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September is our Employee Appreciation Month

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment


Managers and employees are constantly looking for the secret of “motivating their people.” Therein lies the inherent problem. You can’t motivate people. But you can set an example and create an environment where they will motivate themselves. As a leader, the secret to creating a successful work environment is to first create an atmosphere in which success can occur. This means a continuous positive attitude on your part, and continuous positive reinforcement from your employees. It means recognizing and rewarding great performance.

At Star Staffing, we treat our customers with the same care as our employees. We understand that our employees and internal staff are the ones who make us a Best Place to Work and a leader in our industry. We believe in recognizing our employees for performance and positive behavior. One of our employee recognition programs is our “Star of the Month” where we recognize an individual in each office that demonstrates the following:

  • Performance – meeting and exceeding work load expectations, completing tasks early, taking on additional tasks when requested.
  • Safety – adheres to all safety rules, makes suggestions for keeping the workplace and others safe.
  • Perfect Attendance – always on time and ready to work, returns on time from breaks.
  • Attitude – maintains a positive attitude, being willing, going above and beyond.

We value and appreciate each and every one of our employees.

Although we recognize them through numerous programs, we thought we would dedicate an entire month to celebrate them. We will be providing them with thank you notes, cupcakes and goodies, gifts, and in the last week of September, they will have a chance to win a 40-inch plasma TV! We are excited to take the month of September to recognize each individual on a specific attribute that contributes to our success.

Together, we make the difference!


Star Staffing Increases Staff by 25%

Petaluma, California – May 10, 2013 — Star Staffing, (, the leading provider of staffing solutions to the Wine and Manufacturing Industries in Northern San Francisco Bay Area, is continuing to expand and thrive.

“It is very exciting to be growing at the pace we are. So far this year, we have already increased our staff by 25%. We also plan to add an additional 15% in the next 2-4 months. One of the most instrumental new positions we have added to aid in our growth is a Director of Operations. We are pleased to announce the hiring of Mary Ann Mancuso as Director of Operations. Ms. Mancuso will be focused on supporting Star’s growing business through strategic workforce planning, implementation, and helping streamline and refine processes,” said Owner and CEO, Lisa Rogelstad.

“Star Staffing was the perfect choice for me after several interviews and multiple job offers.  As a community advocate it means a lot to me to work for a company that is entrenched in the community and has a direct impact on the local economy.  Lisa and Nicole have a philosophy that matches best with my vision of the kind of organization I want to be affiliated with.  I wanted to work for a company where community and business relationships were a top priority and I found that with Star,” said Director of Operations, Mary Ann Mancuso.

“After an extensive search and a great deal of consideration, we have hired Mary Ann Mancuso as Director of Operations” said Star Staffing’s Vice President and Owner, Nicole Smartt. “She will bring a fresh approach to our team and the fact that she has industry knowledge and experience, within small and large size successful companies, will prove invaluable in the long run. We were looking for a Director of Operations with leadership ability and a strong personality and believe Mary Ann possesses those qualities. She’s very well respected in the Napa Community, is a consummate professional and her knowledge and background will be an incredible asset for our team and organization.”

Currently, Star Staffing has offices in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Napa with satellite offices in Ukiah, Fairfield, and Sonoma.  Star Staffing has an aggressive expansion plan for next 5 years and are delighted to be thriving and growing so quickly.


About Star Staffing

Founded in 1998, Star Staffing is the Northbay’s premier staffing provider holding offices in Petaluma, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and Napa with satellite offices in Sonoma, Ukiah, and Fairfield.  Star Staffing was recently honored as a 2011 Best Placement Service by the Northbay Biz Journal and in 2012 a Best Company to do Business with in Napa. Star Staffing offers recruiting and screening, payroll and time attendance management, on-site management, risk reduction programs, employee rewards and benefits, and knock your socks off service to a multitude of companies, including manufacturing, industrial, clerical, administrative, accounting, finance, information technology, and professional services.