From humble beginnings in Louisville, Kentucky, Malone Workforce Solutions today celebrates 50 years of matching people with jobs—and doing so with intelligence and integrity. Expanding rapidly, and with
a new CEO at the helm, the company is poised for exciting next steps.
Change is good. Growth is better. Malone Workforce Solutions is busy with both. On the heels of a recent, vibrant corporate rebranding and a period of acquisition that expanded its footprint to 75 offices nationwide (and doubled its revenue), this family-owned staffing company recently appointed its new CEO, Beth Delano. Did it launch a nationwide search? No. True to Malone ethos, it looked within its own ranks where, for the past seven years, Delano has been helping to grow the company in unprecedented ways, first as president of its commercial division, then as COO.
“This is exactly the kind of company I want to be a part of: authentic, honest, no ‘smoke and mirrors,’ and focused on putting people first,” says Delano. “As my team and I work to make this company the best it can be, we never forget the end result: putting people to work, enabling them to care for their families, and—at the other end of the equation—supplying companies large and small with smart, capable workers to power their productivity.”
Identifying each client’s individual needs is paramount, says Delano. Malone Workforce Solutions was recently contacted by a small auto parts factory. Despite offering undemanding work in a clean, pleasant facility, they were always about 40 workers short, leading to unmet deadlines, as well as high overtime and advertising costs. Malone Workforce Solutions performed an in-depth wage analysis and advised the company to raise hourly wages by 30 percent. Within two days, the team had filled nearly every position with motivated, high-quality workers, saving the company money in the long run.
Founded by Joe Malone in 1969, the company is today run by his sons, Terry and Tim Malone, who are determined to maintain its culture of humanism while planning for its next 50 years. Each day, more than 11,000 Malone Workforce Solutions employees punch in at more than 700 light industrial, health care, governmental, and professional work sites across the country. As of 2018, the company was the 47th-largest American staffing firm—and the 14th-largest in industrial staffing—with sales of more than
$320 million. But, says Delano, this is only the start.
A Necessary Evolution
“As other staffing companies are scaling back, we are expanding strategically and fearlessly. This is an incredible time to do this work as technology continues to disrupt old, shop-worn, obsolete techniques of workforce management,” says Delano. Texting platforms and other kinds of plug-and-play technology have streamlined the recruitment and re-engagement of Malone Workforce Solutions clients. And as the industry changes—and more employees seek to be part of an agile, flexible workforce—the company is ready to meet and support those needs.
Says Delano, “We’re embracing every aspect of this new paradigm—and it’s working, not just for us, but for our clients and our candidates across the country.”