Why choose Priority Personnel?
Priority provides skilled temporary and long-term employees across a broad range of occupations including light industrial, office-clerical, technical, professional and retail.
Who we are
Priority Personnel, an award winning staffing firm, has been serving the central Texas area since it was founded in San Marcos, Texas in 1993.
Message from Priority Personnel’s, a division of Hamilton-Ryker, President and CEO Kelly McCreight regarding COVID-19: “Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are taking all the necessary steps to protect them”.
We are currently in the midst of one of the most devastating events that our country has experienced, but Priority Personnel is prepared to take on the Coronavirus pandemic head-on. We know that adversity builds character, and over our 50 years, we have been through multiple recessions and 9/11. We fortunately, and unfortunately, have quite a history of character building. We fully understand the impact that this ordeal is having on our employees – both direct and temporary, our partner clients, and the communities in which we operate. We got here together, and we will get through this together.
That is why we have implemented changes in our operations and processes to ensure successful business continuity for all. All our offices, from Texas to Washington D.C. continue to operate; following federal, state, local and company guidelines for business operations. However, we have taken these steps to ensure the well-being of all our stakeholders:
- Direct Employees – We have implemented measures to protect those working in our offices that interact with the public face-to-face, such as; restricting access into the offices, conducting interviews by phone or videoconferencing instead of in-person, and having our offices sanitized daily using CDC-recommended techniques and products. We have also requested that non-essential travel cease and that non-operations personnel work from home.
- Temporary Employees (Associates) – We have been in direct communication with our approximately 11,000 temporary and contract employees who represent us at various client sites across the Southeast region of the U.S. using internal e-mail and texting systems. Priority Personnel has been sharing information and guidance from the CDC with them and is available to address any issues that may arise, including and up to any potential contraction of the virus. We will also stay abreast of any government-sponsored financial resources that we can pass along to our Associates if they are forced to be out of work due to COVID-19.
- Partner Clients – We have been working side-by-side with our partners to ensure the health and safety of our employees that work there, as well as their direct employees. With many businesses shutting down due to the potential threat, we want to work to minimize the impact of the virus to our clients’ business operations.
As we have done since our founding in 1971, we will work within our communities to ensure the success of everyone involved. We have laid out plans for any contingencies that may arise and will stay up to date with information as this situation develops. We will be ready to make additional operational changes if needed. It’s going to be a tough few months, but our company and economy have been very strong the last few years and will recover. Even though our nation and company have seen many challenges over the last 50 years—I am confident that we will get through this and come out even stronger on the back end.