Jonathan Smith, Strategic-Partner
Experience: I have spent my entire life in Houston and am very proud of the city I call home. I began my career at PrideStaff in 2008, after spending 23 years in Corporate America. My professional background includes sales and marketing, public relations, as well as extensive community involvement. My objective is to utilize my experience and established relationships with major companies. I spend time volunteering in my community and serve on several boards. I am a board member of the North Houston Frontier Club and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, as well as a member of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor Bureau.
Houston Minority Supplier Development Council crowned PrideStaff as a 2009 Emerging 10 Winner. Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce presented PrideStaff as a Finalist for the Mack Hannah Upstart Award in 2009. I have also been awarded the prestigious PrideStaff President’s Circle Award for top sales and my office won the Office of the Year for PrideStaff in 2008!
The big picture: PrideStaff is one of the best staffing firms in the United States. PrideStaff has continued to be awarded the Best of Staffing award by Inavero. PrideStaff Corporate has graciously invested in every aspect of the staffing business. This investment has been the key to our success thus far. The PrideStaff future looks very bright for years to come.
We have the resources and expertise of a large, national firm and the level of service you would expect from a local team. Our Houston team is dedicated 100% to our clients and employees. PrideStaff Home Office gives us the tools we need to become successful. The training and tools are the best in the business. PrideStaff only partners with the best vendors in the country to add more value to our brand.
PrideStaff has been named in Forbes magazine as a Leading Provider for Executive Search Firms and Staffing Agencies of the United States! PrideStaff is one of the fastest growing U.S. staffing firms by living its Mission: “Consistently provide client experiences focused on what they value most.” PrideStaff was among less than 1% of all staffing firms recognized for outstanding service in an independent survey of staffing clients. PrideStaff received ratings of 9 or 10 (out of 10) from 73% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 47%.
The scoop on staffing: PrideStaff is a national staffing firm delivering innovative solutions to the challenges employees face every day. Through a combination of strong leadership at the national and local level, PrideStaff consistently delivers exceptional service to our clients and field associates. Since the opening of the Houston office in 2008, we have made an impact by helping candidates find adequate work during these rough economic times. PrideStaff is very proud to be making the impact we have made in Houston, getting people back to work to support their families with the downturn of the economy. It is the pride we have in helping people and servicing many businesses that remains our core secret and motto, “to consistently help others.”
Secrets to success:
Listening to the clients and candidates to determine their needs is key!
Enjoy staffing! It’s a fun job!
Open to new ideas and strategies from internal employees!
Set obtainable goals.
Thank those who help make it happen – daily!
Lead by example!
Mention the negatives – focus on the positives!
Strive to be the best, by being the best at what you do!
Music! Turn on fun music for a couple of minutes! Sing a fun song and clap your hands! A line dance works every time!
Buy team lunch – sit down at the round table and eat together and enjoy conversing with one another.
Water cooler chat: Discuss fun events that took place over the weekend.
A nice round of golf with friends is always a stress reliever. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and my son playing baseball or basketball.
Additional resources: As one of the leading employment and staffing agencies in Houston and surrounding areas, we have developed an entire website dedicated to the Houston area (click on one of the links below for more information):