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Heart of the matter Featured

6:40am EDT June 29, 2006
Not satisfied with where she was working back in 1988, Kathie Hartman founded Hartman Personnel Services.

The firm is a full-service staffing company that creates the right fit of temporary, extended and direct hires, and employement-related services to more than 350 businesses in Lake and Cuyahoga counties.

Located in Mentor, the company has posted strong sales, and opened a Beachwood office in August 2004.

The company’s competitors are generalists, staffing primarily for industrial positions with office staffing being the smaller part of their business makeup. Hartman’s focus is exclusively on staffing the business office.

To address a client’s total-hiring needs and to introduce HPS to companies that may not have staffing needs, background investigations and online skills assessments were added to the list of services offered.

The company has aggressively worked to improve and market its services to the business community it has targeted. The result has been growth and improved profitability despite intense competition.

Hartman’s vision for the future is for the company to continue to grow at a rate that enables it to maintain the quality candidates and high standard of services that have built the its reputation.

In 2003 and 2004, Hartman Personnel Services was a Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 winner for emerging companies based on growth. Hartman was also a recipient of the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award for 2004, which acknowledged her excellence for outstanding sales and marketing achievements.

She has also served on the board of directors for TempNet, a national organization comprised of independently owned staffing companies that are leaders in their communities.

How to reach: Hartman Personnel Services, (440) 974-0800 or www.hartmanpersonnel.com