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Congratulations to our Associate of the Month!

Wendy Thomas, November Associate of the Month
Wendy Thomas, November Associate of the Month

Wendy Thomas recently joined Adecco and started an assignment supporting a large client. Although she is new to her job, through her strong work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond her job title, Wendy has already made a long-lasting impact.

Wendy alerted her operator, inspector and supervisor about a potential production defect that could compromise the quality of our client’s goods. As a result, Wendy helped save the client a significant amount of money and potential customers.

Wendy embraces the core value of responsibility, making her a great choice for Associate of the Month.

Rolando Terry, October Associate of the Month
Shontae Bryant, October Associate of the Month

After relocating to Cleveland, Rolando turned to Adecco to find a great job. Within a few days of starting on his first assignment as an assembler, it became clear that we had found a great associate.

Rolando's supervisors have been extremely impressed by his positive attitude and willingness to take on new assignments and responsibilities. He never comes to work without a smile and he never says "no" to any challenge.

As a result of his hard work, Rolando was quickly granted a promotion by our client, a large manufacturing company in Ohio. Today he is a machine operator, but both Rolando and our client expect him to continue to advance in his career.

Rolando embodies the core values of entrepreneurship and responsibility. We are happy to have him as part of the Adecco team and thrilled to name him our Associate of the Month!

Shontae Bryant, September Associate of the Month
Shontae Bryant, September Associate of the Month

Shontae provides administrative support to a large automotive company. Despite the fast-paced and high-pressure nature of her position, Shontae has proven to be an invaluable member of the administrative team for more than two years.

Shontae's manager and peers appreciate her friendly attitude, professional demeanor and willingness to take on new challenges and opportunities. She always goes above and beyond, volunteering her time and her ideas, in order to contribute to the success of her team.

Shontae embodies all of Adecco's core values – team spirit, customer focus, responsibility and entrepreneurship – making her a great associate and a great choice for Associate of the Month.

Congratulations Shontae!

Bob Carnahan, August Associate of the Month Gold Winner, Austin, Texas Branch

Bob is a mechanical engineer who currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. However, Bob's Adecco career began back in 1973 in Virginia when he was let go from his full-time job. After cleaning out his desk, Bob was referred to an Adecco recruiter who offered him a great job and a great pay increase – from $3.30 per hour to $5.00 per hour. Bob jumped at the opportunity and never looked back.
Over the following 39 years, Bob has been on continuous assignment with Adecco. He has supported many of our largest customers and has received rave reviews from everyone he works with. Throughout his nearly four decades of service, Bob has been a valuable contributor to his peers, our customers and the Adecco team.
As Bob gets ready to enter retirement next year, we wanted to thank him for his unwaivering commitment to Adecco and to our clients. We are extremely grateful and wish Bob the best of luck in all of his future endeavors!

Michael Case, August Associate of the Month Silver Winner, City, State Branch
July Associate of the Month: Michael Case

Michael is a positive, upbeat team player who always finds a way to make an impact.
Here's what his recruiter had to say:
"He is prompt, courteous, efficient, performs at a high rate of output, and is always willing to take on any task. He is consistent and reliable and he is here to meet the call of duty. …He is very dependable, personable and we can count on him to get the job done. It is a pleasure to have such a mature responsible self managed individual working with our team."

Stephanie Gaxiola, August Associate of the Month Bronze Winner, Torrance, California Branch
July Associate of the Month: Stephanie Gaxiola

Stephanie, an administrative clerk, has gone above and beyond to support our customer. She has been an essential member of our client's Kaizen project teams, which rely on her strong analytical input, ideation ability and excel skills. Thanks to Stephanie's contributions, our customer has been able to identify and implement many initiatives that will greatly improve operational efficiency.

Leonard Kroll July Associate of the Month Gold winner Glendale, Arizona Branch
July Associate of the Month:

Leonard Kroll was recently promoted to an Operations position. Leonard has always been a remarkable associate, with a strong-work ethic and an impeccable attendance record. However, Leonard recently went above and beyond for a fellow associate, inspiring his coworkers and impressing our client.

One of Leonard's co-workers lost his access to transportation and found himself unable to purchase a new car. The co-worker, begrudgingly, planned to resign from his position.

However, Leonard took it upon himself to drive nearly 700 miles round-trip to purchase a reliable used car for his fellow associate. The man was awestruck at the generosity and unselfishness that Leonard displayed.

Leonard exemplifies the notion of team spirit, and is a person who thinks of others in their times of need. Leonard truly deserves our gold medal for the month.

Nicole Reiff July Associate of the Month Silver Winner Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Branch
July Associate of the Month: Nicole Reiff

Nicole Reiff is a hard worker who has a track record of taking on additional responsibilities and working overtime to cover for absences. In recognition of her great work, Nicole recently received a new assignment that requires a great attention to detail, an ability to work at a quick pace with minimal errors and an ability to retain a very large amount of information. Nicole is excelling in her new role, and was even able to accommodate an overnight shift alone without any supervision.

Dominic Fonseca July Associate of the Month Bronze Winner Glendale, California Branch
July Associate of the Month: Dominic Fonseca

Dominic supports many of Adecco's largest clients at promotional and trade conventions. He has received great feedback from every client he has worked with. Dominic is always flexible and is eager to learn and apply new skills.

Andrea Eastman and Brandi Kernstock-Jimenez, our June Associates of the Month
Andrea Eastman and Brandi Kernstock-Jimenez, our June Associates of the Month

This month, we are proud to introduce you to two stellar associates who worked in tandem to make a tremendous impact on one of the largest and most successful materials and process engineering firms in the world.

Andrea and Brandi, Voice Services Specialists in Midland, Michigan, recently went above and beyond by participating in an extensive auditing initiative. These audits will generate $50,000 in savings during 2012 and an additional $100,000 in savings in 2013.

Here's what their supervisor had to say.

"Brandi and Andrea, I truly appreciate all of your work and support for [our company]," she said. "I think you both fit wonderfully in the roles that you are doing for us now. I enjoy your knowledge, work ethic, reliability and humor."

Great job Andrea and Brandi!

Jennifer Bradley, our May Associate of the Month
David Norton, our March Associate of the Month

Six months ago, Jennifer joined Adecco as a receptionist for one of our largest clients. The position was supposed to be temporary. However, Jennifer is still with the same company, and the impression she has made has been anything but temporary.

Here is what our client had to say about Jennifer's strong work ethic, outstanding results and positive attitude.

"She initially was a fill-in for a receptionist that was taking vacation, next thing I know she was asking if there is anything she could do to help us out or take anything off our hands," her supervisor explained. "…Now, her many wonderful abilities have been recognized throughout [the company] and we have continued to utilize her, not only in reception, but also in human resources, accounting and in our executive area.

"Jennifer has the best attitude and brought an element of fun into our crazy world," her supervisor went on to explain. "…She has a contagious smile, a very warm heart and, above all, she does tasks and projects well, sometimes without much guidance, and she conquers many situations independently, [resulting] in a lot of trust and respect from many of our employees.
 
"She has been absolutely wonderful and we have all found a hard worker, good associate and an easy going friend in her."

With such stellar feedback, Jennifer has made a wonderful addition to our team and is a great choice for Associate of the Month.

Great job, Jennifer!
David Norton, our March Associate of the Month
David Norton, our March Associate of the Month

David Norton is a Material Handler at a global healthcare technology company. David has been on assignment for more than one year and has been a great asset to his department and to the Adecco branch.

Recently, the client held a week-long meeting for senior managers and executives. The goal of the meeting was to promote continuous improvement in the organization. Unfazed by the audience or the big stage, David took an active role at the meeting, offering several recommendations for improvement. These recommendations proved valuable, as the issues he addressed would have been otherwise overlooked.

Others at the meeting applauded David for his courage and conviction.

"He was given the opportunity to present the teams results to senior leadership and did a great job," said David's manager. "He is a very impressive individual and equally valuable to my team."

In fact, our client asked us to publically recognize David for his contributions and we are doing just that.

Thanks for making a difference, David, and congratulations on being named the Associate of the Month!

Payam Fotouhiyehpour, our March Associate of the Month
Payam Fotouhiyehpour, our March Associate of the Month

Payam Fotouhiyehpour joined Adecco in 2011 as a Supplier Engineer supporting one of Adecco's largest healthcare clients. Since his very first day, Payam has been instrumental in the client's success, saving them time and money and generating tons of positive feedback for himself.

Right away, Payam elicited rave reviews from his manager, who noted how hard Payam was working and how well he was fitting into the team.

According to Payam's recruiter, Payam "helped to improve the morale of the whole team and he consistently showed a positive attitude and was a delight to work with."

Payam's recruiter went on to say, that "the feedback on Payam recently rose from positive to ebullient. His manager informed me that Payam created several databases including a tooling database and tracking system, a color measurement database and an SQM metrics database. This was not part of Payam's normal job duties, but he took the initiative nonetheless. These databases made the day-to-day work of his team immensely easier and more manageable."

Payam has been an excellent member of Adecco and an undeniable asset to our client. He exemplifies our core values of entrepreneurship and team spirit and makes a great choice for Associate of the Month.

Congratulations Payam and thanks for all of your hard work!

Stephanie Wyllie, our February Associate of the Month
Stephanie Wyllie, our February Associate of the MonthStephanie Wyllie, our February Associate of the Month

Stephanie is a Financial Analyst who has received outstanding feedback from our client, one of the world's leading technology, finance and innovation organizations. As Rand Booth, Stephanie's recruiter explained, "She goes above and beyond when helping different members of [the client] and always has excellent follow through."

Recently, Stephanie's ability to go above and beyond garnered her tremendous praise from the client. As the client's biggest event of the year – a customer engagement and employee recognition outing at a Major League Baseball game – was approaching, Stephanie recognized a problem with the payment and processing of tickets for the event. Immediately, Stephanie notified her supervisor and presented a detailed action plan in order to resolve the issue. She continued to follow up and ensure the issue was appropriately addressed, offering support whenever it was needed.

Our client greatly appreciated her ingenuity and commitment to resolving the issue.

"If not for Stephanie staying on top of this as she did I know it would not have gotten done," the client said. "She demonstrated the qualities and values we look [for] as a most valued, top performer."

Stephanie routinely demonstrates responsibility, customer focus and team spirit, making her an outstanding choice for Associate of the Month.

Congratulations Stephanie. Keep up the great work!

Mitchell Lind, our January associate of the month
Mitchell Lind, our January associate of the month

Mitchell joined Adecco in 2009 and has been an exemplary associate in a variety of roles. He has successfully supported many of Adecco's largest clients in functions that range from administrative and clerical to light industrial.

No matter the assignment, Mitchell is always up for the challenge and ready to do his best work, even on short notice. Mitchell also consistently receives great feedback from the businesses he works with and is often requested by our clients. In fact, when a new Adecco client needed a top professional to start the next day, Mitchell came through. He accepted the assignment and did such a great job that the initial assignment was extended. Even when the assignment was complete, the client frequently asks for Mitchell to come back in and provide support for absences and special projects.

Mitchell consistently demonstrates team spirit, customer focus, responsibility and entrepreneurship and it is our pleasure to name him Associate of the Month.

Keep up the great work Mitchell, we appreciate it!


If you know an outstanding associate who exemplifies one or more of our core values (Team spirit, customer focus, responsibility and entrepreneurship) nominate them for Associate of the Month! Then, watch our website or Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for the announcement of our winners at the end of each month. Monthly winners will receive an American Express gift card. And, at the end of the year, Adecco will name one of our monthly winners Associate of the Year, and award them with our grand prize!

For questions about our Associate of the Month program or to submit a nomination, please contact your local Adecco representative.

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