Choice Specialists, established in Dallas, Texas, in 1999, however, Burnett Personnel Services was founded by Sue Burnett with five employees in Houston, Texas, in 1974. Sue used her car as collateral to secure a $10,000 loan for the Texas staffing agency. By the end of the first year, she had created a profitable company. Today, the company boasts an outstanding portfolio of 9 offices in 6 major Texas cities, including Houston, The Woodlands, El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. In Dallas, we operate as Choice Specialists, and in all other cities, we operate as Burnett Specialists.
Choice Specialists has remained a nationally-certified, woman-owned business since 1997 and ranks as the largest among the employee-owned staffing agencies in Dallas, TX.
Since we are a 100% employee-owned employment agency and Dallas headhunter, we have an advantage over our competitors in the Dallas staffing agencies industry. Because of this, our recruitment team has an “owner’s mentality.” Our candidates and client employers work alongside the recruiters in Dallas, which are employee-owners, throughout the entire hiring process.
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Since people are our business, we have adopted the “People First” mentality as a part of our Dallas employment services Core Values. This company culture doesn’t just start with our customers; it begins with our team of dedicated employee-owners. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of tenured recruiters in Dallas, Texas, aren’t just co-workers; we are a family. We work hard, and we celebrate success. Even though it is our job to help companies and careers grow among candidates and employers outside our organization, we also pride ourselves in taking strides to increase internal employee engagement and retention to be the top resource for Dallas employment agencies.
Defining the core pillars of our company’s identity and principles was a process designed and implemented after a substantial amount of operational observation and employee feedback. As an employee-owned business, it was essential for us to determine the company’s values as a whole to set the standard for the way we conduct business as a recruiting firm in Dallas.
Unlike many staffing and recruiting agencies, we deliver the advantage of working directly with the employee-owners of our company. In 2010, Sue and Rusty Burnett decided they were going to give back to the people who helped make their company a success. They set up an “Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)” as a strategy for the company’s future. Both full-time staff and temporary/contract staffing employees take part in this unique ownership.
We are now Texas’ largest employee-owned staffing and recruitment agency as ranked by the National Center for Employee Ownership. We are also a nationally certified woman-owned business with Sue Burnett continuing as President.