At THE RESOURCE we believe everyone has a place where they can naturally thrive in work and in life. And that every business has something to offer its employees beyond a paycheck. It’s that belief that drives our approach to helping people find their next opportunity to shine. We make it happen by combining a wealth of industry knowledge with advanced insight and experience on the ground to serve each individual or business with a high level of service.
The Resource started with an opportunity our CEO had right out of college to help create and build a company that, 43+ years later, is responsible for finding opportunities for over 100,000 people. From the beginning, we have always worked to be the industry leader in our market, staying ahead of change for our clients.
We look to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve every day and empower our staff to gain and develop new skills. As we continue to grow as a company, our focus is on cultivating new leaders in our organization, embracing the future of the industry, and setting the stage for another 40 years!
Leadership in and outside the business
Kathy Hartung: CEO
With 40 years of experience in the Staffing and Consulting Industry, Kathy has successfully led The Resource through the challenges of growth, expansion, consolidation, and recession, and continues to operate from a proactive point of view to solve for the future. After discovering the CORE Assessment®, Kathy incorporated it into The Resource’s culture and service offerings in 2014. This unveiled a new depth of understanding that has allowed the entire team to learn to communicate more effectively and truly honor one another as individuals. Kathy is active with many professional groups including Vistage, American Staffing Association, Staffing Industry Analyst, and TempNet, where she has served as Regional Vice President and President. In her free time, Kathy enjoys playing Pickleball, gardening, and golfing.
Kenneth Dalton: President
Early in his career, Kenneth worked as an onsite manager for The Resource’s largest manufacturing client. By utilizing the strengths of his 800-plus member team and implementing efficient processes, he helped the client foster exponential growth year after year. Over the course of his 30+ years of experience in the industry, he led The Resource to become the first staffing agency certified under the Carolina Star Program by the NC Department of Labor. Kenneth is a member of TempNet, American Staffing Association, and has been certified by the National Safety Council. His values, experience and problem solving expertise make him a powerful resource for maximizing business potential. In his free time, Kenneth enjoys traveling, hiking State & National Parks, and DIY projects.
Kim Beauchamp: CFO
In her 25 years with The Resource, Kim’s primary focus has always been maintaining the financial soundness of the company. Over the course of her tenure she has concentrated on streamlining operational efficiencies, including 100% Direct Deposit & transitioning operations to a paperless environment. Her efforts promote continuous improvement, and the ongoing development & monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and maximize profits. Kim plays a vital role behind the scenes, supporting operations and overseeing the foundation of the business. In her free time, Kim enjoys family time, flying planes, and gardening.