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Our Story


Workforce Inequality | 1950 – 1980

With the introduction of the temporary workforce, came the emergence of the concept of a two-tiered workforce. Temporary staff were not treated equitably in the workplace – they were compensated at a lower rate and did not receive the same benefits provided to permanent employees.


TPD Founded | 1980

The Personnel Department was established with a mission to be different – to put people first.  We opened our doors on July 2nd 1980, as the 1st temporary staffing agency to put a focus on retention and to hire a team to breaks down the stereotype of the ‘temp.’  Our Fieldstaff receive competitive pay, active performance management and 100% employer paid benefits.  We focus on quality, so that our clients can focus on results.

Service Expansion | 1980 – 2013

Over the course of 33 years, The Personnel Department was made and remade on words, ideas and ideals.  Our service offering grew to encompass recruiting, executive search, payroll processing and more.  The Personnel Department continued to evolve as a response to the needs of our clients and our commitment to being their full service HR partners.

The Next 33 Years | 2013 and Beyond

In December 2013, The Personnel Department became TPD – a full service talent management and organizational performance firm.  HR responsibilities evolved, seeping into other functions such as IT, marketing and operations and TPD is positioned to support our clients full-cycle.

TPD Mission

We help people succeed.

We help organizations perform.

TPD Values

  • Achievement and Contribution - We strive for excellence in all we do; each person’s contribution is critical to success.
  • Results Through Teamwork – We effectively collaborate, always looking for more efficient ways to deliver results.
  • Trust and Respect for Individuals – We work together to create a culture of inclusion built on trust, respect, and dignity for all.
  • Meaningful and Innovative - We are a services company that smartly delivers the useful.
  • Straight Up – We are open, honest, and direct in our dealings.
  • Accountable - We live up to our individual responsibilities and the need for confidentiality in our dealings.

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