The RightThing Acquires AIRS

first_imgThe RightThing Acquires AIRS, First-of-Kind Recruitment DealAcquisition Combines Best-in-Class Services with Award-Winning Recruitment Software and Training SolutionsFebruary 18, 2008 The RightThing, a leader in customized recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) announced Monday the acquisition of AIRS, an award-winning recruitment training and sourcing technology company, based in Wilder, VT. AIRS will remain in Vermont at current staffing levels, according to the company.The acquisition will enhance The RightThing’s services by integrating AIRS recruitment sourcing software as well as training solutions, delivering customers a comprehensive suite of tools. AIRS A-list clients, including 70 percent of the Fortune 500, will benefit from The RightThing’s strong customer service as well as scalable and customized end-to-end recruitment options. AIRS products and training solutions will remain intact under The RightThing’s family of services.”The RightThing is very excited to welcome AIRS to the family,” said Terry Terhark, president and CEO of The RightThing. “AIRS thrives on innovation as does The RightThing, the synergy and cultural match of these two companies could potentially be the biggest thing this industry has seen with best-in-class technology, products, efficiency and power.”As the leader in recruitment process outsourcing, The RightThing has been building momentum since its inception in 2003 with exponential employee, client and revenue growth year after year, and award-winning thought leadership. With sourcing tools and training that help recruiters find the best talent, AIRS, founded in 1997, has experienced a 40 percent growth rate the past three years.”The RightThing and AIRS is a powerful combination of technology enabled services,” said Jason Corsello, vice president of Knowledge Infusion. “This has truly created a one-stop shop for any company’s entire recruiting and sourcing needs.””Together, The RightThing and AIRS will undoubtedly become one of the fastest growing recruiting solutions company in the industry,” said Chris Forman, president of AIRS. “Joining The RightThing will create a true paradigm shift for recruiting solutions. By offering top-notch services, technology and thought leadership under one unified company we will provide better hires and better outcomes to all of our clients.”Financial details were not disclosed.###About The RightThingAs the market leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing, The RightThing redefines organizations’ approach and attitude towards recruiting and hiring processes. By developing and implementing strategic procedures for both national and global assignments, The RightThing consistently meets and exceeds client goals. Both short and long-term projects benefit from The RightThing’s smart solutions. For more information please visit http://www.rightthinginc.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Positive vibe (finally) surrounds Ellsworth/Sumner football team

first_img Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. ELLSWORTH — Andrew Brown remembers when an injury wasn’t such a bad option.It was September 2014, and Brown was a freshman on the Ellsworth/Sumner football team. The team, which had ended 56 seasons without a football program just two years earlier, was 0-3 and en route to its third winless season in a row.As the team concluded a practice session, Brown and then-teammate Devin Wright were joking with one another as the two walked off the field — “horsing around” as Brown called it. Then, Brown slipped on a muddy patch of grass and broke his ankle.Ellsworth/Sumner football coach Duane Crawford looks on during his team’s evening practice Aug. 17 in Ellsworth.PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLIn another situation, the injury, which ended Brown’s season, would have been devastating. In this instance, that wasn’t necessarily the case.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Part of me was kind of thankful I broke it,” said Brown, who’s now a junior playing wingback and safety for the Eagles. “[That season] was so frustrating, and it was just hard to keep confidence on that team.”Fast forward three years, and the difference in the Ellsworth/Sumner football team’s attitude couldn’t be more apparent. The Eagles are coming off a 5-3 season and are looking to make another statement in their final season without playoff eligibility before the makes the move from Class D to Class C in 2017.This year, when Brown and his teammates are sweating through two-a-day practices on muggy August days, there’s a sense of capability and attainment. The players direct each other with confidence, and practices move smoothly and efficiently in the buildup to the first game of the season against Mattanawcook Academy on Sept. 2.“I remember when I used to come out and watch the team play in eighth grade, and it’s just so much better [now],” sophomore safety and wide receiver Javon Williams said. “We’re going through the plays like it’s nothing, and that used to take forever. We’ve also picked up the intensity on defense.”In past years, Ellsworth/Sumner would begin each season without a sense of progress. Going three full years without a win left the Eagles with a constant empty feeling, and the improvements coaches and players sought weren’t made very often.Once the team finally got over that hump last year by beating Washington Academy 22-8 in its second game, though, the victories kept coming and the confidence kept building. Now that the Eagles know they can win, their losing past has gradually been forgotten.“For the first time, we aren’t really talking about the years before where we weren’t very good,” Brown said. “We want to think of ourselves as a competitive team in this conference, and that mindset wasn’t really there before.”In the brief few years since the football program’s revival, it’s been hard to paint the team as an opportunity for success. The athletics scene at Ellsworth High School has revolved more around the school’s more successful boys’ soccer and basketball programs, both of which have played in state championship games in recent years.More success on the football field could soon change that. Players on the team noticed more spectators sitting on the hill next to the football stadium last season than in previous ones, and they’ve also earned the respect of the school’s more traditionally successful programs.Ellsworth/Sumner running back Jacob Shorey spins past teammate Keith Jordan during evening practice Aug. 18 in Ellsworth.PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“It used to be that the soccer players would get all the attention, and we were reminded of that all the time,” senior lineman Keith Jordan said. “Now that we’ve started winning, we’re putting ourselves in that conversation.”Other schools are taking notice, too. In addition to Washington Academy, Ellsworth/Sumner’s other wins in 2015 came against Stearns, Camden Hills, Houlton and Dexter, although the victory after Camden Hills was the result of a forfeit. The Eagles didn’t play Camden Hills or Houlton in 2014, but the other three beat them by a combined 62 points.“Whenever I went to camps, I’d hear kids from the other schools we played say, ‘Hey, you guys did really well last year,’” Williams said. “In past years, we were just a mop-up game. They would throw in whoever they wanted and beat us.”What changed? One positive development was that Wright, whom coach Duane Crawford said was the conference’s top running back, broke through. After a less-than-stellar 2014 season, Wright rushed for over 1,500 yards, including 398 against Houlton. Elsewhere, the Eagles were much improved on the offensive and defensive lines.Yet even though Ellsworth/Sumner will play nine games instead of eight this year, repeating last season’s five-win campaign will be challenging. The Eagles will have to find a replacement for Wright, who graduated in June and will play football at Husson University in Bangor. The team could also face some issues with its roster size if it has to deal with numerous defections and injuries, both of which can become common over the course of a season.“We’re definitely ahead of where we were last year with everything, but we’re thin at all the positions,” coach Duane Crawford said. “We’ve got 28 on the team right now. I was expecting to have in the mid-30s.”Replacing Wright and dealing with depth concerns could determine how successful Ellsworth/Sumner is this year, but the Eagles have endured worse.At the very least, there almost certainly won’t be anyone wishing for a premature end to the season this time around.“I think this is the most confident we’ve been since I’ve been here,” Brown said. “We might not be going to the playoffs, but we’re ready to win, and we’ve proven to ourselves and to everybody that we can.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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