In the midst of the fear and uncertainty that a pandemic and subsequent economic uncertainty brings, it can be challenging to find the time to give back to the community at large. We’re proud that many of our friends and customers in the staffing industry are doing just that—helping neighbors, essential workers, and employees in need. Read on to discover how these staffing firms are giving back to their industry, frontline workers, and local businesses.
Who: Corporate Brokers
Where: Annapolis, Maryland
What: Supporting essential workers and a local cafe when they need it most
Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, the team at Corporate Brokers has strong ties to their community. When the pandemic hit, the team asked themselves, ‘What can we do as an organization to help people keep their jobs?’ Naturally, they shifted their focus toward new customers and how best to support employees who were laid off from client companies, but they also turned to their community. Living in a small city like Annapolis meant that the team was seeing firsthand how local businesses were being impacted. And like many, they wanted to give back to essential workers who were heading into work each and every day.
According to Maggie Williams, Director of Operations at Corporate Brokers, one such business was Bean Rush Cafe, a local roaster, baker, and sandwich shop not just near their headquarters, but around the corner from their CEO’s home. The cafe was doing everything it could to stay open including reducing hours and staffing fewer employees at any given time. Corporate Brokers saw this and decided to give back by offering to pay for meals at two local Bean Rush Cafe locations for essential employees. The initiative was a success, and Corporate Brokers soon expanded it to small businesses near its other offices; Starnut Gourmet in Arlington, Virginia, and Buddy Brew in Tampa, Florida. At Starnut Gourmet, Maggie says the initiative helped the small business raise half of a normal day of sales, which was something they hadn’t seen since the pandemic began. In Tampa, the Corporate Brokers team is working with Buddy Brew to send coffee and pastries to Tampa General Hospital staff at 17 outpatient locations. According to Maggie, the initiative is focused on helping small local businesses that have been hit particularly hard, while also showing their thanks for essential workers.
Who: Prime Staffing
Where: New York, New York
What: Supporting nurses working on the front lines
Prime Staffing is a New York-based recruitment agency that focuses on a number of disciplines—including nursing. While the firm operates in 15 states, with New York City in dire need of nurses, the team shifted their focus to their home state, placing 15-20 times their regular volume of nursing placements. According to Michael Fazio, the president of Prime Staffing, this volume of placements kept the team working from six a.m. to midnight for 33 days in a row placing nurses in hospitals in New York City. But while placing nurses is their business, it’s the above and beyond treatment of these nurses that differentiates Prime Staffing.
At their own expense, Prime Staffing has put in place a number of resources and programs to keep their nurses safe and healthy. This includes free, private transportation to and from work with certified healthy drivers, and putting nurses up in local hotels. Prime Staffing is delivering sealed lunches to the ICU and free dinners, including a special Easter dinner for those working over the holiday. For nurses with children, Prime Staffing has paid for their childcare, and even laundry service or grocery deliveries where needed. Perhaps most significant, Prime Staffing even spent $25,000 on PPE equipment for its nurses.
But it’s not just their physical wellbeing that Prime Staffing is taking care of—working on the frontlines is a grueling, difficult job, and often one that comes with psychological challenges, as well. Michael shared that Prime Staffing is particularly proud of their partnership with a psychotherapist in New York City to give nurses the support they may need during this difficult time. While the volume of placements has slowed down in recent weeks, Prime Staffing doesn’t intend to slow down the care of its frontline staff any time soon. In fact, because of Prime Staffing’s stellar reputation, it was chosen as one of just a few vendors to staff the COVID-19 antibody testing sites around New York City.
Who: Fusion Medical Staffing
Where: Omaha, Nebraska
What: Enabling the staffing industry to give back to healthcare workers
Fusion Medical Staffing is a temporary staffing firm focused on a breadth of healthcare specialties including nursing, travel nursing, allied healthcare, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more. With such a wide range of specialties, Fusion Medical saw their company affected in volatile ways by the pandemic. Amidst all of this, Fusion Medical decided they wanted to come together as an industry to support the greater good. Fusion Medical teamed up with the nonprofit TravCon to join their Meals for Meds initiative by providing the initial grant donation and assisting with marketing and operations.
Meals for Meds supports frontline healthcare workers and local businesses by delivering food to healthcare workers who are unable to leave hospitals to get food due to long shifts and limited resources. Healthcare workers can place meal requests, and Meals for Meds supplies gift cards so that the worker can order food for their unit and colleagues. At present, Meals for Meds has supplied over 17,000 meals and hope to reach at least 20,000 before the program concludes. So far, the program has received donations from EmployStream, Koley Jessen Attorneys, GetMed Staffing, Inc., Right Sourcing, OneStaff Medical, TextUs, WIIG Electrical Services. Visit Meals for Meds to see how you can help support the initiative.
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SVP of Product and Salesforce
Jonathan Novich is SVP of Product and Salesforce for Bullhorn, the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. A staffing technology innovator, he has developed broad and deep product and technical experience consulting to staffing firms over the past 15 years. Jonathan has acted as an independent consultant for some of the largest staffing companies in the world and advised companies on acquisition targets.
At Bullhorn, he oversees product initiatives as more than 10,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science and a certificate in Operations Research.
SVP, Workforce & Revenue Cloud
As Bullhorn’s SVP of Workforce & Revenue Cloud, Ed drives the company’s middle office strategy and overall product offering. Ed joined Bullhorn as part of the Peoplenet acquisition where he spent 7 years as the President/CEO leading up to the acquisition in late 2017. Prior to joining the Bullhorn family, Ed has spent his career designing, building and managing technology solutions for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has been a Partner in an ERP-focused consulting firm, a CIO for a global pharmaceutical company, a supply-chain leader for a retail company and the leader of a services company from its inception to $50MM in revenue. Ed was born in Florida but has spent the last 20+ years in Atlanta, GA. Ed loves to play golf, tennis and basketball and occasionally gets out kite boarding when the wind is just right.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Brian Sylvester is Bullhorn’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with more than 15 years of financial leadership experience. Brian leads Bullhorn’s financial, accounting, and legal functions. Prior to becoming CFO, Brian spent three years at Bullhorn in various finance & accounting roles. Prior to Bullhorn, Brian was Corporate Controller at Pegasystems, a global provider of business process management software where he scaled the finance organization during a period of 2.5x revenue growth. Brian began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their technology audit practice.
Brian is a CPA in Massachusetts, has a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Boston College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Bryant University.
SVP, Customer Success
As the Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Tamsyn leads Bullhorn’s Services and Customer Success teams. She is responsible for the successful delivery of all products and services globally and is committed to creating and maintaining incredible long-term customer experiences in the Candidate to Cash process. Tamsyn has been delivering implementations for over 25 years with companies such as SAP, Ariba, Zuora and Apttus: specializing in HR, Payroll, Procurement and Quote To Cash capability. She trained as a software engineer after studying Maths, Statistics, and Computing in England.
Founder & CEO
Art Papas is the Founder and CEO of Bullhorn, Inc, the global leader in software for the staffing & recruitment industry. Art was the original architect of Bullhorn’s flagship Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which now helps more than 8,000 companies around the world run their businesses. Art is the Chairman of the Board at Career Collaborative, an organization that teaches unemployed and underemployed adults how to build careers that change lives and strengthen families. In 2014, Ernst & Young named Art an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner in New England. Prior to starting Bullhorn, Art started his career as a software engineer at Thomson Reuters. Art is a graduate of Tufts University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
President and Chief Technology Officer
As President and CTO, Matt leads Bullhorn’s architectural, technical, and software design and development efforts. He also directs the product management team’s work defining product strategy, and global customer support and success. Since joining Bullhorn in 2004, Matt has held a variety of leadership positions managing the growth of various technical and services teams, including Vice President of Professional Services. Prior to Bullhorn, Matt worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in systems process assurance for such companies as Fidelity and State Street Global Advisors. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Boston University’s School of Management.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Bullhorn’s Chief Revenue Officer, Mike drives the company’s global revenue growth. Mike was one of the first 15 team members of Bullhorn Inc. in Boston and relocated to London in 2010 to start up the International team. In his 6 years in London, Mike drove regional expansion into the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, and Australia. He has supplied cloud-based solutions to recruitment consultancies in over 50 different countries worldwide for the past 10 years. Mike was born and raised in the Boston-area where he grew up an avid sport fan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Babson College.
Chief People Officer
Kristin oversees Bullhorn’s human resources function in her role as Chief People Officer. Kristin joined Bullhorn in 2020 and is responsible for helping Bullhorn scale to the next level, build leadership capacity, and accelerate growth in global markets. Kristin brings to the role over 20 years of experience leading high-potential companies through breakthrough growth and brings a depth of knowledge in organizational design, scalable processes, and flexible systems culled from some of the most successful global companies in the world. Leary joins Bullhorn from Hitachi Vantara, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, and before that she worked as Chief Human Resources Officer at Forcepoint, a private equity-backed company with 3,000 employees operating in more than 45 countries. She has also worked at high-growth enterprise technology companies like Alphatec Spine, Boston Scientific, and Hewlett-Packard.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International
Peter oversees Bullhorn’s international operations across EMEA and APAC in his role as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International. Peter joined Bullhorn in 2009 and was responsible for its highly successful UK launch. In addition to growing the international team to over 50 staff and establishing Bullhorn as the UK’s market leading recruitment software in fewer than three years, Peter has expanded Bullhorn’s reach into EMEA and APAC and achieved a user base of more than 10,000 international users. Prior to taking on the launch of Bullhorn in the UK, Peter spent 20 years working in the recruitment industry and held a number of senior director roles before moving into the technology space.
Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Salesforce
Ryan Murphy is the Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Salesforce. He began his 10-year career at Bullhorn as a finance and sales intern, affording him a 360-degree view of the software-as-a-service industry and Bullhorn’s business model. Prior to his current role, Ryan served as an Enterprise Account Executive where he honed his customer-first leadership style and championed Bullhorn’s offerings to its most strategic clients. Today, Murphy is charged with leading the enterprise strategy and go to market for both Bullhorn and Bullhorn for Salesforce, enabling customers to maximize their investments on both platforms and deliver an incredible experience to their customers and candidates. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Boston University.
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