AccruePartners is excited to announce the recent addition of Cate Pace to the team!

Cate is originally from Salem, Virginia and attended Roanoke College (Go Maroons!). Cate’s story is unique in that she was first a consultant with AccruePartners on assignment with one of our leading manufacturing clients here in Charlotte. Because of the excellent level of service she had received when working with Accrue from a candidate perspective, after seven months with one of our clients, she decided she wanted to provide the same to forthcoming to candidates by joining the staffing industry.

Knowing she was ready for a career change, she worked with one of our recruiters on internal opportunities and learned the Accrue mission and core values – something she truly admired. Not long after, she joined the team as a Staffing Manager on our Accounting and Finance team.

“AccruePartners embodies the ultimate client and candidate experience. In my opinion, there isn’t another agency around that puts forth the time and effort like we do in our 17 step business system which has allowed us to achieve Inavero’s Best of Staffing awards 5 years in a row, something less than 2% of staffing agencies can claim. Not to mention, the creative office environment and vibrant personalities that fill our space make coming to work every day so much fun,” says Cate.

In her new role, she hopes that she can impact people’s lives by connecting them with an opportunity that will advance their careers and add value to the client both culturally and metrically.

Cate has an eye for design. Outside the office, you can find her binge-watching HGTV and decorating her space in new, trendy ways. She also enjoys cooking, something special she always shared with her mom.

We’re excited for Cate’s future successes with AccruePartners and are excited to welcome her to the team!

AccruePartners is excited to announce the recent return of former employee, Meagan Parker Penland!

Meagan spent 5 years (2009-2014) with AccruePartners during a tremendous growth time leading several divisions and bringing in several of our current strategic accounts.  Since we saw her last she has spent time in corporate recruiting, working for a competitor and lastly at a global management consulting firm as a business development manager responsible for identifying and managing solution based (delivery consulting, managed services and professional staffing) opportunities within Fortune 500 Retail Accounts.

Originally from St. Simons Island in Georgia, Meagan attended the University of Alabama where she studied Mass Communications. She moved to Charlotte after graduation and has lived here ever since establishing her brand and building her network. She brings 9+ years of recruiting and sales experience back to AccruePartners. In her current role at AccruePartners, Meagan will focus on national account management for a Fortune 100 financial services client.

Outside the office, Meagan and her husband enjoy outdoor activities, specifically on the water and spending time with their two rescue dogs, Captain and Waffles.

We are thrilled to have Meagan back with the AccruePartners team and look forward to her adding expertise to the organization once again!

AccruePartners is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Amanda Wynn!

Amanda joins AccruePartners as a Recruiter on our Recruiting Process Outsource (RPO) team, supporting one of the largest corporate wellness companies worldwide, focusing on human performance. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Amanda and her family made the permanent move to North Carolina when she was a freshman in High School. She attended the University of Alabama where she studied International Studies with a focus on Latin America and a minor in Spanish. Upon graduation, Amanda moved to Argentina where she spent two years coaching CrossFit, enjoying the culture and weather, and broadening her bi-lingual capabilities. After two years she was ready to make the trip back to the states and was introduced to AccruePartners through a friend (and now co-worker).

Amanda was originally drawn to AccruePartners and the staffing world mainly because of the fast-paced, take-charge environment the industry is known for. Amanda was looking to join a company that fostered a team-oriented, family environment and had heard positive things about AccruePartners throughout the Charlotte community. It seems her love for fitness came full circle, landing her a job on our team, supporting a client in the health and fitness industry. Now, a Recruiter on our RPO team, Amanda looks forward to finding the right fit for her candidates and clients in order to ensure that all parties involved can find real satisfaction in their workdays.

Outside the office, she loves to take her dog, Rocky, on adventures with friends and cheering on the Crimson Tide! She’s also heavily involved in competing in Olympic weightlifting, training most days after work.

We’re excited to welcome Amanda to the team!


AccruePartners is excited to announce the recent addition of Orlando Hernandez to the team!

Orlando joins AccruePartners as a Senior Executive Recruiter on our Accounting and Finance team. Orlando is an East Carolina University alum, where he studied Hospitality Management. With both, a hospitality and Human Resources background, recruiting was an industry that attracted him because he enjoyed assisting professionals in making life-changing career progressions.

Orlando brings over four years of recruiting experience to AccruePartners in both New York City and Raleigh. He is highly experienced in Executive Search in a national practice where he stood up a multi-million dollar Workday practice and was a top performer. At AccruePartners he is joining as part of the Accounting and Finance Practice focusing on senior-level searches.


“Accrue has established themselves as not only one of the best executive recruitment and staffing firms in North Carolina but nationally as well. Their consistency in delivering top-tier service to their candidates and clients have attributed to their success over the last 16 years and aligns perfectly with my morals and ethics in business,” says Orlando.


While in his role at AccruePartners Orlando hopes to represent the Accrue brand and exhibit our core values while being a pivotal contributor to the continued success of our organization on a regional and national scale.

Orlando is an avid New York Yankees and New York Jets fan so if he’s not watching a game, you can typically find him exploring all that Charlotte has to offer or attempting to improve his golf game on the links!

We’re excited to announce this year’s Summer Interns: Brady Hillhouse, Grant Buchmiller, Amanda Meredith, Julia Burke and Winn Grainger.



Brady is a rising Junior at East Carolina University double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. At school, he is very involved with the Miller School of Entrepreneurship and sits on the executive board of three different business clubs. While interning at AccruePartners, he hopes to gain exposure to several different industries and get a behind the scene look at the business operations of several different companies.



Grant is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, studying Business Administration with concentrations in both, Finance and Strategy. On campus, he is involved in professional Greek life, consulting and finance clubs, and is a campus ambassador. He also enjoys attending many of Michigan’s sporting – Go Wolverines! Through his AccruePartners internship this summer, Grant hopes to learn more about the recruiting and staffing industry while gaining exposure to a variety of business industries.



Amanda is a rising sophomore at NC State University studying Business Administration. On campus, she is involved in Greek Life, Cru Ministries, and volunteers at local elementary schools reading to children. Through her internship at AccruePartners, she is hoping to strengthen her leadership and networking skills, in addition to gaining a better understanding of a professional work environment.



A Providence Day alumni, Julia is a rising senior at Auburn University studying Marketing. At school, Julia is involved in Young Life and is a leader through Auburn at a local high school. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and attending different sporting events on campus. As an intern at AccruePartners this summer, she hopes to learn more about the staffing industry, while gaining helpful insight into the Marketing and Human Resource fields.


Winn is a rising junior at the University of Alabama-Honors College where she also is studying Marketing, with a minor in General Business. She’s very involved in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Philanthropy committee on campus. In addition, she volunteers as a mentor and tutor for students and children in her spare time. Through this internship, she hopes to dive deeper into the world of recruiting, while hoping to uncover the right career path for herself.





For our third year, AccruePartners has partnered with the local non-profit, A Child’s Place and school, Bruns Academy, to create a special holiday shopping experience for underprivileged children in our community.

Students Pre-k through 7th grade were able to experience to joys of giving as we created a “gift shop” in one of their classrooms allowing them to shop and pick out gifts for their parents and caregivers. With a wide variety of gifts provided entirely by our staff, we assisted each student with gift choices and wrapping. This truly is one of AccruePartners favorite events and we’re thankful for the opportunity to contribute and be a part of the experience.

If you or your company is interested in volunteering this Holiday season with A Child’s Place click here for a list of their current opportunities.

A resume should clearly define your experience and accomplishments. It provides a hiring manager with the justification to schedule an interview with you. A hiring manager will typically glance at your resume for a maximum of 10 seconds before deciding whether or not there is a match between your background and the position available. Make those 10 seconds count! However, sometimes sitting down and putting together this information on paper can prove to be difficult. Luckily, AccruePartners has created the “Crafting a Successful Resume” document to help aid you in creating the perfect resume.

When crafting a resume, it is important to give thought to the following questions:

There are a variety of different formats that can be used for a resume. However, it is recommended you use the following format. The following format is simple to modify on a job-t0-job basis, and easy for a reader to capture a picture of your work history in less than 10 seconds!

  1. Name
    • Your name should be at the very top of your resume and large enough to easily read.
  2. Contact Information
    • Your contact information should be large enough to easily read but slightly smaller than your name. You should also include multiple ways to reach you: phone number, email address, LinkedIn profile, etc. Do not include your social media handles.
  3. Summary
    • The summary highlights past accomplishments. Your summary should be written in paragraph form of up to four or five sentences at the front of your resume. This is your pitch and chance to sell yourself to your future employer.
  4. Education
    • A general rule of thumb for the location on your resume: If you have 10 or fewer years of experience, place your education in the front of your resume. Any experience exceeding 10 years should be placed at the end of the resume.
  5. Areas of Expertise/Technical Experience
    • This is your chance to highlight skills and software platform proficiencies that make you a fit for the role to which you are applying. If you list these skills and software, you must highlight your experience with them in your “Professional Experience” section. If you list skills and proficiencies without elaborating on them, hiring managers may question whether or not you are truly proficient in those areas.
  6. Professional Experience
    • Your professional experience should reflect the “MSA Model”

As one year draws to a close and a new one is on the horizon, it’s worth remembering that in the business world the pace of change doesn’t follow a calendar: organizations that want to stay ahead of the pack must reevaluate and retool themselves constantly. This issue of HR Insights offers suggestions for how HR and companies can adapt to current and future trends and prepare their workforces for whatever is coming down the pike next.

This edition’s feature article, “6 Megatrends Changing the Face of HR and Business,” pulls together the discussions held during the recent WorkHuman Executive Forum organized by Globoforce. These conversations have focused on the big issues that are reshaping HR and highlight the need “to provide a more ‘human’ employee experience that strengthens connections between people and teams and ultimately drives stronger employee and company performance.”

Because good HR leaders and strong managers play a critical role in shaping their companies, a number of authors explore ways that organizations can ensure that they have the most effective managers possible. In “‘Leadership’ Isn’t ‘Management,’” David Flotten presents a cautionary tale about conflating “being a good employee” with “being a good manager.” And in “The Right Way to Deliver Negative Feedback,” Ashley MacInnis offers strategies to help managers fulfill one of their most difficult—and most important—responsibilities.

A new future arrives on our doorsteps each day—and each one brings both unpredictability and possibility. That’s why it’s important for organizations to keep anticipating, preparing, and adapting.  AccruePartners can help your company be ready for whatever future it encounters!

Did you know October is National Chili Month? AccruePartners kicked off the transition of seasons with a chili cook-off and pumpkin carving contests where divisions competed. 

This year the Corporate Services team brought home the win with their secret Creamy White Chicken Chili recipe. As for pumpkin carving? The IT team took home the gold for their creative take on carving, floppy disk and all.

Without a doubt, the most looked forward event of the year for our team, AccruePartners knows how to have a good time.

AccruePartners is proud to announce we have landed Staffing Industry Analyst’s 2017 Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms List for yet another year!

This year 110 firms made the list of fastest-growing US staffing firms with at least 15% compound annual growth in revenue from 2012 through 2016. AccruePartners ranks number 65 this year with a compound annual growth rate of 25.1% in 2016!

The list is based on staffing revenue, which included temporary staffing revenue, direct hire, retained search and temp-to-perm conversion fees. For the purposes of this list, staffing revenue did not include revenue from payrolling, PEO services, MSP fees or pass through funds, RPO operations, HRO operations, or online staffing services.

Read the full report and list here.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA):
Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/ compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program. Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.