How Chief of Staff is Helping Kenton Brothers Hire the Right People.

I’m sure many of you have faced the day-to-day challenges of sifting through countless resumes, phone interviews, and face-to-face interviews. That’s a lot of work to end up with a candidate who is not qualified, or has represented themselves inappropriately throughout the interview process and they aren’t a good fit for your organization. Then you get to start all over again! This process is painful, and a bad hire can impact company morale as well as productivity.

Chief of StaffKenton Brothers turned to Chief of Staff for help with some recent staffing solutions to avoid this time consuming, and sometimes disheartening process. Chief of Staff was founded by Jessica Underwood, an entrepreneur that has 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry. It’s a woman owned business that specializes in permanent placement, temporary and temp-to-hire solutions. They offer a more personal approach than your traditional staffing company and truly seek to find the right quality candidate for your organization’s needs.

After spending months on the hiring process for an Inventory Control Specialist and an AP/AR Specialist (and having several failed attempts), Chief of Staff came to the rescue with two fantastic applicants that will be joining the Kenton Brothers team soon!

Meet Zach Voss, our new Inventory Control Specialist
Zach has brought a fast learning curve and positive attitude to the KB team and we are so excited about all the new and upcoming opportunities and ideas he is bringing to enhance our company inventory!

Cheif of Staff - Zach

Meet Kimbren Peal, our new AP/AR Specialist
Kimbren’s can do attitude and heads down work ethic have made her instrumental an instrumental part of our Accounting team!

Cheif of Staff - Kimbren

If you need help finding a good fit for your team, reach out to Chief of Staff. You’ll find a team of professionals that are devoted to finding the right staffing solutions for your business!

Rusty Braxdale – Our Very Own Wonder Woman

RustyOne of the most difficult things we strive for is to be successful at work/family life balance. Rusty Braxdale is showing us firsthand how you can accomplish it all with dedication and determination.

Rusty is a two year veteran at Kenton Brothers and an important part of our team. She is definitely one of our MVPs. She started with Kenton Brothers as our Purchaser and has since been promoted to Purchasing & Inventory Manager. She was able to learn a new role in spite of staffing changes. She was able to execute both roles on her own during transition.

In any given week, Rusty is usually the first person in the office at 6:00am. She is the first to lend a helping hand wherever needed, and you can always count on her honesty and integrity.

Rusty is a wife, mother of three and a proud new Grandma! She is one of the best cooks I personally know. She often brings in treats and snacks for her co-workers. Yum. Rusty feels that “Cooking and Baking is a great stress reliever” and a hobby she thoroughly enjoys doing and sharing, for which we are thankful!

So I asked Rusty how she does it all… strong work ethic and a connected family woman. Her humble response was “I just do it…and I don’t think I always get everything done as it should. I can do better.” Her attitude is inspiring! She sets a good example of how to get things done while making it seem effortless.

Some tips she has found that help her achieve this balance are:

  • No Procrastination
  • Strong Organization
  • Can do attitude!

This month, we wanted to celebrate having Rusty on our team. She has the best interests of our customers, the company and her family at heart.