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Harry Snyder

JSG Employee Spotlight – Harry Snyder

In this week’s employee spotlight, we are pleased to highlight Harry Snyder! Harry is a Business Development Manager out of our Westmont, IL office. He’s been with JSG for over five years now and has made a tremendous impact on our organization. Keep reading to learn more about Harry’s role at Johnson Service Group and his career in the staffing industry.

You have been a Business Development Manager with JSG for over five years. What does that entail?

My role as a Business Development Manager is centered around finding new clients to work with, as well as maintain and grow relationships with our current clients to ensure we’re helping them in all areas that JSG can affect. I also assist in directing and mentoring our newer sales staff in the Chicago office to help them understand the JSG way and systems.

Tell us a little bit more about your background in business development and sales.

At the beginning of my career, I worked in construction for my family-owned businesses. I wanted to get into business, so I moved to St. Louis. I started in Engineering-focused call centers, and from there, I transitioned into Operations. Eventually, I was set up with the staffing industry and transitioned into a full business development role. I wanted to continue staffing but was looking for something closer to home. I discovered Johnson Service Group, and the rest is history.

What do you like most about working in the staffing industry?

I have worked in several industries, and working in staffing is like riding a wave. At its high, this job can be the best there is, but as with most jobs, there are low points too. For me, it’s seeing that the low points are far and few between and that things change so fast, everything can change in a week (sometimes even a day!).

Are there any positions/industries that your office specializes in?

Our office focuses on Manufacturing and Engineering. We deal heavily with Quality, Project Managers, and all types of Engineering. However, Quality seems to be a hot button topic this year!

What do you think makes Johnson Service Group unique?

One aspect that I like the most is the direct contact with my SVP Ken Slater, contact that I’ve had from day one. It allows me to get an answer quickly. This is so important, especially in this market. You don’t have time to wait around on redlines of a contract, or “can we work with the client based off the INFO that was given?” If I have a pressing question that needs an answer, I can get it within the hour sometimes.

Lastly, JSG is all about building relationships with their clients. Having the chance to get to know them over lunch, taking them to a ball game, joining them for a company golf outing, and even getting invited to their companies’ outings. JSG is always shifting gears to allow our employees to succeed and listening to their ideas to help better the company as a whole.

What are some of your favorite things to do in the Chicagoland area?

My fiancé and I have a golden retriever named Lolli and a border collie named Shelby. So, we like to take them on walks and take them swimming. We just bought a house in Geneva, IL, and because of my construction background, I have been tasked with all the projects around the house! I’ve been busy, and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We both love food and try to get out to new restaurants as we find them. We also love to cook ourselves, and every Sunday, we do meal preparation for our lunches for the week ahead. I also love to golf!

Harry Snyder

Jackie Pyatte

JSG Employee Spotlight: Jackie Pyatte

We are excited to highlight Jackie Pyatte in this week’s JSG employee spotlight! Jackie is one of our talented Operations Administrators and plays an integral role within our North Charleston, SC team. Keep reading to learn a little more about Jackie’s career here at JSG!

You’ve been an Operations Administrator with JSG for just over a year. Tell us more about your career here!

I do all of the onboarding paperwork for current contractors – including payroll, changes, answering questions, and handling the day-to-day tasks that come along with the industry. I also source for our recruiters in my free time and help prepare paperwork for submittals.

What do you like most about working for Johnson Service Group?

I love my coworkers; we have a great team here in Charleston! I also love being able to help people get into new positions and take the next step in their career.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

As an Operations Administrator, you wear many hats – so you have to be flexible. One minute you might be doing onboarding, and the next, you might be transitioning someone into their future role.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I am very family-oriented, so I spend a lot of time with my kids. With everything from sporting events to school functions, they keep me busy!

If you want to hear from more of our fabulous employees here at JSG, read our other employee spotlights!

Sherri Weatherley

JSG Employee Spotlight: Sherri Weatherley

In this week’s employee spotlight, we are excited to highlight Sherri Weatherley, one of our wonderful Account Coordinators! Sherri has been with JSG since April and has been an invaluable asset to our Haddon Heights, NJ office. In her brief tenure at JSG, Sherri has done a remarkable job adding processes to improve efficiency in her office. Keep reading to learn more about Sherri and her role here at Johnson Service Group!

You have been an Account Coordinator with JSG for almost a year. Tell us what made you interested in getting into the recruiting world?

I actually went to school for HR. Once I finished my degree, I was looking for something in HR. After meeting with Ed and John, I really liked the message they put across about the company and where the office was going, so I absolutely knew I wanted to work for them in this field!

Why Johnson Service Group?

My favorite thing about Johnson Service Group is definitely the office environment. The tone that Ed & John set for the office makes Johnson Service Group a great place to work. Once you develop a good relationship with the people you work for, it makes you want to go above and beyond in your role and believe in the company and what they stand for.

Can you tell us more about the Account Coordinator role?

Recruiting is only one aspect of HR. As an Account Coordinator, you work with a lot more HR factors such as helping with benefits, onboarding, employee relations, payroll, etc.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am a huge football fan! I actually bartend in my free time, as I really enjoy the social aspect and building relationships. Also, I have an awesome group of friends that likes to travel a couple of times a year.

Ric Flores Employee Spotlight

JSG Employee Spotlight: Ric Flores

Meet Ric Flores, an Engineering Recruiter in our Calabasas, California office. Ric has been on staff with JSG for three years and has been working with us for even longer! He is great at establishing relationships with candidates and finding the talent our clients need. Keep reading for more information about Ric and his career with JSG!

You have been a Recruiter with JSG for over three years. What does that entail?

My role in the office is to find candidates. I work towards getting an accurate job description and a thorough understanding of the company from our sales staff. From that point, we use the tools we’re equipped with to find qualified candidates. I like to review the job description and have conversations with sales to really understand what the client is looking for.

I want to ensure the candidate is as prepared as possible. Once we’re partnering with a candidate, it’s important for me to establish a personal connection with them as well. Many of our candidates are interviewing with multiple companies, so it’s essential to make them comfortable with me and let them know that I’m on their side. They know that they can be completely open and honest with me! I will put my own professional spin on everything, and they can talk straight with me. So part of what I do is play “agent” as well on behalf of the candidate to land the position they want.

Tell us a little bit more about your background in staffing.

Earlier in my career, I was in manufacturing as a Floor Supervisor. The company had a lot of staff conflicts and really needed a soundboard for their employees. Eventually, the Vice President asked if I would want to get more involved in a staffing role. I established relationships with the different recruiting firms we worked with, and JSG stood out. They were the most professional, provided the best detail, the best match of what we were looking for, etc. I really loved working with Cathy Kennedy. After relocating, I reached out to Cathy; JSG was hiring for a recruiter, and the rest is history!

What do you like most about working in the staffing industry?

As a recruiter, connecting with people one-on-one is one of my strong points. I want to gauge exactly what they are looking for right off the bat, and then continue to keep that conversation going and grow that relationship.

One of the things I like most about working in the staffing industry is the ability to talk to people about their jobs. Getting to understand everything from Data Collection programs to Manufacturing qualifications allows me to grow connections across all different industries and experience levels. This job really embodies the saying “jack of all trades, master of none.” I learn something new every day!

What do you think makes Johnson Service Group unique?

Freedom and trust are what make JSG unique. We have a great team and work structure with a lot of wiggle room in between. We’re able to work on different positions, utilize different strategies, and put ourselves out there to try new things. The open communication between the leadership and staff is really empowering, from our local team all the way to the corporate office. The fact that we have the freedom and trust to do things “our way” is very nice.

What do you like to do in your free time?

We have 5.5-year-old twins and a three-year-old, so we stay pretty busy! My weekends are ballet lessons and art museums. Even with three girls, we do everything together – stuff they like to do, stuff I want to do, etc. Their joy is something that I am naturally into. I’m also really into sports; I enjoy shooting hoops at the park or going to the local boxing gym when I get the chance.

Tracey Hill Employee Spotlight - JSG

JSG Employee Spotlight: Tracey Hill

Today we’re shining the spotlight on long-time JSG employee, Tracey Hill! Based in our Dallas, Texas office and specializing in recruiting within the Aerospace industry, Tracey brings years of experience and a great attitude to our team. Keep reading to learn more about Tracey and her impressive career with JSG.

Tell us more about your career as an Aerospace/Aviation Recruiter.

I have been here for over ten years. I started working with JSG’s Senior Vice President, Rich Geil, as an HR Specialist for another recruiting firm. At JSG, I initially came in as a Recruiting Coordinator. I was interested in recruiting and had been around it, so I wanted to jump in and see what I could offer! I have recently dipped my toe into a Sales role, as well. Having to find clients, uncover their needs, and sell our services is a totally different, but exciting world!

What has kept you at JSG for all these years?

The atmosphere. We’re more like a big family. Most of the coworkers we have, we’ve developed a good rapport. We are always here to support one another – we want to see everyone succeed.

How has the industry changed over the past ten years?

It’s been a rollercoaster. I’ve realized that the industry has grown pretty tight. The market is so competitive that it can be challenging to place candidates while employers are focusing on the retention of full-time employees rather than maintaining contractor status. However, it has allowed us to continue growing our relationships with current clients and expanding our services to meet their needs in this job market!

What do you enjoy most about being a recruiter?

I got into recruiting to help people. I enjoy building a relationship with people. It’s great to get to know candidates, what they’re looking for, and help them find that perfect next position. The network that I’ve grown over the years is definitely what has enabled me to be successful. Word of mouth is key in this industry!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love spending time with my family and traveling. I also love to eat, sing, and volunteer for the church, but in the end, it all comes back to family!

 

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JSG Employee Spotlight: Donna Blodgett

JSG Employee Spotlight: Donna Blodgett

This week, we’re so excited to introduce you to Donna Blodgett, an Operations Administrator in JSG’s Jacksonville office! She joined our company almost three years ago and has been making an impact on our Operations and staff ever since. Keep reading to learn more about Donna and her role here at Johnson Service Group!

You have been with JSG for two and a half years, tell us a little bit more about your career.

I started my career in the social work industry and have always had a passion for helping people. My last position in social work was a manager of a 31 bed Alzheimer’s Unit. In 2010, I transitioned into the IT industry and did recruiting and business development. In 2012, I had a great opportunity to be part of a startup IT company, working directly with the CEO, helping to grow the company. Almost three years ago, I joined JSG, and it has been a great learning and growth experience ever since!

You have a background in Business Development and Recruiting. What do you like most about the Operations side of staffing?

Having experience working in staffing, I was definitely interested in staying in the industry. The operations side of staffing allows me to still help people, which is what I love most! I like working with the consultants, either doing onboarding or helping to resolve issues.

Why do you enjoy working for JSG?

I love that I work for an international company, and at the same time, the company has a family feel to it. No matter which office, all of the employees, co-workers, managers, and our Senior VP Mike Measures are great and supportive. I had the opportunity to visit the San Jose office last year while visiting family and all the staff treated me like they had always known me. I really feel like management cares about us as employees, as well as people too.

How has your division grown since you’ve been with the company?

The biggest thing is that we’ve gone paperless! Going digital has made the onboarding process and doing audits easier to streamline. I do all the audits for our clients, and the process goes a lot faster and smoother.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love baking and cooking. And giving back to my church. I am on the hospitality team, and I bake for the church monthly. I learned ballroom dancing about 15 years ago and would love to spend more time doing this.

Tim Hurst

JSG Employee Spotlight: Tim Hurst

We’re excited to share with you today’s featured employee, Tim Hurst! Tim has been with Johnson Service Group for over 10 years. During that time, he has worked his way up to Regional Manager for our Atlanta region. Keep reading to learn more about Tim and his fascinating experience in the staffing industry, and the impact he has made for our clients and candidates.

“Tim Hurst has been with JSG for a little over 10 years and has 25 years of experience in the staffing arena. He currently plays an integral part in supporting all departments aligned in the Atlanta region. He possesses strong account/relationship management, client service and management consulting experience. Tim also has strong problem-solving skills, customer focus, and results orientation. He currently serves as Regional Manager and oversees the operation of all three of Atalanta’s departments.” – Michelle McMahan, Regional Vice President, JSG

Tell us a little bit about your career in the staffing industry and your ten years with JSG.

I started my career with another staffing firm and was there for about 12 years. There, I worked with Chuck Lively, who eventually left to become a Senior Vice President at JSG. So, when I was ready to transition to a new company, Johnson Service Group was a clear choice. Over the years, my career has revolved primarily around traditional staffing. However, the last three or four years have been more aviation-specific.

Initially, I was hired on as a Recruiting Manager, which progressed to Sr. Recruiting Manager, and eventually Regional Manager for multiple JSG departments. Our division has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, growing from around 500 contractors to about 900 contractors.

What do you like most about working for JSG?

The Atlanta division is more like a family. It’s very unique because within our large department, everybody works well together for a common cause – putting people to work. That extends to other offices, departments, and even to our corporate office as well.

What changes have you seen in the staffing industry throughout your career? What changes do you expect in the near future?

When I got into staffing, the technology piece wasn’t as huge as it is today. I think it’s negatively affected recruiters and how they interact with candidates. When I started, you had to actually read someone’s resume and talk to them, rather than doing a keyword search. You could actually get to know candidates. I think recruiters, in general, interact with contractors. When you’re running a book as large as we do, it can be challenging to balance. However, I think this is where Johnson Service Group really excels. Our recruiters prioritize candidate communication, establishing long-term relationships.

Tell us about your team in Atlanta. What are your team’s goals for the rest of the year?

We have different goals for different departments, all centered around growth. We’d like to acquire more contractors, attract more permanent positions, and ultimately do what it takes for each employee to help us get to the next level.

When you’re not busy at work, what do you like to do in your free time?

I have an 11-year-old daughter, and she’s in competitive cheerleading – so we spend a lot of time on the road. I always like to prioritize family time, but I also make time to play golf!

JSG Employee Spotlight: Thomas Zetusky

JSG Employee Spotlight: Thomas Zetusky

JSG Employee Spotlight: Thomas Zetusky

Thomas Zetusky has been with Johnson Service Group for over 2 years, and in that short time has made a tremendous impact on our organization! As a Recruiter out of our Haddon Heights, New Jersey office, Thomas plays an integral part in placing qualified candidates with our great clients. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about Thomas and his career at JSG.

You were recently promoted from Account Coordinator to Recruiter – congrats! Tell us a little bit more about this transition.

The Account Coordinator role has always been in the background of the recruiting process. This made for a really easy transition because I knew exactly what to expect. Starting in an Account Coordinator role also allowed by to create relationships early on. So after the promotion, it was easy to build off of that!

What made you decide to get into recruiting?

I came from the banking world and just got to a point in my career where I knew I wanted something different. Lucky for me, JSG was hiring! I knew right off the bat that I would like that every day was different, so you never know what to expect.

What do you enjoy most about being a recruiter?

As I mentioned before, it’s always different. Throughout the years, I’ve learned a lot about various positions and industries. I really enjoy learning more in-depth about what different people do. I’ve found that every moment is a teaching opportunity. I’m always learning how to help companies grow, expand my business, how to be a better communicator, etc.

What recruiting trends have you noticed throughout the market lately?

One of the trends that we’re seeing lately is that companies seem to be leaning toward offering more contract-to-hire opportunities. It’s been cool to learn about the benefit that offers clients, from being able to “try before you buy,” flexible hiring options, and more.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I am definitely a hands-on person – I do a lot of woodwork outside work like landscaping. I also enjoy a great game of golf!

An Interview With President & CEO Dale Slater

An Interview With JSG President & CEO Dale Slater

An Interview With President & CEO Dale Slater

Dale Slater is a native of Broadview, Illinois. He served in the military from 1966 to 1968 and then attended Moraine Valley Community College. Mr. Slater began his professional career in the early 1970s, founding Venture Design, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical control systems for conveying equipment.

In 1979, Mr. Slater entered the Contract Temporary Service business by purchasing K.H. Johnson Co. LTD with his then partner, Louis Bertone. In 1984, K.H. Johnson was rebranded as Johnson Service Group, Inc. As President and CEO, Mr. Slater is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the general operations and business development efforts for JSG and its operating units.

When JSG was first established, what were your goals?

At first, our goal was simply to survive from week to week, then year to year. As we became established, we focused on thriving and building a family-oriented company that would provide opportunities for employees as well as our own immediate families. We weren’t sure where this journey would take us, but I am quite certain at that time, we didn’t anticipate being where we are today and achieving the growth that we have over these many years of being in business.

What sets JSG apart from other recruiting companies?

Quite simply, the people that we have in our organization and the relationships that we’ve established with both our clients and our contract employees. It’s somewhat ironic that the staffing industry is all about people and although we strive to provide our employees with every technological tool to help them be successful, it still comes down to the people in an organization that determines whether you are going to achieve success or not.

What are your future plans and vision for JSG?

With the recent refinancing, the company is now poised for generational growth and management. It’s our intention to still strive to provide opportunities for employees to grow professionally, personally, and financially.

In your words, can you explain your vision of “one voice?”

“One Voice” is a vision for a more structured management style and organization. The key to this strategy’s success will be to balance the company’s entrepreneurial roots against a more structured management process. We also hope to improve our internal JSG communication top-to-bottom. I get a sense that our employees are looking for more insight into the direction of the company going forward and the goal is to provide an on-going clear vision and voice.

What have been some of the biggest milestones for JSG since it’s inception 35 years ago?

Reaching $100+ million in revenue in 2011 certainly was a significant milestone. The Canadian expansion that began in 2014 was important. Now, with 2019 revenues expected to exceed $400 million, refinancing the company and positioning it for generational management and growth is perhaps the most significant milestone yet.

JSG has experienced incredible, yet steady, organic growth throughout the United States and Canada. Tell us a little bit about your strategy to get it where it is today.

Our strategy has always been to hire great people and provide them the opportunity to prosper and achieve success. As I’ve stated previously, the people within our organization and the relationships they have built differentiate JSG from the competition. We continue to pursue that strategy today.

JSG has been named to three of Staffing Industry Analyst’s prestigious lists for the past five years (Largest U.S. Staffing Firms, Largest U.S. Engineering Staffing Firms, and Largest Canadian Staffing Firms.) What does this recognition mean for the company?

It simply provides public awareness of the successful execution of our strategy. All our employees share in that recognition. I’ve never been a person who is big on outside recognition, so it hasn’t been something I have focused on. However, when I pause to consider those accomplishments, it’s exciting to see what we’ve been able to achieve over our more recent history.

Can you share a story of when you realized your work was making an impact?

Trying to isolate one moment in time over a period of 35 years in business is very difficult to do. JSG started with 5 staff employees and about 15 contract personnel. Currently, we are well over 200 direct staff employees and pay approximately 3,000 contract personnel on a weekly basis. When I look at the longevity of our personnel, a good amount being with us over half the years we have been in business, it definitely makes me realize that we have, and continue to, make an impact on many lives. It’s a great story.

Where do you see the trajectory of the talent industry going over the next few years?

Just-in-time talent will continue to grow as the generations of people strive for work-life balance. Whether an individual is transitioning to retirement or a young person is seeking career choices, the staffing industry is a vehicle for those people to make lifestyle choices appropriate to their unique circumstances.

How has the team you’ve built impacted the growth of JSG?

We have always made our best effort to hire talented individuals that we believed could make a positive impact on our company. That strategy has never changed. The team we have today represents the successful execution of hiring the right people and asking them to impact the company. Its structure also supports the creation of what JSG is today: a generational organization.

eat what makes you happy

Eat What Makes You Happy: A Collection Of JSG Family Favorite Recipes

eat what makes you happy

Here at JSG, we view our employees as family. Which is why, this Thanksgiving we wanted to share a little piece of our family with you and yours by sharing some of our favorite recipes. Some have been passed down from generation to generation, some signify family celebrations and holidays, and some just sound absolutely delicious. We hope that a few of these will inspire your holiday or every day menu and warm your family table.

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Appetizers

Grandma’s Garlic Dip
“My Grandma found this recipe on a Philadelphia cream cheese package many years ago and only served it at the holidays. It has been passed down to all the generations of our family and I haven’t met anyone that has heard of this recipe.”
From the kitchen of Pamela Rose, Collections Analyst – JSG Westmont

Knorr Spinach Dip
“This is the easiest and most in-demand recipe I make. My friends request it every time we get together and we make it as an appetizer for almost every family holiday!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Lasagna Dip
From the kitchen of Mike Muglia, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Santa’s Belly Warmer
From the kitchen of Mike Muglia, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
From the kitchen of Debra Silva, Cash Application Specialist – JSG Westmont

Eat What Makes You Happy: A Collection Of JSG Family Favorite Recipes

Main Courses

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
From the kitchen of Ken Heller, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Beer Brined Turkey
From the kitchen of Dallas Williams, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Breakfast Casserole
From the kitchen of Tracy Isakson, Banking Team Lead – JSG Spokane

Chicken & Gravy
“It’s so so simple and so delicious! It’s perfect for these chilly fall nights we are having in the Midwest.”
From the kitchen of Kaitlyn Gorman, HR Admin – JSG Westmont

Chicken & Rice Casserole
“My family adores this stuff and makes for great leftovers. Even works great as dip for tortilla chips when you’re running low!”
From the kitchen of Nick Mason, Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Cornbread Stuffed & Fried Porkchops
“Save this for a Sunday because it’s a lot of work but it’s so worth it!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Crescent Wrapped Chicken Parm
“I am not the best cook or anything, but this is something I love to make and it is very good!”
From the kitchen of Brent Davi, Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Crockpot White Chicken Chili
“I just made this for Chili our Halloween PotLuck here at JSG Westmont Office. A friend of mine on my bowling team shared it with me saying it was super easy and super Delicious! It turned out fantastic!! I am definitely going to make this again! Maybe with a little more spice!”
From the kitchen of Jamie Nickos, Sr. Cash Application Specialist – JSG Westmont

Easy French Dip
From the kitchen of Jeremy Johnson, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Homemade Turkey BBQ
“A great turkey BBQ recipe we all use AFTER the holiday turkey dinner made with the fresh turkey leftovers. It’s been a hit for years and years and requested by many!”
From the kitchen of Patty Rhoads, JSG Safety/Risk Manager

One Pan Italian Sausage & Veggies
“We have always struggled to get the kids to eat “healthier” and everyone in my family loves this recipe and its convenient to make.”
From the kitchen of Andrew Lopez, Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Pumpkin Soup
From the kitchen of Jeff Paarlberg, Branch Manager – JSG Jacksonville

Ranch Crockpot Pork Chops
“A great easy wintertime recipe.”
From the kitchen of Chris Tankersley, Technical Recruiter – JSG Cameron

Sausage Butternut Squash Ravioli
From the kitchen of Donna Blodgett, Office Administrator – JSG Jacksonville

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas
From the kitchen of Dave Wilson, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Tampa

Stuffed Peppers
“This is my mom’s recipe and I don’t know where she got it but I absolutely love it.”
From the kitchen of Steve Sorenson, Business Development Manager – JSG Westmont

Swedish Meatballs
“My family is very Swedish so we have a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve dinner every year. One year my great aunt refused to make the meatballs when talking with my mom on the phone. She made the meatballs every year and if she didn’t make them we wouldn’t have them. When she told my mom that she didn’t want to make them my mom hung up on her. My aunt called back, thinking the line was just disconnected. She continued to talk about how she wasn’t going to make the meatballs; my mom hung up on her again. This continued for about 20 minutes before my aunt realized that my mom was purposely hanging up on her for not making the meatballs. Needless to say she made the meatballs that year. Last year was our first year without her so we all pitched into make the meatballs together; definitely a bittersweet moment.”
From the kitchen of Linnea Rummage, HR Generalist – JSG Westmont

Sweet Potato Sausage Casserole
From the kitchen of Ginger Nilsson, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Thanksgiving In A Blanket
From the kitchen of Diane Lacson, Sr. Recruiter – JSG Irvine

Toad In The Hole
“This is a dish that my Mum makes for me every time I am back in England for the holidays. I don’t have her recipe, but I managed to find one which is very close. The dish is called Toad in the Hole, and it is good, old fashioned English comfort food. I’m not too sure how well it would go down in an American household, but we love it back at home.”
From the kitchen of Paul Hopkins, Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Eat What Makes You Happy: A Collection Of JSG Family Favorite Recipes

Side Dishes

Bacon & Brussels Sprouts Gratin
From the kitchen of Perry Paden, Senior Vice President – JSG Spokane

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots
From the kitchen of Shahna Jacks, Administrative Assistant – JSG Spokane

Broccoli Casserole
“My Mom always makes this delicious casserole for our whole family to enjoy.”
From the kitchen of Marla Kilgore, Senior Recruiter – JSG Knoxville

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes
From the kitchen of James Borders, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Cranberry Salad
“My sister makes this salad and everyone loves it.”
From the kitchen of Marla Kilgore, Senior Recruiter – JSG Knoxville

Creamed Pearl Onions
From the kitchen of Dennis White, Business Development Manager – JSG Huntsville

Fresh Corn Salad
“This is a popular dish we make in the summer for friend and family get-togethers.  It’s nice and fresh and doesn’t fill you up too much unless you eat the whole bowl.”
From the kitchen of Jim Halvorson, Branch Manager – JSG Westmont

Holiday Carrot Salad
From the kitchen of Jason Kennedy, Sr. Account Executive – JSG Jacksonville

Nonni’s Stuffing
From the kitchen of Dana Belstler – Mining Team Lead – JSG Spokane

Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes
“If you don’t have an Instant Pot – I highly recommend getting one! We use ours at least 3 times a week and it makes weeknight meals a breeze!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Rice Pilaf
“This recipe for Pilaf has been handed down from my Grandmother: Rose Varthoui Arzumenian Farsakian Armenian cookbook.  They escaped Armenia to the US during the Genocide where at least 664,000 and possibly as many as 1.2 million died.”
From the kitchen of Cathy Kennedy, Director of Business Development – JSG San Jose

Spiced Sweet Potato Mash
From the kitchen of Terry Peak, Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Tabouleh
“The vibrant and fresh “Toubleh” salad has always been an old time favorite of my family. As a child during the festive seasons, my taste buds would jingle when my mom would say, “Guess what we’re having this evening?….Tabouleh!” The good old memories still float in my mind as a married man today. I still visit my mom during festive seasons (as many times as possible) and can’t wait to savor her artistically made Tabouleh…made especially for me. I hope you can make and enjoy it too!”
From the kitchen of Youssef Alonzo, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Whole Roasted Cauliflower
From the kitchen of Zach Williams, Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Desserts

Banana Cake
From the kitchen of Frank Pytel, Vice President Marketing – JSG Westmont

Cathedral Windows
“My Grandma used to make these every holiday season… my sisters still, from time to time, continue the tradition by making them.  They always remind me of the Holidays.”
From the kitchen of Ken Slater, JSG Executive Vice President

Charlotte Russe
“This dessert is pretty easy to make, but always makes an impressive presentation. My family doesn’t care what I serve for Christmas dinner as long as I serve Charlotte Russe!”
From the kitchen of Andrea Mores, Manager of Billing Operations – JSG Westmont

Cheesecake
From the kitchen of Kathy Stevens, A/R Manager – JSG Westmont

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups
“Whenever I come home for the holidays my Mom always has a stack of these waiting for me!”
From the kitchen of Luc MacKenzie – JSG Marketing Intern

Cookie Dough Truffles
“Another holiday family favorite – perfect for a cookie exchange, gift basket, or hostess gift!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan – JSG Marketing Manager

Cowboy Cookies
“This is a recipe that my Mom and I have used to make cookies for our families holiday cookie exchange every Christmas.”
From the kitchen of Harry Snyder, Business Development Manager – JSG Westmont

Giant Ginger Snaps
From the kitchen of Danine Miller, Business Development Manager – JSG Monroeville

Kahlua Cake
“This is my mom’s go-to indulgent dessert for every special occasion. When I was in college, she even sent me Kahlua cakes by mail! It is the most rich and moist cake you will ever have – so insanely delicious!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Oreo Truffles
From the kitchen of Nicole Shenberger, Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Peanut Clusters
From the kitchen of Alex Price, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Peppermint Crunch Mix
From the kitchen of Anne Rezabek, Corporate Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
“I haven’t tried the pumpkin Cheesecake Bars but they make me drool every time I see them on my Facebook wall. I can’t wait to try them.”
From the kitchen of Jamie Nickos, Sr. Cash Application Specialist – JSG Westmont

Pumpkin Pie Dip
From the kitchen of Renee Tuck, Employee Service Representative – JSG Jacksonville

Redneck Toffee
From the kitchen of Perry Paden, Senior Vice President – JSG Spokane

Salted Caramel Applesauce
From the kitchen of Derek Rix, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Shaum Tortes
“My Grandma used to make these every holiday season… my sisters still, from time to time, continue the tradition by making them.  They always remind me of the Holidays.”
From the kitchen of Ken Slater, JSG Executive Vice President

S’mores Bars
From the kitchen of Frank D’Amico, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Sweet Tart Cinnamon Apples
“This was the first dessert I made for the first Thanksgiving dinner we had in our new house.”
From the kitchen of Rich Baker, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

The Next Best Thing To Robert Redford
From the kitchen of Krista Portolesi, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie
From the kitchen of Shahna Jacks, Administrative Assistant – JSG Spokane
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