"With a career at Therapy Staff, you are truly a part of our team. We’ll search for the ideal placement each and every time, and provide support and encouragement along the way. You will always have the tools and resources you need to succeed on assignment."
- Mike McKillen, VP of Operations

 
In This Issue:
 
Therapist Success Story
Upcoming Career Fairs
Employee Spotlight
Little Additions
Announcements
Top 3 Reasons to Take a Temporary Job
 
 Therapy Staff Star  January 2011
  
 
 Therapist Success Story
 
Satish, Physical Therapist 

We would like to introduce our spotlight employee, Satish.  Satish is a PT from India who has made Therapy Staff, and the facilities he travels to, his home away from home. He has traveled throughout Virginia and Michigan, and has made a positive impact on both his colleagues and patients.  One patient wrote this poem about Satish:

 Satish the therapy man,
Forces me to do all I can,
Swing around and lift a leg,
Until for mercy I must beg,
But when all is said and done,
He is just a good “Old Son of a Gun”

In addition to traveling throughout the U.S., Satish has enjoyed the breadth and variety of clinical settings and patients.  Through these experiences, he has enjoyed learning from and teaching others.  Satish recently mentored a PT student named Naga in her final months prior to graduation.  After Naga’s graduation, we welcomed her as a member of the Therapy Staff team, and she seamlessly transitioned into an assignment where Satish had been working.

Satish is currently working with a client in Lansing, Michigan and is engaged to be married next month.  Congratulations Satish!


  
Upcoming Career Fairs We’d love to meet you at... 
 
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, OH
January 28, 2011  
 
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
January 31, 2011
 
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 
New Orleans, LA 
February 9 – 12, 2011
Come see us at booth 1508
 
KSHLA – Annual  Convention
Covington, KY
February 9 – 12, 2011
 
Baker College
Muskegon, MI
February 18, 2011
 
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
February 23, 2011
(lower level Commons)
 
Baker College
Flint, MI
March 3, 2011
 
Oakland University
Oakland Center, Banquet Room
March, 11, 2011
 
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
March 16, 2011
 
OSHLA Annual Conference
Columbus, OH 
March 17 – 19, 2011 
at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
 
MSHA Annual Conference
Dearborn, MI
March 24 – 26, 2011
at the Henry Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton)  
 
MPTA – Student Conclave
Lansing, MI
April 1, 2011
Kellogg Hotel 
 
Baker College
Allen Park, MI
April 21, 2011
Employee Spotlight 
Mike McKillen
Vice President of Operation, Therapy Staff, LLC
 
 
1.What do you love about your job? Solving problems (not that we have many).  I like to make sure people are taken care of.  I am here so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.
 
2.What was your strangest job?  That’s an easy one…detasseling corn.  I grew up in a rural town (Sturgis, MI) and a very popular job while in school is detasseling.  Basically it’s taking the top tassel of corn stalks to promote cross pollination (or something like that).
 
3.What is your favorite thing to do outside of Therapy Staff? I love hanging out with my wife and kids (Rhonda, Patrick 11, Matt 7, Brady 7).  Trust me; it’s not boring in our house.
 
4.What is your favorite movie? I am a Caddyshack freak…
 
5.What is your favorite food? I like a good steak every now and again.
 
6.What is the best advice you ever got?  I have 2.  The first is from my dad when I told him I was going to propose to Rhonda on her birthday and he said not to do it on an occasion…make it an occasion.  The second is to not tuck your shirt into your underwear.
 
7.Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I try to make someone laugh at least once a day.

  
 Little Additions
 
  
Alesha, Chicago, IL
 
Congratulation to the Askar family on the birth of their new little one!
 
 

 New Office Locations  
 
Our Corporate office
  
  705 South Main Street, Suite 220
Plymouth, MI 48170
  
New corporate phone number
734-354-8000
  
New fax number
734-468-2668
 
Chicago office 
 
3701 North Ravenswood, Suite 248
Chicago, IL 60613
 
Phone
(773) 529-5294
 
Fax
(773) 549-5378
Top 3 Reasons to Take a Temporary Job

Many companies utilize temporary staffing agencies to bring in extra help when they need it and need it quickly. However, many job seekers tend to avoid finding a job through a temp agency, when in fact, temporary jobs can be a great way to land your next full-time job or pick up new skills.

Here are the top 3 reasons to take a temporary job:

1. Taking a temporary job can be a source of income. You’ll network and meet a lot of new people in a temporary position that can give you an awesome recommendation.
2. A temporary job could turn into a full-time job if you’re a good fit for the position and if the company needs a person full-time. In fact, some companies do most or all of their hiring through staffing agencies, so it could be the only way to get into those companies.
 
3. By taking a temporary job, you can avoid gaps on your resume. Seeing large gaps on resumes can be questionable to some employers. So don’t dismiss temporary jobs.
 We offer CPR classes to our therapist in our Plymouth, MI office please contact Adrian or Savannah for more details by calling 734-354-8000
 
 Reminder!
Please send all time sheets to your local office after the completion of your shift on Friday or Saturdays.
 
 Referral Bonus
$$$$$$$- Give us a call to get the details of our incredible referral bonus program. 
New look for our website coming soon.
 Therapy Staff
  705 South Main Street, Suite 220
Plymouth, MI 48170
www.therapystaff.com