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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Bossman Highlight: John Bernatovicz

"What separates Willory from other firms is the competence and experience of our people, the systematic process we use to help our clients solve problems and transform their business, and our high service orientation to our clients, consultants, candidates and team members."

john-bernatovicz-willory-disrupthr-square-250x250-2Welcome to this weeks special edition of our highlight series. Not only is it Willory's 8th year anniversary but also a special birthday. Let's give it up for our founder and president, John Bernatovicz. Thanks to his vision we have grown so significantly in the last eight years and have been recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio. 

Get to know Willory's Founder and President John Bernatovicz through his own words. If John's words resonate with you and you want to join #TeamWillory, check out our Why Willory? page.

 

Does it feel like it has been 8 years since willory has started?  Has the time went by Fast or slow?

Not all. It has went by super-fast. With the family responsibilities of raising two small children and growing and managing an upstart business, the last eight years has flown by.

 

HOW has business changed in the market since you founded the firm in 2010?

The job market has done a 180 from an employer market with higher unemployment and the pick of the litter with candidates to record unemployment and more jobs available than candidates.

 

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT SEPARATES WILLORY FROM OTHER RECRUITING/CONSULTING FIRMS

The competence and experience of our people, the systematic process we use to help our clients solve problems and transform their business, and our high service orientation to our clients, consultants, candidates and team members

 

Do you have a favorite event/conference that Willory has been a part of? If so what stood out to you?

I have been immensely proud of our anniversary parties and our positive imprint on DisruptHR CLE.

 

WHAT ARE THE 3 MOST SIGNIFICANT LESSONS THAT YOU HAVE LEARNED from your time at Willory?

Hire great people. Protect your culture. Don’t be right, get it right.

 

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT that you have achieved WITH THE FIRM?

The consistent praise for our team and what we have accomplished in a short time like Northcoast 99, Weatherhead 100 and Inc. 5000.

 

Looking back at your academic career, what did you learn that impacted you the most?

The power of showing up, working hard and paying attention along with the power of connections. My dad always stressed “it is not what you know but who you know.”

 

WHAT are you looking forward to in the coming years? Any big plans for Willory?

Our geographic expansion into Columbus and beyond and the development of innovate services and products to help better our clients’ HR and payroll departments.

 

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