Location: 1123 N. Water St., Milwaukee
Web site: www.milwaukeejobs.com
Year founded: 1994
Product or service offered: We offer innovative technology and superior services to employers. We give them more control over the recruiting process by enabling them to promote their jobs, brand their company and manage their applicants.
Projected 2007 revenue: $9.5 million
Leadership team: Scott Molitor, president; Emily Romero, vice president of sales; Ron DuKatz, director of information technology; George Blomgren, director of marketing; Christina Stemwell, director of accounting; and Roselle Rogers, human resources coordinator.
Target clientele: All businesses/organizations with hiring needs, including recruiters, plus all job seekers (including interns, part-timers and contractors).
Business organization memberships: Society Of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, The Management Association, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, FUEL Milwaukee, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.
What has fueled your company’s growth? Innovation, customer service, a local focus in every market we operate in and a commitment to excellence remain the foundation of our growth. As the labor market tightens, we are also expanding the scope of our products and services to provide employers with comprehensive recruiting solutions.
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? As we grow, the same tightening labor pool that creates recruiting challenges for our customers (and opportunities for us to help them) means we face the same obstacles. We feel their pain! Facing the same recruiting obstacles helps us fully understand the scope of our customers’ needs.
Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months? New markets, new offices, new products and services. Plus, of course, hiring to support our growth.
Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? A quick straw poll of our leadership team produced the following list of specific individuals who we are currently reading: Jack Welch, Vince Lombardi, John Wooden, Seth Godin and Ken Blanchard. Within the employment industry, Lou Adler and Gerry Crispin are two experts we especially appreciate. As a sales organization, we admire and work extensively with sales expert Jerry Stapleton.
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? No matter how economic conditions unfold over the next several months, the bigger picture includes baby boomers starting to retire and re-career, regional brain drain and talent shortages. With summer coming to an end, hiring is picking up. Because we support employers in every aspect of hiring and recruiting, the future looks very bright.