Doing the right thing Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2008

Terry Terhark believes so passionately in his mantra, “Do the right thing and good things will happen,” that he named his company after it.

The RightThing Inc. provides recruitment process outsourcing, providing the staffing function for its clients by finding the best candidates for full-time positions with the clients.

Terhark has built the foundation of the company on its core values: flexibility, adaptability, commitment to each other, accountability, empowerment and trust, and expects these values to be apparent in interactions with both clients and employees.

Living these values has led to tremendous growth in the past five years, allowing The RightThing to grow into a company with 90 clients, including Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola. Terhark also attributes his success to a tremendous need for talent as more people leave the work force than join it, outsourcing becoming more accepted and cost-effective, and his company’s solid reputation. He also credits his relationship with his employees to an organization that has few managers and empowers all employees to make decisions.

As his company continues to grow, Terhark envisions global expansion. Many of his clients do business globally and have staffing needs worldwide. To accomplish that, he is seeking out equity investors capable of helping him grow The RightThing. His biggest challenge in growing is staying connected to his employees and maintaining a small-company feel, and he works hard to achieve that by holding small group meetings and addressing employee concerns.

HOW TO REACH: The RightThing Inc., or (866) 788-4464