Highland, IN
219-838-5627
Portage, IN
219-764-9675
Michigan City, IN
219-879-4900
LaPorte, IN
219-380-5561

Mission Statement

We promise both our clients and our candidates that we will always proceed with their best interest in mind.

Great Things Happen with the Right Partnership

Welcome to JMJ Talent Solutions & Staffing!

In the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland areas, JMJ is the staffing company that solves staffing dilemmas. We run our business with a solutions-based methodology in mind. We won’t simply find any candidate to fill a job. We want your business to thrive. Therefore, we will work hard focusing on finding the perfect candidate to fill your needs that will create a positive difference within your organization.

We are proud of our diligent work, reputation and our proven track record. Year after year, our business grows primarily due to our customer service, as well as our satisfied clients and candidates.

History of JMJ Talent Personnel & Staffing

It all began with one woman’s vision of building a legacy. In 1996, Jeanette Tithof opened the first JMJ Talent Solutions office in Merrillville, Indiana. From there, community relationships began to flourish and have since developed into long-lasting friendships.

For almost two decades, JMJ has been specializing in the staffing and placement industrial, administrative and professional associates for multiple companies in both Indiana and Illinois. Today, JMJ has established offices in Highland, IN (2000), Portage, IN (2008) Michigan City, IN (2011), and LaPorte (2015) that continue to be staples within their professional communities.

Meet the Leadership Team at JMJ

We go the extra mile for our clients…every time.

Jeanette Tithof

Jeanette Tithof – CEO/Owner

Jeanette Tithof has been the owner of JMJ Personnel since 1997 has been an integral leader specializing in placing administrative, industrial, and professional candidates.
In 2004 – 2006, she had an opportunity to open a start-up office in downtown Chicago dedicating her recruiting strengths to assisting HR professionals find their next career opportunities; representing companies seeking HR talent at all levels, in all functional roles from HR Generalist to Sr. Human Resource Vice Presidents.

She’s built relationships and successfully placed candidates with top 100 and 500 companies throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area companies.

Jeanette knows that nothing happens by accident; she plans and executes with goals in mind. Her motivation and success comes from Faith, Drive, and Determination to create a business that is innovative, responsive and dedicated to adding value in all relationships.

Now in 2015, she leads with another chapter with the re-branding of her organization; “JMJ Talent Solutions & Staffing” expanding into Consulting and Direct- Hire searches.

A commitment to excellence and always acting in the best interest of her clients and candidates is the secret to Jeanette’s success.


Caitrin Clark, MBA, CSP - Direct Hire Division

Caitrin B. Clark, MBA, CSP – Direct Hire Division

Caitrin Clark oversees JMJ Talent’s Direct Hire Division. She holds a Bachelors in Business with a Masters in Human Resources. She has worked for JMJ Talent Solutions since 2012 and had four years staffing industry experience prior to joining our team.

Caitrin truly enjoys making connections and applies her expertise to identify ideal job matches through various means. She works collaboratively with clients to achieve a common goal and her laser focus and commitment to accuracy serve the industry well. Caitrin has been an integral part of the JMJ team, bringing new ideas along with a focus on client retention and loyalty.


Melanie Qualls, HR Specialist

Melanie Qualls – HR Specialist

Melanie Qualls is the Human Resources Specialist for JMJ. In her position, she is responsible for the development, enhancement and operational maintenance of key applications to ensure JMJ’s operations are compliant with employment law.

Melanie joined JMJ in August 2007 as a Front Desk Assistant and in 2008, was promoted to Lead Recruiter in our Portage office. In early 2011, Melanie accepted the Assistant Branch Manager role over our Michigan City office and after successfully growing JMJ’s newest office, promoted to Portage Branch Manager in 2012. In February 2015, she accepted the Branch Manager position in our Highland office and has held her most current role in HR since July 2016.

She has the ability to empower people and has proved successful in driving her team as well as profits by increasing hours in every branch managed.

Melanie is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a CSP Certified Staffing Professional designation.

Bob Tithof

Bob Tithof – President

A commitment to achieving a higher standard for his customers and associates has been possible by building a team of goal orientated, educated and driven staff. This philosophy has always been the key to exceeding everyone’s expectations.

Moving into the staffing world after thirty years of executive management in the beverage world, Bob was able to use the experience in distribution, marketing, production, and fiscal knowledge to better understand the customers operations. Bob also learned the importance of Human Resource knowledge as regulations grew to an integral liability of most of today’s business.


Diane Hess

Diane Hess – VP of Client Relations

“Diane Hess started with JMJ Personnel 1998. She started as a placement specialist and has worked in every aspect of the business. Diane has 23 years’ experience in the Human Resource area and a Business Degree from Indiana University.

She has a comprehensive understanding of the staffing business. Her philosophy is “People are our business. We must be able to understand our clients’ needs and build strong business relationships with quality in service and responsiveness to a company’s needs.”


Melissa Kwiatkowski, HR Specialist

Melissa Kwiatkowski –
HR Specialist

Melissa joined JMJ Talent Solutions in 2016 as a recruiter in our Portage location where she quickly advanced to become the interim Branch Manager. After several months with the Portage team, she had the opportunity to be a part of the operations team in which she currently holds her newest position as Human Resources Specialist.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Human Resources Management and also has her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional. She has been in the human resources field for over 5 years and has been able to bring her education and expertise to the JMJ team as she has been an integral piece of our successful organization.

Melissa is an active member of both national and local chapters of the Society for Human Resources Management along with a member of the American Staffing Association which allows her to continue with her education and being informed of all the utmost pertinent information for both her field and industry. She has an immense understanding of employment law, recruitment, and employee relations which has allowed her to provide insight to current processes and encourage new innovative ideas and ways of conducting business.  Melissa will continue to be devoted to ensuring that JMJ holds true to their core values and directing the company towards success for the future.


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Member Organizations & Associations

ASA (American Staffing Association); SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management); NIHRMA (Northern Indiana Human Resources Management Association); ACA (Affordable Care Act) Compliance.

Crossroads Chamber of CommerceGreater LaPorte Chamber of CommerceMichigan City Area Chamber of CommerceValpo Chamber

Chambers

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.