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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!

July Anniversaries

July Anniversaries and June New Hires

July Anniversaries

July 2019 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!

Atlanta, GA

Michelle McMahan – 5 years

Maria Mireles-Brown – 3 years

Birmingham, AL

Danielle Harris – 1 year

Calabasas, CA

Meredith Jacobson – 2 years

Canada

Greg Thullner – 5 years

Tamara Harries – 4 years

Tim Simer – 1 year

Haddon Heights, NJ

John Burke – 4 years

Thomas Zetusky – 2 years

Houston, TX

David Traicoff – 1 year

Jacksonville, FL

Derek Rix – 7 years

Knoxville, TN

Steven Weimer – 2 years

San Jose, CA

Janette Miramontes – 5 years

Su Voeun – 4 years

Spokane, WA

Nicole Diedrich – 1 year

Westmont, IL

Jamie Nickos – 5 years

Amanda Hrdina – 2 years

Abby Emrath – 1 year

June New Hires

June 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

Gloria Salgado

Bedford, TX

Kyler Ballesteros

Westmont, IL

Kontrina Lucas

Chicago

‘Tis The Season for Giving at JSG

During the holiday season, our JSG team loves to give back. Many of our offices around the United States and Canada partner with local communities and charities to help share the spirit of giving. Here’s how some of our offices here at JSG gave back to the community.

The Chicago Office Donates Presents and Hosts a Food Drive

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Our Chicago office adopted several families from the Naperville, IL area. The team donated presents and wrapped them for families who wouldn’t have otherwise had gifts for the holidays.

Chicago Office Food Drive

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The team in Chicago also hosted a food drive and donated the food items to a local food pantry.

North Charleston, SC office spends the day at Low Country Food Bank

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Our team in North Charleston spent an afternoon volunteering at local Low Country Food Bank helping prepare for the busy holiday season!

Tampa, FL office spent the day volunteering  Metropolitan Ministries

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The Tampa Team volunteered for Metropolitan Ministries who are local, grassroots, donor and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. They provide practical solutions for poor and homeless families and individuals throughout Tampa Bay.  We volunteered in their Kitchen for meal prep for their locations.

Johnson Search Group in Spokane, WA donates gifts for Toys for Tots

Each year, the Johnson Search Group team has a gift exchange. They draw random names and give the person they draw a gift they think they would have liked as a kid. They wrap up all the presents and do a gift exchange at their office Christmas party. Afterward, they donate all of the toys and gifts for Toys for Tots.

Nicole Jacobsen

HR Highlights: Introducing JSG’s Nicole Jacobsen

Nicole Jacobsen

The JSG HR team would like to introduce their newest member, Nicole Jacobsen! We sat down with Nicole to learn a little more about her and what she does for our HR team.

Who’s Nicole Jacobsen?

Hi, I’m Nicole Jacobsen. I have been with JSG since the beginning of June and joined the HR Team in early August of 2018. My main responsibilities within the HR team are handling any 401k related items; i.e. enrollments, rollovers, distributions, or any other related questions. I am your go-to for vacation and sick time requests. I help Linnea with payroll and ordering business cards. I also work with Nick on benefits; i.e. enrollments, reconciliation of the bills and responding to any related inquiries.

What’s your favorite part about working for JSG so far?

The people! Everyone has been more than welcoming and I love getting to meet people from different locations.

What do you like to do away from the office?

Spending time with loved ones.  I love sports –attending games & watching them from home (go Cubs!) and I enjoy running and reading in my free time.

What are you excited about for JSG as we enter the new year?

I’m excited to continue growing and taking on new responsibilities.  I look forward to building better relationships throughout the organization to be able to better support our employees and contractors with any needs they may have.

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Enroll in JSG’s 401(K) Plan Through Transamerica Today!

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JSG is pleased to offer to its employees a 401K investment option through Transamerica Retirement Solutions. Transamerica is a well-known and respected provider with more than 70 years in the retirement services industry. They offer a wide selection of quality investment choices from over 35 leading investment management companies.

Why should I enroll in JSG’s 401(K) program?

  • Tax advantages: You can contribute a certain percentage of your income towards 401(k) on a pre-tax basis. In other words, the amount you contribute to your 401(k) is exempt from current federal income tax, so it lowers your taxable income.
  • It’s painless: JSG automatically deducts your contributions every time you are paid. You don’t need to remind yourself to write a check.
  • Financial responsibility: In the end, an individual is responsible for his or her financial future, no one else.

Please view the following video (10 min) to learn more about JSG’s 401(k) plan:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/286707947246189314

How do I enroll?

Simply send an email to benefits@jsginc.com requesting to be enrolled in the 401k plan.

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Happy Halloween from JSG

This year, JSG offices around the nation were feeling very spirited! Thank you to those who shared their fun Halloween pictures. Check out some of the spooky costumes and decorations from the JSG team!

Spokane, WA

Spokane Halloween

Irvine, CA Office

Irvine Halloween

San Jose, CA Office

San Jose Halloween

Onsite Tesla Team

Tesla Halloween

Calabasas, CA Office

Calabasas Halloween

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Behind The Scenes: Meet Your JSG HR Team!

Human Resources

You’ve heard of them, you may have contacted them, but do you know the faces behind the names? The Johnson Service Group Human Resources Team are crucial to the day-to-day operations of our company. We have offices all across the nation and Canada, so you may have not had the opportunity to formally meet your HR team. So, they wanted to introduce themselves! Whether it be questions about your time off, your benefits, or even Open Enrollment, the JSG HR team is here to help!

Meet the JSG HR Team

Susan Sproule, HR Manager

Hello, I’m Susan Sproule and I am the HR Manager. I have been with JSG for over 10 years. I guide and manage the overall provisions of Human Resources services, policies, and programs. JSG has a great HR Team and please reach out to any of us. We are here to help you!

Nick Yacobi, HR Generalist

Hello everyone. I’m Nick Yacobi and I’m one of the HR Generalists here at JSG. I have been with JSG since February 2017. My main responsibility is all things benefits – from insurance to 401k and all things in between. I am responsible for the daily administration of both our contractor and staff insurance plans. I also work closely with Susan on the 401k plan administration, which includes enrollments, changes, communications, and the annual audit. If you ever want to chat about the exciting world of benefits, I can always be reached by phone or email!

Linnea Rummage, HR Generalist

Hi! My name is Linnea Rummage, and I am an HR Generalist with JSG. I have been with JSG since June 2016 and it’s been great! My responsibilities include entering weekly staff payroll, pre-employment paperwork and onboarding new hires, I9 compliance, sick/vacation time requests, and processing failed background check paperwork. I am also the point of contact when Susan is unavailable. Please feel free to reach out anytime! Nick and I are both University of Iowa alums, Go Hawks!

Nicole Jacobsen, HR Coordinator

Hi! I’m Nicole Jacobsen and I am the HR Coordinator. I have been with JSG since June 2018 and I’ve been working in the HR department for about 2 months. I am responsible for the administration of the 401k plan and insurance benefits, including enrollments, terminations, any weekly changes, and billing, for both staff and contractors. I also assist with processing payroll weekly and I respond to any requests for time off status. I am still learning all the ins and outs of the department, but always free to reach out to me and I will try my best to assist you. If I can’t answer your question, I will find the answer!

Sharon Tinker, HR Clerk

Hello, I’m Sharon Tinker and I am the HR Clerk. I have been with JSG for almost 3 years. I take care of all verifications of employment and process staff employee expense reports. I also provide updates on accrued vacation and sick time when requested and pitch in and assist when needed.

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How to Effectively Search for a New Job

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Are you currently looking for a new job? If you haven’t been on the job market in a while, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start your search. There are thousands of resources at your disposal and it can be difficult to filter through all of the advice and “words of wisdom” out there.

Maybe you are currently in between jobs or maybe you’re just taking advantage of this hot job market with the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years. Whether you’re a passive or active candidate, here are four tips to effectively begin your search for a new job.

Update your resume

The first step to a successful job search is to update your resume. You need to ensure your resume is properly formatted, easy to read, and includes your most relevant experience.

You should definitely tailor your resume to each job you apply for. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start updating it! This is especially crucial if you haven’t updated your resume in a while. You easily add your current contact information, address (depending on where the job is located), past or current job roles, and any recent certifications you may have completed.

Update your LinkedIn profile

Now that your resume is polished, it’s time to tackle that LinkedIn profile. If your LinkedIn profile is already up to date with your most recent position, then kudos to you!

If your LinkedIn profile needs some love (or if you don’t have one at all), it’s time to get it in working condition. Both employers and recruiters use LinkedIn to find and evaluate candidates for open positions. In fact, 93% of recruiters and human resource professionals check out candidates’ social media profiles (including LinkedIn) before extending a job offer.

Thus, if you are not on LinkedIn, you are already at a disadvantage in this crazy job market. And it’s not good enough to just have a LinkedIn profile; you must have it completely updated and optimized! It only takes you about 30 minutes to do so, and trust me, it will be the best half-an-hour you spend for your job search.

Check out our guide to efficiently leverage your LinkedIn profile to find your next job.

Pro tip: Make sure you have LinkedIn’s feature called “Open to New Opportunities” turned on so recruiters know you’re interested in new positions!

Check out job listings/job boards

Once your resume and LinkedIn profile are in good shape, you’re ready to start searching for open positions. The easiest way to do this is to monitor job boards. This is easier than ever with mobile apps for your phone or email alerts. Now you can sign up for app and email notifications that alert you when a job matching your qualifications and specifications.

All you have to do is check out job boards such as Glassdoor, Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, and of course, JSG’s job board. You can even join our Talent Network that will enhance your job search and application process. You’ll receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests and be ahead of the game!

Partner with a recruiter

If you really want to step up your job hunt, you can partner with a recruiter. Recruiters have excellent relationships with hiring managers and human resources. They can use these connections to help pivot you to the top of the list of applicants.

When you partner with JSG, you become your biggest advocate. We assist you throughout the hiring process and help you find your next career opportunity that matches your unique skills. Learn more about our recruiting process and why you should partner with JSG.