Our Story

The driving force behind everything we do is people. We believe everyone has a place where they can naturally thrive in work and in life. Since each individual has their own unique capabilities and goals, we seek to help them find fulfillment wherever they are. We view change as necessary and positive.

It is our goal to build opportunities for our people and clients as we continue pushing forward and to have fun while doing it.


From the beginning, creating and embracing change has been a critical factor in the stability, success and growth of The Resource. We strive to be the industry leader in our market, not the follower. The new pace of change creates both complex challenges and great opportunities.

The Resource is about OPPORTUNITY. It started with the opportunity our CEO had right out of college to help create and build a company, that nearly 40 years later is responsible for finding jobs for over 100,000 people. We provide the opportunity 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 and prepare for the coming years, our focus is on cultivating new leaders in our organization, embracing the future of the industry, and anticipating the opportunities of the future!

Kathy Hartung: CEO

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With nearly 35 years in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry, Kathy has successfully led The Resource through the challenges of growth, expansion, consolidation, and recession, and she continues to operate from a very proactive point of view to always solve for the future. After discovering the Core Assessment, Kathy incorporated it into The Resource’s business lines in 2014. This unveiled a new depth of understanding for the staff of The Resource that has allowed the entire team to learn to communicate more effectively and to truly honor one another as individuals. Kathy is active with many professional groups including Vistage, TempNet, American Staffing Association and Staffing Industry Analyst. As an active member of TempNet, Kathy has served as both a Regional Vice President, and President. In her free time, Kathy enjoys playing Pickleball, gardening, and golfing.

Kenneth Dalton: President

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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

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In her 18 years with The Resource, Kim’s primary focus has always been maintaining the financial soundness of the company. Her areas of responsibility include Accounting/Finance, Payroll, HR Compliance, Insurance, Purchasing, and minimizing risk on all fronts. 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.