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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019

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Alzheimer's Walk Team Photo

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Priority Staffing Group’s walk team raised money for the cause in the months leading up to the walk. Collectively, our team raised $2,080. Each dollar donated goes toward The Alzheimer’s Association and their mission of providing help to those with Alzheimer’s and caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s. For more info on where the walk dollars go, visit their website.

Promise Garden

The Alzheimer’s Association website explains the significance of the Promise Garden:

“At the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we hold the Promise Garden ceremony to remind us why we fight. An orange flower means you support our cause. Yellow means you’re caring for someone with the disease. Purple means you’ve lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s. And holding a blue flower means you’re currently living with the disease.”

Alzheimer's Promise Garden

Register Your Team

Next year, please consider joining the cause by signing up your business, family or friends to walk with us.

You can register a new team here.

 

2019 Walk Schedule
Registration at 8am
Ceremony at 9am
Walk at 9:30am

 

Location
MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field
1568 Greenland Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Donate

Can’t walk with us? Then please donate to the cause if you can.
You can make a donation to the Priority Staffing Group team here.

Gail, Dana, Emily, Brandy

Employee Appreciation 2019

Play ball!

That’s exactly what Priority Staffing Group did on our sports-themed 2019 Employee Appreciation Weekend.

 

Each year our three owners, Gail Lannom, Heather Goines-Evans, and Carlos Tanner, pack up and take all our internal employees on an Employee Appreciation Weekend to thank the team for their hard work all year.

 

Last year we spent the weekend at the lake and in 2017 we had a winery weekend.

 

For us, this is the one weekend each year we can get together with our spouses or friends and enjoy each of our coworkers’ company without the workday overhead. While we consider ourselves family day-to-day, this is a gift we’re given to just have fun together!

 

This year, Priority Staffing piled into a bus playing music hand-picked by each member of our team. We rode from our headquarters in Marion, IL to Chesterfield, MO. There we picked teams and played Topgolf for the first leg of our journey.

Topgolf

Baseball

The team moved on to St. Louis to see the Cardinals play the Pirates.

 

The Cardinals won the game while we cheered them on. But as a team, we all felt like the winners after the Priority Staffing Annual Awards were handed out.

Helping Hand Award

Julie Simpson – “Helping Hand” Award

In It To Win It Award

Liz Sawyer – “In It To Win It” Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each baseball-themed trophy was hand-picked for the winner. Some of the categories were based on the work ethic of the winner, like “Out of the Park” for the team member who consistently hits it out of the park whether that is placing employees, satisfying clients, etc. and some awards were based on the good spirits of the employee like “Cheer Master” for bringing the most team pride to the office and “Comic Relief” for someone who always makes us laugh.

 

Employee appreciation doesn’t have to be shown on a big trip, but the extra praise makes a difference all year. What do you do for your employees to keep morale up? Do you have annual awards or a company picnic? We’d love to hear your ideas!

 

For any staffing needs you may have at your company, or if you’re seeking a new career, reach out to any of our offices for help.

Marion – 618-969-8800 | Vandalia – 618-283-9533 | Murfreesboro – 615-295-2127

Group Photo

Employee Appreciation Weekend 2018

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Group Photo

What is Employee Morale?

In general, employee morale is the overall outlook an employee has about their time at work. This outlook can affect attendance, productivity and numerous other things that affect a business’s bottom line.

 

So how do you ensure your employees are happy?

 

It starts by creating an atmosphere that fosters relationships. And that’s exactly what we do here at Priority Staffing Group.

Angela Brandy Heather

One of the benefits we offer each internal employee is the opportunity to join us for an Employee Appreciation weekend.

Last year, we rented a bus and took a winery tour.

 

This summer, we packed up and headed to Kentucky Lake.

The company rented pontoon boats and spent the weekend socializing and enjoying the sun together, without any pressure to meet hiring goals or entertain office politics.

 

Gail Barger Lannom, Heather Goines-Evans and Carlos Tanner, the founders of Priority Staffing Group, put on this all-expenses-paid trip each year to thank their employees for hard work. And the fact that our internal turnover is low is only one reason we believe it works.

 

Each action during this trip boosted morale a little more.

On the first night of the trip, after settling into our lakeside resort, the whole team sat down for a catered dinner and presented the company awards.

 

Priscilla, Best Phone VoiceCategories included: Best Phone Voice, Best Note Taker, Most Helpful, Most Team Spirit and more.

 

And while it seems like an insignificant detail, these fun awards brought smiles and laughter to the whole team.

 

So, don’t dismiss the small things. To your employees, those details could be what keeps them in your office.

Brandy Emily Ally

If you want to know more about how we keep morale up, give any of our offices a call. In addition to hiring new team members, we also provide valuable advice that stems from 50+ years in the staffing industry.

 

Marion, IL: 618-969-8800 | Vandalia, IL: 618-283-9533 | Murfreesboro, TN: 615-295-2127

Hardin County Golf Tournament

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On July 25th, Priority Staffing Group sponsored a hole in the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.

As a hole sponsor at the event, we were excited to provide free beer, koozies, and snacks to the 4-person teams in the tournament while we cheered them on.

Hardin County Tennessee Golf Tournament

We spent the beautiful sunny day talking to other Hardin County Chamber members and guests. We thank the Chamber for allowing us to be there and hope to participate in future Hardin County events throughout the year.

 

For more information on the services we provide Hardin County businesses, call us at (615) 295-2127 or email Angel Davenport.

John A Logan College Foundation Golf Scramble

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Priority Staffing Group will be a live hole sponsor at the John A Logan College Foundation Golf Scramble on August 17th. Contact Megan Jones at (615) 295-2127 if you have any questions about the event.

JAL Golf Classic

Business After Hours 2018

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Priority Staffing Group was excited to host the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours program on Thursday, May 24th.

From 4:00 – 7:00 in the evening, chamber members and friends gathered with Priority Staffing Group employees at their headquarters.

 

Gail Barger and Heather Goines, PSG Partners

“We love hosting parties,” Gail Lannom, CEO said. “We always have a good time!”

 

Priority Staffing Group brought in a bartender from Pookie’s Bar as well as the bagel cart from Winston’s Bagels to provide food for the event attendees.

 

Heather Goines-Evans, COO, said, “Hosting events like these After Hours programs is a great opportunity to show the community where we are as well as let us network with our current clients and community members.”

 

Pookies

Bagels

 

We greatly appreciate everyone who came and entered our drawing with their business cards.

 

IMG-9505Congratulations to our winners:

 

Becky Barger (Wine Basket)

Janet Jensen (Bluetooth, Waterproof Radio)

Rick Richert ($50.00 Car Detailing Gift Card).

 

We hope everyone who came out to the event had a good time. Follow our blog to keep updated on our next big event!

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Gail and Gail Laughing

Heather and Priscilla

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RecruitCon 2018.

RecruitCon 2018

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On May 10 – 11, Priority Staffing Group sent representatives from each of our offices to attend RecruitCon 2018. This conference was designed to teach groundbreaking strategies for staffing and recruiting.

Our goal is to learn as much as we can throughout the year to better service our clients. Part of this year’s conference focus was marketing to the newer generations of candidates, including Millennials, who now make up a large part of the working population, and Generation Z, who are just breaking into the workforce. In fact, 50% of the world’s current population is under 31 years old, which makes these two generations more important than ever to focus on in terms of employment.

 

By collecting the information needed to effectively hire and train these generations, we are able to take one step ahead of other companies who are hiring.

 

Three important takeaways: 

1) Keep hiring simple

2) Growth opportunities are a must

3) Flexibility is key

 

We pride ourselves on keeping up with the newest Human Resources trends to better service our clients. If you want more information on how we can help your business, reach out to any of our locations.

 

Marion, IL – (618) 969-8800 | Vandalia, IL – (618) 283-9533 | Murfreesboro, TN – (615) 295-2127

 

Want more information on RecruitCon’s sessions? Read this recap by RecruitLoop’s Paul Slezak, a presenter at the conference.

Block Par-tee 2017

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Priority Group attended the inaugural Marion Chamber of Commerce Block Par-tee, a Community Fest & Bag Board/Putt-putt Tournament. Our representatives were Megan Jones, Professional Group COO, and Lindzey Barger, Business Development.

The Block Par-tee was held on Friday, October 13th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Heartland Regional Medical Center’s Serenity Trail and was a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation, which coordinates awards scholarships to Marion-area students by Grad Spree, a Committee responsible for all planning, fund-raising and coordination of activities for the drug/alcohol free celebration for Marion High School graduating seniors.

 

Block Par-tee Representatives

Megan Jones & Lindzey Barger

The event, which included food, drinks, prizes, games, vendors, networking and more, brought in a large number of people from the community, said Lindzey Barger, Priority Group Business Development. “It is always a heartfelt feeling to give back to the communities we live and work in and this event is a great example of that.”

 

Priority Group was a food vendor and also participated in the putt-putt tournament with a Friday the 13th themed putt-putt hole.

 

Block Par-tee

 

Priority Group Staff Photo

Employee Appreciation Weekend

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Priority Group’s three partners, Heather Goines-Evans, Gail Lannom, and Carlos Tanner, extended an invitation to the staff and their families for an Annual Employee Appreciation Weekend!

 

Heather said they offered this event to all three offices and their families because “Priority Group’s success is a direct result of [employees’] hard work, determination and dedication to our vision.”  The company also has several new additions to our team this year and wanted to welcome “your family to our family.”

 

Emily Melvin, Placement Specialist & Heather Goines-Evans, COO

The weekend started on Friday July 28th when Priority Staffing Group closed the office early, rented the Marion Pool for a family pool party and had a cookout in the park. The event was open to all employees and their families.

“I honestly liked the whole weekend and loved that a family included portion was a part of the event,” says Emily Melvin, Placement Specialist in the Marion office.

 

The fun continued the next day when the adults loaded up the Redneck Party Bus to tour a few of Southern Illinois’ best wineries. A twist was also added to the day in the form of a Hawaiian theme. Flower patterns and hula skirts took over the day as everyone enjoyed the company of their Priority Group family.

 

Gail Lannom, PSG Partner

Lindzey Barger, Business Development & Gail Lannom, CEO

“The ‘Redneck’ bus was so funny,” said Gail. “The Southern Illinois wineries are so beautiful, and the music we heard was great too!”

 

The event didn’t focus on the day-to-day operations of business – just some off-the-clock personal time with the rest of the staff. “Sometimes in the hectic days at the office we can forget how fun our co-workers are and how awesome a team we have,” says Emily Melvin. “Fun events help us to realize great positive qualities about our team members and Priority as a whole.”

 

Priority Group believes that appreciated employees will do their best work. Each year, the Staff Appreciation weekend allows our separate offices to come together, socialize and get to know people we wouldn’t otherwise meet. “We have been able to do a company appreciation day every year and I always look forward to this event,” said Gail.

 

Workers’ Compensation Symposium

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Gail at the Workers' Compensation symposium

Priority Group CEO, Gail Barger Lannom (left)

On March 9th, men and women from throughout southern Illinois joined at the John A Logan College for the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Symposium. Lindzey Barger and Gail Barger Lannom represented Priority Group at the event.

 

“We set up as a vendor and met many potential clients,” Gail said. “We got to network with existing clients too.”

 

The event, put on by WORKcare.ready.well, was for experts to teach the best practices in prevention and injury–navigation management. “Educational information was presented that will help with managing our day to day workers’ comp issues,” Gail said.

 

Attendees learned about many issues, including: early intervention and injury management programs, legal benefits and costs of such programs, and how local safety experts deal with workers’ compensation issues.

 

“It was a very nice event with great speakers,” Gail said. “The John A Logan College always has a nice venue for these type of events.”

 

By attending events like this one, Priority Group prepares for all our clients’ needs. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us by email.