Bob Tithof, President of JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing, believes that staffing organizations frequently suffer from a stigma. The analogy to diversity and its challenges was not lost on him.
“Staffing can provide many critical HR functions to companies that run lean in administration,” Tithof explained. “But sometimes we first have to overcome an unearned reputation, with both potential employees and employers.”
That perspective helps JMJ understand the challenges of diversity in the workforce.
“We have to remain very open minded on all avenues,” Tithof said. “That level of acceptance works well for everyone involved.”
JMJ Talent will have a vendor booth at the 10th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium June 22 at Avalon Manor, Merrillville. Representatives will work with potential employment candidates on the three avenues they can travel with the staffing company.
“Some of our openings are under the category of direct hire,” Tithof said. “Companies ask us to screen candidates and forward the ones we feel are an excellent fit for the job requirements. If they agree that the candidate is a great fit, they are hired directly into the company, and we are out of the picture.”
Another is temporary work.
“Some of our candidates want to stay temporary, for a variety of reasons,” Tithof said. “They may have family commitments that keep them from working a regular schedule. So they work through us on temporary assignments that have an end date. “Those employees can return to the workforce whenever possible, and we can help find them suitable assignments.”
The largest number of openings comes…