AtWork Personnel Branch Profile - Akron, OH
It’s no secret that it’s becoming more difficult to find great candidates in today’s job market. AtWork Personnel owner Steve Martin doesn’t deny this challenge. However, he’s never afraid to utilize the resources the corporate office offers to help him overcome this challenge, and he works every day to find localized solutions so that his clients don’t have to do so themselves. Martin has been providing staffing services to job seekers and clients in the Akron, Ohio area since 2018.
Martin was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1991, and as a general manager of a steel service center, he gained business experience in sales growth, operations, warehouse, customer service, and human resources. His background led him to AtWork; Martin believes that opening an AtWork franchise “was the right vehicle to allow me to utilize my sales and operations background to grow a successful company on my own,” and he loves the freedom he’s gained to build his own future and create a positive work culture.
Although he enjoys his newfound freedom in his professional life, Martin believes that his greatest success as an AtWork owner is receiving gratitude from clients when he matches them with good workers and from job seekers when he helps them find a new job. He knows firsthand how important it is to hire the right people, and he’s motivated to help others hire those people.
Martin has the following piece of advice about hiring decisions: “Finding the right staff that is motivated and wants to succeed is, by far, the most important component to having a successful operation. You must be willing to acknowledge and reward the accomplishments of your team!”