Whitaker Companies In The News for Industry Service and Contribution

The National Association of Personnel Services Inducts Carol Wenom into 2013 Hall of Fame


The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) has announced the 2013 inductees into its Hall of Fame. The staffing industry educator since 1961, NAPS annually recognizes individuals who are making a significant, positive and lasting impact on the staffing industry. In 1994, NAPS created the Hall of Fame award in memory of William A. Murphy Sr., CPC, to recognize and honor those who display leadership, innovation and risk taking while creating a better industry for all.

 

Each year, NAPS members nominate fellow members for Hall of Fame recognition. All nominations are then presented to the awards committee, which is comprised of NAPS board members and staff. This committee votes and decides the winners of the Hall of Fame awards.

 

This year, at the NAPS annual conference in Las Vegas, those in attendance took part in recognizing our two most recent inductees into the NAPS Hall of Fame, Dr. Frank Burtnett and Carol Wenom.

 

Frank Burtnett, EdD, is the NAPS Certification and Education Consultant. He serves as a consultant in matters of career and college readiness to institutions, organizations, agencies and the private sector. Burtnett also is the author of a series of books on career and educational transitions, and his books have been used by people across the lifespan. In addition, he has designed and delivered training sessions and public presentations on educational and career development issues.

 

Carol Wenom, CPC, CTS, Vice President of Whitaker Technical Services, has previously served as chairman of the board for NAPS. Consistently a top producer in the technical job placement industry, Ms. Wenom has been recognized with numerous production awards at local, state and national levels. In 1996, she was inducted into the Pinnacle Society, which is the nation's premier consortium of top recruiters within the permanent placement and search industry. She has also achieved "preferred provider" or "exclusive provider" status with many of her clients.

 

"We are honored to welcome Carol Wenom and Dr. Frank Burtnett into the NAPS Hall of Fame," said NAPS President John Sacerdote, CPC/CTS. "Their combined portfolio of accomplishments adds considerable value to our organization, and enables NAPS to remain the leader in the staffing industry."

 

Burtnett and Wenom join past recipients such as Ann Bohl Deacon, CPC; Conrad Taylor, CPC/CTS/CERS; Dan Robitaille, CPC; Robert (Bob) Larson, CPC; John Sacerdote, CPC, CTS; Tony Bruno, CPC, CTS; Barbara Bruno, CPC, CTS; Larry Nobles, CPC; Danny Cahill, CPC; in addition to a lengthy list of others who have made our industry a profession we are all proud to be a part of today.

 

 

For more information, please visit NAPS website or view the full press release.

The Whitaker Companies Named Top Workplace by The Houston Chronicle


Houston, TX – November 2013 – The Whitaker Companies has been selected as one of The Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces in Houston, Texas.

 

The Chronicle cited Whitaker’s outstanding benefit program, flexible scheduling, awards and recognition programs and its family environment all as selection criteria that pushed Whitaker to the top.

 

“We’re very proud to win this award,” said Bruce Whitaker, President of The Whitaker Companies. ”How our employees feel about where we’re going and how we’re getting there as a corporation is the key to our success. We couldn’t make it without the partnership and buy in we get from all of them.”

 

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

 

The Houston Chronicle published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 10. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

 

In business since 1983, The Whitaker Companies provides industry leading staffing services on a temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire basis for a wide variety of enterprises and organizations nationwide in three areas of disciplinary focus: healthcare, information technology and engineering/technical professions.

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The Whitaker Companies Announces the Sale of its Physician Staffing Company, Whitaker Medical


HOUSTON, Texas., December 5, 2013  – The Whitaker Companies announces the  sale of Whitaker Medical, LLC, a leading physician staffing firm, to On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE: ASGN), a leading global provider of diversified professional staffing solutions.  

Whitaker provides experienced physicians and mid-level practitioners across a wide variety of subspecialties to medical facilities nationwide and has been in business since 1989. Whitaker will become a part of VISTA Staffing Solutions, making VISTA the fourth largest physician staffing practice in the United States with combined pro forma 2013 revenues of over $130 million.

“We are very pleased to welcome Whitaker Medical into the VISTA Staffing Solutions and On Assignment family,” said Peter T. Dameris, president and chief executive officer of On Assignment, Inc. “For 25 years, Whitaker Medical has excelled in providing physician staffing solutions for a wide variety of clients. Their concentration on the primary care market and geographic locations are highly complementary to VISTA’s existing locum tenens practice. In addition to their focus on physician staffing, Whitaker possesses a strong advance practice expertise, whichwe expect be one of our fastest growing segments.”   

“In addition to the geographic fit of the two companies, Whitaker’s client base is also complementary to VISTA’s,” said Christian Rutherford, president of VISTA Staffing Solutions. “We expect there to be little sales channel conflict or customer overlap allowing for a successful integration. I look forward to working with our new team and taking advantage of the opportunities in the marketplace that this transaction will bring.”

Mr. Whitaker will serve as an advisor to Whitaker Medical and VISTA through a transition period. He will continue to serve as President of The Whitaker Companies, operating its two divisions Whitaker IT and Whitaker Technical that provide IT and Engineering/Technical contract staffing and direct-hire search to a variety of organizations nationwide.

“We very much look forward to joining On Assignment and becoming part of one of the most well-respected staffing firms in the nation,” said Bruce Whitaker, President of The Whitaker Companies, “Together, we will be well positioned to grow this business and being part of a larger, publicly traded company will also provide our employees with access to a wide array of new resources and opportunities.”

Amy Moss, a Shareholder with Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, served as legal counsel to The Whitaker Companies for the sale transaction and Lori Bisson, CPA, Director of Financial Accounting Services of Condon & Company, served as financial advisor.

About The Whitaker Companies
Since 1983, The Whitaker Companies, headquartered in Houston, Texas, has provided industry leading staffing solutions on a temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire basis for a wide variety of enterprises and organizations nationwide. To learn more, visit http://www.whitakercompanies.com.

For More Information Contact:
Cassandra Fisher
281-870-1000
cfisher@whitcos.com

The Houston Business Journal Appoints Carol Wenom to Who’s Who In Energy 2013

Houston, TX – November 2013 – Carol Wenom, Vice President of The Whitaker Companies, has been selected as one of the top 100 most influential Houston business leaders in the energy industry.

 

The Houston Business Journal editorial staff carefully selected the 2013 list of Who's Who in Energy in Houston based on impact on the industry, years of service, peer nominations and other relevant criteria.

 

A special Who's Who supplement to American City Business Journals will be published in November along with being announced on HoustonBusinessJoumal.com and in an edition of Energy Inc.  For more information about Who’s Who in Energy, please visit www.bizjournals.com/houston/.

 

In business since 1983, The Whitaker Companies provides industry leading staffing services on a temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire basis for a wide variety of enterprises and organizations nationwide in three areas of disciplinary focus: healthcare, information technology and engineering/technical professions.


 

The Whitaker Companies Named Best Places to Work by The Houston Business Journal


Houston, TX – November 2013 – The Whitaker Companies has been selected as one of The Houston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Houston, Texas.

 

The Houston Business Journal cited Whitaker’s outstanding benefit program, flexible scheduling, awards and recognition programs and its family environment all as selection criteria that pushed Whitaker to the top.

 

“We’re very proud to win this award,” said Bruce Whitaker, President of The Whitaker Companies. ”How our employees feel about where we’re going and how we’re getting there as a corporation is the key to our success. We couldn’t make it without the partnership and buy in we get from all of them.”

 

For more than a decade, the Houston Business Journal has recognized the Best Places to Work in Houston. The rankings are based on the scores from a month-long employee engagement audit conducted by third-party expert Quantum Workplace. Employees evaluated their companies in areas such as goals and leadership, communication and support, advancement opportunity and skill development, recognition and compensation, tolerance and flexibility and embracing innovation and ideas.

 

The Houston Business Journal published the complete list of Best Places to Work in October.  For more information about the Best Places to Work, please visit www.bizjournals.com/houston/.

 

In business since 1983, The Whitaker Companies provides industry leading staffing services on a temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire basis for a wide variety of enterprises and organizations nationwide in three areas of disciplinary focus: healthcare, information technology and engineering/technical professions.

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The Houston Business Journal Appoints Carol Wenom to Who’s Who In Energy 2012


Houston, TX – November 2012 – Carol Wenom, Vice President of The Whitaker Companies, has been selected as one of the top 100 most influential Houston business leaders in the energy industry.

 

The Houston Business Journal editorial staff carefully selected the 2012 list of Who's Who in Energy in Houston based on impact on the industry, years of service, peer nominations and other relevant criteria.

 

A special Who's Who supplement to American City Business Journals will be published in November along with being announced on HoustonBusinessJoumal.com and in an edition of Energy Inc.  For more information about Who’s Who in Energy, please visit www.bizjournals.com/houston/.

 

In business since 1983, The Whitaker Companies provides industry leading staffing services on a temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire basis for a wide variety of enterprises and organizations nationwide in three areas of disciplinary focus: healthcare, information technology and engineering/technical professions.

Locum Tenens Physician Honored with Award by Harris County Hospital District

Houston,Texas(Marketwire)April 20, 2009– Cited for her patience, courtesy and professionalism, locum tenens physician Dr. Jessie Feng was honored with the “Service First Hero” award by Harris County Hospital District for her work at the MKL Clinic of the Baylor Department of Family & Community Medicine.

 

Dr. Feng is an Internal Medicine physician contracted by Whitaker Medical, an industry leading locum tenens job placement and physician recruiting firm. With headquarters in Houston, Texas, Whitaker Medical has provided a broad range of professional staffing solutions for healthcare professionals and facilities since 1989. All of our recruiters are specialists in their fields, so they understand both position requirements and career development. The locum tenens credentialing and travel arrangements are arranged in-house so that the highest standards in interactions with candidates and healthcare facilities are maintained and fostered.

While Dr. Feng was assigned to the clinic, she treated a patient namedMichael Anagbogu.  He was highly impressed by his experience with Dr. Feng, so much so, that he nominated her for the Service First Hero Award.

 “We congratulate Dr. Feng on this accomplishment,” said Jason Burnett, VP of Whitaker Medical. “She is the first locum tenens physician to win the Service First Hero award from the Harris County Hospital District, which confirms the excellence in the recruiting standards of our company.”

Despite the growth and emergence of new offices across the country, the professionals at Whitaker Medical adhere to the core values and commitment to the highest level of professionalism. Each member of the organization strives to exceed customers' expectations, while bringing new ideas and solutions to the table regarding physician recruitment.

 

About Whitaker Medical

Whitaker Medical is an industry leading locum tenens job placement and physician recruiting firm with offices in Houston & Austin, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia and Huntsville, Alabama. The experienced recruiters are specialists in their fields that provide a broad range of professional staffing solutions for healthcare professionals and facilities across the nation. Whitaker Medical performs all locum tenens credentialing with the highest regard for both candidates and healthcare facilities.

Whitaker Companies Vice President of Training Named Chairman of NAPS

HOUSTONThe Vice President of Training for Whitaker Companies, Carol Wenom, was recently named Chairman of the National Association for Personnel Services (NAPS).

 

NAPS has been the staffing industry educator since 1961 and is considered the oldest and most established industry association.  NAPS has certified more than 10,000 recruiting and staffing professionals nationally and also monitors all legislative actions that could affect the personnel services and staffing industry.

 

Wenom, who was named Chairman of NAPS in mid June, is presently located in the Whitaker Companies Colorado Springs office and has been with the company for nearly 20 years.

 

As Vice President of Training at Whitaker Companies, Wenom conducts both new-hire and on-going training for all three divisions and five branch offices of the company.  She has also developed a series of training videos introducing the Fundamentals of the Staffing Industry that is offered throughout the industry nationwide.

 

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Chair for the National Association of Personnel Services, the organization that has been representing, informing, and educating the search and staffing industry since 1961.  We continue to work for the greater good of those in our profession through our credentialing programs, continuing education initiatives, eLearning and our Annual Conference,” stated Wenom.

 

“All of us here at Whitaker are very proud of Carol and her commitment to our industry, as well as with her work as Chairman of NAPS,” stated Whitaker Companies President Bruce Whitaker.

 

Founded in 1983, Whitaker Companies is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected professional recruiters in the industry.  Across all of their divisions, Whitaker is known for setting a higher standard and focusing on key positions requiring premium credentials in industries where demand is high.

 

Through its three divisions, Whitaker IT, Whitaker Technical and Whitaker Medical, the Whitaker Companies provides quality contract and direct-hire staffing solutions for a broad range of organizations across the United States.

 

To learn more about the Whitaker Companies’ staffing solutions or employment opportunities log onto www.whitakercompanies.com or call 281-870-1000 today.  

Whitaker Companies President, Bruce Whitaker, Named President of Texas Association of Personnel Consultants

HOUSTON - Bruce Whitaker, President of Whitaker Companies, was named 2008-2009 Texas Association of Personnel Consultants’ (TAPC) new board President

TAPC is a professional trade association dedicated to promoting the highest standards of business practices as well as offering state of the art educational programs for members within the staffing industry.

TAPC is home to hundreds of members ranging from independent and sole proprietors to large regional and national firms that join together to network, share resources, socialize and provide strength in numbers.

"I am thrilled to have Bruce Whitaker assume the 2008-2009 board President’s role for TAPC. Bruce is a strong voice within the association and within our industry. He is the ideal person for the job," said Helene Cavanaugh, Executive Director of the Association

"Bruce has been such an integral part of the success of TAPC and has served in several board capacities over the years. He brings a strong vision and commitment to the continued growth and improvement of the association. We’ve had such strong growth in the last several years and Bruce’s leadership will enable us to continue on that path," added Cavanaugh.

Bruce Whitaker began his career as a technical recruiter in 1968 - working with the largest firm in the search industry. He advanced to manager of one of the company’s top offices. In 1983 Whitaker departed that company to establish his own, Whitaker Companies, which is recognized today as one of the nation’s most respected names in professional recruiting.

"It's exciting to again be at the helm of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants. We have grown approximately 30 percent over the last two years and now represent over 240 staffing firms in the state of Texas," said Whitaker Companies President Bruce Whitaker.

The Whitaker Companies provides quality contract and direct-hire staffing solutions for a broad range of organizations across the United States through its three divisions: WhitakerIT, Whitaker Technical and Whitaker Medical.

To learn more about the Whitaker Companies’ staffing solutions or employment opportunities, call us at 1-800-444-5628 today.

A Whitaker Medical Consultant Recognized for Outstanding Service in the Industry

HOUSTONCindy Hayes, CTS – Radiology Consultant of Whitaker Medical, a division of The Whitaker Companies, was named in the 2009 Recruiter of the Year Showcase by Locum Life Magazine.

 

For the fourth year, Locum Tenens physician and non-physician providers were offered the opportunity to recognize a recruiter that did a superior job.  Votes were accepted by current Locum Tenens practitioners and those who have accepted matches since March 2008.

 

Only one nomination per professional is accepted.  And in the event of multiple nominations for one company, the individual receiving the majority of ballots is selected as the firm’s “Recruiter of the Year,” with this year’s nomination awarded to Cindy Hayes of Whitaker Medical.

 

“I am always confident that when I arrive at an assignment, she has worked out all the details with the client so I can concentrate on providing radiology coverage. I would recommend her highly to anyone considering a career in locum tenens radiology,” said the nominator.

 

“I feel extremely privileged to be named as 2009 Recruiter of the Year.  My continued success in the locums industry can be attributed to the providers that represent Whitaker Medical and myself on every assignment. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them for the outstanding job they have done for me during my tenure here at Whitaker Medical,” said Hayes. 

 

“This is an honor and would not be possible if I did not have such a solid team of Radiologists,” Hayes added. 

 

“I would like to thank Locum Life for revealing what we here at Whitaker have known for quite some time – that Cindy Hayes is a consummate professional within our industry.  We know how much her clients and candidates appreciate and recognize the outstanding job that she does…as do we,” stated The Whitaker Companies President,Bruce Whitaker.

 

Current Locum Tenens physicians and mid-levels – or professionals who have chosen opportunities within the last twelve months – were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite staffing company’s recruiters online at www.LocumLife.com.

 

To qualify, recruiter nominees must be currently employed in a professional placement capacity at a Locum Tenens staffing agency or travel division, and voting Locum Tenens providers must have accepted contracts from their nominated recruiters within the past year.

 

Whitaker Medical is an industry-leading provider of Locum Tenens physicians and mid-levels in Anesthesiology, Radiology, Pharmacy, Primary Care and all Sub Specialties.  Whitaker Medical also delivers direct-hire and government contract positions in all medical specialties nationwide.

 

To learn more about Whitaker Medical staffing solutions or employment opportunities log onto www.whitakermedical.com or call 1-800-444-5628 today.