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"I sought out The Employment Source as I knew Annette Snyder, the owner, and was impressed the organization she had built.  We needed a solution fast and I believed that The Employment Source could provide that solution without a long term multilayered project having to be in place first.  The Employment Source did all the heavy lifting in sorting through a multitude of applications and provided a small group of very qualified candidates for us to choose from.  Small to medium sized businesses in the Quad Cities that do not have the time or resources to conduct their own searches to fill management openings would benefit from working with The Employment Source.  You should compare The Employment Source in what it would take to find a solution either internally or by other search firms both in cost and effectiveness."

~Roland Pulley, Pulley Consulting



"Positive note: I had the opportunity to talk with Annette Snyder (HR) over work/personal issues here at (client site).  Out of all the jobs I've ever had where I've needed to speak with HR, (which for us "little people" can be a very scary thing, especially because confidentiality doesn't seem to always stay where it should ) I personally thought Annette was the most comfortable person to talk to.  She was professional, knowledgeable, understanding, empathetic, helpful, friendly, encouraging, positive and trustworthy.  Sometimes people just need a helping hand, a pat on the back, some positive reinforcement, a little help or direction, someone to listen and not criticize.....someone who feels understood and empowered will reach or surpass the goals you want them to attain more swiftly than negative reinforcement and the feeling of being insignificant.  For anyone that hasn't had the chance to meet or speak with her, let me just tell you that we are lucky to have her here and it is comforting to know that there is someone who  really cares and will support us.  There are a lot of people in positions of director, manager, coordinator, etc. that could learn a lot from her professionalism and kindness, furthermore, I can only imagine that her trainings in customer service are impeccable!"

~Confidential Client, QC Area

“We started working with The Employment Source because we were a growing company that felt the need for Human Resources expertise.  Hiring someone internally would have been too expensive and would NOT have given us the experience and expertise that The Employment Source offers.  We are now at 8 locations and 160 employees and are still working with The Employment Source because of those same reasons.  I would tell any potential clients that for the price, you can't beat the people at The Employment Source.”

~ Daryl Nelson, Controller at J.D. Byrider

Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Des Moines, IA

Columbia and Springfield, MO

Huntsville, AL

Omaha, NE




"I would like to favorably comment on the service The Employment Source provided that helped match prospective employees to our Company.  Many months ago we engaged Annette & the firm to help us model a position by developing a profile of desirable attributes against which we could test and compare applicants.  The process worked even better than we had envisioned.  By utilizing this process we were able to identify and hire employees that have proven to be a great fit for the Company and have rapidly become highly successful contributors to our processes and profitable outcomes.  We will continue to use this approach to key hires in the future.


What type of businesses would most benefit from working with The Employment Source?   My suggestion would be:  Any business that values building an effective team through which the work of the business is accomplished.


And, if a potential client was on the fence about whether to work with The Employment Source or not, what would I say to them?  I’d say, give it a shot – you may very well be surprised at how well exploring alternatives to your ‘tried and true’ methods may actually advance your thinking and your business more than you can imagine."

~ Confidential Client

Davenport, IA








"The Employment Source has been a trusted partner for Ascentra Credit Union for well over a decade, and we utilize their vast knowledge of the Human Resources field and application of practices.  We continue to work with The Employment Source because of their great follow through and attention to detail.


If you or your company is unsure about any employment laws or HR practices, the Employment Source will help you mitigate risk and maximize positive outcomes.  You will pay a premium price for a premium product, but their team members know what they are doing and what is expected of them, and their customer service is timely and on point.  They will help you implement a successful program or appropriate response to your HR or employment related problem."

~ Matt DeBisschop, PHR, Vice President Human Resources at Ascentra Credit Union

Bettendorf, IA
















"Recruiting and hiring of team members is a crucial part to any successful business.  Finding quality candidates can be a time consuming task that takes key leadership's attention away from driving sales and customer service. The Employment Source has allowed our leaders to keep the needs of the business as well as the needs of our customers the top priority in our day-to-day business.


The Employment Source helps keep the hiring process simple and legal; we continue to work with them because of their great follow up and communication skills.


Small-to-medium size business that cannot justify the expense of a recruiting and hiring department on the payroll or is looking for ways to reduce costs on their P&L would benefit from working with The Employment Source.


When determining whether you should engage The Employment Source’s services, I would advise you to look at the hard and soft costs you are experiencing in your business around the recruitment and hiring of quality candidates.  I would also advise you to look hard at your current employees and ask 2 questions:


1) Knowing what I know now, would I hire this team member again?

2) What opportunity costs have I incurred by focusing on the recruitment and hiring of team members instead of focusing on the customers and the business?


Too often we are pressed for time and make the wrong hiring decision simply to fill a hole in the business.  The Employment Source helps us to remain selective throughout the hiring process."

~ Jeff Lee, General Manager (Burlington and Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE) 












“When I first got into sales I found it to be very challenging, so I turned to Annette Snyder and her team at The Employment Source for training.  They helped me sharpen my skills on the phone with customers.  They also showed me how to better use social media and other outlets to get the company name out there.  Their knowledge has been invaluable to my success at growing a strong customer base.  What I appreciate most in working with The Employment Source is the time and effort they put in to help me reach my goals and then some.”

~ Josh Corbin, Salesperson at Mid States Transmission Parts

Davenport, IA









“Annette Snyder has been a valued consultant for at least 10 years.  We have relied on her when setting policies & advising on HR matters.  She also was a huge help in redoing our Employee Handbook.  I will continue to recommend Annette & The Employment Source.”

~ Jill Green, Owner and Dealer at Green Family Auto

East Moline, and Moline, IL and Davenport, IA

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