SOURCE: Isthmus, Ltd.

August 09, 2005 10:05 ET

Isthmus, Ltd. -- Creating Opportunity

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- Isthmus, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Professional Development Services LLC, an Isthmus, Ltd. consortium member, has entered into contract agreements with American Health Holding, Inc. (AHH) and Residential Financial Corporation (RFC) to provide their automated assessment tools. "We improve productivity and reduce hiring costs by providing candidate data to assist with 'best fit' hires for a job," states Philip Devendorf, President of PDS. Devendorf further explained, "By improving the hiring process businesses are better positioned to manage the high cost of turnover."

"Our practice is based on a concept we call 'inside-out marketing,'" states William Mitchin, managing partner of Isthmus, Ltd. "Most companies are just selling something, and hoping you have a need for it -- at Isthmus, we first look internally at your critical challenges and then look outside to find the experts who can fulfill the needs."

To ensure quality solutions, Isthmus took a best-of-breed approach to building their consortium of service providers. The carefully screened portfolio of organizations currently incorporates more than 20 suppliers in areas such as Human Resources, Technology Services, Training/Education, Staffing/Recruitment, Conference/Event Facilities, Websites, Knowledge Management, Marketing Services, Financial Services, and Products.

Jeff Jockisch, Director of Marketing for RFC, turned to Isthmus when the business wanted help developing a method to manage turnover. He attributes RFC's success to their involvement with Isthmus and PDS. "The guidance provided was invaluable," he says. "We accomplished all of the goals outlined and now have an assessment tool that effectively changed how we approach hiring new employees."

Brent Myers, Director of Human Resources for AHH, had similar reasons for working with Isthmus and PDS. "In our business, it's of utmost importance that staff have strong customer service skills in addition to the more tangible skills a position requires. PDS' assessment tool allows us to screen for both."

ABOUT ISTHMUS, LTD.: Isthmus, Ltd. is a professional services referral agency with more than 50 years of experience bridging the gap between the services that growing businesses need and quality solutions providers. The agency's proprietary Customer Needs Review Process reduces the risk of business transactions between the customer with identified needs and Isthmus' consortium of premium, pre-screened solutions providers. The process results in reduced time to solution, improved business performance, and increased profitability. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Isthmus has helped many small- to mid-sized companies efficiently meet their business challenges. For more information, visit their website:

Contact Information

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    William Mitchin
    Isthmus, Ltd.
    (614) 848-6533
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