SThree’s US Division, Specialist Staffing Group, is proud to announce the opening of its latest office in Minneapolis. In less than 10 years we’ve opened eight US offices and the latest promises to continue our amazing US success story.
The Minnesota economy is booming and the new office offers fantastic opportunities for career progression within the Life Sciences, Finance and Technology sectors.
We asked Dana Leone, local Team Manager for SThree’s specialist Life Sciences brand Real Staffing, why she thinks this new venture offers huge potential for people who want to take their career to the next level.
What can working in Minneapolis do for your career?
The opportunities here are enormous. Minnesota is the leading Medical Device hub in the world and Minneapolis is ranked as the #1 city for Medtech Innovation in the US. We’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible and I’m confident that growing our team will allow us to strengthen our offering to clients and open new verticals within Life Sciences in a short space of time.
Minneapolis has a booming economy across multiple sectors, including Healthcare, Life Sciences, Technology, Finance and Food & Beverage. It has an unemployment rate of just 3.9%, one of the lowest in the country, so it’s increasingly difficult for companies to find top talent which offers top recruiters a fantastic opportunity. Everything is in place for continued growth.
What’s so special about Minneapolis?
It’s just a great place. CNBC recently ranked Minnesota as the best state for conducting business in 2015 and third for quality of life. Because it’s so easy to do business in Minnesota it has one of the largest concentration of fortune 500 companies in the nation.
Personally I love Minneapolis, it’s a great place to live! The bustle of the city offers a fast paced lifestyle while the quaint suburbs are only minutes away for those looking for more space or to raise a family. In addition, it is home to 10,000 lakes, a growing foodie scene and no sales tax on retail.
What’s your vision for the Minneapolis team?
I’m looking to take what I’ve learned from my time at SThree and build a world class operation here. I joined the Real Staffing Chicago Team back in April 2012 when the office was just about to take off.
I look back at my first year with fondness because I really learned the challenges recruitment can hold which made me better professionally and personally. These days I feel I can weather any storm and find the silver lining.
While I have achieved a great deal in my short time with the company, including building long lasting relationships with top clients, I’m most proud of developing talent around me. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the look in the eyes of a new employee when they make their first successful client call, book a meeting or make their first deal. Developing people only makes me a better salesperson so I appreciate the opportunity to support my team and learn new things from them.
So who are you looking to join you?
We’re looking for experienced sales consultants who have a passion for business/client development as our clients will be at the heart of everything we do. Our strategy is going to be to build our client base, strength our relationship and grow long term relationships based on understanding their needs and delivering the highest quality service.