About Us

Who We Are

We’re a family-owned staffing agency helping the Midwest’s leading employers proactively manage staffing to improve productivity, control costs, and manage employment risks.

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Our Mission & Values

At Innovative Staff Solutions, our mission is to build successful partnerships with each of our clients – getting to know their businesses inside and out so that we may effectively fulfill their staffing needs. Through these mutually beneficial relationships, we are then able to open the doors of opportunity for our candidates.

People

The strength of our business is vested in people – and as such, we recognize and acknowledge the value and dedication of our employees and clients.

Integrity

We remain committed to the best interests of our employees and clients. Our words and actions are guided by honesty and reliability.

Innovation

Our quest for innovation extends far beyond our brand name. We continually challenge ourselves to develop creative and unique solutions that redefine the standards of our industry.

Service

We seek input and feedback, listen with empathy, and respond with a sense of urgency. We anticipate needs and excel at developing solutions that exceed expectations.

Teamwork

We encourage and support one another. The success of our team rests in the belief that by pulling together we can achieve extraordinary results.

Our Timeline

This has been our story. We’re proud of our past and look forward with pride toward the future!

1994
Began as a Franchisee
1996
First On-Site Partnership
2002
Became an Independent Agency
2014
Celebrated 20 Years in Business
2018
We now have 22+ locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky

Leadership Team

The visionaries that put it all together.

  • Derek Meinhart
    President
  • Nathan Meinhart
    Vice President of Business Development
  • Chad Clevenger
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Erica Boone
    Director of Operations
  • Debra Hendren
    Risk Manager
  • Rosemary Drake
    HR Manager – PHR
  • Veronica Pine
    Unemployment Manager
  • Courtney Cook
    Marketing Director
  • Holly Glenn
    Director of Professional Recruiting
  • Andrea West
    Director of Business Development


“I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at ISS for the short amount of time I have been here so far. I came in as an Office Coordinator not knowing too much about staffing or exactly what I was getting myself into. I was given great direction and within a few months was promoted to a Career Agent. I have been able to grow and gain the professional experience that I so badly desired. Everybody in the company is so helpful and encouraging. It is great working for a company that cares about their employees and I am looking forward to what the future holds.”

Career Agent

“I was so excited when I received the call that I got the job to work as the Office Coordinator at the Peru branch. I decided to look for employment when working at a job that just was not living up to my standards. I needed something more. ISS was the something more. I have found my home. From my very first day to now, I have always felt welcomed. Everyone truly cares about each other. This company is not just a company, it’s a family. I actually like going to work every morning because I know I will enjoy it and I have people around me that care. ISS is a great place to work at and I’m excited to continue my journey with ISS.”

Office Coordinator 

“When I applied for a position with ISS I was not very familiar with the company. I was fortunate enough to be offered a position and I have loved working here since day one. All of the staff was very welcoming and helpful. It is a family-owned business and very family-oriented which can be hard to find these days. They are 100% focused on taking care of their employees, clients and customers. If something isn’t working then they make it their top priority to figure out what needs to be done. This isn’t a “temp agency”, this is a company that strives to improve the lives of all that they work with.”

Project Manager 

“Five months ago I started working with Innovative Staff Solutions at our Effingham Branch. During my new hire training I quickly learned what set us apart from the rest; our passion for the process!! Immediately I realized the owners and management team bleed the core values of the company. Each and every day I am motivated and pushed to do better than last and celebrate each success. I feel very blessed to be able to work in a position that I truly enjoy each day.”

Business Development Manager 
“This company was awesome to work for. From day one they went above and beyond to get me the best opportunity for a career. I was able to get health, vision, and dental insurance right away and was able to earn paid time off every month I worked for them. Today is my last day working for them as a flex employee because in just 8 short months, I was offered a full time position with the company ISS hired me for!”

Mathew Dickey | Sparta, IL Employee
“I’ve been working with ISS since September 2016 and I must say that it is a very nice company to work for and they have matched all my expectations so far. All of the office staff as well as management are very respectful and will do whatever it takes. Thank you all and I appreciate you as well.”

Ryan Swearer | Evansville, IN Employee

Community Impact

We believe that as business leaders, we are responsible for giving back to the communities we serve. Our team is community-focused and we are very proud to share that we have established a goal of completing 25,000 hours of community impact by 2020.

Our Affiliations

Some of the organizations ISS is proud to be part of: