Where are you from? What drew you to the recruiting industry?
ST: I am from Jonesborough, TN (Oldest Town in Tennessee). After spending 12 years in manufacturing, including 2 years in an Engineering Department, I accepted a role as an On-Site Staffing Manager with a large manufacturing company. I found my passion in helping individuals find employment as well as partnering with my clients to identify the top available candidates to fill their open positions.
What unique perspective or experience do you bring to the /recruiting industry that benefits your clients?
ST: I had the opportunity to work for several large manufacturing companies after college and learn about the industry from the inside. I worked in Warehousing, Production Control, Estimating, and Engineering (material take-off). This has helped me to understand many of the skills required to fill my client’s positions with better candidates.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a client looking to hire someone?
ST: In today’s market there is a struggle to find highly qualified candidates. As the economy continues to grow it is becoming tougher to attract the right candidate to fill open positions. Partnering with MForce allows companies the opportunity to utilize our experience in the recruiting industry to recruit, screen, and hire the best candidate to fill the opportunity. Our team of Sales Managers average over 15 years of experience each in the recruiting industry. This wealth of knowledge and experience is valuable to our clients when finding the best candidate for their company.
How is M Force different?
ST: M Force offers most of the recruiting options of large corporate agencies with the personal approach of a small home town company. We have the flexibility to design a recruiting and payment plan to fit most client’s needs. Being headquartered here in East Tennessee we take pride in being a true partner with our clients as well as a top employer to our contractors.
What’s one thing you like to do outside of work?
ST: I have a wife, son, daughter, and three grandchildren. I spend most of my time with my family but I am also a BASS fishing fanatic. I fish tournaments in a couple of local BASS clubs. I am also a big sports fan. My favorite teams are the Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Vols, and Atlanta Braves.
What do you call a carbonated drink that comes in a can, bottle or from a fountain?
ST Soda. I grew up in a small country southern town. I remember my grandmother calling them soda-dopes when I was a kid. From there we started calling them soda.
Tennessee Volunteers. YAY! Or BOO! ?
YAY! I am a big fan of the Vols. I went to school at East Tennessee State University and I’m still a fan of the BUCS, but when it comes to big time college sports I’m a Vol fan for sure. GO VOLS!