Client Testimonials

Jody Dugan is a pleasure to work with at all times.  Her experience in screening talent is second to none.  Her follow through and work ethic are phenomenal.  We have hired many people through Dugan Staffing Solutions and will continue to do so.  I highly recommend Jody and her team for any restaurant search.  Jody is simply outstanding.

CEO, Fast Casual Restaurant

Working with Jody in the area of Talent Acquisition for the past year and a half has been a great pleasure.  Jody’s demeanor is warm and positive as well as driven and professional.  She is honest, engaged and incredibly focused on making sure she exceeds the needs our company presents and does so swiftly and efficiently.  Communication with Jody is always open and easy!   She has a great vision and is genuinely connected in her recruitment style.  She consistently provides quality candidates and is sincerely interested in making sure the right fit is made.  Her follow through and attention to detail are second to none.  I’m thankful to have Jody as a Talent Acquisition partner and would highly recommend her and Dugan Staffing Solutions for your Hospitality recruiting needs.  

Recruiter, Corporate Fast Casual Restaurant Concept

Jody is an excellent business partner. The quality of candidates she connects with, and the level of service she provides is outstanding. Jody understands the business needs and culture, consistently making strong candidate recommendations that lead to hires. It is a pleasure working with Jody.

Recruiter, Corporate Fast Casual Restaurant Concept

I have had the pleasure to work with Jody and her company as an HR Professional for 12 years in a professional capacity. She has been instrumental in helping me staff a very tough market. She has always provided me with solid potential candidates in which have saved me valuable time to focus on other HR initiatives. Jody has extensive experience in her field of management recruiting; she is a highly skilled professional and is very good at the level of business that she has provided to me over the past 12 years. She has a proven track record and has been consistent with her results. Her sense of urgency and follow up is always spot on. She has always provided me with the best possible management candidates for my market throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Jody has always come through for me in some very difficult times and was always able to come through to help me seal the deal and hire the best candidates. Her ability to effectively represent my organizations was always accurate with the highest level of professionalism. I highly recommend Jody personally and the company that she represents. Jody and Dugan and Associates would be an asset to any leadership team!” Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.

Regional Human Resources Manager, Corporate Fast Casual Restaurant

Having worked with Dugan Staffing for nearly 10 years, we could not be happier with the relationship between our companies. DSS, and particularly Jody, really makes my job easier. Like most, I am very busy and am bombarded with calls from other recruiters. Jody really gets to know what we are looking for in each candidate and is very helpful in scheduling and following up with candidates. Saves me a lot of time! DSS is always my first call when recruiting.

Human Resources Director, Upscale Casual Restaurant

Jody provides us with an excellent candidate pool. We have had a great working relationship for over 5 years. She is a pleasure to work with! Top qualities include: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.

Human Resources Manager, Corporate Casual Restaurant

Jody puts a high value on the relationships that she builds with her clients. I appreciate the time and attentions that she puts into her work to insure the quality candidates are placed with my company. Top qualities include: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.

Director of Operations, Fast Casual Concept & Casual Dining Restaurant

Jody has been a terrific asset in helping in talent acquisition that are true fits within both my current organization as well as at a former company. Jody takes the time to learn what our needs are and works diligently to provide us with a significant number of candidates who fit our unique profile. Jody also follows up to insure that her candidates get through our dedicated pre-interview process and stays connected with us to foster a relationship through the entire interview process. I have always found Jody to be timely, efficient and helpful in even the most difficult of sourcing tasks. As an added benefit she is pleasant and easy to work with! Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.

Human Resources Director, Casual Dining Concept

I’ve had the privilege of working with Jody Dugan and utilizing her services at Dugan Staffing Solutions to help my company find qualified restaurant managers. Jody communicates well and works diligently to help us fill our management needs in locations throughout the U.S. I’ve worked with Jody on different occasions and will continue to work with her due to her being trustworthy, reliable and willing to help on whatever needs we may have. Top qualities include: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.

Recruiter, Corporate Casual Restaurant

I introduced Jody to a client I had as a consultant to utilize her talents as a recruiter as one of our business offerings. Jody was professional, timely and very helpful in putting together a program for this mutual client. I’ve known Jody for over 10 years and have found her to be as conscientious personally as she is professionally.

EVP Sales and Marketing, Food Production

Jody is great to work with and is always on top of her game. Excellent partner to find top hires for your business. Top qualities include: Personable, Expert, On Time.

Human Resources Manager, Quick-Service/ Fast Food Concept

We have used Jody for recruitment of managers for my restaurant company. The candidates she provides are of high quality and dedicated to the jobs they do. They have become high performers for us. Top qualities include: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.

District Manager, Corporate Casual

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jody at Dugan Staffing. She listens to our needs and works hard to find the best fit for our company. I do not have the time to search in the way she does. I appreciate that she works hard to find us high quality candidates, and I know that when I receive a resume it is one she has weeded out and personally made sure could be a good fit. She takes direction and feedback very well and I never feel overwhelmed by calls or emails from Jody. It has been a pleasure to work with DSS and we are happy to have such a successful working relationship!

Guest Relations and Recruiting Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant Franchise

Ladies and Gentleman, It is my pleasure to recommend Jody Dugan to you and the services she provides. I have had the fortune to work with Jody on multiple occasions. She has always been effective and efficient. She operates with the highest levels of integrity and urgency. I have recommended her to all of my colleagues. She has always made me look good as she supported them. I strongly recommend her services. She will be an asset to any organization.

Regional Vice President/DO, Casual Dining & Fast Casual Restaurant

I have used Dugan Staffing Solutions for several years with three different companies. They have always listened to my needs, asked plenty of questions regarding open requisitions and have consistently presented qualified and well screened candidates. They truly care about their clients and strive to build long-term business partnerships. Their top qualities include great results, good value and high integrity. If you are in need of recruiting services, I highly recommend Dugan Staffing Solutions.

Human Resources Director, Casual Dining Concept

It is my pleasure to provide a reference for Jody! We have partnered together many times on different recruiting projects. Aside from having a great sense of humor, I have always found Jody to have an unwavering positive, and enthusiastic attitude! She is easy to work with, provides excellent candidates, and is quick to respond. We have a great business relationship and I look forward to continuing to work together for many years to come.

President/ CEO, Hospitality Recruiting Firm

Candidate Testimonials

Jody was great the entire way. She helped with everything and made sure I understood the next steps and of the process before moving forward. Very trustworthy and responsive. Thank you!!

General Manager, High Volume Casual Dining Restaurant

I am writing this testimonial in an effort to highlight my fantastic experience working with Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. The overall professionalism and expertise that this organization upholds are second to none. After my interactions with numerous recruiting firms in search of a new career path, I can definitively say that this company should be fully entrusted to fill any and all of your current employment obligations.

Restaurant Manager, Casual Dining Restaurant

It was a pleasure working with Jane & Jody at Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. They took the time to guide me through the process & gave me some extra encouragement along the way. Their level of communication was fabulous. I can’t thank them enough for helping me quickly find a position that is such a good fit. I commend both Jane & Jody for their hard work in making my job search a breeze & would highly recommend them.

Assistant Manager, Casual Dining Restaurant

Jody from Dugan Staffing Solutions is great to work with. She is always very helpful with jobs and gives great advice for the interviews. She cares about her job and the people. That’s a great quality and very hard to find. Thank you, Jody!

Assistant Manager, Corporate Casual Restaurant

5 Star Review.  I had the pleasure of working with Jody recently.  She was very helpful and quick to respond.  She took care of everything from finding the right fit for me and my family to even texting me to remind me of interviews.

Assistant Manager, Corporate Fast Casual Restaurant

Jody at Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. is very good at what she does.  I was impressed from the beginning.  I love to work with experts in their fields.  It lets you know you made the right choice.

Restaurant General Manager, Upscale Casual Restaurant

By far the most accommodating team I have ever worked with.  Made it a mission to assist me in finding my next adventure and didn’t stop till we found the right fit for me.  If you are ever in need of a change and could use some assistance making that happen…. there is only one option DUGAN STAFFING SOLUTIONS.

Assistant General Manager, Corporate Casual Restaurant

It was a pleasure working with Jody! She was very thorough and followed up quickly. She kept in close contact all through out the process and gave insight on the client. She overcame challenges that arose head on!! I would highly recommend using Jody!!!

General Manager, Upscale Casual Restaurant

Jody is great. She’s very efficient and professional. She’s always working towards matching you with the best possible opportunity in your career. She has a great array of clients. I highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for a fast, efficient placement! Thanks Jody for being awesome

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

ody is simply the Best! She always made me feel like she was on my side. She is a great communicator and always stayed in constant contact with me. Great job!

Assistant Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

Its truly a talent to be able to get the vibe of a person and just know where they’d be a successful fit. Jody is a natural at reading people and her intuition led me to a company that offered everything I could ask for. She’s a solid communicator and was very keen on following up with both myself and my new employers. Just having moved to the area, connecting with Jody has been an absolute blessing!

Assistant Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

After going through different recruiters, I was finally able to link in with someone who understood what I wanted.  Jody definitely knocked it out of the park in pairing me with a great company that met my requirements in term of what I believe in.  Definitely recommended highly, and will definitely remember how easy she made process.  Thank you.

District Manager, Corporate Fast Casual Restaurant

This was my first time using Dugan Staffing Solutions. The entire experience from beginning to end was done very professionally. I obtained employment with a local company in a short period of time. I explained what I was looking for and my salary expectations and the rest was taken care of for me. I would highly recommend anyone seriously thinking about a new career or just beginning in the business world to consider Dugan Staffing solutions.

Kitchen Manager - Sous Chef, Corporate Casual Restaurant

I had the extreme pleasure of working with Jody in my recent career search. She has helped me land what I consider to be my dream job!!! Her professionalism, communication and honesty sets her apart from many others. Thank you Jody for everything you did.

District Manager, Upscale Casual and Casual Dining Restaurants

From the beginning of my dealing with Dugan Staffing, I have been blown away by the effort and investment of time that Jody Dugan has afforded me. She is far and away the best recruiter I have ever dealt with. She has been available to me 24/7 since we began working together. If anyone were to ever need someone on their corner, Jody is the right person for the job!

Restaurant Manager, Corporate Casual Restaurant

Jody is great! She’s super professional and efficient, always looking to match you with the perfect opportunity. She will really take her time in understanding what your goals are and what companies will help you to achieve that. Not to mention she has a huge array of clients, which brings even more opportunities. Highly recommend her services.

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

This should come as no surprise to you and if you haven’t been told (sure you have) you are a valuable resource, asset and ally to our industry.  In our short courtship, I have found you to be a person who has the best interest for all parties in your search.  You can tell a lot from a person on not only what they say, or support through social media, more importantly on what they do.   You are a doer.  Grateful to know you!

Director of Operations, Fast Casual Restaurants

Jody Dugan is super amazing! She works very fast to get results. She’s always on top of things and she made the process painless. I love her professionalism, quick thinking and positivity. Jody has been by my side throughout the entire process. Also she works very fast. I had a job interview right away. Thank you Jody for all you have done. You had made me find the perfect work family where I am sure to advance in my career.

Assistant Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant, Multi-Concept Franchise Group

Jody is an amazing recruiter.  She was very thorough during the prescreen process; seeking out key attributes that you are looking for in the next step of your career.  Jody proved to be incredibly resourceful and professional.  With-in a week of my initial interview with the company I was offered a position that was a perfect match for my career goals, Thanks to Jody!  I would highly recommend Jody to anyone looking for a new career change.

Assistant General Manager, International Fast Casual Restaurant

Working with Jody was an absolute joy and surprisingly very easy.  She was very fast and placed me in the best possible situation.  There wasn’t any pressure and she was always there for any questions.  Jody works fast and efficient.  You can really see how much she loves her job.  Thanks Jody for all your efforts and willingness to help me find a fantastic job.  I highly recommend her to all.

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant (Newly Developed National Brand)

Jody and Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. have been great and very helpful during my search for a new opportunity.  They were able to find the perfect company for me.  Their communication skills are amazing and Jody is always available for any questions you might have.  I ‘m extremely happy where I am right now and is all thanks to Jody and her team!

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant (Newly Developed National Brand)

Jody Dugan, hands down is the best recruiter I’ve worked with. She genuinely cares about you and is looking to finding your perfect match. She has a great sense of finding what you are looking for and identify your personality to par it with a company that fits you very well. She works very swift and has an excellent response time. In less than a week I was offered a job after she set me up with the initial interview. Best experience I’ve ever had I’m thankful for Jody finding me my career choice.

General Manager, Fast Food Restaurant/ Assistant Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

I am honored to recommend the recruiting services of Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. to anyone who looks to succeed in the hospitality and retail area. For a period of 3 months, I registered myself in companies (including one which claimed to be the bigger in their kind in NYC area). I sent my resumes over to various recruitment companies, and nobody called me and set me up for different job interviews the way Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. did. In less than 2 weeks I had an employment offer. Jody Dugan keeps you posted and well informed of your options, and follows up all throughout the process. I came from desperation, frustration and unemployed to a happy and stress-free new hire.

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

It was a true pleasure working with Jody throughout the recruiting process for my new job. She was very attentive and kept the lines of communication open throughout the entire interview and acceptance process. Unlike some recruiting companies, Jody is truly passionate and focused and I would recommend her services to someone seeking a new career or looking to utilize her services. Great experience!!

District Manager, Corporate Retail Operation

I have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years and have had a few recruiters work with me in finding a position. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Jody Dugan form Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. I have to say that she was far more professional than any other recruiter I have worked with. Jody was friendly, efficient, and attentive to my needs. She worked diligently to match me with the perfect position. I would recommend Jody and her company to anyone looking for a recruiter who really cares, which is what “hospitality” is all about.

Assistant General Manager, Upscale Casual Restaurant

Without a doubt, the best recruiter I have had the privilege of working within my 21 years in the hospitality industry. Understands the complexity of searching for new opportunities while balancing your current responsibilities. Listens and then acts in accordance to what you, her client, is looking for in order to make a change. Due to having multiple contact, within both large corporations and local restaurants groups, is able to learn of confidential openings prior to postings of the positions.

Director of Retail, Higher Education Business & Corporate Dining

Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. changed my Life!!!

Having never used a recruiter before I was a little skeptical handing over my future to a complete stranger, however to my surprise and delight Jody from Dugan Staffing made everything very easy. The whole process was like she was working for me, trying to find me exactly what I was looking for in my future position. She had things lined up for me in no time, and was always available for my emails, phone calls, and questions. Jody was able to balance and set up my interviews, keep track of who I needed to speak to, and if I didn’t hear form someone she was quick to follow up. Even after I was presented with an offer Jody was with me, she made she I got any materials I needed to prep for my next position. Without Jody I know I would not have been hired so quickly, but thanks to Jody I know I found a place I can finally call home and am excited to work for. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find where they truly belong the hospitability field. She is worth all your time.

Assistant Manager/ Kitchen Manager, Corporate Casual Dining Restaurant

I recently found myself in an unexpected job search, and reached out to Jody Dugan for her assistance in placement. Jody was extremely personable and responsive from the beginning of the process when we had a brief initial consultation and was able to quickly ascertain which positions may be the best fit for me. Throughout the interviewing and hiring process, Jody was on top of it! She was encouraging, motivating, and extremely positive. Her communication skills are incredible, and she works quickly with no delays when placing her clients. I was quickly placed with an organization that is a perfect fit for me, and I credit Jody for this opportunity. I would recommend her highly to anyone who is searching for their next career move.

District Manager, Fast Casual Concept

I have nothing but great things to say about Jody Dugan and Dugan Staffing Solutions. I was recommended by a colleague and was placed with my first contact.

Regional Vice President, Upscale Casual Restaurant

When I first made the connection with Jody, I didn’t fully have the intention of leaving my present employer. I was just looking around to see what opportunities were out there. After about two weeks of Jody using her extensive and exclusive contact list of clients who were looking for qualified people to fill their GM position, I was placed in a position where I had to start turning offers down. I had no choice but to accept an offer from one of the clients that Jody matched me up with. She is the most helpful recruitment professional I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I’ve worked with others and I never felt that amount of detailed attention from anybody else. Not even close. Thank you Jody!!! I HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone looking to place their skills to good use and get paid appropriately in doing so.

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

Jody, by far is the best in the business. She will make your experience amazing with her professionalism, her passion and ability to be able to personally connect with people. She is very effective and highly efficient when it comes to the recruiting process and will make sure the follow up on both ends is 100% and beyond….

General Manager, Upscale Casual Restaurant

I recommend Jody Dugan at Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. as a recruiter. Jody’s expertise, resourcefulness and connections were vital to me landing my dream career with one of the prestigious organizations in the world. She gave me the expert advice and guidance that helped me plan out an effective job seeking strategy. Her dynamic communication skills along with her very positive attitude with me at every step of the interview was critical for my positive and confidence attitude. I am happy to say that without her help I would not be employed with my dream company. Thank you Jody Dugan!

Bookkeeper/ Accountant/ Assistant Vice President of Banking.

It is great pleasure for me to recommend Jody as an exceptional recruiter. I was absolutely thrilled with the service and professionalism I received from her. She had a great understanding of the industry of what I was looking for, knew what that meant in my career, and worked hard to help me find the place where I would fit best.

Kitchen Manager, Upscale Casual Restaurant

Jody was able to find the perfect match for my career path. Her connections and respect in the industry are second to none and I could not be happier with the decision to get her involved in my search.

General Manager, Corporate Casual Restaurant

I had been out of the employment-seeking game for a while having worked for myself for a period of time. I found it somewhat difficult and overwhelming seeking a job in a territory that I was vaguely familiar with. I found Dugan Staffing Solutions online and immediately spoke with Jody. She was great! As everyone else commends her, Jody was personable, energetic, and driven. Within a couple of days, she had me speaking with a few great companies and setting up interviews. I could not believe how quickly she was able to arrange the personable meeting I had been seeking with quality corporations. It is a testament to her passion for the business that ultimately helped me “land a job”. And not only a job, but a place where I hope to begin a career with longevity. Again, I was only able to achieve this due to the diligence and associations which Jody has shaped through her recruitment career. I will definitely recommend her services to anyone in need. I actually already have!

Assistant Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

After the wonderful experience that I had with Jody and her agency, I needed to let others know. Jody made the experience that I had finding a new management position so smooth. Jody has amazing relationships with her clients and sets you up to succeed, as well as keeping the lines of communication open at all times. Jody’s level of attention to detail and professionalism is top notch. I have been in the food industry for 20 years and, as a client who has outsourced to find manages in my day, you cannot find a better choice than Jody’s company. I encourage anyone that is in the market to start with Jody first. You will not need to look any further than Dugan Staffing Solutions for all your needs. Thanks Jody you make it look easy!

Restaurant Manager, Casual Dining Restaurant

I found Jody online. I was looking to move to the DC area to be near family and wanted to pursue my career in Hospitality. We spoke a few times on the phone and she started placing me with contacts right away. Whenever I had questions or concerns she answered them and made me feel at ease with the decisions I was making. Only after few months working with her, I found a great job with a lot of growth in an industry I love and none of it wouldn’t have happened without her and her company. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I found her and her company. I highly recommend Jody.

Assistant Manager, Upscale/ Fine Dining Restaurant

I had just relocated to the area from Upstate New York. I have been working with the Dugan Staffing Solutions (DSS) for a couple of weeks after just moving here. I found it hard trying to find employment in the management field not knowing the area and not knowing any of the companies in this areas background. I starting working with Jody from Dugan Staffing Solutions and have nothing to say but a lot of thank you’s and praise. She was very informative and worked with me to make sure that the companies I interviewed with, were the right fit for me. I am employed with one of them now. She took the time to get to know me and see what would be good matches for me. I feel that this agency has a lot to offer an employer and an employee to make it a success on both ends of the work force. Thank you again Jody and Dugan Staffing Solutions.

Assistant Manager, Family Style Restaurant

Thank you very much for all the professional and excellent service that you provide me to find a job. I appreciate all the effort you put in every step as well as the suggestions you made for a better job interview. For all that I will be eternally grateful to your company. Because of your wonderful performance, I have a job and am very happy. Thank you very much. God bless you and keep doing your job the way you do it .I will recommend you to every single person that needs help to find a job.

Assistant Manager, Fast Food Concept

I do want to thank you for everything, you communicated very well, your follow-up was great and your email back to me was very considerate of my feelings. I do not work with many recruiters because in most situations I would have left 30 messages and maybe would have received a one line response 3 weeks after the fact. I appreciate how you work with your candidates. So, in the future, when I do land a position and need a recruiter, you will be on the top of my list!

VP Franchise Operations, Full Service and Fast Casual Restaurant Concepts

You are a solid Romans 12:2. I was just trying to find the ‘grace’ in the moment. Looking back at my previous encounter I realized and appreciated your professional challenges. Connecting people with a livelihood opens up a can of worms of extreme emotions of hope, joy, as well as frustration and disappointment. The emotional spectrum can be extreme when uncertainty exists. I just looked back and looked for the grace and dignity of the previous situation and realized you stood firm, cool, calm, and professional. You hear it from both sides and you have to re-energize or re-connect people to where everyone is celebrated not tolerated. In the end- we all want to be solid solutions to those who seek new team players.

VPO of a Multi-Unit Fast Casual Franchise & General Manager of a Fast Casual Concept

From the first conversation with Jody, I have been nothing but satisfied. She is very personable and professional. She followed up with any information to keep me informed during my interview process. She responded to all of my emails in a timely manner. I have appreciated her hard work and because of her I am looking forward to a new challenge with a new company.

Assistant General Manager, Multi-Venue Hospitality Concept

A friend of mine referred me to you because I was told that you were the best in the business.

General Manager, Fast Casual Restaurant

I would like to first off thank Jody Dugan, from Dugan Staffing Solutions. I would highly recommend her as a recruiter/ talent acquisition. Her dedication, professionalism, and eye for excellent candidates makes her the best recruiter I have had the pleasure of working with. I’m confident Jody has helped me find the company best suited for me and cannot express how excited I am for my new career.

General Manager, Corporate Fast Casual Restaurant

I have the pleasure of joining a great company and it is all because of the great works of Jody from Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. I can remember it just like yesterday, sitting in my office and receiving the call of a lifetime. She spoke with such professionalism and enthusiasm that she had me at “Hello.”

Jody was very knowledgeable about the company and the concept and was ready to answer any questions that I had for her. The fact that she checked in so frequently let me know that she was invested in me as a person, and the success of my future career. It’s not often that you speak to people who are actually invested in what, and who, you become.

As I embarked into this process, I encounter a few hurdles and Jody never gave up on the situation. Jody made it her business to keep in contact with the company, as well as myself to ensure that I was on track to complete my job search.

I can honestly say that Jody has made a difference in my life. If it had not been for that phone conversation that afternoon, I would not be here smiling as I am typing this letter. If you are in search of a career, and someone who invests the time to gather your strengths and match you perfectly with the best choices that are for YOU, this is the best place to be. Jody has proven that this is not just a job to her but a passion and she will not give you 50% but 150%. Thank you Jody for being such a blessing to me and my family. You have put me in the best position to grow and fulfill all of my career goals and dreams. THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

This was just a snippet of what a great influence you have been in my life and how much I appreciate you for what you have done for me!

Area Director, Corporate Dining Restaurants