MyStaff, Inc. Makes Sure You Have Quality Staff 11/5/18 11/05/18 11:19:59 AM
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The staff of MyStaff are a formidable group of veteran recruiters: from left are Kim Lynch, Lindsey Jones, Brad Jones, Stephanie Todd and Virginia Kiviranta. (Courtesy photo)
Small Business of the Month
MyStaff, Inc. Makes Sure You Have Quality Staff
By Emily Kerr
The Daily Record
From the inviting lobby to their posh meeting space, MyStaff, Inc., seeks to build their business through its relationships. Founded in June 2017 by Virginia Kiviranta, Brad Jones and Lindsey Jones, the dynamic
recruiting team officially opened their doors at 11235 Davenport Street.
Specializing in Accounting, Clerical, Corporate and Human Resources, the small dynamo has made a big name for itself in a short period of time. After just a year and a half in business, they have been chosen by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce to be November’s Small Business of the Month.
Upon joining the Chamber, Brad Jones remembered seeing another business honored with the award, and to receive it now feels like the company has come full circle in a short amount of time.
“To get the call now; it’s exciting,” he said. “It’s important for people to know we’re here, so having that endorsement from the Chamber is huge.”
The reason for MyStaff’s virtual overnight success is their dedication to building quality relationships within the community. Working with the Chamber, as well as other local companies, to fulfill their staffing needs, MyStaff has built a rapport with each and every one of its clients to serve the client’s long-term needs.
“When we started MyStaff,” Jones said, “we wanted to work with local companies. We were very intentional
about finding local banks, local attorneys, local insurance providers, so everything is Omaha-focused. Most of that was through the Chamber.”
Having met through the Human Resource Association of the Midlands, the dynamic trio was born when they decided to combine forces and begin a staffing company of their own.
Offering decades of recruiting experience between them, each has their own unique talents to offer the collective.
“We wear a lot of hats,” said Kiviranta, who works in business development and account management
as well as placement. “It’s really been fun to be able to work with a lot of the same businesses we’ve worked with over the years.”
Having worked in her field since 1993, her partners also have years of experience. Brad Jones, a recruiting
expert and a recent recipient of Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, has more than 15 years of experience. Lindsey Jones has been in the field for 7 years, performing a number of behind-the-scenes work. Her title encompasses the tasks of Human Resources, Accounting Director and Office Administrator.
“We all handle our own end,” she said, “which is just a perfect blend of our backgrounds.”
Offering a boutique feel and personalized service, the five-person team at MyStaff works daily to place the optimal candidate in their respective dream jobs.
Working primarily in the corporate market, the team at MyStaff knows how to find the ideal candidate
for their clientele.
“People can be trained up for skills,” Kiviranta said, “but it’s their attitude and flexibility that can make a huge impact. Are they willing to jump in, take initiative? Because with our unemployment rate, as low as it is right now, we want businesses to hire on these other things rather than just look at the hard skills.”
If a candidate can demonstrate these qualities, MyStaff provides them with a multitude of opportunities
in the Temporary, Temp to Hire and Permanent sectors.
“We preach the three A’s,” Brad Jones said. “Attitude, aptitude, and attendance.”
With a staff that truly “gets it,” he said, this rare group keeps a unique family culture alive by celebrating every victory as a team.
“As a startup, every victory is a big deal,” Kiviranta said.
However, with every victory they have grown and have completely exceeded their own expectations.
“We’ve continued to set reasonable goals and have just blown by those,” Jones said. “We’re excited about where we’ve been and where we’re going.”
With a heartfelt desire to master the Omaha market, this small business quickly became an established authority figure in the Metro area.
Although they are in a period of growth, Jones maintains that, “we don’t want to be the big guys, we like the small feel.”
Getting to know their clientele from the ground up, MyStaff sets itself apart from other agencies in their unfailing customer service and satisfaction.
“When they call us,” Jones said, “they know they’re getting someone that knows the industry and knows the business.”
Using their valuable knowledge and experience to their advantage, MyStaff truly knows what it takes to provide an ideal placement for both candidates and clients.
If your company is growing and in need of quality associates, or you are an administrative star waiting for your big break, call MyStaff today at 402-614-1441 or visit their website at www.mystaffinc.com.