2014 Best Places to Work winner 3rd Year in Row – ProLink Staffing

Name: ProLink Healthcare

Description: Full-service staffing and recruiting firm

Top local official: Tony Munafo

Year founded: 2011

Local employees: 39

Website: ProLinkStaff.com

Interview by: Staff – Cincinnati Business Courier

If someone walked into your offices right now, what would they see?

Tony Munafo: The first thing visitors usually notice is the upbeat music playing and energy of our open office concept. Visitors to ProLink’s office are personally welcomed by everyone they see. We also have visual displays of accountability throughout the office. In our office each team member is given clear expectations with an understanding of how their roles impact the office overall. We openly discuss and track daily goals as well as weekly results. Our team meets every morning to brainstorm and help individual producers to hit their goals.

How have your employees influenced your leadership style?

Tony Munafo: Our entire team believes in ProLink’s core vision and mission, which makes all of us open to each other’s ideas and strategies on how to make our company even stronger. Everyone on our team has ownership in where ProLink is headed, which has led us to where we are today and where we are headed tomorrow. Ultimately, individuals are challenged to create and grow their own business and intrapreneurship is encouraged at every level. Our office is a great combination of experienced professionals and recent graduates, which has made ProLink a melting pot of different ideas and best practices.

What special things do you look for when you are hiring?

Tony Munafo: We look for leadership, likability, perseverance and drive for results. If you look at our team every single one of us has persevered through something in our lives, which has defined who we are as individuals and teammates. Life is full of challenges and so is your career. We want people who know how to fight through adversity and persevere.

What’s a unique benefit you offer your employees?

Tony Munafo: In addition to rapid career growth and advancement potential, our training and development programs that we have developed really help to foster the growth of each individual. We offer three programs: a recruiter career accelerator, an advancement course (led by our president) and a leadership development course. We also have an open-door policy within our company that starts from the president on down. We truly believe the leaders in our company need to be the example for the future leaders on how to lead and work within our company.

How does your company encourage health and fitness?

Tony Munafo: This year we did a 13- week and 26-week weight-loss challenge. We paired everyone up into teams to help support each other through the challenge. It is also part of the reason why we support the United Way; one of their main objectives is health and wellness.

How does your company give back?

Tony Munafo: This year we launched our first United Way campaign in a very big way. We hosted our first walk-a-thon, which raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society and Children’s Home of Cincinnati. We also support other Cincinnati area charities that are important to our team members; we have supported Companions on a Journey, the Denny Buehler Memorial Tournament, the Bowtie Cause and Starfire, to name a few.

TONY MUNAFO

President

As one of the founding partners of ProLink Staffing Services, Tony Munafo called upon his 11 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry to create a premium professional service organization. Tony has developed customized staffing solutions for all sizes and types of companies from Fortune 100 clients to small, family-owned businesses. His pursuit of perfection and drive for results inspires those around him to reach their highest potential.

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