In the fall of 1986, Morgan Hunter President Jerry Hellebusch rented space in the Financial Plaza building at Metcalf Ave. and College Blvd., pushed 3 desks together and started making sales calls.
When Morgan Hunter was founded, the company saw an opportunity to improve upon a tired business model that too many recruiting firms were built around. Instead of being a “resume clearinghouse” like other firms, the focus became building strong relationships with clients and job seekers alike.
Morgan Hunter started by recruiting accounting and finance professionals, quickly expanding to include administrative and IT professionals. Having grown to a staff of seven, expansions in June of 1987 saw the addition of the insurance division.
As the 1980’s came to a close, Morgan Hunter continued to grow and keep pace with an evolving job market. Recognizing a gap in the temporary staffing market, Morgan Hunter created Signature Staffing in 1990. Established as a separate company, Signature Staffing focused exclusively on temporary placements.
Despite a recession in the early 1990’s, the decade proved to be a successful one for Morgan Hunter. In 1996, the company celebrated its 10th anniversary. Then in 1997, a need for contract IT professionals emerged in the employment market. In response, Morgan Hunter created MH Consulting Services to focus strictly on contract IT placements. Once again, Morgan Hunter was on the forefront of an emerging market.
In the early 2000’s, a push toward digitizing the country’s medical records emerged. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) projects are time-consuming and require significant temporary staff augmentation to complete. So in 2002, Morgan Hunter created Morgan Hunter Healthcare (MHHC) to focus on providing contract Healthcare IT professionals to organizations looking to implement and optimize their EMR system. MHHC has continued to expand its reach, and today provides Healthcare IT solutions to clients nationwide.
A few years after the inception of MHHC, Morgan Hunter created MHED to provide substitute teacher staffing solutions for school districts in Kansas and Missouri. What started with a partnership between MHED and a single school district has grown to include seven districts in the Kansas City area.
Today, Morgan Hunter continues to locate and evaluate high-performing professionals for organizations throughout Kansas City. Contact us today to discuss how our staffing solutions can help your business rediscover the human element.