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Roger Koopman founded Career Concepts in December of 1979, and added Personnel Leasing temporary staffing services two years later -- now the oldest agencies of their kind in western Montana.

From its inception, Career Concepts has operated under the philosophy that an employment agency’s overriding mission is helping people, both job seekers and employers. Profit is a byproduct of doing a good job for other people. While the employer is our only “paying client”, we view both candidate and company in a client relationship. Only by serving the best interests of both, can we create solid, lasting employment matches that serve the interests of each. Integrity, professionalism and human respect. Putting others first. Taking the time and care to do the job right. That’s the concept behind Career Concepts, and always will be.

For the employer, what sets Career Concepts apart is our focus on aggressive recruiting, professional screening and career development. We are not a “temp service” that happens to do some permanent placement. We are a dedicated permanent placement agency that also -- because of our high-quality applicant pool -- provides the area’s best temporaries. Our career emphasis attracts the area’s best, most serious job candidates (many of whom have just moved here or are currently employed but looking for a career upgrade.) Our thorough applicant interviews, background checks, reference checks and PDP personality assessments provide a level of reliability in our candidate evaluations that cannot be duplicated by any other service, public or private.

Employers are becoming increasingly aware of the devastating impact of employee turnover. We now know that the cost of losing a permanent worker averages from 35 to 250 percent of their annual salary! Career Concepts specializes in employee retention. Studies show that the key to reducing turnover is recruiting and selecting superior candidates who are truly fitted to their jobs. Career Concepts is uniquely equipped to do just that, accessing the upper echelon of the labor market that cannot be found through help wanted ads, temp services or state agencies. We then screen and match these candidates with great precision, using PDP trait assessments and customized job modeling to match the ideal person to the company’s position. The result? Job placements that last an average of four times longer than hires made without Career Concepts. That’s why we can guarantee our placements up to one full year.

For job seekers, frustrated by all the “send resume” ads and the non-responsiveness of other services, we offer the professional help you need to find not just a job, but a well-fitted career. You will receive personalized attention from a career placement professional, who will take a personal interest in your future, helping you to make wise choices and set positive directions. PDP is a great career planning tool, that will allow you to better evaluate each job opportunity in light of your natural strengths and affinities, work styles, stress factors, motivational factors, satisfaction levels and much more. Our goal is to find you a challenging, fulfilling position to which you can truly commit on a long term basis -- creating a “win-win” for you and your new employer.

One aspect that makes us so unique is the time and effort we devote to each career seeker. We go far beyond merely matching you to positions we have on file. Your consultant will take the in-depth information gathered from you interview and PDP assessment, and market your skills to the appropriate local companies. We open doors and “make things happen”, because local employers have come to trust the credibility of our recommendations. To them, we are truly “the source for successful hiring.”

In recent years, Career Concepts has diversified to provide a wide range of professional services to the business community, in areas reflecting both our own expertise and the unique talents of outstanding professionals in whom we come in contact. We provide custom designed seminars and workshops, human resource consulting and outsourcing, management training, and a wide variety of specialized support services, utilizing PDP and other cutting edge technologies. Our mission is not just to serve employers when specific personnel needs arise, but to build ongoing relationships that will contribute mightily to your company’s long term success -- and bottom line.

“SINCE 1980, PUTTING GOOD PEOPLE AND GOOD COMPANIES TOGETHER”

2419 W. Main Street, Suite 4, Bozeman, MT 59718
phone: 406-586-0231 fax: 586-1233 e-mail: info@careersinmontana.com