Monthly Archives: July 2013

The POWER Behind Questions

Not just any questions, but those that challenge us to think and then rethink.  Those that are sometimes so immense we can’t answer them based on our current knowledge or where we currently stand.  To answer these questions we must learn more.

The acclaimed business author Ken Blanchard said, “While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a business, a marriage, or a life; any single conversation can.”  I’d like to refine his message by replacing “conversation” with “question.”  (Reread it with this change).

By asking the hard questions we challenge and stretch each other’s thinking.  It’s as if a vacuum is created between what we know and what we need to know; what we currently do and what we need to be able to do (competence versus capacity).  Ask questions of yourself, your peers, clients, candidates, and your manager.  By continually challenging ourselves we will better discover what is possible.

As we progress through the second half of 2013, I challenge you to always be asking the hard questions.  They empower and create new possibilities.  They lead to action and they will produce results.  Become conscious of the questions you are asking.  Evaluate each question and ask, “Is this a good question?  If not, what’s a better one?” Choose the better question.  Be intentional. 

It would be my pleasure to listen and learn from your point of view.  I invite you to ask me your questions and/or tell me of your idea(s).

Jim M. Carchidi, CSP

Executive Vice President

The JFC Staffing Companies

50 Fastest Growing Companies – We are 3 of them!

JFC Temps Inc, JFC Medical Inc. and JFC Global Inc. named among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the region

(Harrisburg ), PA (July 18, 2013) – JFC Temps Inc., JFC Medical Inc., and JFC Global Inc., are proud to announce that they made the Central Penn Business Journal’s 17th annual list of companies with increasing revenues.

“While growth is exciting, we are most thrilled that we have grown in a business climate where many in our industry have been closing their doors or cutting headcount.  I believe that our Customer Commitment, co-created by our work family, had afforded us such growth during some of the most challenging of business climates.” – Jim Carchidi, CSP, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner

In order to be eligible for consideration, companies were required to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as revenue growth in 2012, as compared to 2010. For-profit entities that are headquartered in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county were eligible for nomination.

The presenting sponsor of the program, SF&Company, calculated the nominations and then ranked the companies according to revenue growth over the three-year period. Both dollar and percentage increases were taken into consideration. This ranking formula led to the list of winners.

JFC Temps Inc., JFC Medical Inc., and JFC Global Inc., and the other 47 winners, will be honored at an awards breakfast on Monday, September 30, 2013, when their ranks will be revealed. A complete, ranked list of honorees and profiles of each company and their financial growth will be published in a special supplement of the October 4 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies is a program of the Central Penn Business Journal and is presented by SF&Company. Additional sponsors include: Comcast Business; Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott and Highmark Blue Shield. For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.CPBJnow.com/events.

About the JFC Staffing Companies

Disciplined on customer commitment we work hard to gain the trust of our clients; helping them find their most valuable asset – people; while preserving their most precious commodity – time.

It all started back in 1975 out of a one room office where husband and wife Jim F Carchidi and Linda A Carchidi started JFC Personnel, a permanent placement service.  Today we have a much larger work family spread across three niche recruiting companies.  There is JFC Global with specialized recruiters who find hidden talent in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, and Accounting/Finance.  JFC Medical who execute targeted talent search strategies for today’s healthcare practices and institutions.  JFC Temps with Staffing Managers and Recruiters who deliver talent-on-demand in the areas of Office-Professional, Skilled Labor, and light-industrial.