IBS Employee Highlight: Patrick Tiettmeyer

IBS Employee Highlight: Patrick Tiettmeyer

Patrick is an IBS Account Executive and his been with the company for over 2 and half years now. Patrick’s worked in sales before, but IBS was his introduction to the world of IT staffing. His background in customer service has allowed him to build a number of partnerships with a variety of clients during his short time at the company.  Continue reading “IBS Employee Highlight: Patrick Tiettmeyer”

Challenges Testing in Agile

Challenges Testing in Agile

Though a number of organizations and businesses have implemented some sort of QA practice into their development cycle, a large percentage of them still do not have a dedicated resource handling testing. This means they’re taking developers with a specialized skillset away from what they do best to focus on QA. While many organizations have incorporated agile into their development process, they have not done so in their QA process.  Continue reading “Challenges Testing in Agile”

IBS Office Highlight: Downtown Chicago

Recently we spoke with Branch Manager Ryan Sturgis about working out of the Downtown Chicago market. Previously, it was left up to Oak Brook to handle the Downtown market but, given particular trends and changes in the market, it became IMG_4613imperative to expand to the city.

Iain McDavid: How did the Downtown Chicago team come about?

Ryan Sturgis: Well Downtown Chicago is very, very different in terms of the talent it’s yielding. And given trends with how newer generations and the new workforce are living: Most of them are staying in city. Especially the top technologist, they’re not moving out to the suburbs.  Conversely, our original IBS Oak Brook was primarily suburban focused. Continue reading “IBS Office Highlight: Downtown Chicago”

Interview with Recruiter Andrew Gustafson

Interview with Recruiter Andrew Gustafson

Andrew (or Gus as he is know around the office) is a senior recruiter out of the Cincinnati office and has been with IBS for over 4 years.  Previously he worked with Apple, spending two years there technical operations analyst. It was there that he formed his passion for IT, and it shows in his performance day in and day out with IBS.

When asked what he likes about working at IBS, Andrew noted the flexibility. “You build your own book of business, and ultimately you’re responsible for your own well being.” When asked about his favorite IBS memory without missing a beat he said the New Orleans Top Performers Trip.

In addition to being a recruiter, Andrew also considers himself a bit of an outdoors-man. He enjoys hanging out with his two dogs, hiking, grilling and playing sports. In fact Gus plays hockey twice a week! Now that’s dedication.

An Interview with the Founder and CEO, Dan Williams

An Interview with the Founder and CEO, Dan Williams

IBS was founded in 1981 by Dan Williams in Oak Brook, Illinois armed with one desk, a credenza, a file cabinet and a desk phone. Today, the headquarters of IBS are still located in Oak Brook, Illinois with offices in Milwaukee, Detroit and Cincinnati. While Jeff Jorgensen became president of the company in 2014, Dan maintains an active role as CEO of the Veteran-Owned Small Business certified company.

Get to know IBS and Dan a little better by reading this interview in his own words. Continue reading “An Interview with the Founder and CEO, Dan Williams”

The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off

Written by Rebecca Clark

 

Although a more eventful year than most, 2017 is finally coming to a close. The holidays and the new year are right around the corner, most of us using the opportunity to take a break from our busy work schedules to relax with friends and family.

But the holidays aren’t the only time of year to spend time with friends and family. We also have Vacation and Paid Time Off.

So why did 55% of Americans not use all of their vacation days in 2016? According to a study conducted by Project Time Off, that adds up to over 650 million paid vacation days that went unused. Project Time Off found that fear motivates people to become work martyrs: Fear of returning to a large pile of work, fear of upsetting their boss or coworkers, and fear of not being able to afford a vacation were three of the top reasons why PTO went unused. Continue reading “The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off”

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jeff Jorgensen

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jeff Jorgensen

Jeff Jorgensen has been a valuable member of the IBS family since 2001. Starting out as the Cincinnati branch manager and working his way to becoming President of the company in 2015, Jeff is responsible for much of IBS’ success. We sat down with him to learn more about his experience at IBS and to find out what he’s like outside of the office.

 

Where did you go to college and what did you study?

I went to Kent State University and double majored in Accounting and Finance. When I had to depreciate a leased asset, I realized that I may need to do something other than accounting!

Continue reading “The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jeff Jorgensen”