Jerry and Jane Bergstrom, Owners/Strategic-Partners
Jerry: My broad business experience includes 20+ years of leading manufacturing/global supply chain teams at manufacturing plants and corporate locations. Additionally, during my career, I have worked in HR, finance, accounting and marketing.
This breadth of experience allows me to bring a general manager's perspective to my work. Now, as a PrideStaff Strategic-Partner, I use that perspective to evaluate customers' workforce challenges and design intelligent solutions to overcome them.
Jane: I have spent decades meeting the unique needs of patients, parishioners and customers. Having worked with diverse people in a variety of environments, I appreciate the importance of strong personal and professional relationships with both our employees and customers. My goal is to connect job seekers in the Northwest Suburbs and North Minneapolis areas with jobs they feel good about doing – and ensure each employee and customer feels like a valuable member of our team.
The Big Picture:
When we decided to open a business together, we considered a number of options. Having lived in the Twin Cities area most of our lives, we wanted to do something that would benefit our local community in a meaningful way, while leveraging our experience and skill sets.
PrideStaff was a perfect fit. Combining their national resources with our local market knowledge, PrideStaff's model allows us to consistently create exceptional matches between talented people and great employers.
The Scoop on Staffing:
While most staffing firms can "fill orders," we believe that locally owned businesses can service their employees and customers better. We work harder to fit the right person to the right employer in two important ways:
1. We use a 5-step screening process to ensure we understand a potential employee's experience, skills, work goals and the type of environment in which they will thrive.
2. We conduct onsite customer evaluations to understand individual roles, organizational culture and the overarching business problems we're helping to solve.
Secrets to Success:
Throughout our careers, we've been successful by meeting our commitments in an honest, respectful and helpful way. It sounds simple, because it is. And it works!
(A good cup of coffee in the morning never hurts, either.)
When we're not working, we enjoy spending time at our log cabin in Wisconsin. It's on a small lake in the middle of nowhere, which makes it the perfect place to relax, fish and enjoy quality time with our family and friends.