WORKWAY ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN GAMESMITH
Contact: James Bowmer
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WORKWAY ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN GAMESMITH
Workway today announced an investment in digital staffing platform Gamesmith.
Alex Churchill, CEO of Gamesmith said “We are excited that Workway has chosen to pursue a partnership based upon disrupting how recruiters build community. Gamesmith is a talent marketplace enabling game professionals and studios to meet directly without the need for recruiters, our model will move monetization away from the “traditional” successful placement fee to a subscription model allowing studios to directly hire more quickly and cost effectively.”
James Bowmer, CEO of Workway said "We are delighted to announce this investment in Gamesmith, which is key to the Workway strategy to grow our partnerships and presence in on demand staffing market. We will continue look for new ways to do business in the “Gig economy” in order to increase our level of service to our talent communities and look forward to providing these additional resources and ideas to our current and expanding client base." As part of the partnership Mr. Bowmer will serve on the Gamesmith board of directors.
Workway is a specialty staffing company with the corporate headquarters based out of Irving, Texas. Our team of employment experts provides recruiting services to a range of market sectors including:
- Real Estate and Banking Services including title, escrow & mortgage, REO & foreclosure, banking & credit union
- Professional staffing including finance & accounting, clerical & administrative, sales & Marketing, Human Resources and legal
- On Demand Services delivered by independent contractors via the management of a statement of work to institutional & private companies including mortgage banking, mortgage brokers & due-diligence, loan servicing, title insurance/escrow, real estate/asset management, legal firms and accounting firms.
To meet the needs of a changing economy, we are consistently forming new relationships with new customers, providing expanding opportunities for our top talent.
Based in San Francisco Gamesmith launches the first professional game maker marketplace to serve the $117B global game industry. Led by Alex Churchill, veteran recruiter and founder of VonChurch, Gamesmith looks to reduce the cost, speed and risk normally involved in traditional hiring business models by providing vetted game makers direct access to studio’s.
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Workway Announces Merger With Regal Personnel
Workway a national temporary and permanent placement staffing firm announces merger with Regal Personnel, a regional North Texas Firm based firm providing Direct Hire and Executive Search services within the areas of Administration, Human Resources, Legal, Sales & Marketing and Corporate Operations across a variety of industries. The merger will create a new Division Workway Regal which will operate as a business line within Workway.
James Bowmer, CEO of Workway said "We are delighted to announce this merger, which is key to the Workway strategy to grow our presence in the Texas market and increase our offering beyond our traditional our core business lines in the Real Estate and Banking sectors. Regal Personnel is known for their talented and tenured team, strong brand recognition, and excellent client base. We look forward to providing these additional resources to our current and expanding client base."
Adria Pearl, President of Regal Personnel said “We are excited to join the Workway Group, our combined resources can only provide a stronger service level to our candidate and client communities, while offering the opportunity to expand our network quickly to take advantage of the growing economy and requirement to provide talent in Texas.” Adria will serve as the Vice President of the new created Workway Regal Division.
WORKWAY ANNOUNCES A NEW RVP OF SOUTHERN CA
We are excited to announce the appointment of Susan Denoo to the position of Regional Vice President in Southern California, responsible for the Los Angeles and Irvine branches and CA Direct Hire team! Susan has 25 years of successful staffing industry experience across various verticals as well as proven business acumen, metrics management and leadership capabilities. Susan was most recently with Robert Half as the Assistant Vice President of Accountemps, Salaried Professional Services and Office Team in Pasadena, CA where she was responsible for carrying her own book of business while leading 3 divisions and a team of 9 direct reports.
We are excited to have an individual who is not only a sales driver, but a strong leader with a reputation of developing leaders. Susan is very well suited to the culture of Workway and we are confident that she will bring immediate value to her teams based on her track record of success over her career!
Please join us in welcoming Susan to Workway Family!
Workway Announces a New VP of Corporate Services
We are excited to announce the addition to the Senior Leadership team of Paul Kodros as the Vice President of Corporate Services. In this newly created role based out of the Irving office, Paul will be responsible for managing the corporate and back office functions for Workway, Inc. His duties include operating as the liaison between our company and partnership programs, management of the Human Resources function, procurement, corporate administration and special projects such as our On Line Staffing 1099 program.
He is a seasoned Human Resources leader with twenty-five years of experience across compensation (specific to the design, development, and implementation of compensation strategies and incentive programs), benefits design and administration, employee relations and recruiting. Paul was most recently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Guardian Mortgage, he previously held roles with Nationstar Mortgage, Homeward Residential and Bank of America. He graduated with his BS degree in Psychology (University of Illinois), and MA degree in Human Resources (University of Minnesota).
Please join us in welcoming Paul to the Workway family!
Workway Announces a New Sales Manager
We are excited to announce that Andrea Moroso joins the Workway Sales Organziation in our Burbank, CA office. Andrea joins Workway with over 6 years of Business Development experience in the staffing industry as well as 2+ years in banking management. She has a staffing background predominantly in Finance & Accounting. She worked for Accounting Principals/Ajilon Professional Staffing for over 4 years as a Business Development Manager where she developed her territory, built long-standing relationships, assessed needs and took the steps necessary to meet her client’s business objectives. She was recognized in 2013 and 2014 for being in the Top 10 BDMs nationally. She is very involved in the community including sitting on the Executive Board for PIHRA as well as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics. She is looking forward to diversifying the LA Market!
We are very excited to have her join the Burbank team and look forward to seeing her effect upon the business. Join us in welcoming Andrea to the Workway Family!
Is your your Company ACA Compliant?
As we countdown to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implementation of its employers mandate. Now is the best time to prepare and understand that your company and your staffing partner are compliant. The deadline for businesses with over 1000 employees is January 1, 2015. Businesses with over 50 employees needs to be ready by January 1, 2016.
We have provided the following checklist to ensure that you have the answers to be best prepared and compliant.
- Know the penalties for not offering insurance?
- Know the potential penalties if your staffing company is not compliant?
- Know your ACA Liability under staffing arrangements?
- Know the report filing required by ACA by January 1, 2015?
- Determined if you are a large employer? Know how to “look back 12 months”?
- Decided to Pay or Play?
- Received a letter from your staffing firm stating that they are complaint?
- Discussed how your staffing firm will bill for the health insurance they must provide for temporary staff?
- Revised your staffing provider contracts to include the “safe harbor” clause?
- Contacted your staffing partner?
At Workway we are committed to help you to understand and reduce your costs of ACA compliance. If you have questions, please feel free to contact James Bowmer at (972) 514 1515.
As part of this commitment to educating you upon the impact of ACA and would like to invite you to save the date for a December 10th webinar scheduled for 9am PST titled “Reduce Affordable Care Act Costs with Staffing Strategies” delivered by Alden Bianchi, Practice Leader, Executive Compensation & Benefits from Mintz Levin one of the foremost employment legal experts on the ACA, below is
a link to various blog post’s from Mintz Levin written describing the impact of ACA legislation and implementation strategies.
Workway Announces Headquarters Relocation
Workway, a leader in Real Estate, Banking and Finance staffing industry announced today that it has relocated its headquarters to 105 Decker Court in Irving, Texas.
“This marks another milestone for Workway. Relocating to the Dallas-Fort Worth area is our continued effort to build the Texas marketplace and provide opportunities for employment for the great state of Texas,” said CEO and President James Bowmer.
“The goal of Workway is to continue to provide an organization where opportunity meets talent across industries nationwide. We continue to expand our team and have been looking for a suitable location which can support that growth,” said John Bowmer, Chairman. Irving, Texas is a central location to continue to serve our clients.
Workway opened the doors in 2005, the founders of Workway were the first in the staffing industry to nationally specialize in the areas of Title, Escrow, Mortgage and Foreclosure. Since then, Workway has become the leading experts in this field delivering talent on a national basis. We are a staffing business that has grown and evolved with the industry through technological advances, economic shifts and the dynamics of a changing work force.
In 2011, Workway was purchased by the “Bowmer” family from the original founders continuing its operation as a family owned business. The “Bowmer” family have been prevalent within the employment services industry for the last 25 years with John Bowmer, Workway’s Chairman, having been CEO and Chairman of Adecco SA.
BancForce Financial Staffing Acquisition
Workway announces the acquisition of BancForce Financial Staffing (BancForce) effective June 4, 2012. BancForce , a regional Southern California based firm specializing in provision of banking and credit union temporary, temporary to hire and direct hire staffing will operate as a business line within the Workway Group.
James Bowmer, CEO of Workway said "We are delighted to announce this acquisition, which is key to the Workway strategy to grow our presence in our core business within the Real Estate and Banking Services sector. BancForce is known for their talented and tenured team, strong brand recognition, and excellent client base. We look forward to providing these additional resources to our current and expanding client base."
Craig Knudson, CEO of BancForce said “We are excited to join the Workway Group, our combined resources can only provide a stronger service level to our candidate and client communities, while offering the opportunity to expand our network in other states.” Knudson will serve as the Senior Vice President of the new created BancForce Business Line within the Workway Group.