Jane Sanders-Waugh, JD Owner/President

“At PSG, everyone owns their job. My job is to ensure PSG Directors and staff have the tools, training and support they need to achieve company and personal goals, then get out of their way.”

Jane’s Story

”Oh dear God, please don’t let me be normal!” says Louisa in the Fantastiks, one of my favorite musicals. I was not much older than the character when I made that my prayer too. I am not sure if my prayers were answered or if God has a sense of humor, because I am anything but normal!

“Not normal” led me to get a formal education in multiple fields: science, art and philosophy – but to make a living in business.

“Not normal” led me to co-found the first employee-leasing firm in the Southeastern United States, then earn my law degree from Mississippi College at age 40. Finding myself unemployed and unmarried in a recession, I proved the adage that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and I launched the first “Contract Attorneys” services firm (Legal Resources) in the state.

“Not normal” led to the creation of my current business, Professional Staffing Group, LLC.

With over 20 years of experience in the recruiting and staffing industry, I have enjoyed bringing people together to collaborate, explore interests and create opportunity. My heart is in helping people—clients, candidates, employees, friends or strangers. It’s all about personal and professional growth.

In my personal life, I gravitate towards the arts, which I find to be inspiring, challenging and creative. When I am not working, you can find me acting in small local theatre productions or writing poetry for my own enjoyment.

When I need to escape, I retreat to my backyard to meditate and garden, or I will engage in yoga and pilates. Seeking the truth in all things, especially myself, keeps me full of humility and humor. One cannot take oneself too seriously; we are all in the life game together. Live authentically, forgive genuinely—this makes for lasting relationships both personally and professionally.

Jane’s Role

Jane is the Owner/President of Professional Staffing Group. She is committed to a management style that fosters both the professional and personal growth of employees and delivers a service experience beyond expectations to clients, candidates and partners.

At PSG, everyone owns their job. Its culture is grounded in personal responsibility and accountability, and Jane seeks to ensure that PSG Directors and staff have the tools, training and support they need to achieve company and personal goals. Then, she likes to get out of their way.

Qualifications

  • BS, Education, Speech & Theater, Mississippi College (1973)
  • JD, Mississippi College (1991)
  • Active Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • Active Member, Capital Area Bar Association

Brenda Barron, CSP General Manager

“I’ve always said, Southerners do business with people they like.  Providing exceptional service and fun is just a great combination of one’s life of work!” 

Brenda’s Story

Brenda Barron is simply a great gal who grew up in the Mississippi Delta and worked her way up the ladder in the staffing industry over the past 20 years.

In 1999, Brenda began her staffing career with Ablest Staffing in Jackson, MS.  She began without any business, but she quickly grew her branch, earning millions in revenues by focusing on the light industrial and office clerical sectors.  After transitioning into the role of Regional Manager, Brenda relocated to Atlanta, GA, before the company was sold.

After the sale Ablest, mergers of multiple entities took place, leading her to leave the company to pursue a career with a major driver staffing organization, where she managed and directed business development and delivery for five years.

More recently, as the Vice President of a national firm, Brenda used her many talents and vast experience to provide the delivery of service and talent to a more niche industry, specializing in the management of outsourced services to major e-commerce corporations.  Yet, again, the company for whom she worked was sold, prompting Brenda to search for the next step in her extensive career.

Shortly thereafter, the owner of Professional Staffing Group (PSG) contacted her about a role she couldn’t refuse, an offer to be an integral part of an independently-owned staffing firm focused on professional-level services using large firm recruiting technologies to meet the needs for select industrial sectors.

Brenda’s Role

There is nothing like a small business to represent the opportunity for its management to wear multiple hats in one working day. That one person can function in leadership, business development, sales coaching, recruiting and social worker roles!  It takes a remarkable and strong person to be able to function in so many roles at one time; and, on rare occasion, that special person comes along, crosses a path and responds to a post.  Someone who just happens to be at the right place at the right time in their life to say “YES” to an entirely new adventure.

Professional Staffing Group welcomed that someone, Brenda Barron, into the PSG business family in March of 2019.  As General Manager, Brenda is indeed cut out for her new career.  She primarily focuses on business development in both professional services and light industrial sectors.  She also manages the training and career development of PSG recruiters and provides support to the entire staff to increase the company’s capacity to provide exceptional service to more clients and candidates.

While Brenda is not one to stay still very long, her career is not her only focus.  Having just built a home on 8 acres of Mississippi land, she’s starting to grow roots.  She loves decorating projects, growing flowers in her gardens and spending time with her 3 grandchildren and family on her spacious back porch complete with a dream outdoor kitchen.

Qualifications

  • Studies in Accounting & Business at Delta State University
  • CSP, American Staffing Association Certification
  • 20 Years of Industry Training & Experience in the Following Areas:
    • Human Resources
    • Staffing & Recruiting
    • Sales & Management
    • Compliance

Theresa Robinson, CSP Office Administrator & HR Coordinator

“Working with Professional Staffing Group gives me the opportunity to pass along tidbits – ones not taught in class – to give someone an edge.”

Theresa’s Story

Theresa was raised in Brookhaven, MS.  She came to the “big” city in the 1980s to attend Jackson State University where she graduated with a degree in accounting. Theresa joined Professional Staffing Group in October 2013 as the company was going through internal changes in management and taking on a new business model. With years of experience in accounting and high-level administrative support, Theresa brought a grounding presence to the PSG Team as the new office administrator.

Office Administrator by day, but in her own words, “foodie by night!” She loves to watch food shows, root for competitors and pick up tips from the world-class chefs. “I love making the rounds to the many fine eateries in Jackson. I learned that presentation is very important to the experience of the food.”

Theresa’s Role

Theresa’s role has evolved since she joined PSG. She now has taken on the role of HR Coordinator. Besides the many office administrative duties that she performs that keep the team running smoothly, Theresa works in conjunction with the PSG Recruiters, General Manager, and the Staff Accountant; she handles all onboarding activities, monitors timesheet processes, manages benefit enrollments, and maintains email lists.

With everything in its place, Theresa’s work product is as clean as her desk. Her behind the scenes work with PSG candidates engenders a sense of trust and loyalty that is reflected in turn through the service the candidates provide to PSG clients.

“I encourage candidates to realize that the first impressions are as critical as any qualifications, experiences and book-learning they may have printed on a fine piece of linen paper. A good candidate can make a spectacular impression, but it’s more than just their qualifications: like good food, it is also presentation.”

Qualifications

  • BS Accounting, Jackson State University
  • 25+ years Accounting & High-Level Business Administrative Support
  • CSP, American Staffing Association Certification
  • Continuing Studies in Human Resources

Myra Penton, CSP Specialty Recruiter

“I enjoy making a difference in people’s lives by helping to find not just a job, but a career that fits them to a tee. I know the value of a job you actually like going to every day because I have one!”

Myra’s Story

Myra lives in Mendenhall in Simpson County.  She has three grown children, two sweet grandbabies she misses in Colorado and one to spoil here in Mississippi.

Myra officially joined PSG in August of 2013 after working temporary assignments as a PSG Associate Employee. Having found a gem, PSG hired Myra to become part of the internal staff as the Staffing Coordinator.

Myra is a natural in the staffing world.  She committed to the PSG Recruiter 80 weeks training, which she completed with high marks.  She also earned her American Staffing Association certification, CSP, and was promoted to Specialty Recruiter in 2017.

Myra’s Role

Having been a legal secretary and executive assistant for 25 years, Myra is an ideal recruiter to focus on the legal and corporate sectors, working with all levels of support staff positions in law firms and corporations. She also has personal work experience with medical office administration in small clinics and hospital settings. Her first-hand knowledge of these work environments – combined with PSG’s professional staffing training – has helped Myra become a trusted advisor to the clients and candidates she serves.

Myra’s co-workers are so proud of her!  “It’s been great,” she said. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had.”

Qualifications

  • Coursework at Midland College, Texas
  • 25 Years Executive Assistant and Legal Secretary
  • Professional Staffing Group Associate Employee – Legal & Medical Office
  • Top Producer Recuiter Training – 80 Weeks, Certificate of Completion
  • CSP, American Staffing Association Certification

Charda Butler Recruiter

“I want to be a PSG Rock Star Recruiter!  Recruiting is my passion.  I love helping people find good jobs with great companies.  So began Charda’s interview with Professional Staffing Group. 

Charda’s Story

Charda is a Mississippian down to the bone, born and raised in the city of Jackson.  She is the proud mother of a bright young 8-year-old daughter, who is her life’s light and joy; but she admits, the big city lights did catch her attention, which led her to Dallas to take a job with a national staffing firm in 2018.

“It was a great learning experience,” said Charda.  When the company decided to close that branch, however, she resisted their pleas to have her move to the home office in Oklahoma.  She was ready to get back home.

After considering other staffing firm opportunities, Charda chose PSG because of the growth opportunities to not only continue to develop her recruiting expertise in the industrial sector, but to also learn how to service other verticals (i.e. industry sectors).

Charda’s Role

Charda’s primary focus at PSG will be to work with the new General Manager on growing the industrial sector of the company.

Qualifications

  • Business Administration – Hinds Community College
  • 6 years of Recruiting and Client Relationship experience
  • Strong interpersonal/intrapersonal, communication (verbal and written), and problem solving skills
  • Onsite supervisory experience