The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off

The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off

Written by Rebecca Clark

Remember how as a kid you lived for summers? It was the one time you were free from any responsibilities (not that you had many, but you didn’t know that then). Instead of shuffling around from class to class, surrounded by rules limiting your social interaction, noise levels, and sleeve-length, summers were met with absolute freedom: freedom to lounge with your friends by the pool, freedom to yell as loud as you wanted, freedom to wear tank tops and shorts and flip-flops.  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

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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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Ridin with Aydin to Beat Diabetes

Greetings Folks! This post is a little different from my usual…

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I’ve been a Software Developer and Architect for over 30 years. Most of that time has been spent sitting behind a desk, not watching what I eat, and getting little exercise.

I’m way out-of-shape, overweight, hypertensive, have high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, and now my “recent accomplishment” was making it to the “obese” category for my body fat. Without any change, and since it runs on both sides of my family, I suspect I will become type-2 diabetic unless I take some action. 

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