Olsten Staffing & Executive Search Services
Celebrating 25 years serving Honolulu’s business community with Staffing and Executive Search Services’ owner Signe Godfrey credits her business success to its balance of corporate resources and community orientation. “We have the best of both worlds; we have the resources of the largest staffing service in the world and a long-term relationship with Honolulu’s business.”
The corporate resources that Signe touts begin with Olsten’s history as a fifty-year-old company started by William Olsten in New York City. During the first years, Mr. Olsten purchased a van to transport local housewives to work in positions he had arranged. By his death in 1991, Olsten had over 700 offices across the country.
In the beginning, Signe remembers starting out with manual business tools and how the use of the internet has helped grow the business by working smarter and more efficiently. Olsten corporate has the best technology system of any staffing service across the country, ensuring both efficient practice and strong customer service for those companies that they staff, proudly serving some companies since the beginning of the business in 1987.
Together the team of 10 has over 150 years of staffing, executive search and human resource experience, while keeping a finger on the pulse of Honolulu’s business community. Olsten Hawaii is currently serving the fields of: office technology, general office, accounting and finance, engineering, architecture, legal support, information management, sales and marketing support. In addition Olsten Hawaii also serves all levels of management including: executive level positions, engineering and architecture—all of which compose the core of their business.
Though the frenzy of day-to-day business is, at times, all consuming, Signe is an active member in the community, serving on many boards. Her membership and board service generally focuses on professional development as seen in her tenure as director and chair of the Chamber’s Workforce Development and Education pillar committee, incoming chair for the Salvation Army, and board member of Hina Mauka, a drug treatment organization. Signe is also a member of: The Rotary Club of Honolulu, FLEF, and CP Hui. Signe’s involvement in the community reflects her strong passion for helping those underserved.
Accountability for the community and its needs is also a tenet that Signe and her staff believe is a key to business success. This belief has helped grow Olsten’s business by helping their clients with well-matched staff and candidates, assuring that the value of its services are efficient, effective and satisfactory.
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