Established in 1974, Burnett Personnel Services was founded by Sue Burnett with just five employees. Using her car as collateral and a $10,000 loan for the start-up, by the end of the first year, she had created a profitable company. Today, Burnett Specialists boasts an outstanding portfolio of 9 offices in 6 major Texas cities, including Houston, The Woodlands, El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. In Dallas, we operate as Choice Specialists.
Over the past 45 years, Burnett has steadily grown into a nationally-certified, woman-owned business as well as the largest employee-owned staffing and recruiting agency in Texas.
Being an employee-owned company gives us an edge over our competitors because each employee exhibits and practices an “owner mentality.” Our candidates and client employers work side-by-side with an employee-owner of the company through every step of the hiring process.
Work at Burnett
When people are your business every single day, the “People First” mentality stated in our Core Values does start with our customers; it begins with our team of dedicated employees. Our incredible team of tenured staff aren’t just co-workers, we are a family. We work hard, and we celebrate success. Even though it is our job to help companies and careers grow among candidates and employers outside our organization, we also pride ourselves in taking strides to increase internal employee engagement and retention.
Defining the core pillars of our company’s identity and principles was a process designed and implemented after a substantial amount of operational observation and employee feedback. As an employee-owned business, it was necessary for us to determine the company’s values as a whole to set the standard for the way we conduct business.
100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANY – ESOP
Unlike many staffing and recruiting agencies, we deliver the advantage of working directly with the owners of our company. In 2010, Sue and Rusty Burnett decided to give back to the people who helped make their growing company a success. They set up an “Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)” as a strategy for the company’s future. Both full-time team members, as well as temporary and contract staffing employees, take part in this unique ownership.
Burnett now ranks as Texas’ largest employee-owned staffing and recruitment agency by the National Center for Employee Ownership. We are also a nationally certified woman-owned business with Sue Burnett continuing as President.