The PSU Story

We are very proud to be Cleveland County’s first staffing firm, although that fact alone isn’t why we are so successful. “We are not the best because we are the oldest, we are the oldest because we are the best,” says Beverly Shuford, PSU’s founder and chairman of the board. In 1981, Ms. Shuford founded PSU on the principles of personalized service, thorough screening, precise matching of candidates to client needs and comprehensive training. It is a plan that works.  Our commitment to these principles, coupled with our rock-solid ethical business philosophy, has allowed us to prosper and grow for more than 30 years.

Ms Shuford’s son, Tim Blackwell, joined the firm in 1981 and became president after her retirement in 2000. Tim understands that, “It is our employees that really differentiate us from our competitors. Companies don’t do business with companies…people do business with people! And we are fortunate to have knowledgeable and dedicated employees who strive to exceed customer expectations every day.”

At PSU, our average staff tenure is more than 11 years, and five PSU staff members hold CTS certification from the National Association of Staffing Professionals. Our staff is committed to customer service and our clients’ success, and it’s a formula that works! The average tenure of our top 10 accounts is more than 17 years!

Over the past three decades, PSU has grown to include three offices with two divisions, Temporary Staffing and Professional Search. Specific services include Temporary Staffing, Planned Staffing with on-site management capabilities, Temp to Hire, Payrolling, Direct Placement, Contract Staffing and Human Resource Administrative Support. Since our beginning, we have served hundreds of clients and made more than 20,000 placements!

Independent ownership allows us to focus on providing service-oriented and flexible solutions. At PSU, we can customize our service to meet your needs and the needs of our employees. We answer to our clients and not our stockholders!

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