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

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!

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The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Bob Kloss

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Bob Kloss

Bob Kloss, Vice President of IBS, is based in the Oak Brook, IL office where he has been for 31 years. He is responsible for the Chicago region and individual sales. He also works with profit and loss for the Chicago area.

Have you always had the role you’re currently in here at IBS or have you moved around?

Bob Kloss: In 1985, I started off as a recruiter. Since then, I have moved into a recruiting manager position then a sales manager then branch manager and now I’m in the Vice President role. Continue reading “The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Bob Kloss”

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jaime Hunter

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jaime Hunter

Jaime Hunter is the Branch Administrator for IBS, working from the Cincinnati office. She has been with the company for 23 years.

Have you always had the role you’re currently in here at IBS or have you moved around?

Jaime Hunter: I started off doing data entry in 1993 when I was still in high school! I was hired because there were stacks of resumes that needed to get in the systems. I categorized them. I was scared of the phones back then; I hated answering them. After a few years, we got more technical and started scanning resumes. I went to Chicago for training and then I started working with the consultants more. I was promoted to branch administrator in 1998.  Continue reading “The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jaime Hunter”

CodeMash 2016 Review: 7 Languages in 7 Hours

Duane OdumPresenter

Amber Conville
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Sadly, I was unable to make it through all 7 as duty called on numerous occasions throughout the day, but I must say I experienced a wide range of emotions.  We utilized the Prime Factors Kata for each language rather than the simple Hello World or To Do applications which I found to be an interesting challenge as I was consistently Googling syntax-related issues.  The 3 languages I missed out on in the session were Go (seriously disappointed I missed this one), Scala and Elixir.  Quick summaries of the ones I did get to attend are listed below:

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