AssociatesWhile Companies Continue to Work Remotely, Beacon Hill Launches Minneapolis Associates
07 October 2020
Beacon Hill Associates, Beacon Hill’s administrative specialty division, recently joined Beacon Hill Technologies and Beacon Hill Legal in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Beacon Hill Associates is unique in that it supports clients in nearly every industry and organization size. We fill the types of jobs that every company needs – from a Customer Service Representative to a Receptionist, or an Order Entry Clerk to a Marketing Coordinator. Beacon Hill has a reputation for high-touch service, quality candidates and a consultative approach that can be attributed to client partnerships that are transparent and cooperative. Beacon Hill builds trust based on dialogue that creates a shared understanding of the goals of the company, the needs of the team and our commitment to delivering top talent in the marketplace.
Leading Beacon Hill Associates Minneapolis is Division Director Jody Christiansen. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Christiansen was Regional Vice President of a global staffing firm, beginning her career straight out of college as an Interviewer before earning promotions to Talent Manager, Business Development Manager, Group Managing Director, Sales Director, General Manager and Vice President. During her tenure, Ms. Christiansen was consistently ranked as one of the top producers in the company through both individual performance as well as developing and leading top performing teams.
“The Minneapolis and St. Paul area has a vibrant business community comprised of small startups to many global headquarters across professional services, financial services, consumer goods and insurance,” stated Ms. Christiansen. “Minneapolis and St. Paul have a strong economy and high caliber candidates are in demand. That’s exactly why Minneapolis is a key market for us.”
“Minneapolis is an important market for Beacon Hill Associates not only because we have a 13-year legacy here with some of our most respected leaders in Beacon Hill Technologies and Beacon Hill Legal, but also because we’ve seen an uptick in outreach from other Beacon Hill Associates clients nationally who will benefit from our support in Minneapolis,” said Elizabeth Hoffmann, Regional Director of Beacon Hill Associates. “Beacon Hill Associates doesn’t grow, though, based just on market need. We open a new market if – and only if – we find a leader in that market who embodies our core values and is singularly focused on growing a business that representative of the quality and commitment that Beacon Hill Associates has to our internal team, our clients, and our candidate base. We are so happy to have found all of this in Jody Christiansen.”
The staffing industry has been bracing for an inevitable softening in recent years, but no one expected it would come as a result of a global pandemic. Office support placement is often hit hard during a downturn, but it is also the type of placement that bounces back the quickest. A large percentage of companies are still working remote and reevaluating their recruitment processes in this new reality. Many companies are evaluating where their administrative needs are and adding to their support staff to accommodate the needs of a hybrid or completely remote team. Administrative roles are shifting and, in most cases, taking on even more in the COVID world.
“In recent months we have been able to help hundreds of candidates’ secure work during this difficult time,” remarked Ms. Hoffmann. “Many clients put administrative work on hold in March while they evaluated how COVID would impact business; what the past month or two has shown us is that, while we still don’t have the answers, business can’t wait. We have worked with clients to help solve new problems and to make up for a bit of lost footing. Minneapolis Associates is entering the market at the perfect time.”
Beacon Hill Associates, Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s administrative specialty division, provides direct hire, temporary staffing, and temporary-to-hire services across the broadest range of positions covering all industries. Specializing in placing support, office management, administrative professionals, and entry-level professionals, in addition to candidates in events, public relations, customer service, call-center, sales, business development, marketing, and communications, our industry-leading placement consultants partner with employers and job-seekers to create the perfect match.
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Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s niche brands provide direct hire, executive search, temporary staffing, contract consulting, temp/contract-to-hire, and MSP/VMS and RPO solutions to emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500 across multiple market sectors and all industries. In 2019, Beacon Hill Staffing Group closed the year with revenues approaching $600 million. Over time, office locations, specialty practice areas and service offerings will be added to address ever changing constituent needs.