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Tracy Rettie–Hiring Hero of the Week

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When you spend 20+ years driving the education of industry professionals you get to shape many careers and lives. That’s just the start of what Tracy Rettie has done. She’s the Vice President, Education and Strategic Initiatives for the American Staffing Association. From owners and executives to those just starting out in the business, tens of thousands of people are succeeding in the noble work of staffing because of Tracy and her team. She is shaping the present needs and future success of the staffing industry through her leadership of Staffing World professional development offerings, ASA certification programs and webinars, and the Safety Standard of Excellence program. Thank you Tracy for the heroic work you do each day.

P.S. I hope you’ll connect with Tracy on LinkedIn.

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ABOUT THE HEROES OF HIRING

We’ve all heard it said that a company’s most important asset is its people. When we say we love a company, what we’re really saying is we love the work being done by the exceptional people in these organizations. Talented employees who do outstanding work are the secret ingredients that make their companies great. That’s why recruiting and hiring is so important. Each person involved in the hiring process is influencing the future of their company. These individuals are also impacting one of the most important aspects of people’s lives—their careers. The individuals who play a role in the hiring process are changing companies and lives, making hiring a heroic act.

The hiring heroism of a select group of people goes above and beyond. These unsung hiring heroes are making a lasting difference on a grand scale. That’s the reason for this distinction—the Hiring Hero of the Week. The hope in bestowing this honor is that people across the globe can celebrate and learn from these truly amazing human beings.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Threase Baker of ABBTECH

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This is the seventh in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, the fifth here, and the sixth here).

Joining me for this session is Threase Baker, President of ABBTECH Professional Resources.

Based in Virginia, ABBTECH is one of the most successful woman owned business with over half a century of cumulative work experience in temporary/contract, temporary/contract to direct hire, and direct placement services.

During our conversation, we explore the importance of feedback, the value of boundaries, and much more. One of my favorite parts of this podcast is when we discuss how to be inquisitive, then prescriptive, and why this is different from many staffing relationships.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

 

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Dan Campbell and Larry Feinstein of Hire Dynamics

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This is the sixth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, and the fifth here).

Joining me for this session are Dan Campbell, Founder and Executive Chairman, and Larry Feinstein, CEO, of Hire Dynamics.

Headquartered in the Greater Atlanta area, Hire Dynamics is ranked as the #1 Best Staffing Company to Work For in the U.S. The company operates out of 10 branch offices and 16 on-sites throughout the country that deliver workforce solutions to their clients.

In this conversation, Dan and Larry delve into the specifics of building Heroic Partnerships, including the important “homework” they do in making these relationships work for all parties. You won’t want to miss Larry’s comments about the commonalities between dating and business relationships, especially when he talks about “old flames.”

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Tom Gimbel of LaSalle Network

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This is the fifth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here).

Joining me for this session is Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network in Chicago.

LaSalle Network is a premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has individual business practices specializing in Accounting & Finance, Technology, Office Services, Call Center, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Sales and Executive Search. The company was ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,  2013, 2014,  2015 and 2016.

In this conversation, Tom delves into specifics of what make Heroic Partnerships special and unique. He gives great advice to both staffing firms and the organizations that use them on how to build better relationships. Plus, you won’t want to miss when he compares these business relationships with friendships.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

 

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Kristen Harris of Portfolio Creative

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This is the fourth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, and the third here).

Joining me for this session is Kristen Harris, COO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Creative in Columbus, Ohio.

Founded in 2005, Portfolio Creative is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm. They partner with corporations, retailers, and large creative agencies to help solve creative workforce challenges.

In this conversation, Kristen talks about her firm’s partnership with an MSP (Managed Service Provider). What some may find surprising, especially those in the staffing business, is how a relationship with an MSP became heroic.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Mario Soto of Helpmates

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This is the third in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here and the second here).

Joining me for this session is Mario Soto, CSP, Director of Operations for Helpmates Staffing Services in Southern California.

Helpmates has served the staffing needs of clients for more than 40 years. Their team is made up of 100% Certified Staffing Professionals (CSP)™. Helpmates has earned the prestigious “Best of Staffing” award for eight consecutive years through Inavero Institute, an independent professional services market research firm.

Be sure to pay particular attention to what Mario has to say midway through the podcast when he talks about how he brilliantly handles dishonesty, and how this improved a difficult relationship.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Jim Essey of The TemPositions Group of Companies

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This is the second in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here).

Joining me for this session is Jim Essey, President and CEO of The TemPositions Group of Companies.

Founded in 1962, The TemPositions Group of Companies is one of the country’s largest regional full-service staffing agencies offering temporary, contract, temp-to-hire, direct hire and recruitment process outsourcing services. TemPositions serves the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Northern California markets.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Kelly McCreight of Hamilton-Ryker

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Welcome to the first in a series of conversations about Heroic Partnerships. What are Heroic Partnerships? They’re highly effective relationships between organizations and staffing providers. These partnerships are based upon mutuality: A belief that, for the relationship to succeed, each party must get its needs met. The organization gets the talent it needs when it’s needed. The staffing provider is equitably compensated for the value it provides. Both meet expectations that make the partnership work.

Who will benefit from this podcast? If you’re involved in hiring in an organization, these conversations are for you. If work in a staffing or recruitment company, these podcasts are for you too. Forming Heroic Partnerships requires that everyone does their part to make these relationships work.

Joining me in this first podcast is Kelly McCreight, President of Hamilton-Ryker.

Founded in 1971, Hamilton-Ryker is a total workforce solution and industry leader for the provision of industrial, administrative, and information technology staffing, as well as, recruiting, management consulting, and information technology solutions.

Headquartered in Tennessee, Hamilton-Ryker has 35 locations across the U.S.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Compare Your Firm to Others with Free Data

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Until Friday, Aug. 20, the American Staffing Association is offering free data to any staffing firm that participates in its inaugural Sector Benchmarking Survey. The survey covers temporary, contract, and direct hire placements in the following industry sectors—health care; industrial; office-clerical; professional; and technical, IT, and scientific.

By taking 15 to 20 minutes to share your staffing firm’s data, you’ll receive a complimentary full survey report if you’re an ASA member, while nonmembers will receive an executive summary of the key findings with an option to purchase the full report at a 50% discount.

Sample metrics collected in the survey include:

  • Turnover of sales, recruiting, and customer service employees
  • Assignment billing and pay rates by sector
  • Daily employee placements by company size
  • Data on gross margins and profit margins by sector

You can even review the questions prior to starting the survey. Just go to www.americanstaffing.net/sectionsurvey to download a PDF of the questions or to start the survey.

The information you submit is completely confidential. The survey is administered by Inavero, an ASA corporate partner and market research firm, and ASA only receives and reports aggregate data.

If you have questions about the survey, contact Amalea Híjar, ASA senior manager, sections, at 703-253-1171 or ahijar@americanstaffing.net.

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