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Barbara Guss has been a staffing professional for more than 25 years. In 1988, she was instrumental in establishing and operating Strictly Professional, an independent staffing firm in Honolulu. Her focus and expertise at this firm was in placing legal secretaries and administrative and executive assistants.
During the 90s she spent a year on staff with The Neighborhood Justice Center, now known as The Mediation Center of the Pacific. Since that time, she has continued to frequently volunteer her services as a mediator and employs a mediation style of negotiation in her recruiting and placement activities.
For 14 years, Barbara was an executive recruiter with ADECCO, a full-service staffing agency that specializes in administrative, technical and professional placements. She recruited for Legal, Construction Management and Hospitality positions.
In November 2010, Barbara joined Hawaii Employment, a part of The Hawaii Group. She enjoys being part of a large group which offers multiple HR related services to the local business community. Barbara continues to do what she loves — recruiting professionals for top tier companies.
While working with employers and human resource professionals, Barbara has gained appreciation for the need to quickly identify and resolve employment issues as they arise.
Barbara is also a member and past president of the Professional Women’s Network and a long-time supporter of Make-A-Wish Hawaii.