Please help us welcome the newest addition to our Professional Staffing Division, Joal! 

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SARAH MULDER Marketing Manager

SARAH MULDER
Marketing Manager

A North Platte, Neb., native, and University of Nebraska at Kearney alumna, Marketing Manager Sarah Mulder has been with Associated Staffing for almost 3 years. Learn a little bit about Sarah!

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up? 
A:  Astronaut, author, Air Force pilot, art teacher.  

Q: What gets you motivated to come to work?
A: The fact that I have the ability to create campaigns that allow us to always be one step ahead in our marketing efforts to attract the most talented candidates. I’m a very competitive person!

Q: Describe Associated Staffing:
A:
Goal-oriented. Forward-thinking. Community-minded.

Q: What would people never guess you do in your role?
A:
I write all of our job postings. We have hundreds of jobs that are posted each month.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?  
A: Paris for the food and history; Canada for the goose hunting.

Q: What traits define you?
A:
Laser focused. Innovative. Creative.

Q: If you could switch your job with anyone else in the company, whose job would you want and why?
A: I would switch with everyone for about a month to learn all facets of the business. However, my home is marketing.

Q: What is your greatest achievement?
A:
 I’m really proud of my son. He’s the smartest, most hilarious 3-year-old ever.

Q: What hidden talents do you have?
A:
I’m a great singer! But only in the car by myself. Too bad no one else knows how good I really am! :)

Q: Who is (or has been) the most influential leader in your life (and why):
A:
I had a manager at one of my first jobs out of college that taught me a lot about how to be a female leader in a fast-paced and stressful work environment, leading with high integrity at all times and always having the best interests of your team at the forefront of any decision. Her drive, attitude, outlook on life and leadership skills were tremendous and contagious.

Q: What do you do on your days off?
A:
I love spending time with my family outside – fishing, hunting and going to sporting events. I also love painting, cycling and designing modern, bright and fun quilts!

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Join us in welcoming the newest addition to the Associated Staffing family, Danielle! 

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OFELIA HERNANDEZ Grand Island Recruiter

OFELIA HERNANDEZ
Grand Island Recruiter

Ofelia Hernandez, a Recruiter in our Grand Island office, started as an Employment Specialist nearly 2 years ago before moving into her current role as Recruiter. Originally from Mexico, Ofelia lived mainly in South Sioux City, Neb., before moving to Grand Island in 2013.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up? 
A:  When I was young I wanted to be a teacher for about 5 seconds. Eventually I realized that kids aren’t my thing, mostly not a group of them.  

Q: Describe Associated Staffing in just three words:
A:
  Helpful, fun, energetic.

Q: Funniest thing to happen at work:
A:
I am always having things happen to me!

Q: What would people never guess you do in your role?
A: 
That I spend more time looking for candidates, than on the ones that come in the door.

Q: If you could interview anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
A:
I would interview and would like to get in the mind of Bill Gates. He is one of the richest men of the world and I’d like to know what he does that makes him different from us.

Q: If you could switch your job with anyone else in the company, whose job would you want and why?
A:
  I would want Sarah’s job (Marketing). I think it’s awesome how she gets to see this company in a totally different way. Marketing takes so much creativity, and I think it’s amazing all the things she can do and does to market us to people’s homes and computers.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?  
A: Dubai. It’s an up and coming and growing city. I would like to get to that side of the world and travel.

Q: What hidden talents do you have?
A:
I have not discovered it yet if I do.

Q: Who is (or has been) the most influential leader in your life (and why):
A:  
I have two. In my younger years, it would have been my older brother. When I was younger there was a time when he took care of me and my older sister for about a year. Now it would have to be my parents. They have given up everything they want to give their children the best that they can. These two leaders have been selfless and are amazing human beings.

Q: What do you do on your days off?
A:
Just spend time with my family – being with them bring so much joy in my life.

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Congrats to Sadeth of Grand Island, the winner of our first $250 referral drawing of 2017! Thanks for the referral, Sadeth; we so appreciate it!

Our next drawing will be June 9! Who can you refer to Associated Staffing so that you can be entered to win $250?!?!

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Rob, Sarah and Julie explain why their jobs at Associated Staffing totally rock.

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Welcome to our newest Grand Island Recruiter, Colleen! We are so happy to have her be a part of our family!

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DANA COMBS OMAHA RECRUITER

DANA COMBS
OMAHA RECRUITER

Dana joined the Associated Staffing family as an Employment Coordinator in May 2015. After 10 months, she was promoted to Recruiter. Dana has 7 years of retail and customer service experience, with 3 years in management. She has also owned DLeigh Photography on the side for 6 years. A Nebraska native, she is a proud graduate of Ralston High School and currently lives in Bellevue with her husband, Andy, and their cats.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up? 
A: A teacher. I have several teachers in my family: both parents, aunts and uncles. I pretty much grew up behind the scenes at my mom’s school and I fell in love with every aspect of being a teacher.

Q: Describe Associated Staffing in just three words:
A:
  Family. Lively. Versatile.

Q: Funniest thing to happen at work:
A:
Quite a bit happens at work in a typical week and we always try to keep a positive and fun atmosphere. One of the funny things that happens here is when a coworker brings in her homemade salsa and forgets to tell us just how spicy it is. The first time this happened, 2 of us took a big scoop of salsa and immediately regretted our decision. We were eating popsicles, ice cubes, chocolate and anything else that would tame the burn for the rest of the day as we sat there crying.

Q: What would people never guess you do in your role?
A: 
What a lot of people don’t realize we do as recruiters for Associated Staffing is that we take interest in employees’ satisfactions and dissatisfactions while on assignment with us. When someone is unsatisfied or feels they are having issues at work, we care and we take the time to reach out to our clients regarding concerns and make sure our employee’s voice is heard. We want everyone to have a positive experience and they all deserve a job they are treated fairly and can be happy in.

Q: If you could interview anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
A:
I would interview my future self. Sometimes you just need reassurance during tough times and I know my future self would just tell me it’s not a big deal and to not stress the little stuff!

Q: If you could switch your job with anyone else in the company, whose job would you want and why?
A:
  Brian (owner). I’ve always wanted to own my own company or work for myself. I would want to switch with him so I could gain insight on what it would take to get started and gain advice to what works and what doesn’t.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?  
A: I’ve always wanted to visit Italy. My husband and I really enjoy Italian food and being able to try it all authentically would be amazing.

Q: What hidden talents do you have?
A:
A lot of people are surprised by how quickly I can say the ABC’S backwards. That’s about the height of my talents.

Q: Who is (or has been) the most influential leader in your life (and why):
A:  
The most influential people in my life would be my parents. Sounds cliché to say that, but it’s the truth! They are both in careers that they absolutely love and enjoy, which is something that I admire. They find ways to fight through even the toughest days at work or the hardest months at home and know that everything will be okay and work out in the end. I hope one day I can not only love my career as much as they do each and every day, but that I can be the kind of parent they were and are to me.

Q: What do you do on your days off?
A:
Relax at home with my husband and most recently prepare our home for our baby coming in June!

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Yesterday marked our annual meeting, a time to recognize outstanding achievements and do some fun team building activities. Always lots of laughs, good food and ideas.

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