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Myths about Temporary Jobs

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
October 12, 2021
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Temporary Jobs

You’re out of work, but the bills keep coming in. Someone suggests a temporary position, and you react with a shudder. Myths abound about temporary jobs. People think they’re for people who can’t find real jobs. They assume temporary job placements don’t offer job security, benefits, or a future with the company. 

Most of the myths surrounding the temporary job market simply aren’t true. Temporary jobs can be the answer to your job hunting challenges. You won’t be alone – 16 million employees are in temporary or contract positions. A temporary job can offer flexible schedules or a chance to get your feet wet in a new industry. Let’s shatter some myths about temporary positions.

Temporary jobs aren’t professional

Temporary positions have a reputation for being the lowest on the employment ladder. People who have devoted years to education and work experience may fear a temporary position distracts them from their career goals. In fact, temporary positions may require top-level skills to jump into a company and contribute to the team. They give workers a chance to expand their professional network and get in front of industry decision-makers, which can open future doors.

Temporary jobs don’t offer benefits

Anyone who has shopped for healthcare insurances understands the importance of this job-related benefit. While temporary positions usually do not include company-paid healthcare insurance benefits, many staffing companies like That’s Good HR have in-house benefits for the temporary employees they place. 

Temporary jobs have no job security

Working in a temporary job gives you a chance to showcase your talents to a potential employer, which may lead to a permanent position. Employers want the best employees. If you are bringing your A-Game to the company each day, you’ll be in a much better position to showcase your skills and move to the front of the line when a permanent position opens. A temp-to-hire position is the perfect answer for someone who wants long-term employment. After a period of testing the waters, both the company and the temporary employee may agree they want to make the relationship permanent. Everyone wins!

Temporary jobs are for low-level tasks

Temporary positions have an unfounded reputation for being entry-level or grunt work positions. That’s not true. Many companies turn to temporary staffing for human resources positions, executive assistants, administrative work, or healthcare careers.

Temporary jobs are a last resort

Temporary jobs bring their own advantages to the workforce table. Maybe it’s time for a career change, or at least a career adjustment. Temporary jobs let you learn new skills firsthand, providing valuable experience for your resume. Temporary jobs can be a flexible solution for someone who does not want to commit to a full-time, year-round job commitment. They may be the right option for parents with schoolchildren, who want to be home during summers and school breaks. 

Don’t be afraid to check out temporary jobs during your job search. The myths aren’t true. Temporary jobs offer the all-important foot in the door to many industries. They can help you expand your professional network and pick up new professional skills. Keep an open mind as you check out the job board at That’s Good HR, which offers several temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent job placements. The match matters, and sometimes it’s the match you never would have considered otherwise. Want to learn more? Contact That’s Good HR now to find out how we can help you find the perfect match.

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How That’s Good HR Gives Your Resume a Voice

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
September 14, 2021
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Benefits to Using a Staffing AgencyDo you want to stand out to a hiring manager? That’s Good HR helps job seekers like you find the right career by meeting to walk through the application procedure and then talking with our hiring clients to give your resume a voice. We like to say that we bring the human side to the paper resume. Through our unique hiring process, our talent acquisition partners will make sure your future employers get the whole story of your skills and experience. And we’ll be there with you every step of the way, from resume, to interview, to job offer!

Try our resume template

Is your resume up to date? A well-written resume is the first step to any job application. If you need to craft your first resume (or update an old one) you can try out our trusty resume template. It will download as a Microsoft Word document to allow you to easily edit with your own job information. We usually recommend saving and sending it to employers as a PDF, which won’t affect the formatting when opened in different computer programs or apps. 

When you meet with a talent acquisition partner, we can discuss the most important parts of your resume and how you will be a good fit for applied positions. We can help you edit your resume if necessary, and we will point out especially relevant skills and experience to our hiring companies. One of the biggest benefits of working with That’s Good HR is that we will bring a voice to your resume, versus just applying on your own by submitting a resume online.

Let your resume tell a story

As you work on your resume, obviously you’ll want to list your jobs and responsibilities, but we also recommend job seekers include a statement of your soft skills and description of your professional experience at the top of your resume to paint more of a picture of your past to the reader. When we meet with you as a job seeker, we can discuss the most important details that you’d like us to highlight to employers, but it’s helpful to also have that on your resume as hiring managers look back at it again. 

A list of related organizations you’ve been involved with can also offer a good idea of the professional development you’ve completed to further your skills. You can also list ways that you went above and beyond your assigned tasks, as well as specific achievements you made in different roles. 

Highlight relevant achievements

When it comes to your resume, you want to include achievements in your career, without coming across as exaggerating on one end of the spectrum or a show-off on the other. Ask yourself a few questions: “Can anyone perform this task, or did you do something to make it special?” “Did specific results come from this responsibility?” “Can I describe it in more detail?” Adding specific details to how you performed a task gives more of a voice to your resume. And including precise numeric results, such as increasing profit margins by 20%, can make it an achievement worth noting, giving your talent acquisition partners at That’s Good HR more of your positive achievements to share with our hiring companies. 

Use an active (not passive) voice

Give a fuller picture of the tasks you’ve been doing by using an active voice, rather than a passive voice, on your resume. Generally, this means removing “was” from your sentences and moving the verb earlier in your statement. For example, instead of saying, “A promotion was awarded for my consistent performance,” you could say, “Earned a promotion for consistent performance.” Using the active voice will create a stronger, but subtle, effect for the responsibilities that you’ve had in the past, giving us more emphasis for talks with your future employer.

Don’t forget the thank you note!

A good resume will get you in the door, and a solid in-person or virtual interview will solidify your voice and experience with an employer. But what can really seal the deal is a proper thank you note. At That’s Good HR, we think that a thank you note is always best practice, showing initiative and follow-through. A written note is great, but an email is also acceptable, especially with how quickly jobs can move in this labor market. Check out our sample thank you note for help with what to write, and don’t forget to send it promptly!

If you need assistance with your career search from the talent acquisition experts, contact That’s Good HR at 317-469-4141 or submit your resume online so that we can contact you regarding all open jobs you are a match for. Our services are always free for job seekers, and we’d be thrilled to help you find the job of your dreams. 

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20 Years of Staffing Stories: Tiffany Moore

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Greta Cline
Partner, CFO/COO
May 11, 2020
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Tiffany Moore has been connecting people to jobs for as long as she can remember even though she didn’t start out in staffing immediately. Upon her graduation from Purdue University, Tiffany’s first job was a payroll position, which is one of the many positions she staffs today.

After a couple of years in her payroll position, Tiffany changed jobs and eventually became an HR Supervisor at another Indianapolis-based company. It was in this role that she fell in love with recruiting. Recruiting was a natural fit for Tiffany since she loves to talk to people and not just small talk! Her passion lies in really getting to know people, which is what makes her a fantastic recruiter. 

For eight years, Tiffany focused most of her time recruiting for accounting and finance positions. She was content but in January of 2006, her husband showed her an article in the Business section of the Indianapolis Star about a company named That’s Good HR. He had worked out with one of the TGHR employees that were highlighted in the article at his gym. There was not only that connection, but also one of Tiffany’s former coworkers had gone to high school with TGHR Owner Mary Springer, bringing the connection full circle.

Tiffany was introduced to Mary but the timing wasn’t right for both of them. Fast forward to a year later, Mary knew exactly who she wanted to fill an open position at That’s Good HR, Inc. – Tiffany Moore. The position allowed Tiffany to get back to her roots by recruiting 100% of the time for accounting and finance positions. 

When Tiffany first started at That’s Good HR her responsibilities included everything from recruiting to sales. In 2010, Tiffany changed her focus to client relationships, which is where her role still is today. She has been able to take her passion for getting to know people in order to connect with her clients to truly understand their staffing needs. 

Twelve years later, Tiffany marvels that she still loves to come to work every day. The biggest change Tiffany as seen in the past 20 years is even though technology has changed, in many respects it has made things slower. People are in meetings more and since email is so prevalent, it makes it harder to talk to people either on the phone or face-to-face.

But not to worry, Tiffany’s drive to get to know people on a deeper level is what makes her successful. Her values of honesty and integrity shine through with her clients. If she wasn’t working with her clients all day, Tiffany says she would be a financial analyst or a meteorologist. With her obsession with the weather, her co-workers think she would make an amazing meteorologist. 

Do you have a story about how That’s Good HR has impacted you in the past 20 years? Let us know as we are sharing staffing stories all year long as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

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20 Years of Staffing Stories: Mary Springer

Susie McKenna
February 20, 2020
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If you had asked Mary Springer in college if she wanted to own her own business, she would have told you no. At the time, she was preparing herself to climb the corporate ladder, most likely in the area of finance. Upon reflection, she has always been metrics-driven and self-motivated, which are two vital skills for any business owner.

Upon graduation from Purdue University, armed with a degree in financial planning, she moved to Ft. Wayne to start a management training program to become director of finance for an educational institution.  While she enjoyed the management aspect of the job, Mary was eager to move back to Indianapolis. Moving back without a job would be tough, so she found a new job in a way that many people get a job – through networking.  A college friend had recently talked to a national staffing firm with a local presence in Indy and thought the job sounded like a good fit for Mary, not him.  He was right and Mary worked at that staffing firm for six years and then was recruited to open the temporary staffing division at a new, locally based staffing firm that was just starting out – That’s Good HR.

There are some aspects of the staffing business that have remained the same since 2000, but many have changed.  In 2000, there was an online job board – Monster.com, while today there are plenty to choose from like Indeed, Zip Recruiter, LinkedIn, Career Builder and more. The online job boards have provided access to more people, but everyone has that access. Mary recruited at college fairs in her early days, a practice that is still done today.  And the number one thing that has stayed the same through the years is the fact that staffing is about connecting the right person with the right job at the right time.

Social media has also changed the landscape of staffing.  As Mary points out, back in the day when you put an ad in the paper, the people responding didn’t have a LinkedIn profile that was readily available – not to mention that they were still reading a printed newspaper regularly. Online job boards and social media sites like Facebook have changed how we talk to people.  In fact, That’s Good HR has only been on Facebook for the past decade! In today’s fast-paced world with technology at your fingertips, Mary remarked that finding that personal connection is harder, but she’s up for the challenge.

The biggest challenge in the past 20 years was the recession of 2008, as it was for many businesses.  In theory, the staffing industry is “recession-proof” since when the market goes down, many companies hire contractors and there are more people looking for work, which is good news for staffing firms. But the recession of 2008 was different and forced more than 170,000 small businesses to close during the first two years of the recession. That’s Good HR was forced to reduce staff and do more with less resources but was able to not only survive but thrive amid a dismal economy.

As That’s Good HR continues to reinvent itself to meet the changing needs of the local landscape, Mary looks forward to what the next 20 years will bring.  And the end of the day she is most proud of building a place where people want to come to work and help people find jobs to achieve their goals every day.  Cheers to 20 years!

Do you have a story about how That’s Good HR has impacted you in the past 20 years? Let us know as we are sharing staffing stories all year long as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

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Top Blogs of 2019

January 20, 2020
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We pride ourselves on generating original content on our blog. There is a treasure trove of information on there covering topics from resume writing, job hunting, managing tips and more!  These were our most popular posts of 2019 according to our Google Analytics.  Want to read them all? Click here.

  1. Can You Ever Recover from an NCNS situation

Ghosting was a big topic in 2019 – both for employers and employees.  The term “no call, no show” (NCNS) is attributed to a person that doesn’t show up to an assigned place or time.  It is deemed as highly unprofessional and often can have repercussions beyond just that one day. We cover what to do it you make this colossal mistake in this blog.

  1. Out of Office Messages for any Occasion

From time to time on the blog we also like to share resources, like our thank you note example.  This blog included a link to an out of office message generator that we had way too much fun playing with. We are already dreaming of warmer weather, so we have a chance to use it again.

  1. How to Make sure your Social Media is Job Search Ready

Did you know that 70 percent of employers use social media to research potential employees?  In addition, 57 percent of employers found content that caused them not to hire a candidate.  That is why it’s so important to have your social media channels in tip top shape during your job search.  This is key for recent college grads (really any age!). We shared some tips and tricks on how to freshen up your online presence.

  1. Top Holiday Gifts

This blog was published way back in January and was a round-up of our favorite gifts we received for the holidays.  It was fun to be Oprah for a minute and reveal our favorite things! It’s funny how many of our staff got some of the items for the most recent holiday season (the air fryer is still a popular gift)!

  1. TGHR Souper Bowl

This blog is based on one of our most delicious days in the office – our own “Souper” Bowl! In honor of the Super Bowl we had an office pitch-in of different soups. This is our compilation of the soups we shared that day – yummy!

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Our Staff’s Favorite Apps

Susie McKenna
September 11, 2019
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What’s one app on your phone that you use daily? The top contenders are most likely your Calendar and Email apps.  Your Camera, Photos or social media icons are probably up there too. TGHR payroll manager Kirstia Cropper uses Pinterest daily to make or save her favorite recipes. Did you know that That’s Good HR has a Pinterest page? Go ahead, open your app and follow it!

Meanwhile, our resident amateur meteorologist and VP, client partnerships Tiffany Moore, does not leave the house without consulting her Weather app.  Her other favorite app is Evernote, something she has in common with staffing specialist Lana Bobb, who also claims Evernote as her favorite every day app. One of the key features of the Evernote app is it syncs with the desktop version, so if you write a note on the go, it will be there when you sit down at your computer. Staffing specialist Lindsey Curtis organizes her life with the Cozi app.  Cozi has a shared calendar, grocery list, recipe saver and reminders built in to make your life simple.

Amber Graves, account executive, logs into to her Meijer app, which helps to keep her family fed! Not to worry thought, she uses YNAB to make sure her grocery spends stay on budget.  YNAB, which stands for You Need a Budget, is such a popular app, it even has its own Facebook group dedicated to using it.  TGHR owner, Mary Springer, loves Mint for budgeting – no wonder she’s a businesswoman! Meanwhile, director of marketing Susie McKenna orders more things off her Amazon app than she is willing to admit while staffing specialist Madison Schacht uses My Fitness Pal daily to help her stay healthy.

CFO/Owner, Greta Cline would be lost (literally) without her Waze app, especially this construction season. Before senior staff accountant Meaghan Smith leaves for the day she takes a moment to read the daily version from her Holy Bible YouVersion app.  This app even lets you read the bible on your iWatch!

Many TGHR staffers would be lost without their Starbucks app, which is key for keeping complicated orders straight (grande skinny cinnamon dolce latte with soy milk or iced blueberry black tea with only three pumps anyone?). Other favorite apps of almost all staff members are Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  Of course, you can find many of us on LinkedIn daily!

What is your favorite app that you could not live without? We would love to hear about it!

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National Volunteer Month: TGHR Cares

Susie McKenna
April 24, 2019
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April is National Volunteer Month and our staff celebrates by helping not just this month, but all year long.

Multiple TGHR team members volunteer through ministries at their place of worship.  You’ll find Payroll and Operations Manager Kirstia Cropper coaching CYO volleyball and serving on the Parish Council for St. Mark’s Church and helping at St. Vincent De Paul.  Senior Accountant Meaghan Smith gets her whole family involved by packing a “care bag” each month and bringing it to Eastern Star Church and adopting a family at the holidays. Marketing Director Susie McKenna and CFO Greta Cline have taught Sunday School at St. Alphonsus and Staffing Specialist Ashley Paramore spends her time with the children’s ministry at Brookside Community Church.  Ashley has also volunteered through Northview, most recently at the Hope Center. You’ll find Account Executive Amber Graves welcoming you to Traders Point Church.  Amber also volunteers at Wheeler Mission and has been known to hand out bags with hotel toiletries to the homeless.

Other TGHR staff members volunteer right where they live. Division Manager of Temporary Services Kate Stephens is a proud Broad Ripple Village Association Board Member.  She champions the Beautification Committee and organizes groups to keep the Village clean and vibrant! You also can find her behind-the-scenes at most Board Ripple fairs and festivals.

Greta Cline, CFO and Co-owner, is currently serving as vice president and treasurer of the Boone County Dairy Promoter Board.  Greta also has taught Zionsville history through the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center and organizes a Toys for Tots toy drive gala annually. Marketing Director Susie McKenna also hails from Boone County and works as a Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County and elevates her soccer mom status as a Board Member for the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association.

Other staff members find joy in giving back to organizations where they have a personal connection.  Division Manager of Temporary Services Lindsey Curtis used to work at Make-A-Wish Foundation, and she’s stayed involved with the organization through volunteering.  Staffing Specialist Madison Schacht benefited from being a part of Delta Zeta while she was in college and now heads back to her alma mater, Ball State, to serve as Alumni Relations and Academics Advisor for Delta Zeta at Ball State.

We’d love to hear what organizations you are involved with and where you volunteer to make Indy a better place!

 

 

 

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That’s Good HR Named to Best of Staffing

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Mary Springer
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February 11, 2019
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We are thrilled to announce that That’s Good HR has earned ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to our clients. That’s Good HR received scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 95.8 percent of clients, which was our highest NPS score to date.  This satisfaction percentage is also significantly higher than the industry’s average of 35 percent. Less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.2 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies. We can’t thank our clients enough.

One of the best things about participating in the annual survey, is we receive direct feedback from our clients.  This feedback validates the work that we do daily for our clients and candidates.  Here’s a sample of our feedback:

  • TGHR does a great job at providing quality candidates and our company has been able to retain the majority of those candidates!
  • That’s Good HR, Inc. has been a solid provider of candidates when we’ve needed additional support. They have a lovely team that is communicative and helpful, and they are very knowledgeable about their industry and location.
  • They really care about their clients and their candidates and it shows. I love working with That’s Good HR!
  • Always a good experience working with TGHR to fill either short or long-term staffing needs.
  • The staff is very responsive, helpful, friendly and enjoyable to work with.
  • Read more testimonials here.

The survey was conducted in December 2018 and was sent to all hiring managers and companies we had worked with in a three-month period.  The results are tabulated and were released in February 2019. The awards are presented by ClearlyRated in partnership with CareerBuilder. ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) is an independent, international company that administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year.

So, thanks. Thanks to our clients who let us help them find the best talent for their open positions.  We are grateful for your support and your feedback.  We share this honor with you!

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Best Blogs of 2018

Susie McKenna
December 20, 2018
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We love sharing our perspective on diverse topics on our website all year long.  We pride ourselves on generating original content. Here are our most read blogs of 2018 according to our Google Analytics.  Want to read them all? Click here.

  1. Outrageous Resume Mistakes

This blog takes our top spot.  It could be because it as the word “outrageous” in the title or it could be that people checked it out to make sure they weren’t creating any resume crimes of their own. Career Builder had just released a new study that revealed the most outrageous resume mistakes that hiring managers nationwide have experienced. The study also revealed 23 percent of hiring managers admitted to spending less than 30 seconds reviewing a resume. The errors included an applicant listing 40 different jobs in one year, using a different font for each sentence, an applicant that stated they do not like babies or puppies and a resume that was just one sentence long. See what the number one mistake was here.

  1. Candidate Profile: Shatalya Fields

We profiled many candidates throughout the year, but Shatalya Fields’ blog was the most read.  After her entire department got laid off, she did not know where her next job would be.  She had served in the Air Force for five years and after leaving the military she had worked in several positions – from leasing agent to cashier – but was eager to start a career. One of her former co-workers suggested calling That’s Good HR and you’ll have to read on to find out what happened next.

  1. Tax Time – Changes are Coming!

The new year brought new tax changes, which are the most significant tax changes that have happened  in the past 30 years.  Check out a summary of the items that might impact you as an employee.  The blog includes an easy-to-read chart of the new tax brackets as well. 

  1. Hidden Talents

The TGHR team is not just talented at finding great jobs for great candidates, but also have some hidden talents as well as detailed in this blog.  Discover who is an award-winning dancer, an expert cow wrangler, and who can write with their toes!  But our best talent is helping our clients find awesome candidates for their open positions.

  1. How the Royal Family Can Help Your Job Search

To celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that occurred earlier this year in May, we documented how the royals could actually help you find a job. The Royals have a set of rules they are expected to follow and some of these odd mandates apply to job searching too. Read on to see what these rules are.

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What Do Employees Value?

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Mary Springer
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May 10, 2018
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Recently, That’s Good HR was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana.  In fact, in the small business category That’s Good HR took home the fourth-place spot.  To say we were thrilled to be in the Top 5 the first time we applied for the award is an understatement.  But we don’t share our accolade to brag, but rather to share how to build a corporate culture that matters to your employees.

That’s where it starts – with your employees.  And the number one thing you can do to make a difference in your corporate culture is to ask your employees what matters to them.  Multiple industry studies cite better health/dental/vision insurance as the number one benefit an employee looks at when choosing a job.  Can you make changes to your health benefit package that would help your employees?

Or perhaps your employees would rather a benefit that helps them achieve a better work-life balance like flexible hours or the ability to work remotely.  Once again, you won’t know until you ask them.  Is unlimited vacation time the answer?  According to the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) only 1 – 2% of companies offer unlimited vacation time, therefore this may be a way to stand out from other companies in your industry.

Other benefits that employees value include tuition assistance, free/paid gym membership, employee outings such as lunches and team building events.  For us at That’s Good HR, there’s a combination of benefits that our employees value – the key is finding out what works for your company.  One of the advantages of participating in a program like the Best Places to Work, is participating companies, no matter what their rank, get a detailed report of what their employees value and what areas need some work.  This can provide company leadership with a road map for future policies and updates.

Want to know more about our company culture and how we can help you find great employees who will love working for you?  Contact us today, we are happy to share our experience with you.

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