Smell the Resin Burning: How to Deliver Value and Succeed in the World of Manufacturing w/Jerry Jones

Taking skilled talent to the marketplace and providing value. That’s the tried and true recipe for success in recruiting. When we’ve had a long run of success, it’s easy to get away from what got us to the top in the first place, but the market has a way of reminding us. 

Staying committed to marketing, making our clients businesses better, and never making it about the money solves every problem in this business. It’s also given Jerry Jones staying power in the industry.

Why does he love recruiting for the manufacturing industry? How does he remind himself of the critical basics of this industry? How does he unwind? In this episode, the Co-Owner of Management Recruiters of Tallahassee shares his story and how he stays ahead of the pack.

Guest Bio 

Jerry Jones, Co-Owner of Management Recruiters of Tallahassee, is a 26-year veteran in the recruiting industry. Before recruiting, Jerry spent fifteen years conducting multiple operational turnarounds where rebuilding through recruiting, training, and development was crucial to the success of the functional improvements required. Jerry’s keys to success? Planning, learning, expectations, and execution all come to the forefront. Throughout his 26 years in the recruiting business, one essential, non-negotiable principle is: “Take care of the person you are speaking to because if you do this, you will never be without opportunities in business and life.” Jerry’s recruiting philosophy is not just to find the requirements for the position. The right fit must be paramount to include culture, experience, skills, and capability. The clients rely on our expertise and trust that the insight and knowledge we have will lead to the harvest of the right Candidate. On numerous occasions, Jerry has been an invited speaker and recognized with many awards. Jerry gives back to the community by serving as a board member at The Florida State University College of Engineering, serving on the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Advisory Council.

There are other passions in Jerry’s life: his wife of 41 years, his family, college football, biking, and saltwater fishing.

Meet the Host

Vince Holt is the founder and CEO of Management Recruiters of Mercer Island. With 35+ years industry experience, he is the only MRINetwork team member to win CSAM of the Year, Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards. In addition to spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, Vince has raced motorcycles for over 50 years, winning 5 National Championships.

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