Brian Adkinson, Co-Owner/Strategic-Partner
Over the course of my career I've held senior executive positions with domestic and international consumer products organizations, and I've owned my own company. I've launched hundreds of new products, taken business units from red to black, and elicited peak performance from team members. Along the way, I've blended the best practices of American and European management philosophies to develop a world-class approach to employing people. I get enormous satisfaction from working with people and enriching their lives; this factor weighed heavily when I evaluated options for the next step in my career. I considered over 40 organizations, and I ultimately chose PrideStaff for several reasons: they take a world-class approach to developing their staff and running their organization; they truly listen to and learn from their customers; and the industry allows me to make a real impact on individuals, businesses and my community.
The Big Picture:
Early in my career I learned the value of a people-first approach in business. You can have all the capital and machinery in the world, but humans are still the backbone of any business. PrideStaff realizes the impact great people can have on organizational success when they're treated well and matched with meaningful employment opportunities. Our value lies in building trusting relationships with clients and candidates, and then connecting the right people to the right roles.
The Scoop on Staffing:
At times in my career I've rolled up my sleeves and worked alongside temporary staff, so I have a first-hand appreciation for the value they add – and the hard work they do. Whether our solutions even out a client's seasonal fluctuations or help them grow their core team, the connections we create benefit all parties in the employment equation.
Secrets to Success:
Immersing yourself in what you do – the job, the function, the organization – is essential to learning, identifying needs, and then finding ways to meet them. Building trust is also critical. I accomplish this by treating others as I'd like to be treated, respecting them, and showing them how important they are to our shared success.
When I'm not working, I enjoy fishing and recreational boating, learning about ancient history and collecting ancient coins. I'm also a caregiver for my mother-in-law, which is a huge honor, and I love spending time with my six grandkids.