coolest companies uncovered: inside the staffing business [podcast]

By in Culture, Great Work, O.C. Tanner Institute, and Podcast
LinkedIn Pinterest Google Plus

In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Geoff Smith, regional business development manager for VanderHouwen & Associates in Portland. Smith’s background includes recruiting, staff management and account development. Recently VanderHouwen & Associates, a local staffing company, was named as one of O.C. Tanner’s Coolest Companies to Work For.

You will learn:

  • About VanderHouwen & Associates and their business as a local staffing company.
  • This company strikes a balance between empowerment and direction.
  • Our goal is to become a partner with our clients.
  • How the staffing industry is always changing and evolving to match the business environment since it’s very dependent on the market.
  • Coworker and client relationships make a difference.
  • As a manager, strike a balance between empowerment and direction.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

  • Learn more and connect with Geoff Smith

LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter

Thank You For Listening!

What’d you think of today’s show? The conversation continues in the comments below. Be sure to leave your great insights.

Enjoy listening to our other Great Work Insights Podcasts.

By o.c. tanner
View Profile
Comments (1)
Amy Rose


My name is Amy, and I work with HH Staffing Services.

We are an employment/staffing agency helping both job seekers and employers connect with each other.

You can view our website here ->

I was curious as to if there were any opportunities to feature HH Staffing on your website in any shape or form? We have a popular blog, and enjoy writing about a variety of topics within the employment industry.

If there are any opportunities through your website I’d be very interested in learning more.

I look forward to your reply.


May 14, 2015   |   Reply
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *