Gerrit Salinas, Owner/Strategic-Partner
I’ve worked in the staffing industry for over 17 years in a variety of roles, including owning my own firm, serving as a regional director for a national staffing firm, and building an $11+ million medical staffing division from the ground up in under three years.
I joined the PrideStaff team in 2014 as a Vice President Field Consultant, helping new Midwest Strategic-Partners: set strategic business goals; plan how, when and whom to hire; make smart P&L decisions; sell more effectively; and streamline operations to increase efficiency.
When the opportunity became available to purchase my own PrideStaff franchise right in my “back yard,” I jumped on it. As a husband, father and entrepreneur at heart, I’m thrilled to work in an industry I love and still have dinner at home each night with my family.
The Big Picture:
Staffing and placement firms are playing an increasingly important role in helping employers thrive in volatile, competitive environments. With unemployment rates near all-time lows, businesses rely on us to help them source top talent quickly and cost-effectively. We also help employers increase workforce flexibility to manage the ebbs and flows of their business. Finally, our staffing services and safety expertise mitigate workers’ compensation and other employment risks – delivering talented, trained associates who operate safely on the job.
The Scoop on Staffing:
Most staffing firms have the capacity to do the same basic things. At PrideStaff, we set ourselves apart by focusing on what clients and candidates value most. Whether we’re interviewing a job seeker or analyzing an employer’s contingent workforce needs, we follow consistent processes and always live up to our commitments.
What’s more, we take the time to uncover what’s really important to the clients and candidates we serve. By paying attention to those details, communicating effectively, and holding ourselves and our field associates to higher standards, we distinguish ourselves as a best-in-class employer and a best-in-class place to do business.
Secrets to Success:
My success is due, in large part, to my flexibility to match the situation I’m in and the people I’m partnering with. I work well with executives, but at the same time I can relate to guys on the shop floor. Being a strong communicator who recognizes and respects the unique value of every individual I encounter helps me earn trust and build long-term relationships.
I also have an incredible support network, including an amazing wife who keeps me motivated, focused and challenged.
I’m involved in my son’s Cub Scout troop as a cub master. I was a Boy Scout as a child, so it’s great to share this experience with my son as well as my wife, who is a den mother.
I’m also a tinkerer. When I’m not working or spending time with my family, you can either find me hanging out in my garage which I converted into man cave (complete with a full-size arcade machine I built myself and loaded with dozens of classic games) or playing old-school pinball machines.
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