Ellen Kuntzmann

Director, Talent Acquisition

As the Director of Talent Acquisition, I help shape our internal teams across all branches, locations, and support teams. I partner with leaders of each division to understand their needs, how to promote internal talent and how to identify external talent to bring diversity to our teams.

I enjoy watching our talent succeed and take on larger-scope roles within the company.  I know I’ve made a difference in their career.

Full Interview

Let’s talk about your role:

Q: What is the most rewarding facet of dealing directly with your colleagues on your team and at Integrity Staffing in general?

A: Our culture is that of making things happen, so great ideas are able to be put into place, I am able to work cross-functionally outside of traditional TA functions to grow myself professionally as well as share my experiences to other teams as they grow and develop.


Q: What have been your most significant accomplishments on our team?

A: In the past few years, we have had a lot of change, I have had the opportunity to rescope and reshape our teams to adjust to the changing needs of pandemic & post-pandemic, client needs, and ensuring all internal staff and candidates have a great experience with us.


Q: Who are some of your biggest inspirations within the company?

A: I feel like everyone who works for Integrity is inspired by both Todd & Sean. The deep understanding of whom we serve (our associates) and their ability to jump into any job that many owners would not do (such as coming in on a Saturday morning with our central team, cold-calling candidates, and making it fun) is inspirational

In addition, I’m so proud to have great female leaders shaping our company – Jaime Donnelly, Susan Baxter, Megan Couch, Stacy Bliek, and Christine Proffitt. Female leadership is really so important and I’m glad to have so many to look up to for advice and inspiration.


Q: What’s the most unique part about working here?

A: I love that the culture is one of support, not just for our associates and our clients, but for each other. Answers to questions or brainstorming by everyone on all teams are encouraged.

Company Culture and Core Values:

Q: What is your favorite Integrity Core Value, and why?

A: “1ntegrity” is my favorite core value. It’s a great way to break down silos of teams and remind us that we are all on one team not in competition with each other, but we have one shared focus and that is getting people to work!


Q: What parts of our mission/vision do you connect with?

A: Connecting great talent with great companies across the country. That’s the baseline for all we do!


Q: Which attributes do you feel set Integrity apart from other staffing agencies?

A: Our focus on our associates sets us apart. Project Home, volunteer programs, and ensuring our associates are in a good position to get to work, do their best and feel successful in their work.

“I enjoy watching our talent succeed and take on larger-scope roles within the company.  I know I’ve made a difference in their career.”

Personal Journey

Q: Before working at Integrity Staffing, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

A: I’ve only had 2 professional roles since college, one of our high-volume clients, and Integrity Staffing. I have been lucky enough to hold both roles for over 10 years each and have learned so much and been exposed to so many great people who have mentored and taught me so much.


Q: How did you first learn about Integrity Staffing?

A: I learned about Integrity Staffing while working at one of our high-volume clients in New Castle, DE in 1998. They were one of the multiple staffing agencies we partnered with locally, and ultimately became long-term relationships and friends.


Q: How do you balance your career at Integrity Staffing and your family?

A: My family is super supportive and understands the business of staffing has its peaks and valleys. There are times when you need to make that job offer at 8 pm Eastern on a Friday or an early Saturday morning to ensure we get that candidate their offer so they can talk with their families and make a decision to join us.


Q: How has Integrity helped you in your career development and how have you grown professionally while on our team?

A: While with Integrity I’ve been given the opportunity to take external professional classes and be exposed to so many other cultures and leadership styles. Recently, Integrity’s support for volunteering with Friendship House in Delaware really opened my eyes to so many more ways to use my skills to help our local community and their needs.


Q: What advice do you have for prospective Integrity candidates?

A: Reach out to our teams and investigate all the open roles we have daily – we are always partnering with new clients, and opening new roles so keep watching our careers page to get alerts & see what you want to be considered for and let us know!


What do you like most about Integrity?

I love that Integrity is always evolving, always open to new ideas, and always changing to support our internal staff, associates, and clients.