In 1985, my wife Jan and I opened our first staffing office, located at 4211 W. Main. With one small child, baby #2 on his way, minimal staff and a client or two – we launched what we knew would be a great organization in Kalamazoo County. We wanted a different approach to staffing – more HR solutions-driven feel with first-class service to our clients.
We launched Total Quality Staffing, TQS, shortly after opening our doors. This is our system that we trust to ensure quality placements and arrivals for our valued customers.
We saw success in Kalamazoo and made the conscious decision to add to our HR Solutions with the launch of SkillQuest International, our consulting, training, and testing firm. Since the mid-90s, we have grown to 8 office locations throughout West Michigan, and OnCore USA, our professional recruiting division.
Regardless of the division, our guiding principles of integrity, dedication, and partnership have led us to become the largest Human Resource firm in West Michigan. We listen, guide, and educate in a way that is meaningful. Client-aligned and talent-driven, we adhere to the highest standards of excellence, while providing remarkable service that strives to exceed expectations.
As I transition to Chairman after 34 years of providing and running a business that continues to flourish, blessed so many and offered our communities a partner that believes in commitment, excellence, and integrity, I am pleased to announce, Emily Turner Hollman, as our new OnStaff Group President.
Emily started with our company in 1998, after graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree in Sociology and a Bio-Medical Science minor. A community-oriented person who strives to serve others above all, she is a member of the Portage Rotary, serves as a board and committee member with Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes and is a member of the LAC at St. Augustine Cathedral School. Emily has also started her own “giving back to communities we live and serve” with the OnStaff USA Dollar Drive-Thru.
Starting as a recruiter, Emily has earned many positions within our organization and assisted in the launch of several of our 8 office locations. She shares the same drive and passion of “best in class service” that our family is committed to. Emily is creative, innovative and experienced in the staffing industry. As we look toward the next 30+ years, I am confident you will find a continuation of exceptional service lead by Emily Turner.
Patrick Allkins, CEO and Emily Turner, President