Boyle First Joined the Staffing and Recruiting Franchise in 2002
Spherion, a staffing and recruiting franchise, tapped Michael Boyle as senior vice president. With this role, Boyle will oversee the business strategy for Spherion’s professional IT offices and portfolio of professional and general staffing offices. He originally worked with the staffing franchise from 2002-2010 before pursuing other opportunities.
“I’m most looking forward to the growth that’s ahead for my portfolio of franchise owners. I have extensive experience working with business owners and individual franchises to help them grow organically by removing obstacles for growth and developing a strategic business plan. I enjoy taking on that responsibility so that they can focus on the day-to-day operations of running their business,” Boyle said.
While he’s been in the staffing and recruiting industry for over two decades, Boyle is just getting started on the franchising side with Spherion. He enjoys that franchising provides the opportunity to build relationships with talented and hard-working entrepreneurs. As someone who has taken the entrepreneurial path himself, Boyle has respect and appreciation for franchise owners and understands the dedication and grit that is required to succeed. To him, franchising is great for entrepreneurs because it provides a proven business model with extensive support from the franchisor.
During his time with Spherion, Boyle formed great relationships with colleagues, including executive vice president of franchise development and growth Kathy George. Through these relationships, Boyle followed the growth and evolution of Spherion. When he saw an opportunity to return to the brand, he couldn’t pass it up.
George is excited to have Boyle take on the role. “I’ve known Mike professionally for a long time, and first met him as a colleague when I joined Spherion in 2004. We’re incredibly grateful to have him back at Spherion as part of our leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience as well as an admirable passion for helping franchise owners reach their goals. He’s a perfect fit for the brand, and we’re looking forward to seeing the local growth he will undoubtedly help our franchise owners achieve.”
The Staffing Industry
Boyle was initially attracted to the staffing and recruiting industry to make a difference by connecting job seekers with employment opportunities. He added that it’s not uncommon for franchisees to let him know that they were able to buy a new car or a new house thanks to the resilient staffing business. He’s stayed in the industry because of the valuable relationships he’s formed. Throughout the course of his career, Boyle served in leadership positions with leading companies.
The Rewards of Franchising
To Boyle, business ownership through franchising is rewarding. Although entrepreneurs have the backing of an established brand and proven business model, tenacity and grit are required to start and grow a business, he added. Boyle suggests that candidates take time to build important relationships, including those within the franchise system, in their local communities and with the corporate leadership team. “It may not happen right off the bat, but eventually business will flow, and it will be a meaningful and empowering journey.”
Spherion has more than 75 years of staffing and recruiting experience providing temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, and managed hiring services. The staffing and recruiting franchise has provided services to more than 4,000 businesses nationwide across its 200+ locations, according to a press release.