time on her hands with Gonzaga track & field cancelled, she’s running up the JSG social media game to the next level!

Here’s my pup Oso helping me out here at home with payroll!


My favorite part about working from home, more time with my family!


My coworker Boots helping me out working from home


With working at home for 7 years prior to this position most everyone in my house is used to me being locked away in my office alone aside from the occasional cat lazing around nearby snoring and purring. Unfortunately, not everyone fully understands the memo that I sent out that I need some space while working from home.

As I try to leave my office for the occasional stretch break or lunch I become crowded with wagging tails as they have laid in front of my office door the whole workday waiting for me to finally be done “hiding from them” despite the others in the house who beg them to go play outside or snuggle with them on the couch. My boys never want to miss the opportunity to be right at my office door as soon as I open it and plead with a passerby to let them in.