2020 Recap—A Year in Review
Our final blog post for 2020 is a recap of this year. There were many distressing things that happened this year, but at The Job Post, we were fortunate to have many great things happen too! Here are just a few on our list:
New Faces, Assistance, and Skills
It was a pleasure to see so many new hires, employers, employees that took us up on our assistance options, and new skills at The Job Post:
- New Hires – Over 400 new hires this year!
- New Clients – Gained more new clients this year than any other year so far
- New PPE – Provided more than 200 employees with PPE
- New skills – While numerous employees came on with entry-level skills, we also placed employees skilled in Welding, CNC, and Construction
This year has taught us to connect in unique ways when connecting in person is difficult. The Shop Talk Blog has allowed us to feel connected to our community and share important news that doesn’t warrant its own web page but is important to share nonetheless. It includes:
- How Using our Staffing Agency Impacts the Grand Rapids Community
- Finding Wheels to Work
- COVID-19’s Impact on Employment Agencies
It has been a busy year filled with its share of challenges, but we are up to the task!
For those of us who just need a break from reading all the time, our video portrays more about us in 5 minutes than you can imagine. It includes interviews with our founder – Stuart Ray, Business Development Manager – Cory Smith, and Trisha VanderHaar from Professional Metal Finishers – one of our employer clients. The Job Post is a different kind of employment agency. The video portrays that perfectly. We hope you agree!
Almost everyone loves case studies! So many companies can market their products or services and try to explain what they offer. But actually learning about real-life experiences from their customers takes things to a whole new level.
This is why we are so excited about the new compliments we received in our first employer case study from Lear Corporation. This client opened themselves up to help produce a really good case study. Thank you Lear! We will continue to strive to meet the expectations of you and all of our clients.
New Office Space
Having new office space is a true God-send for us. Once COVID hit, we no longer felt it safe to allow the public into our former office at the Guiding Light Mission. Since that office also houses participants in various programs, the safety of all concerned would have been compromised.
Mother Nature was relatively kind to us this summer when we met prospective employees, signed paperwork, arranged to make copies of documents, or delivered required PPE in the great outdoors. Our new office space came none too soon as fall had arrived and winter was just around the corner.
While team appreciation isn’t exactly new (at least we hope not!), our team certainly came to the forefront this year in dealing with challenges—both good and, well, the hard kind. We wouldn’t be the organization that we are without our hard-working, professional, driven, funny, caring and simply amazing team members:
- Jeremy’s appetite—we cannot leave those donuts around!
- Cory’s ability to wear so many hats and “do all the things”
- Bruce’s awesome relationship-building skills
- Sam’s number crunching and data skills
- Stephanie and Stuart’s ability to lead the way
We are so grateful to have each other as team members. Of course, being a staffing agency we are pretty good at selecting and retaining the right employees too.
We hope you, too, can reflect back on 2020 and come up with new great things of your own.