Center Stage

2208, 2018

Center Stage: The White Glove Approach

By |August 22nd, 2018|

In 1997, Monica and Jerry Sforza co-founded Encode Inc., an IT staffing and consulting company headquartered in New Jersey. The company germinated during the years preceding the Y2K bubble and has since grown into an infrastructure-centric IT services organization with more than $12 million in gross revenue last year.

Today, the company works with infrastructure managers […]

107, 2015

Center Stage: Budding Business

By |July 1st, 2015|

A full-service staffing firm for the marijuana industry

After Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana, Shannon Foreman realized businesses in the industry would need temporary staffing solutions. She saw the opportunity and took a leap, launching Denver-based Hemp Temps on May 1, 2013.

With $2.5 million in sales last year, the company now has seven internal employees, […]

106, 2015

Center Stage: Attorney by Contract

By |June 1st, 2015|

Founded in 1970, Update initially provided temporary clerical staff in New York City. In 1991, the company entered into the legal staffing business when it decided it should have a more focused approach. Now, Update Legal boasts nine offices nationwide and around 90 in-house employees. With revenue of more than $75 million, Update is the […]

102, 2015

Center Stage: MAKE a Difference

By |February 1st, 2015|

MAKE is an IT staffing firm focusing on VMS/MSP accounts. Founded in 1981, the name of the company is derived from the initials of its founder, an IT contractor. The company has more than 200 employees (internal and consultants) across offices in Chicago and Dallas. It posted $22 million in revenue last year. Associate […]

109, 2014

Center Stage: New Recruits

By |September 1st, 2014|

CorTech forms partnerships and programs to get veterans to work.

On the heels of launching two new programs for CorTech International, a $140 million staffing company that acquired Stafflogix last year, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Kathy Greco discussed how the two programs — iRecruit and Support Our Veterans — came about, and her […]

105, 2014

Center Stage: It’s the People

By |May 1st, 2014|

Just as much needs to be done in order to prepare a company for a sale, much needs to be done on the buyer’s end to ensure a successful transition. Associate Editor Sharon Thomas spoke with executives of SolomonEdwards about acquiring San Francisco-based M Squared Consulting from South Africa- based Kelly Group Ltd. in […]

111, 2013

Center Stage: A Seamless Approach

By |November 1st, 2013|

Great customer service is just one ingredient for Advantis

Customers stop at Starbucks every day — loyal and new ones — but it’s not just for the coffee. It’s the customer experience that stands out in the minds of consumers. Similarly, in the IT staffing world, Advantis aspires to provide an exceptional customer experience.

Advantis Global […]

109, 2013

Center Stage: Nurturing the business

By |September 1st, 2013|

What sets apart the fastest-growing staffing firm in the US

Intellect Resources ranks No. 1 on this year’s list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms produced by Staffing Industry Analysts. Intellect Resources posted compound annual revenue growth of 125.5 percent from 2008 through 2012. The Greensboro, N.C.-based firm was formed in 1999 and specializes in healthcare […]

2304, 2012

Center Stage: Home-Grown Leadership

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Placing employees first helps fuel Arrow Strategies’ growth

Taking Center Stage this month is Arrow Strategies, a Bingham Farms, Mich.-based provider of information technology, engineering and finance/accounting staffing. The firm appeared on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of fastest-growing staffing firms in 2011, and the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 15. It has also appeared […]

102, 2012

Center Stage: Laser Focus

By |February 1st, 2012|

The Jacobson Group specializes in the insurance industry and recently introduced a standalone RPO

The Jacobson Group is featured in this month’s Center Stage. The Chicago-based firm was founded in 1971 and focuses on serving the insurance industry, providing everything from executive search to temporary staffing. Recently, the firm rolled out a standalone recruitment process outsourcing […]