The MOLARI Employment Services team was excited to nominate Norberto Dominguez for the MA Staffing Association “Staffing Employee of the Year.” A virtual ceremony to celebrate the nominees from across the Commonwealth was held on November 10. MOLARI staff gathered to dine with Norberto and his wife that evening and introduced him during the ceremony.
Earlier this year the MA Staffing Association put a call out for nominations. The annual award seeks to highlight the stories of employees that work for staffing agencies throughout Massachusetts who exemplify the American Staffing Association’s “Five Key Messages of Temporary Employment – Jobs, Flexibility, Bridge, Choice, Training*.”
“Norberto embodies the best qualities sought after in ANY employee; temporary or otherwise. He came to MOLARI 9 years ago seeking the Flexibility of supplemental employment to compliment his full-time job,” shared Guin Griswold, Client Services Manager, “At that time, he humbly described himself as a ‘jack of all trades’; someone who will always stay busy and never say ‘that’s not my job.’”
Since Norberto joined MOLARI in 2012, the dedicated family man with an incredible work ethic has been successfully placed a total of seven times. Some assignments have been short-term temporary projects but more frequently, his work quality and ethic have resulted in offers of permanent employment with our client companies, even when the job did not start off as temp-to-hire.
When a layoff or company closure has occurred with either his 1st or 2nd job, Norberto returns to MOLARI, confident that we can provide him with a new opportunity. Throughout his time with us, he has picked up new experiences and skills and embraces any challenge presented to him. He engages in our employee events and refers family members to us when they are in need of a job. In fact, Norberto’s son is working for MOLARI right now.
The client supervisor on Norberto’s most recent assignment tells us, “Bert has been a great employee. He has mentored and trained one of our younger, more inexperienced maintenance techs during his time here. He is always willing to put in more time and effort when we are short staffed. His skill set has impressed many since his first week, fixing things we thought couldn’t be done. He is creative and always thinks outside the box. The energy level he brings to the job is amazing, considering he works another full-time job as well. The previous manager would always say that we need 10 Norberto’s working here.”
We’re so proud of Norberto, his abilities and his work ethic, and are honored that he chooses MOLARI to be his employment “go-to”.
*The ASA 5 Keys Messages of Temporary Employment:
Jobs: We’re the jobs people. Staffing companies match millions of people to millions of jobs. In fact, 3-million people are employed by staffing companies every week.
Flexibility: The staffing industry offers flexibility to both employees and companies. People can choose when, where, and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.
Bridge: Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job. In fact, 77% of staffing employees say working through a staffing agency is a good way to obtain a permanent job.
Choice: Many people choose temporary and contract work as an employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.
Training: The staffing industry provides free training for millions of temporary and contract employees to help meet today’s demand for skilled workers. In fact, 65% of staffing employees say they developed new or improved work skills through their assignments.
Source: American Staffing Association