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!

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.

Meet the 2017 Interns!




Yana is a rising junior transferring to Coastal Carolina University this fall from the University of South Carolina Lancaster studying Pre-law. An avid soccer player, Yana has been on her school’s soccer team for the past two years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. While at AccruePartners this summer, Yana hopes to learn more about the professional work life as well as building upon her skill set.



Will is a rising junior at Appalachian State University majoring in Accounting. On campus, he is very involved in the Walker College of Business and their honors program, as he works on his honors thesis compiling his own research. In his free time, he enjoys golf, basketball, and snowboarding. As an intern at AccruePartners, he hopes to gain valuable knowledge on a wide variety of jobs in the business field.



A Charlotte Christian alumni, Max is a rising sophomore at Harding University where he is studying Accounting. He is actively involved with on campus clubs and club sports. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing sports. Max is thankful for the opportunity to intern at AccruePartners this summer and is excited to learn about the many different opportunities in Accounting. He hopes to gain meaningful work experience and exposure in a professional work environment.



Also a Charlotte Christian alumni, Baxter is a rising sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, planning to major in Computer Science and apply to the Kenan-Flagler Business School to study Finance. At school, Baxter is involved with the Autism Society of North Carolina, taking on the position of treasurer, as well as a member of the UNC club swim team. Additionally, he serves as the president for Cru Ministries at Chapel Hill. In his free time, he enjoys intramural racquetball and soccer. Baxter is hoping to gain insight into the fields of Accounting and Information Technology through his internship at AccruePartners.



A Providence Day alumni, Shani is a rising sophomore, transferring from UNCW to UNC Charlotte and majoring in International Business. At school, she is involved in several leadership groups and volunteers as a tutor for refugees. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, and traveling. As an Intern at AccruePartners, she hopes to gain professional experience and learn about the various sectors of business.



A Providence Day alumni, Alex is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Human/Organizational Development, Financial Economics, and Corporate Strategy. At school, he is involved in Greek Life, club tennis, and the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Honor Council. He also enjoys attending a number of different sporting events on campus. Through AccruePartners, Alex hopes to learn about the recruiting and staffing industry while further developing his professional skills, and gaining more exposure to the financial services industry.



Leah is also a rising junior transferring from The University of South Carolina Lancaster to Coastal Carolina University this fall. She is currently an undecided major, hoping to learn what she’s passionate about with the help of this internship. She has played soccer for two years at her previous college, along with her twin sister Yana, who is also an intern at AccruePartners this summer. She is very excited and thankful for the opportunity and hopes to learn all she can this summer.



A Providence Day alumni, Jack is a rising junior transferring to from Syracuse University to Appalachian State University this fall where he will be studying Marketing. In his free time, Jack enjoys the outdoors where he rock climbs, snowboards, and plays disc golf with friends. During his time at Accrue, Jack hopes to gain valuable insight into how a successful company operates while creating meaningful long-term relationships within the industry.



A Providence Day alumni, Julia is a rising junior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California studying Sports Medicine. On campus, she is an athlete on the swim team, an officer in the Delta Delta Delta sorority, and a member of the student-athlete advisory committee. At AccruePartners, Julia hopes to gain insight and exposure to the job market in the health industry, as well as developing networking skills in a professional work environment.



Zach is a rising junior at UNC Charlotte studying in Computer Science with an Information Technology focus, and a minor in Philosophy. Zach was born and raised in Vermont but moved to Charlotte three years ago with his family and now calls the area home. In his free time, he enjoys being outside, attending sporting events, and playing golf. This summer, Zach is looking forward to working in a professional environment and learning new skills, while enhancing old ones.







Last week the Charlotte Business Journal listed the annual list of the area’s largest women-owned businesses. The list is ranked by the number of full-time local employees and AccruePartners landed the list at number 14 this year!

In previous years, staffing and executive search companies have included temporary workers and permanent placements in their employee counts. This year, these companies received their own list and AccruePartners landed number 6 there.

As a women-owned business, we value the diversity in the U.S. workforce and continue to seek out opportunities to diversify our business with the expansion of our National Recruiting Center and the expansion of services in Statement of Work (SOW), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and HR Advisory services.

We are grateful for the opportunities to lead the staffing industry with continued success and aim to keep the momentum going throughout the rest of the year!

Subscribe to the Charlotte Business Journal here to see the full list.



Today AccruePartners celebrates an amazing 15 years in business!

We owe these past years of our incredible journey to our clients, employees and candidates who have been loyal, motivated and engaged in our commitment to attain top talent in the market. Building People, Companies and Careers is more than our tagline – it is our mantra.

Over the past 15 years, AccruePartners has grown from a local Charlotte company to a national organization – delivering Executive Search, Staffing and Project Solutions across seven division to clients in 38 states. We are beyond proud to be called Charlotte’s “Crown Jewel of Staffing.”

Cheers to 15 years together and we are excited to create the future together!

Last night the Charlotte Business Journal held their annual Fast 50 celebration at the Hilton Center City. This event honors the top 50 fastest growing private companies in the Charlotte region – based on the percentage of annual growth over a three-year period.

As a sponsor of this event we are greatly honored and would like to thank all the people and companies who have contributed to its success. This year’s companies continue to push the envelope of entrepreneurial excellence and success within the Charlotte market. These companies truly are… on fire!

Congratulations to all nominees,  we’re thankful to be a part of the celebration!

Yesterday our team partnered up with a local non-profit, A Child’s Place, for a second year to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for children at one of their schools. AccruePartners had such a wonderful experience with this event last year, we decided to volunteer at the same school again this year!

The “Give Back Gift Shop” gave students, Kindergarten through 8th grade, a unique opportunity to experience the joys of giving by allowing them to select holiday gifts for their parents or caregivers. With a wide variety of gifts provided entirely by our staff, we assisted each student with gift choices and wrapping! The students were so happy to have this opportunity and our team had a ton of fun spending time with them all day! A big thank you to A Child’s Place for allowing our team to contribute and be a part of such a wonderful experience this holiday season.


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