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JSG Employee Spotlight - Janette Chavez

JSG Employee Spotlight – Janette Chavez

In this week’s spotlight, we are excited to highlight Janette Chavez, one of our talented Technical Recruiters at Johnson Service Group! Janette has been working out of our San Jose, CA office for over five years. During her time here, she earned both her American Staffing Association (ASA) certificates as a CSP – (Certified Staffing Professional) and her TSC – (Technical Services Certified). Keep reading to learn more about her career in the staffing industry and her role at JSG!

How long have you worked at Johnson Service Group as a Technical Recruiter?

I’ve been with Johnson Service Group for five years now. I started as a receptionist and got along really well with everyone in the office. It’s easy for me to talk to people, so Jim Beckley, our Senior Vice President, and coworker Cathy Kennedy thought I would be a great recruiter. He said, “let’s give it a try,” and I went in and love it!

How has the staffing industry changed over that time?

For me, the staffing industry is always a learning process. No matter what, you’re always challenged by new things. There are so many different tools now – various job boards, texting apps, etc. I get excited about new strategies and opportunities to recruit talent, so it’s easy for me to adapt.

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

I love the freedom and flexibility of working for Johnson Service Group. I really get to run my desk. The harder you work, the more it pays off. It’s very comforting to have great communication with my leadership and the candidates I work with.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

It can be challenging to work off of the job description; there are a lot of things I don’t know. However, I’m always learning and self-educating. I always talk to the clients or my coworkers to get a better idea of what we’re looking for. Through those conversations and a little trial-and-error, I’m able to improve my strategy every day. There’s always a new challenge because I always want to be better!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I have two kids, a 13-year-old son, and a five-year-old daughter. I spend a lot of time with my family!In my free time, I enjoy doing pretty much anything to relax – I love reading, as well as watching movies and TV shows.

Want to read more spotlights from our staff at JSG? Check them out here!

December 2019 Anniversaries

December 2019 Anniversaries and New Hires

December 2019 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!

Atlanta, GA

Dawn Fossati3 years

Mario Miranda2 years

Bedford, TX

Candace Pham11 years

Jamie Tran10 years

Jacksonville, FL

Austin Mckeever1 year

San Jose, CA

Cathy Kennedy6 years

Celeste Glascock3 years

Spokane, WA

Tracy Isakson5 years

Westmont, IL

Nicole Clark2 years

November 2019 New Hires

 

November 2019 New Hires

JSG gained some new faces in November. Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the JSG team!

Atlanta, GA

Welcome back to JSG, Daboris Woods!

Samuel Coleman III

San Jose, CA

Ashley Samuel

2019 SIA Awards

JSG Named to Three SIA Awards for Fifth Consecutive Year

Johnson Service Group is excited to announce that we’ve been named to three SIA Lists for the fifth consecutive year! This year, we were once again named to the following SIA Lists:

  • Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. (70th)
  • Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the U.S. (13th)
  • Largest Staffing Firms in Canada (14th)

What are these SIA Lists?

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. This year’s report for the Largest Staffing Firms in the United States features 157 companies, an increase from last year’s list of 143 firms. To be considered, each firm must generate at least $100 in revenue. According to Barry Asin, the President of SIA, “The 157 companies in this year’s report generated a combined revenue of $90.2 billion and had an estimated 61% of the market.”

For both the Largest Engineering and Largest Candian Staffing Firms lists, each firm must have made at least $50 million in revenue last year. This year, JSG is proud to announce that we grew on both lists; we rank #14 of 25 largest Canadian firms and #13 of 24 largest engineering firms.

35 years of excellence

2019 has been an exciting year for Johnson Service Group, as we celebrate another significant milestone this year: our 35th anniversary. For over three-and-a-half decades, JSG has been grateful for the opportunity to provide specialized staffing services throughout the United States and Canada.

To continue to receive these recognitions and grow in this competitive market, we couldn’t do it without our staff’s dedication. When reflecting on all of our accolades this year, Ken Slater, JSG’s Executive Vice President, said, “These achievements do not come without all our employees’ focused effort and continued thoughtful reinvestment into the company.”

The JSG difference

As the labor market becomes more competitive, JSG continues to work diligently to offer our clients and candidates world-class service. At JSG, people are our passion. We pride ourselves in understanding your organization’s unique needs; it’s our mission to help our clients successfully source the talent they need in today’s tight market. “Our main goal is to be able to continue efficiently aligning our strengths with our clients’ needs. Our staff will continue to provide exceptional service with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and follow-through,” says Ken Slater.

We plan to continue building our team to maintain our present position as the most effective cross-industry staffing solution available. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you. Partner with JSG today, and let’s work together.

Jose Hernandez

Introducing Jose Hernandez, JSG’s New Safety & Risk Coordinator

Johnson Service Group is excited to introduce Jose Hernandez, JSG’s newest addition to our Safety & Risk Management team. Jose brings to JSG a wealth of knowledge in the safety world and is already making an impact on our team. Keep reading to learn a little more about Jose and his role at JSG.

Tell us a little about yourself?

My wife and I have two children, both of whom are boys ages 13 and 16. I am very simple in life and easy going. I have been in the safety field for more than 15 years, and I learned by being in the trenches and working alongside those I intended to help.

What made you want to go into a career in Safety & Risk Management?

I love having the opportunity to help others in times of need. The stratification of trying to prevent work-related injuries makes me feel like I am making a difference and ensuring everyone gets back to their loved ones, the way they walked into work.

What attracted you to Johnson Service Group?

The opportunity to be an integral part of a safety team. With my previous employers, I was a one-man-band. Also, I enjoy the challenges and obstacles that arise with a company that has thousands of contractors in the field.

What will your main responsibilities be as a member of our Safety Team?

My main responsibilities include managing claims and incidents, as well as keeping all departments informed of any changes with their affected employees.

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

My family and I enjoy hiking and fishing. I also like to fix anything and everything that is broken. I tend to refer myself as a “jack of all trades, master of none.” When I have free time and the weather is warm, I like to do woodwork. For example, I make plaques with inspirational messages and build furniture.

Ken Slater Interview

Reflecting on JSG’s Past, Present, & Future with Ken Slater

As we edge closer to the new year, we thought it was important to take a moment to reflect on JSG’s milestones over the last 35 years. Our company has experienced remarkable growth and exciting changes that we want to highlight. Looking to 2020 and beyond, JSG’s growth and improvement is not looking to slow down by any means. With plans to improve efficiency, development, and growth, JSG’s future appears bright. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ken Slater, Johnson Service Group’s Executive Vice President, to hear his thoughts on the exceptional year we’ve had as a company, as well as what’s in store for JSG in 2020.

Looking back on 2019, what were the major themes for JSG?

2019 has been a relatively big year at JSG for achieving goals. During the month of September, JSG hit a significant milestone in our business, celebrating our 35th anniversary since our incorporation. Additionally, we were named to three prestigious Staffing Industry Analyst lists for the fifth year in a row. These achievements do not come without all our employees’ focused effort and continued thoughtful reinvestment into the company.

Over the past year, we have put an emphasis on growing and improving the agility of our back office. Along with the expansion of our IT Team, we have implemented enhanced cyberinfrastructure and several new tools and software programs. One of which is an upgraded Accounting and Finance platform that will help to streamline our billing and payroll processes. On the sales and recruiting side, we have added and expanded our usage of multiple tools to help identify and communicate with candidates, employees, and prospects.

Lastly, this year, we facilitated the retirement and exit of one of our founders. This step has helped to start restructuring our company’s leadership. We are now able to establish and enable a clear path for communication and decision making both now and in the future. This has led us to establish a company-wide initiative of “One Voice,” with the whole company coming together behind a common mission to help our clients reach their goals by hiring talented people.

What is JSG’s outlook and strategy going into 2020?

In 2020, our plan is to continue with the strategies and foundation we have been building since our inception. Our main goal is to be able to continue efficiently aligning our strengths with our clients’ needs. Our staff will continue to provide exceptional service with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and follow-through.

With the establishment of “One Voice,” our focus is to continue to prepare JSG for generational longevity and thoughtful growth.  We plan to continue building and developing our team to be able to continue offering valued specialized staffing services for another 35 years and beyond.

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!

October Anniversaries

October 2019 Anniversaries and September New Hires

October 2019 Anniversaries

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

Atlanta, GA

John Orr – 5 years

Chris Yates – 2 years

DeLisa Chambers – 1 year

Gloria Moreno Ortiz – 1 year

Bedford, TX

Rich Geil – 11 years

Mark Godfrey  – 3 years

Conor Reed – 1 year

Birmingham, AL

Brigette Starr – 6 years

Canada

Juan Buitrago – 2 years

Haddon Heights, NJ

Chris Minutola – 3 years

North Charleston, SC

Jackie Pyatte – 1 year

Spokane, WA

Krista Portolesi – 3 years

Ken Heller – 2 years

Tampa, FL

Drew Hegarty – 3 years

Chris Brien – 1 year

September New Hires

 

September 2019 New Hires

JSG gained some new faces in September. Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the JSG team!

Atlanta, GA

Sherrod Parker

Chris Hendry

Bedford, TX

Laura Rudder

Chicago, IL

Matt Forpanek

Gina Krawczyk

Knoxville, TN

Todd Blackstone

Haddon Heights, NJ

Kevin Sullivan

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Celebrating 35 Years of Excellence

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This month, Johnson Service Group, Inc. is celebrating 35 years of excellence! Over the past three-and-a-half decades, we have grown to over 30 offices throughout the United States and Canada. We have had the opportunity to hire hundreds of thousands of qualified candidates for thousands of dedicated clients. We want to take a moment to reflect on this milestone and talk with some of our senior leadership about JSG’s achievements over the years.

Words from our executive team

Since our inception in 1984, Johnson Service Group CEO Dale Slater has been at the helm. “Over the past 35 years, Johnson Service Group has focused on hiring talented employees and building strong relationships with our clients,” says Dale. “This has allowed us to achieve the growth and success that we have always strived to achieve. Moving forward, we intend to continue this growth strategy and look towards generational growth and management.”

Executive Vice President Ken Slater has been an integral part of JSG’s history and growth. While the company looks toward the future, Ken is eager to continue the legacy. “As the industries that we serve continue to develop and evolve, we’ll efficiently align our strengths with our clients’ needs. As we celebrate 35 years of service, we’re looking forward to increased opportunities in helping our clients and candidates achieve their goals,” stated Ken.

Kind words from our staff

In anticipation of this anniversary milestone, we’ve been highlighting various JSG employees from different offices. And while they work across all different departments, specializing in multiple industries, we all have one goal in common: providing our clients with the best candidates on the market.

Here are some of our employee’s favorite things about working for JSG:

Michael Geil, Sr. Technical Recruiter – Dallas, Texas

“I love that the company is family-oriented from corporate down.”

Dylan Beck, Sr. Account Executive – Tampa, Florida

“I love that we’re empowered to make it our own. At JSG, we’re encouraged to go out and pursue companies no matter where they are or what industries they’re in. I also love the people I work with! I can look to my team to share knowledge and learn what makes everyone successful.”

Mike Adelman, Sr. Vice President – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Through the years, I have been extremely lucky with the staff I have worked with. Having a great staff and a strong working relationship with my team makes coming to work fun every single day.”

Jeremy Johnson, Account Executive – Spokane, WA

“I love the dance of it all. Having the opportunity to navigate in this career and the chance to be successful every day keeps me excited and ready to take on the days’ challenges. At JSG, I have the opportunity every day to make a difference.”

Jay Kerrigan, Business Development Manager – San Jose, California

“One thing that stands out to me about JSG is our core values. JSG doesn’t just state their core values; they truly mean them and stand by them. In my experience, too many staffing firms try to re-engineer themselves to try and be “different” or get a leg up on the competition. But JSG stays true to themselves and continuously improves each year.”

Tracy Corbett, Operations Accounting Manager – Chicago, Illinois

“The best part of JSG is the people. I am proud to be part of such a great team who does such a tremendous job every single day. Every one of our team members is hardworking, loyal, and dedicated to JSG’s success. They see the growth potential of the company, and they have helped develop a fun working environment. I am honored to be in a position to help lead them.”

Tamara Harries, Canadian Administrator – Toronto, Canada

“I also enjoy working closely with our contractors. I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the same contracts for over a decade. We have developed close connections with many of our contractors, and they feel more like friendships than working relationships. To me, this isn’t just a job that I clock in and out of every day. At JSG, I have become invested in my job. I want to see the business grow as well as see our contractors grow into their new positions.”

Thank you for 35 years of excellence

Thank you to all of our employees, clients, and contractors throughout the years for your hard work and dedication to JSG. Without you, we wouldn’t be standing here today celebrating 35 years of excellence. Thank you again, and we look forward to serving you for another 35 years!

Happy Anniversary

August Anniversaries and July New Hires

Happy Anniversary

August 2019 Anniversaries

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

Atlanta, GA

Fred Williams – 9 years

Carmen Cabrera – 6 years

Michelle Figari – 3 years

Annette Rinslo – 2 years

Madan Yonzon – 1 year

Bedford, TX

Christy Williams – 3 years

Birmingham, AL

Linda McCarron – 11 years

Columbia, SC

Pat Layden – 6 years

Canada

Jason Landa – 5 years

Kim Getty – 5 years

Jacksonville, FL

Terry Peak – 2 years

Knoxville, TN

Linda Woods – 7 years

Spokane, WA

Jeremy Johnson – 2 years

Westmont, IL

Cynthia Razo – 9 years

Harry Snyder – 5 years

Lacey Boulware – 5 years

Beth Seyler – 3 years

Nicole Shenberger – 3 years

Debra Silva – 2 yearsJuly New Hires

July 2019 New Hires

JSG gained some new faces in June. Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the JSG team!

Atlanta, GA

Brook Williams

Gloria Salgado

Bedford, TX

Kiev Dao

Birmingham, AL

Erica Johnson

Charleston, SC

Kaitlyn Morgan

Columbia, SC

Macie Spigner

Irvine, CA

Joshua Jordan

Kaylin Legacy

Westmont, IL

Lee Gesme

Gabriella Hoeflich

Gabriella Hoeflich

HR Highlights: Meet Our New HR Coordinator

Gabriella Hoeflich

As Johnson Service Group continues to grow in today’s candidate-driven market, we’re building up our staff to better serve our clients, candidates, and internal employees. As a result, we’ve added another new face to our Human Resources team! Please join us in welcoming Gabriella Hoeflich, our newest HR Coordinator!

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hello! I am Gabriella, and I am JSG’s new HR Coordinator. I just graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Human Resource Management. During my time at ISU, I worked in the Admissions Office and was involved in a few organizations. After my graduation, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Romania for 17 days. I am very excited to begin my career in Human Resources!

What made you want to go into a career in Human Resources?

Right before I began my college applications, I knew I wanted to major in something related to business, but I was not exactly sure which field. I started to think about my work experience in high school and the interactions I had with the HR department. I was interested in what they did, and I decided to pursue Human Resource Management as my major. After taking classes in my program and gaining HR experience from my internship, I knew I made the right choice and wanted to begin my career in a Human Resources role.

What attracted you to Johnson Service Group?

When I was taking a recruitment and selection course at school, the staffing industry became one of the top industries I wanted to have an HR role in. I was also taking a benefits course at this time, so when searching for my first HR role, I wanted an opportunity to work with benefits as well. When I found the HR Coordinator job posting, I was happy to see this was a position with mostly benefit responsibilities for a staffing company. After doing some research on Johnson Service Group, I became even more interested in working here. Everyone here is so welcoming, too!

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

As an HR Coordinator, I will have a variety of responsibilities, but most will be with benefits. I will be assisting with insurance and 401(k) administration, payroll, and commuter benefits. I will process enrollments and changes for contract and staff employees, respond to questions regarding benefits, help with open enrollments, update 401(k) plans, and help with other tasks as needed.

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

Outside of work, I like to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, travel, and go shopping!