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Murray Resources Named Fastest Growing Staffing and Recruiting Firm in Texas

August 28th, 2018

Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as the fastest growing recruiting firm in Texas and the 22nd fastest growing firm in the country.

HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2018— Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, announced today that it has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as the fastest growing recruiting and staffing firm in Texas. SIA, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, published its annual list of the fastest growing US staffing firms, with Murray Resources claiming the top spot in Texas and the 22nd in the country. The 2018 list ranks firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for revenue from 2013 through 2017, excluding acquisitions.

“Murray Resources is excited to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the fastest growing staffing firms in the United States,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources. “Throughout our 30 year history, we’ve always focused on treating our clients and candidates with compassion and respect throughout the recruiting process. We wanted to create a different experience for employers and job seekers in what we understand is an important and often difficult decision, both personally and professionally. To have that mission validated by our clients and candidates’ continued trust in us – and the resulting growth our team has been able to achieve – is extremely gratifying.”

To qualify for the list companies needed to have had at least $1 million in revenue in 2013 and at least 15% CAGR between 2013 and 2017. The median CAGR for the top 10 companies this year was 97.8%, up from 83.5% last year. For the full list, it was 26.9%. “The fastest-growing staffing firms stand out for their top line growth and performance in a dynamic and evolving ecosystem,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “We congratulate these organizations on their achievements as they set the pace and raise the bar industrywide.”

The October 2018 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine will feature the list of the 94 fastest-growing companies for 2018.

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Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, executive / leadership, finance, human resources, IT / technology, light industrial, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and also been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

 

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Murray Resources Named to List of Fastest Growing UH-Owned Companies

November 6th, 2017

Cougar 100 Recognizes Fastest Growing Houston University of Houston-Owned or Managed Companies in the World

Houston, Texas (November 6, 2017) – The University of Houston has recognized Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, as a member of the 2017 Cougar 100, honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by University of Houston alumni. 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year Murray Resources has made the list.

There are over 4,000 companies worldwide owned and/or led by UH alumni. Murray Resources was named the 36th fastest growing company – the highest ranking for the company to date.

“We are excited to once again be included in the Cougar 100 list. To be recognized among so many great companies is truly humbling, particularly with so many talented UH alumni starting successful businesses and contributing to their communities, both here in Houston and throughout the world. We thank the University of Houston for this incredible honor,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Cougar 100 was launched in 2014 by the University of Houston Alumni Association to identify the 100 fastest growing companies that are Cougar-owned or-led. Honorees were recognized at an Awards Lunch  at the Bayou City Event Center.

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT / technology, light industrial, management / leadership, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources President Named Stevie Award Finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award

October 18th, 2017

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company’s president, Marsha Murray, has been recognized as a Stevie Award finalist in the “Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services” category.

Each finalist will be recognized as either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 17, 2017.

The Stevie Award for Women in Business honors women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees.

“I’m thrilled for our entire team, as this award is really a reflection of the wonderful work they do for our clients and candidates on a daily basis. As recruiters, we are truly in the people business and our company is only as strong as the people who work for us. As we enter our 30th year of business, winning this award represents a wonderful milestone for company,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”

Nominations were submitted by organizations in 25 nations including AustraliaBahrainCanadaGermanyIcelandIndiaItalyJordanKenyaLebanonMexicoNew ZealandNigeriaPakistanPhilippinesPortugalSaudi ArabiaSingaporeSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSwedenTaiwanTurkeyUnited Kingdom and the United States.

More information about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, including the full list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women. More information about Murray Resources can be found at www.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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Murray Resources Named to 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.

August 2nd, 2017

Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States.

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States. The company has made the list four of the last five years.

The Inc. 5000 list ranks private companies according to percentage revenue growth, with the 2017 list based on the % increase in revenue between 2013 and 2016. Past Inc. 5000 companies have included Intuit, LinkedIn, Zappos, FitBit, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Dell, Oracle, and hundreds of other notable alumni.

“Being named to the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth time in five years is a wonderful accomplishment for our team and a direct reflection of the exceptional work they do for our employers and candidates every day. When I started Murray Resources I had a vision of creating a recruiting firm based on respect—respect for clients who trust us to help them build their teams, and respect for candidates who turn to us at critical points in their careers and lives. It’s particularly satisfying that the original vision has translated into significant growth and long-term success for our candidates, employers, and employees,” said Marsha Murray, the company’s founder and president.

“The Inc. 5000 recognition is a wonderful accomplishment for our team, but we also know we’re just getting started. In the last 18 months, we’ve added light industrial to our recruiting product mix, launched a career coaching service www.resumespice.com that is now working with candidates across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and opened our 3rdbrick and mortar location in the Houston market. We anticipate the next 18-24 months to be a period of continued high-growth for the company,” said Keith Wolf, Murray Resources’ managing director.

Marsha Murray started Murray Resources in January 1988 with a $2,000 loan, which she used to purchase a typewriter, business cards, and a brochure. Almost 30 years later, the firm has grown to count over 800 companies as clients, including twelve Fortune™ 1000 organizations. To date, Murray Resources has placed thousands of job seekers in roles ranging from administrative assistants to c-level executives.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, executive / leadership, finance, human resources, IT / technology, light industrial, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Named to Houston Business Journal’s List of Top Placement Firms

June 21st, 2017

HOUSTONJune 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Murray Resources, a leading Houston-based recruiting firm and staffing agency, announced that the company has earned the number five spot on the Houston Business Journal’s list of top 25 direct hire placement firms in Houston and the number twelve spot on the list of top 25 temporary placement firms. The company was one of only three recruiting firms that ranked twelve or higher on both lists.

The Houston Business Journal’s list of top direct hire firms is based on the total number of placements made during the year, while the temporary placement list is based on the total number of billable hours accrued by temporaries on assignment during the year.

Marsha Murray started Murray Resources in 1988 with a $2,000 loan she used to purchase a typewriter, business cards, and a brochure. Almost 30 years later, the firm has grown to count over 800 companies as clients, including eleven Fortune™ 500 organizations. Murray Resources has placed thousands of job seekers in roles ranging from administrative assistants to c-level executives.

“Being named one of Houston’s top recruiting firms is a tremendous accomplishment for our team, but it’s also a reflection of our clients’ growth and the trust that they place in us to find great talent for their teams. We recognize that our clients and candidates have choices and we don’t take their decision to work with us for granted. It’s something we have to earn and live up to every day,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Murray Resources has been in high-growth mode over the last two years, including the following initiatives:

  • Increased headcount by 25%, adding significantly to its recruiting and business development teams.
  • Acquired Kingwood Personnel, a leading north Houston staffing agency. (May 2015)
  • Launched ResumeSpice, a nationwide career coaching and resume writing service. (June 2016)
  • Launched Murray Industrial division to provide light industrial staffing services. (September 2016)

“While our focus has always been on providing the highest-quality services to our clients, being able to grow our company while being recognized as one Houston’s top recruitment firms is a wonderful accomplishment for our team. We anticipate an even stronger 2017, as Houston’s economic environment continues to improve. Our Houston Growth and Staffing Outlook Report for 2017 projected increased hiring activity for 2017, which has certainly been the case through the first half of the year,” said Keith Wolf, managing director of Murray Resources.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company has repeatedly been named by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s 15 largest direct hire firms. In 2013, 2015, and 2016 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, light industrial, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Named One of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

April 18th, 2017

HOUSTON, April 18, 2017 — Today, Murray Resources, a leading Houston-based recruiting firm and staffing agency, announced that it has been named a 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Hundreds of companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality workplace culture and initiatives are recognized as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

“As a company whose mission, for almost three decades, has been to help other organizations build their teams, our being recognized for developing our own workplace into one that our employees enjoy and value is extremely satisfying. We recognize that employees, like our customers, have a choice. We do not take for granted their decision to spend a significant part of their day at Murray Resources – and we appreciate their hard work and consistent dedication to the company, each other, and our clients,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

The 2017 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance.

With more than 15 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the NABR have identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company has repeatedly been named by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s 15 largest direct hire firms. In 2013, 2015, and 2016 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, light industrial, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Continues Recruiting Firm’s Aggressive Growth with Opening of New Office in Northwest Houston

October 27th, 2016

New Northwest Houston office expands company’s footprint by over 25% in the greater Houston market

HOUSTON, Oct. 27, 2016 — Murray Resources, a leading Houston-based recruiting firm and staffing agency, today announced the opening of the company’s third brick and mortar location in the greater Houston area. In addition to the company’s three physical locations, the firm operates seven ‘by appointment only’ offices throughout Texas. The company’s ten locations include: West Houston (Energy Corridor), Northwest Houston, Downtown Houston, Houston Galleria, Pearland, Sugarland, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Dallas, Austin.

“The opening of our new office is an exciting milestone for the company, as it not only reflects our firm’s growth, but it also mirrors the rapid expansion of the northwest Houston’s business district and residential community. Our employer clients and candidates have always appreciated our high-touch recruiting process and being imbedded into our city’s communities allows us to continue to provide the level of service for which we’re known,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

The company’s new office will be located at 9601 Jones Road and will officially open November 14th, bringing the company’s total office space footprint to approximately 8,000 square feet.

“The decision to expand our firm’s presence into northwest Houston was a logical next step in our business’ growth strategy,” said Keith Wolf, managing director of Murray Resources. “The area is not only one of the fastest growing in the country, it’s also home to a diverse range of highly-skilled professionals. We’re looking forward to providing our clients with an expanded pool of talented candidates.”

Murray Resources has been in high-growth mode over the last eighteen months, including the following initiatives:

  • Increased headcount by 25%, adding significantly to its recruiting and business development teams.
  • Acquired Kingwood Personnel, a leading north Houston staffing agency. (May 2015)
  • Launched ResumeSpice, a nationwide career coaching and resume writing service. (June 2016)
  • Launched Murray Industrial division to provide light industrial staffing services. (September 2016)

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2012, 2014, and 2015 the company was named by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s top 25 largest direct hire firms. In 2013, 2015, and 2016 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, light industrial, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Honored as University of Houston Cougar 100 Company for 3rd Consecutive Year

September 14th, 2016

 

Recognizing the Fastest Growing Houston University of Houston-Owned or Managed Companies in the World

Houston, Texas (September, September 14, 2016) – The University of Houston has recognized Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, as a member of the 2016 Cougar 100, honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by University of Houston alumni. 2016 marks the third consecutive year Murray Resources has made the list.

Cougar 100 was launched in 2014 by the University of Houston Alumni Association to identify the 100 fastest growing companies that are Cougar-owned or-led. Honorees will be recognized at an Awards Lunch on October 26th at the Bayou City Event Center. The Cougar 100 list will be printed in a special section of the Houston Business Journal on October 28th and will be distributed to the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin markets.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognized as one of the fastest growing University of Houston-led businesses in the world. And to receive the award three years in a row is a testament to the amazing employer and candidates who place their trust in us every day – and the consistent work our team does to match top companies with the very best talent. We thank the University of Houston for this incredible honor,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT / technology, light industrial, management / leadership, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Named to Inc. 5000 List for Third Time

August 17th, 2016

Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and Inc.com as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States.

(Houston, TX – August 17, 2016) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, announced today that it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States. A three-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Murray Resources has achieved a 40 percent growth rate since 2012.

The Inc. 5000 list ranks private companies according to percentage revenue growth, with the 2016 list based on the % increase in revenue between 2012 and 2015. Past Inc. 5000 companies have included Intuit, LinkedIn, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Dell, Oracle, and hundreds of other notable alumni.

“Being named to the Inc. list for the third time is a true honor, as well as a testament to our team’s unwavering dedication to the dynamic companies and talented candidates with whom they work every day. This recognition would not be possible without our incredible team and the clients and job seekers who trust us to help them make some of the most important decisions in their lives. ” said Marsha Murray, the company’s founder and president.

Ms. Murray started Murray Resources in January 1988 with a $2,000 loan, which she used to purchase a typewriter, business cards, and a brochure. Almost 30 years later, the firm has grown to count over 800 companies as clients, including twelve Fortune™ 1000 organizations. Murray Resources has placed thousands of job seekers in roles ranging from administrative assistants to c-level executives.

“I’m extremely proud of the growth we’ve been able to achieve over the past three years, but I’m even more excited about what the future holds. We’re continuing to enter new geographic markets and staffing verticals, while adding complementary services such as our new career coaching service www.resumespice.com. Our growth translates into more opportunities to achieve our mission of matching dynamic employers with talented candidates.” said Keith Wolf, Murray Resources’ managing director.

Over the last three years, Murray Resources has expanded to The Woodlands, Sugarland, Downtown, Galleria, and Pearland by opening ‘by appointment only’ offices. Austin and Dallas ‘by appointment only’ offices were added in 2015 and later that year Murray Resources completed its first acquisition in the company’s history by purchasing Kingwood Personnel. The acquisition also marked Murray Resources’ first brick and mortar expansion outside of the firm’s main office in West Houston’s Energy Corridor.

The 35th Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala will be held October 18-20, 2016, at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio. Featured keynote speakers include Tony Robbins, Marvell Technology’s Weili Dai and New Belgium Brewing’s Kim Jordan.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT / technology, management / leadership, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

 

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Murray Resources Announces the Acquisition of Kingwood Personnel

May 28th, 2015

Company To Keep Kingwood Personnel Name, Grow North Houston Office

(Houston, TX – May 28, 2015) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting
firm, today announced it has acquired the assets of Kingwood Personnel, a North Houston staffing
agency specializing in administrative, accounting, and logistics staffing.

The move marks Murray Resources’ first brick and mortar expansion outside of the firm’s main office in
West Houston’s Energy Corridor. Previous expansions to The Woodlands, Sugarland, Downtown,
Galleria, and Pearland in 2013 and to Austin and Dallas earlier this year were established as ‘by
appointment only’ offices. The Kingwood location will be fully-staffed.

“Kingwood Personnel has an extremely strong brand in North Houston. The opportunity to build off the
wonderful work the Kingwood team has done over their 35 years in business was one we could not pass
up,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources. Continued Murray, “We’re looking forward to
continuing to offer their employer clients and candidates the first-rate staffing experience they have
come to expect.”

The acquisition is the first in Murray Resources’ 27-year history and is part of a larger growth strategy –
to double in size every 3 years and close acquisitions as strategic opportunities present themselves.

“The synergies between the two firms were apparent from the outset of acquisition talks and as we
proceeded with the deal, similarities between the two companies continued to emerge. Both companies
were started in the 1980’s by visionary, female entrepreneurs who drove their firms to leadership
positions in their respective markets. And while today Murray Resources offers recruiting services across
a broad range of functions, both firms originally built their reputations in the administrative / clerical
side of the staffing business,” said Keith Wolf, Managing Director of Murray Resources.

Murray Resources will continue to operate the Kingwood office in the current location, under the
Kingwood Personnel brand.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2012,
2014, and 2015 the company was named by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s top 25
largest direct hire firms. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private
companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous
Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of
administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing,
marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1
Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.
For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Announces the Launch of its Murray Technical Division

December 26th, 2014

New Business Unit will House the Firm’s Engineering, Information Technology (IT), and Technical Sales Recruiting Services

(Houston, TX – December 26, 2014) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced it has launched the Murray Technical business unit to house the firm’s Engineering, Information Technology (IT), and Technical Sales Recruiting Services. The company will continue to fill roles on a temporary, contract, contract to hire, and direct hire basis in all three areas.

“While Murray Resources has been successively placing Engineering, IT, and Technical Sales professionals for almost fifteen years, we felt that our firm’s substantial growth in those areas over the last 36 months necessitated the launch of a standalone business unit that focuses specifically on those lines of business,” said Keith Wolf, Managing Director of Murray Resources.

The launch of Murray Technical coincides with the hiring of Jeremy Tyler, who joined the firm’s business development team in October, and who will lead the Murray Technical sales team. Jeremy brings over fifteen years of technical recruiting industry experience to Murray Resources, with a specific focus on IT / Technical staffing for Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients.

Murray Resources will continue to place Accounting/Finance, Manufacturing/Operations, Sales/Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Service, and Administrative professionals from within its Murray Professional division. The Murray Technical and Murray Professional divisions will both have distinct teams of recruiters who focus on matching talent within their specializations.

“The launch of Murray Technical is an exciting and significant milestone in our firm’s evolution. Fifteen years ago several of our longtime clients requested that we help them find technical talent. That piece of our business has continued to grow and today, Engineering, IT, and Technical Sales is a significant portion of our firm’s business. It was the right time to officially launch the Murray Technical brand,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2014 the company was named by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s top 25 largest direct hire firms. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Recruiting Firm – Murray Resources – Announces Key Addition to IT Staffing Team

November 12th, 2014

(Houston, TX – November 12, 2014) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced that Jeremy Tyler has joined the firm’s business development team as Senior Business Development Manager.

Jeremy brings over ten years of recruiting industry experience to Murray Resources, with a specific focus on IT / technical staffing for Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients. With an extensive IT recruiting, sales, and sales management background, Jeremy offers a unique and well-rounded perspective to his client’s businesses, helping them fill some of their company’s most critical and time-sensitive positions.

In his most recent role, Jeremy served as the Business Development Director at Itsa Energy, an oilfield services company. Before joining Itsa, Jeremy held Director of Client Development and Manager of Strategic Sourcing positions at Triad Resources, an IT staffing firm.

“We are thrilled to have Jeremy join the Murray Resources team. His deep IT staffing experience will be an asset to our clients and his consultative, high-touch approach fits perfectly with our firm’s dedication to providing the very best employer and candidate hiring experience,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Honored as a Cougar 100 Company

November 6th, 2014

Recognizing the Fastest Growing Houston Cougar-Owned or Managed Companies in the World

Houston, Texas (Monday, November 6, 2014) – The University of Houston has recognized Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, as a member of the 2014 Cougar 100, honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by University of Houston alumni.

Cougar 100 was launched this year by the University of Houston Alumni Association to identify and rank the top 100 fastest growing companies that are Cougar-owned or-led. The idea behind the Cougar 100 is to not only celebrate alumni success, but to also provide a forum to pass lessons to the next generation of Cougar entrepreneurs.

The Cougar 100 list will be printed in a special section of the Houston Business Journal on Nov. 7. Honorees will also be recognized at an Awards Lunch during the university’s homecoming week at the Bayou City Event Center.

“It’s a true honor to be recognized as one the fastest growing University of Houston-led businesses in the world. I started Murray Resources here in Houston over 26 years ago – and both the University and the city of Houston have been instrumental in our growth and success. We thank the University for this incredible honor, as well as our amazing and dedicated team, clients, and the Houston community,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. The firm was also recently named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com

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Murray Resources President Marsha Murray Named to Who’s Who in Energy For Fourth Consecutive Year

October 3rd, 2014

(Houston, TX – October 3, 2014) – Today, Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, was named to the Houston Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” for the fourth consecutive year.

The list recognizes the top 100 leaders in the world’s energy capital and includes energy leaders in eight different markets, including Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, St. Louis, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh. Selections are based on a combination of open nominations, industry outreach, and internal research by the business journals in each market.

“It’s an incredible honor to have our firm’s work in the energy industry recognized with such a prestigious award. This honor is particularly special because we’ve been at this for over 26 years and I know how much pride our team takes in placing talent at many of Houston’s leading energy companies,” said Ms. Murray.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. The firm was also recently named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

Ms. Murray and the other Who’s Who in Energy honorees will be recognized at a VIP reception hosted by the Houston Business Journal.

For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com

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Houston Recruiting Firm – Murray Resources – Announces Key Addition

March 5th, 2014

(Houston, TX – March 5, 2014) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced that Kara DiCarlo has joined the firm’s business development team.

Kara brings over seven years of recruiting industry experience from her previous roles with Brooke Staffing, where she worked in both recruiting and sales positions. In her most recent role, Kara led a team of salespeople, recruiters, and account managers to meet the recruiting needs of a wide range of Houston-area clients. Kara will work with Murray Resources’ recruiting team to ensure that the firm continues to provide “best in class” recruiting services to its clients.

“We are thrilled to have Kara join our team. She brings with her a stellar reputation in the industry and her high-touch approach fits perfectly with our firm’s mission of providing the very best employer and candidate hiring experience,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

 

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Murray Resources Wins Prestigious Houston West Chamber of Commerce ‘Star Award’

February 7th, 2014

HOUSTON, February 7 , 2014 – Today, Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, was awarded the prestigious Star Award in the Business Services Category (11+ employees), by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. The Star Awards recognize businesses that have positively impacted the West Houston economy. Entries are evaluated by an independent panel on the basis of their economic growth, contributions to the community, and West Houston impact.

“We’re extremely proud to have won this award, as it’s a testament, not only to our company’s financial performance, but also to the substantial contributions our employees make to the community. That’s something our employees are very passionate about and something in which Murray Resources takes immense pride,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

In addition to the Star Award recognition, Murray Resources’ growth over the past 3 years has earned the company a place on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Marsha Murray was also recently named to the Houston Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy for the 3rd consecutive year.

Ms. Murray accepted the Star Award on behalf of Murray Resources at the 16th annual Star Awards luncheon held at the Houston Omni West on February 7th, 2014. Over 600 members of the West Houston business community were in attendance.

For more information about Murray Resource, please visit: www.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Staffing Agency Murray Resources Releases 2014 Houston Hiring Outlook Report

January 7th, 2014

HOUSTON, January 7, 2014 – Today, Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, released the results of the company’s third annual Houston Growth and Staffing Outlook Report.

Since 2012 Murray Resources has surveyed Houston executives, HR staff, and hiring managers with the objective of gaining visibility into the economic and staffing outlook entering the new year. 60 Houston company leaders and executives, HR staff, and hiring managers – representing 20 different industries – responded to this year’s survey.

“Last year’s survey indicated that Houston companies would be hiring at levels not seen since the before the recession and that turned out to be the case. Almost 80% of last year’s respondents reported that they expected to increase hiring. This year’s report has that number at 53% – significantly lower, but still a healthy rate that indicates another strong year of hiring,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

For the second straight year there appears to be particularly strong demand for sales talent, with companies also reporting high demand for operations and engineering talent going into the new year. The top five areas expecting a moderate to significant increase in hiring are: Sales (38% anticipated increase), Operations (32%), Engineering (23%), Finance / Accounting (18%), Administrative (17%).

Additional key insights from the study:

  • Attracting qualified talent continues to be the most significant human resource challenge facing Houston companies. 57% of respondents anticipate their company’s ability to attract qualified employees to be their biggest staffing challenge in the coming 12 months.
  • Retaining current staff is a growing concern. 27% of respondents expect retaining current staff to be their biggest staffing challenge in the coming 12 months, versus 11% in last year’s survey.
  • Almost half of employers anticipate an increase in hiring full-time employees during 2014. 46% of respondents expect a moderate or significant increase in full-time employees in the coming year.

As with last year’s survey, HR executives, managers, and staff represented the majority of respondents (44%). The largest single group of respondents – HR Managers – comprised 22% of the survey base, while CEO/President/Principal/Partner and C-Level/VP/Director (HR) both represented 18% of respondents.

For information on Murray Resource’s recruiting and staffing services, please visit: www.murrayresources.com/employers.

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Recruiting Firm – Murray Resources – Announces Two Key Additions

December 23rd, 2013

(Houston, TX – December 23, 2013) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced that it has made two key additions to the company’s recruiting and business development teams.

The company announced that John Konis has joined the firm as a recruiter in the firm’s professional division, with a focus on placing engineering and IT talent in the greater Houston market. John brings an extensive background in technical recruiting from Randstad in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked with such clients as McGraw Hill, Emerson Power, Limited Brands, JP Morgan Chase, and Safe Auto Insurance.

Brooke Lindsey has joined the firm as senior business development manager, bringing extensive sales experience from her previous roles with ProStaff and Employer Flexible. Brooke will work with Murray Resources’ recruiting team to ensure that the firm continues to provide “best in class” recruiting services to its clients.

“Our team is thrilled to have John and Brooke aboard. This year was a watermark year for the company, as we added a record number of client accounts and were named to Inc.’s list of the fastest growing private companies in America for the first time in our company’s 25 year history. Adding two industry veterans of John’s and Brooke’s caliber ensures that we’re going to be able to continue to offer our clients and candidates the highest-quality of service they’ve come to expect from Murray Resources,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

 

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Murray Resources President Marsha Murray Named to Who’s Who in Energy For Third Consecutive Year

November 15th, 2013

(Houston, TX – November 15, 2013) – Today, Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, was named to the Houston Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” for the third consecutive year.

The list recognizes the top 100 leaders in the world’s energy capital and was expanded this year to include energy leaders in eight different markets, including Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, St. Louis, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh. Selections are based on a combination of open nominations, industry outreach, and internal research by the business journals in each market.

“There are so many talented executives in Houston’s energy market – to even be considered for this list is truly humbling. After 30 years of recruiting, it’s as fun and rewarding as it’s ever been to place talent at so many companies that are at the forefront of the energy industry,” said Ms. Murray.

Ms. Murray and the other top 100 Houston recipients will be recognized at a VIP reception as part of the Total Energy USA conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 20th, 2013.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. The firm was also recently named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Named to 2013 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

August 21st, 2013

Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and Inc.com as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States.

(Houston, TX – August 21, 2013) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, announced today that it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States.

The Inc. 5000 list ranks private companies according to percentage revenue growth, with the 2013 list based on the % increase in revenue between 2009 and 2012. According to Inc.’s editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg, the list “was harder to get into this year than ever in its [32 year] history.” Past Inc. 5000 companies have included Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Pandora, Oracle, and hundreds of other notable alumni.

“Being part of such an impressive group of companies is a true honor.  It’s a testament, not only to our team and the dedication they bring to work every day, but also a reflection of the success and longevity of our clients. Many of them have been with us since we first opened our doors in 1988,” said Marsha Murray, the company’s founder and president.

Ms. Murray started Murray Resources in January 1988 with a $2,000 loan, which she used to purchase a typewriter, business cards, and a brochure. 30 years later, the firm has grown to count over 800 companies as clients, including eleven Fortune™ 1000 organizations. To date, Murray Resources has placed thousands of job seekers in roles ranging from administrative assistants to c-level executives.

The company was among the first recruiting firms to utilize employee assessments to evaluate position/candidate match. Other notable initiatives have included building one of the industry’s most active job seeker blogs, launching a series of ‘Career Guider’ workshops to help job seekers with their search, hosting the ‘Hot Topics in HR’ seminar series to address issues relevant to HR professionals, and launching a mobile website to assist job seekers on the go.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary

January 8th, 2013

(Houston, TX – January 8, 2013) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, announced a milestone anniversary today, with January 8th, 2013 marking the company’s 25th year in business. Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is one of Houston’s longest tenured recruiting and staffing firms.

“Being able to celebrate our 25th anniversary milestone is a wonderful achievement for our team, as it symbolizes the hard work and dedication they bring to work every day. It’s also a testament to the success and longevity of our clients, many of whom have been with us since we first opened our doors in 1988,” said Marsha Murray, the company’s founder and president.

Ms. Murray started Murray Resources in January 1988 with a $2,000 loan, which she used to purchase a typewriter, business cards, and a brochure. 30 years later, the firm has grown to count over 800 companies as clients, including eleven Fortune™ 1000 organizations. To date, Murray Resources has placed thousands of job seekers in roles ranging from administrative assistants to c-level executives.

“Our philosophy when I started the company was simple –to treat both employers and job seekers with honesty, integrity, and transparency throughout the recruiting process. If we couldn’t help a candidate, we let them know”, said Ms. Murray. “But we also committed to never letting them walk away without resources, ideas, or maybe even a lead. I’m proud that our original vision has endured for 30 years. It’s a large part of what’s made us successful.”

The company was among the first recruiting firms to utilize employee assessments to evaluate position/candidate match. Other notable initiatives have included building one of the industry’s most active job seeker blogs, launching a series of ‘Career Guider’ workshops to help job seekers with their search, hosting the ‘Hot Topics in HR’ seminar series to address issues relevant to HR professionals, and launching a mobile website to assist job seekers on the go.

Significant company milestones:

  • 1988 – Marsha Murray founds Murray Resources under its original name – Memorial City Personnel
  • 1988 – Murray Resources places its first job candidate at a public energy company. The company remains one of Murray Resources’ clients
  • 1995 – Murray Resources hires its first internal employee
  • 1999 – The company moves into its current offices in Memorial City
  • 2005 – Murray Resources receives the Economic Development Star Award for contributions to the growth and vitality of West Houston
  • 2007 – The company is named the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Industry Category by the Houston Business Journal
  • 2008 – Murray Resources is recognized as a ‘Best Places to Work’ by the Houston Business Journal
  • 2011 – Murray Resources expands its Professional Recruiting Division to meet growing client demand
  • 2011 – Marsha Murray named ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ by the Houston Business Journal
  • 2012 – Murray Resources launches ‘Career Guider’ workshops for job seekers and ‘Hot Topics in HR’ seminar series for Human Resources executives and business leaders

To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, Murray Resources unveiled its new 25th anniversary logo and will honor employees and clients with an appreciation reception in the spring.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Announces Company Expansion to The Woodlands

January 7th, 2013

(Houston, TX – January 7, 2013) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company has opened a new office in The Woodlands to accommodate growing client demand in the area. Murray Resources has traditionally served The Woodlands market from the firm’s Houston location; the company’s new office will provide more convenient access for employers and job candidates in The Woodlands area.

“We’re excited about the continued growth of The Woodlands market, both in terms of the increased hiring we’re seeing from our clients in the area, as well as in regards to the strong job growth projected for the next several years,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Ms. Murray continued, “By 2016 The Woodlands population is projected to grow by over 15% and will have close to 2,000 employers. We’re excited about the opportunity the area presents for both our clients and our job candidates. While we’ve long served The Woodlands market, we’re looking forward to having a physical presence in the area.”

Ms. Murray started Murray Resources in 1988 and today the firm counts over 800 companies as clients, including eleven Fortune™ 1000 organizations – and numerous The Woodlands-based companies.

Murray Resources’ new office in The Woodlands will be located in Market Street, the city’s open air shopping center, and will work by appointment only, similar to the company’s Houston office.

Murray Resources – The Woodlands Office:
9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8210
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: 832.657.1562
(walking distance from the Hyatt Market Street Hotel)

Murray Resources provides direct-hire services to leading Houston-area companies, with a focus on the following specialties:

  • Administrative
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Manufacturing / Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Murray Resources also offers temporary, contract, temp-to-hire, payrolling, onsite recruiting management, and testing / assessment services.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency with offices in Houston and The Woodlands. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

 

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Murray Resources Adds Veteran Accounting and Finance Recruiter to Firm’s Professional Division

January 2nd, 2013

(Houston, TX – January 2, 2013) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company has added veteran accounting and finance recruiter, Melissa Campbell, to the firm’s Professional Division recruiting team. Ms. Campbell’s hiring helps address Murray Resources’ growing client demand for accounting and finance talent.

Ms. Campbell joins Murray Resources with over 10 years of experience placing Houston accounting and finance talent in a variety of roles, including: controller, assistant controller, CFO, senior accountant, senior internal audit, staff internal audit, senior external audit, treasury, staff accountant, accounting manager, financial analyst, bookkeeper, tax manager, financial analyst, payroll manager, accounts payable manager, credit manager, accounts receivable, and collections.

“We’re excited to have Melissa join our team, as she is one of the most experienced and well-respected accounting and finance recruiters in Houston. Her track record of success recruiting top financial talent will provide tremendous value to our clients,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Already strong demand for Houston accounting professionals is expected to increase going into 2013 and beyond as national firms continue to expand and relocate to Houston to take advantage of the region’s rapid economic growth. Employers who are interested in working with Murray Resources to recruit Houston accounting talent, are advised to visit the company’s website at www.murrayresources.com or call 713.935.0009.

Talented accounting and financial professionals may view and apply to current job opportunities by visiting Murray Resource’s job board at jobs.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has won numerous awards, including being named “One of the Top 25 Recruitment Firms”, “Best Places to Work”, and “#1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category” by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources’ President Marsha Murray Earns Selection to ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ List

December 4th, 2012

(HOUSTON, December 4th, 2012) – Today, Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, announced that its president, Marsha Murray, has been named to the exclusive list of “Who’s Who in Energy” for the second consecutive year.

The listing, compiled by the editors of the Houston Business Journal and six other business journals in the Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and San Antonio markets, recognized 100 key executives in each city’s energy industry. Selections were made based on a combination of open nominations, industry outreach, and internal research by each publication.

“It’s an honor to be selected among such an elite group of leaders in the energy community. As recruiters, it’s particularly gratifying to share the list with so many of Murray Resources’ clients,” said Ms. Murray.

Ms. Murray started Murray Resources in 1988 and today the Houston recruiting firm counts over 800 companies as clients, including eleven Fortune™ 1000 organizations and a number of Houston’s leading energy firms.

Murray Resources provides direct-hire services to leading Houston-area companies, with a focus on the following specialties:

  • Administrative
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Manufacturing / Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Murray Resources also offers temporary, contract, temp-to-hire, payrolling, onsite recruiting management, and testing / assessment services.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources President Wins Female ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

November 9th, 2012

(Houston, TX – November 9, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company’s president, Marsha Murray, has been recognized as a Bronze Stevie Award winner in the “Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services” category.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. All winners were publicly announced at a gala in New York City.

“It’s exciting to win this award because it’s really an acknowledgement of the wonderful work our team does every day. Any entrepreneur recognizes that their company is only a strong as their people and I’m proud of the team we’ve built and look forward to what lies ahead as Murray Resources enters our 25th year in business,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

“I’m very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This year’s Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we’ve ever had.  Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world.”

More information about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, including the full list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women. More information about Murray Resources can be found at www.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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Houston Recruiting Firm – Murray Resources – Launches Mobile Website

October 24th, 2012

(Houston, TX – October 24, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company has launched a new mobile website, providing an enhanced mobile experience specifically designed for candidates on the go.

“Our candidates are telling us that they’re increasingly utilizing mobile devices to access information during their search – and the data supports it. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in mobile visitors to our website over the past 12 months, with visits from mobile devices up 281% year-over-year in the third quarter. Our data also shows that mobile visitors, on average, spend more time on our site and visit more pages vs. non-mobile visitors,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

In addition to providing a clear and easy-to-navigate layout, the new mobile site gives candidates quick access to the site’s most important features, including the company’s open jobs. Candidates can now view and apply to open jobs directly from their mobile devices.

Ms. Murray continued, “Searching for a job can be one of the most frustrating and difficult times in a person’s professional life. So while there’s certainly a proliferation in tools available to the job seeker, what makes this particular launch so exciting is that it makes the job search process easier.”

Murray Resources’ mobile website features:

  • Clear, streamlined design and navigation
  • Direct link to job openings, allowing candidates to view and apply to open jobs
  • ‘Click to call’ – candidates can now call Murray Resources with a simple button tap
  • Mapping – with one click, visitors can view a map and find directions to Murray Resources’ office
  • ‘Who We Place’ section outlines functional areas for which Murray Resources recruits
  • Twitter Feed – displays the company’s recent twitter activity

To visit Murray Resources’ new mobile website, users can simply visit www.murrayresources.com from their smart phone.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Makes Houston Business Journal’s List of Largest Direct Hire Firms

October 17th, 2012

(Houston, TX – October 17, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company has earned a spot on the Houston Business Journal’s list of the top 25 direct hire placement firms in Houston. The list ranks recruiting firms by the number of direct hire placements made in the Houston area in 2011.

“Being named one of Houston’s top recruiting firms is a wonderful accomplishment for our team because it recognizes the tremendous job they do for our employers and candidates every day. While our focus has always been on offering the highest quality recruiting services and not necessarily on being the largest firm, our company’s growth is a welcome by-product of our team’s hard work and dedication,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Ms. Murray started Murray Resources in 1988 with a $2,000 loan she used to purchase a typewriter, business cards, and a brochure. 24 years later, the firm has grown to count over 800 companies as clients, including eleven Fortune™ 500 organizations. To date, Murray Resources has placed thousands of job seekers in roles ranging from administrative assistants to c-level executives.

Murray Resources provides direct-hire services to leading Houston companies, with a focus on the following areas:

  • Administrative
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Manufacturing / Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales
Murray Resources also offers temporary, contract, temp-to-hire, payrolling, onsite recruiting management, and testing / assessment services.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources President Named Finalist for ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

October 11th, 2012

Winners to be Announced During Award Gala in New York City on November 9, 2012

(Houston, TX – October 11, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm, today announced that the company’s president, Marsha Murray, has been named a finalist in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.  Ms. Murray is a Finalist in the ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services’ category.

“Being a finalist for the Stevie Award is particularly exciting because it recognizes our team for the amazing work that they do every day. Any entrepreneur knows it’s the people who walk through the door every day that make the organization. I’m continually inspired by our team’s dedication and commitment to building what I believe is the best recruiting firm in the country,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.  More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging. The awards will be announced at during a gala event in New York City on November 9th, 2012.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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Houston Recruiting Firm – Murray Resources – Launches 6 Month Guarantee Program

July 23rd, 2012

(Houston, TX – July 23, 2012) – Murray Resources, an award-winning Houston-based staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced the launch of its innovative 6 Month Guarantee program.

Murray Resources’ 6 Month Guarantee ensures that any full-time, direct-hire placement made through Murray Resources before the end of 2012 is guaranteed to still be employed 6 months following the candidate’s date of hire or Murray Resources will refill the position at no charge.

“We’re excited to launch the program because it embodies Murray Resources’ commitment and reputation for finding quality matches between companies and candidates. With our 25-year track record of placing candidates in roles where they truly excel, we’re able to offer a guarantee that is three times the industry average,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Facts about Murray Resources:

– Historical 95% client satisfaction rate
– Client referrals are the company’s largest source of new business (43%)
– 11 Fortune™ clients as customers
– Average employee tenure over 5 years
– A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions and has a database of over 8,000 candidates.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

Prospective employers who are interested in working with Murray Resources to build their teams are advised to visit the company’s website at www.murrayresources.com or call 713.935.0009.

Prospective candidates may view current job opportunities by visiting Murray Resource’s job board at jobs.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 30 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Expands Professional Division to Support Growing Client Demand

July 18th, 2012

(Houston, TX – July 18, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced that Mary Hudson has joined the firm’s Professional Division as Professional Division Recruiter. Ms. Hudson’s hiring allows the firm to address growing demand for professional talent in the Houston area.

Ms. Hudson joins Murray Resources with over 30 years of experience in the recruiting industry. She was most recently a Senior Search Consultant with The Mergis Group, where she was a repeat winner of the firm’s national performance award, which recognizes outstanding job placement production. Prior to the Mergis Group, Ms. Hudson was a Senior Search Consultant with M.David Lowe, where she was a repeat winner of the firm’s “MDL Top Ten” award for outstanding annual production.

Ms. Hudson’s search experience includes working with local, national, and international organizations in the engineering, manufacturing, E&C, oil and gas, supply chain, and technology industries.

“We are thrilled to have Mary join our team, as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our firm, while providing a highly valuable resource to our clients and job candidates. We’re looking forward to her joining our Professional Division, which has enjoyed a strong year to date and continues to see high demand for talent across functions,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions and has a database of over 8,000 candidates.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

Prospective employers who are interested in working with Murray Resources to build their teams are advised to visit the company’s website at www.murrayresources.com or call 713.935.0009.

Prospective candidates may view current job opportunities by visiting Murray Resource’s job board at jobs.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 30 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Staffing Agency – Murray Resources – Wins Prestigious Stevie Award in 2012 American Business Awards

June 19th, 2012

Company’s Vice President of Marketing Honored with Silver Stevie Award for “Marketer of the Year”

(Houston, TX – June 19, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that the company’s Vice President of Marketing, Keith Wolf, has been recognized as a Silver Stevie Award winner in the “Marketer of the Year” category.

Described as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post, the American Business Awards is the nation’s premier business awards program, with the Stevie Awards recognizing business achievement in more than 60 nations. The awards were announced at a banquet in New York City on June 18th.

“The Stevie Award is a wonderful accomplishment for our team, as it recognizes the dedication and commitment to excellence throughout our organization. As Murray Resources enters our 25th year, we’re excited about continuing our mission of matching Houston’s top companies with the best talent in the marketplace,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

In addition to winning the Silver Stevie Award for “Marketer of the Year”, Wolf was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010. Under Wolf’s guidance, Murray Resources was also recently recognized as an American Marketing Association Crystal Award finalist in the advertising and website categories.

About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales.  Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

 

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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Houston Staffing Agency – Murray Resources – Named AMA Houston Crystal Awards Finalist in Two Categories

May 7th, 2012
Firm’s Work Recognized in Website and Newspaper Advertisement Categories

(Houston, TX – May 7, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, announced today that is has been recognized as a finalist in the Website and Newspaper Advertisement categories, as part of the 26th Annual Crystal Awards.

The Crystal Awards, produced by the Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association, recognizes the best marketing work in the Houston region as determined by market impact and measurable results.

“It’s a true honor to be recognized among some of the most innovative companies in Houston. We take tremendous pride in every aspect of our company and are proud to be named a finalist in two extremely competitive categories,” said Marsha Murray, President, Murray Resources.

Crystal Award entries are reviewed by a panel of leading marketing professionals outside the Houston area. Winners will be announced at the Crystal Awards Gala to be held May 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Staffing Agency – Murray Resources – to Exhibit at Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

May 2nd, 2012
May 9-10, 2012 at the Reliant Center; Booth #115

(Houston, TX – May 2, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues, May 9-10 at the Reliant Center.

The conference attracts over 1,200 HR professionals for two days of learning and networking, and is one of the largest human resources conferences in the nation.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Gulf Coast Symposium, as it’s an event that celebrates the latest thinking in the field, while bringing together many of the brightest minds in HR. We’re looking forward to participating and meeting with many of our own clients at the conference,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Murray Resources will be exhibiting at booth #115.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 750 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Staffing Agency – Murray Resources – to Host 2nd ‘Hot Topics in HR’ Event – April 12, 2012 at Tony’s Restaurant

March 20th, 2012
PR Newswire

(Houston, TX – March 20, 2012) – Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, announced today that it will hold its second “Hot Topics In HR” event on April 12th, 2012 at Tony’s restaurant.

The spring event, to be held from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, April 12th, 2012, will feature wine, hors d’oeuvres, and talks by prominent Houston business leaders.

‘Hot Topics in HR’ is an evening seminar and networking series designed to address key issues facing company leaders, HR staff, and hiring managers. The event has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for 1.5 general recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR.

“We launched ‘Hot Topics in HR’ in October of 2011 to provide a networking event that delivered topical talks on pressing HR issues. After the inaugural event sold out and attendees started requesting that the event become a regular series, we began work on a spring event. Tickets to April’s event are already over 50% sold, so we’re anticipating another exciting evening,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Event Topics:

  • “Current Houston Hiring Trends”
  • “Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture”
  • “Mastering Effective Internal Communication”

 

Event Speakers:

  • Ken Jones – Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurship – University of Houston
  • Marsha Murray – Founder/President, Murray Resources Recruiting and Staffing
  • Brad Freyer – Managing Partner / Communications Trainer; Sandler Training

 

Event Details:

  • Event:                  “Hot Topics in HR”
  • Location:              Tony’s Restaurant
  • Address:               3755 Richmond Avenue
  • Date:                   Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Time:                   5:30-7:30pm
  • Credits:                1.5 credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, GPHR**
  • Cost:                    $25 (includes appetizers and wine)
  • Register:              http://hottopicsinhr-april2012.eventbrite.com/

 

Note, seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out. For more information: HotTopicsInHR@murrayresources.com.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 750 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Expands Team to Support Growing Client Demand

March 6th, 2012
PR Newswire

HOUSTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, has expanded its recruiting and business development teams to address growing demand for talent in the Houston area.

The company announced that Ryan Popkin has joined the firm as an account executive, bringing extensive experience from his sales executive roles with MediQuip International, UnitedHealthcare, and Assurant. Ryan will work with new and current clients to ensure that Murray Resources continues to provide “best in class” recruiting services.

Murray Resources also announced that Casey Landers has joined the firm as a placement consultant. Casey previously worked at First Data as an account executive. In her placement consultant role, Casey joins an experienced team of recruiters who work with clients to find the perfect match between companies with talent gaps and qualified candidates.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of Ryan and Casey to the Murray Resources’ team. As a recruiting firm, our ability to attract top talent to our own company is critical, as it ensures that our clients continue to be provided with the attention and quality service they expect from Murray Resources,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 750 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions and has a database of over 8,000 candidates.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

Prospective employers who are interested in working with Murray Resources to build their teams are advised to visit the company’s website at www.murrayresources.com or call 713.935.0009.

Prospective candidates may view current job opportunities by visiting Murray Resource’s job board at jobs.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Staffing Agency Murray Resources Releases 2012 Houston Hiring Outlook

January 18th, 2012
PR Newswire

HOUSTON, January 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, released the results of the company’s inaugural Houston hiring outlook survey.

The survey was distributed to Murray Resources’ clients, business colleagues, and through the company’s social media channels. 60 Houston company leaders and executives, HR staff, and hiring managers completed the survey.

“The purpose of the study was to gain a preliminary understanding of the general economic climate and staffing outlook facing Houston companies in 2012,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

One of the survey’s key measures – “economic expectations facing their company” – indicates a climate of cautious optimism. Almost two thirds (62%) of respondents expect the economic conditions facing their companies to get “moderately better” in 2012, while 12% reported that they expect the economic conditions to get “significantly better”.

Ms. Murray continued, “While Houston has certainly not been immune to the economic challenges employers have faced over the last several years, the results of the survey continue to demonstrate the city’s relative economic health and optimism going into 2012.”

Additional key insights from the study:

  • The majority of respondents expect a moderate increase in hiring over the next 12 months. 62% expect a moderate increase in hiring over the next year.
  • Attracting qualified talent continues to be a significant human resource challenge for Houston companies. 60% of respondents anticipate their company’s ability to attract qualified employees to be their biggest staffing challenge in the coming 12 months.
  • Respondents expect Operations to undertake the greatest hiring growth in the next 12 months. 38% of respondents expect moderately more hiring in the Operations area of their company.
  • Over half of employers anticipate an increase in hiring full-time employees during 2012. 58% of respondents expect a moderate increase in full-time employees in the coming year.

Approximately half of those who completed the survey (49%) are in Director level positions or above at their companies. The respondents were drawn from a highly diverse range of industries, with twenty-one different industries selected and an additional fifteen respondents writing in an unlisted industry.

To download the complete report, please visit: http://www.murrayresources.com/employers/hiring-outlook-report-2012/

For information on Murray Resource’s recruiting and staffing services, please visit http://www.murrayresources.com/employers.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading Houston staffing agency, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Houston Recruiting and Staffing Agency – Murray Resources – Launches ‘Career Guider’ Workshop Series

December 12th, 2011
PR Newswire

Workshop series to provide job search tips and career guidance for job seekers and working professionals

Houston, Texas – December 12, 2011 – Today, Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that the company is launching ‘Career Guider’ – a new workshop series designed for job seekers and working professionals seeking to expand and update their job search skills.

“We’re excited to bring job seekers and working professionals the ‘Career Guider’ series, as it represents another way that we can help candidates develop their careers and achieve their professional aspirations,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Ms. Murray continued, “The workshop topics were developed based on input from job candidates, with each workshop focusing on a specific aspect of a candidate’s job search and career.”

The courses start on February 4th, 2012 and candidates are invited to register for as many courses as they like. The company is offering a 20% early bird discount for registrations until January 15, 2012. To receive the discount, participants should enter EarlyB at checkout.

Course #1: Resume and Cover Letter Tips and Techniques

  • Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Speaker: Keith Wolf, VP Marketing – Murray Resources
  • $25/person. Breakfast included. Sign up with code EarlyB before January 15th and save 20%.
  • For more information and to sign up: http://resumecoverlettertips.eventbrite.com

Course #2: How to Negotiate a Raise / Your Salary (Workshop / Seminar)

  • Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Speaker: Michael Walker, CEO – Complex Simplified
  • $25/person. Breakfast included. Sign up with code EarlyB before January 15th and save 20%.
  • For more information and to sign up: http://salaryandraisenegotiation.eventbrite.com

Course #3: Proper Business and Interview Etiquette (Workshop / Seminar)

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Speaker: Marsha Murray, President – Murray Resources
  • $25/person. Light appetizers included. Sign up with code EarlyB before January 15th and save 20%.
  • For more information and to sign up: http://businessandinterviewetiquette.eventbrite.com

Note: Seating is at each workshop is limited. For more information: info@murrayresources.com

About Murray Resources

Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources’ President Marsha Murray Named to Who’s Who in Energy

November 11th, 2011
PR Newswire

HOUSTON, November 11, 2011 – Today, Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, was named to the list of “Who’s Who in Energy”.

The editors of the Houston Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal,  and Pittsburgh Business Times selected 300 key players in the energy industry, with selections based on a combination of open nominations, industry outreach, and internal research by each publication.

The full “Who’s Who in Energy” list can be found online at
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/print-edit…
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“It’s an honor to be among an elite group that includes leaders from a diverse set of practice areas, including law, finance, engineering, and academia. It’s particularly gratifying to share the list with so many of Murray Resources’ client companies,” said Ms. Murray.

Ms. Murray originally founded Murray Resources as a home-based business in 1988. The firm has since grown to include a base of over 750 clients, including many in the energy industry, as well as over 8,000 candidates. Murray Resources has successfully placed thousands of job candidates in roles ranging from administrative positions to C-level executives – and has helped a number of Houston’s leading companies build their teams.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent.  Murray Resources has been awarded the Houston West Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Star Award and has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses, as well as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work.

In 2004, the Small Business Administration in Houston named Ms. Murray Women’s Business Advocate of the Year. Ms. Murray is a member of the National Association of Personnel Services and is a past board President of the Texas Association of Placement Consultants. She is a former board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance and a member of the National Women’s Business Owners Corporation.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading Houston staffing agency, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources’ President, Marsha Murray, to Join “The Price of Business” on Bloomberg Radio as Contributor

November 1st, 2011
PR Newswire

Bi-Monthly Show to Interview and Highlight Houston Business Leaders

Houston, Texas – November 1, 2011 – Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that the company’s President, Marsha Murray, will be featured on “The Price of Business” on News Talk 1070 AM, KNTH, Home of Bloomberg Radio in Houston, TX, as a contributor. The bi-monthly program, hosted by long-time business radio personality Kevin Price will feature interviews with some of Houston’s leading CEOs and company leaders.

“We are thrilled to be part of ‘The Price of Business’ radio program and to have the opportunity to share the insights of some of Houston’s most dynamic business leaders. I’m looking forward to working with Kevin on the show and it’s going to be a terrific opportunity to learn from some of the forward thinkers who drive Houston’s economy,” said Marsha Murray.

Kevin Price added, “Marsha has been a guest on my show several times and I have always enjoyed her unique insight and the passion she brings to the Houston business community. Because her company works with so many of Houston’s leading companies, Marsha brings an uncommon, insider’s perspective to which issues are top of mind among CEOs and top executives. It’s a thrill to now have her join the show as a co-host.”

“The Price of Business” – hosted by Kevin Price and featuring Marsha Murray – will debut on Tuesday, November 8th at 8:00pm CST on News Talk 1070 AM, KNTH, Home of Bloomberg Radio in Houston, TX. Below is the program’s schedule through January 2012:

  • Tues, November 8th at 8:00pm CST
  • Wed, November 16th at 8:50pm CST
  • Wed, November 23rd at 8:50pm CST
  • Wed, December 14th at 8:50pm CST
  • Wed, December 21st at 8:50pm CST
  • Wed, December 28th at 8:50pm CST
  • Wed, January 11th at 8:50pm CST
  • Wed, January 25th at 8:50pm CST

Note, the above days and times are subject to change. For more information about Murray Resources and to listen to future shows online, visit Murray Resources’ website: http://www.murrayresources.com/press-room/

Guest ideas for “The Price of Business” can be submitted to priceofbusiness@murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources

Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Hosts Sold-Out ‘Hot Topics in HR’ Event for Houston Executives and HR Leaders

October 25th, 2011
PR Newswire

Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, hosted ‘Hot Topics In HR’ on Thursday, October 20th. The evening event was held at the Tasting Room, City Centre and featured wine tasting, appetizers, and talks by prominent Houston business leaders. The sold-out crowd included company leaders, HR staff, and hiring managers from across Houston.

“The ‘Hot Topics in HR’ event was an opportunity to bring together Houston business leaders in a relaxed environment to discuss human resource issues facing their companies,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources. “Event topics were selected based on feedback from our clients – we asked them what HR issues most concern them – and then we built a program to address those issues.”

Ms. Murray continued, “Based on the positive feedback from the event, we are anticipating conducting future ‘Hot Topics in HR’ events that continue to address those issues that are top of mind for employers.”

The event featured talks by:
  • David Cook, Director of Entrepreneurship Mentoring Programs, University of Houston
  • E. Michelle Bohreer, Partner at Bohreer & Zucker, LLP
  • Marsha Murray, Founder/President of Murray Resources
The following topics were covered:
  • Building a Powerful Employment Brand
  • Social Media Liability in the Hiring Process
  • Avoiding the High Cost of Turnover

The event drew a mix of company leaders, HR directors and staff, corporate recruiters, and hiring managers. Attendees received 1.5 general certification credit hours from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR.

For information on future ‘Hot Topics in HR’ events, visit Murray Resources’ website: http://www.murrayresources.com/press-room/events/

About Murray Resources

Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources – Houston Recruiting Firm and Staffing Agency – Announces Corporate Rebranding

September 8th, 2011

Initiative Includes New Corporate Identity and Redesigned Company Website

Houston, TX – September 8, 2011 – Murray Resources, a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency, today announced the completion of its rebranding efforts, including the redesign of the company’s logo and corporate website: www.murrayresources.com.

The redesigned logo – with its progressive, all blue caps lettering, represents the first change to the company’s logo since 2004. The revamped website includes a number of valuable resources for employers, corporate recruiters, and hiring managers who are looking to build their teams, as well as information for individuals seeking career tips and advice as they navigate their careers.

“We’re excited to unveil our new logo and website, as they reflect just how far Murray Resources has come since we started the company 23 years ago with just one client. Today we serve a database of over 8,000 candidates and 750 Houston employers, including numerous Fortune 500 companies. Our average client has been working with us for over 11 years, so we’re particularly proud that we’ve been able to grow along with our clients,” said Marsha Murray, Founder and President of Murray Resources.

Murray Resources’ website includes the following features for Houston employers:

• Murray Resources case studies
• Client videos and testimonials
• Employer tips newsletter
• Recruiting and management white papers / resource documents
• Employer ‘Hot Topics in HR’ event listings

The new website also includes the following resources of Houston job seekers:

• Listings of open Houston jobs
• Resume submission form
• ‘Featured Jobs’ newsletter
• Job search tips and resources
• Job seeker seminar listings

About Murray Resources:
Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency, providing quality professional-level placement, temporary, temp-to-hire, and contract resources. The firm also offers payrolling, onsite recruiting management, and skills testing / assessment services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources to Host ‘Hot Topics in HR’ Event for Houston Business Leaders

August 16th, 2011
Murray Resources Press Release

Event Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that it will be hosting, ‘Hot Topics In HR’ – an evening event to address key issues facing company leaders, HR staff, and hiring managers.

The event, to be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at the Tasting Room, City Centre, will feature wine tasting, appetizers, and talks by prominent Houston business leaders.

“The objective for ’Hot Topics in HR’ is to address pressing human resource concerns facing company leaders – while doing so in a relaxed environment where attendees can unwind after work and enjoy themselves,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Event Topics

  • “Building a Powerful Employment Brand”
  • “Avoiding the High Cost of Turnover”
  • “Social Media Liability in the Hiring Process”

Event Speakers

  • David Cook
    Director, Entrepreneurship Mentoring Programs – University of Houston
  • Marsha Murray
    Founder/President, Murray Resources Recruiting and Staffing
  • E. Michelle Bohreer
    Partner, Bohreer & Zucker LLP, Employment Law; Texas Super Lawyer

Event Details

  • Event:       ‘Hot Topics in HR’
  • Location:  Tasting Room, City Centre
  • Address:   818 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 100; Houston, TX 77024
  • Date:          Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Time:          5-7pm
  • Credits:     1.5 credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, GPHR**
  • Cost:          $25 (includes appetizers and wine)

To Register: www.murrayresources.com/HotTopicsInHR

The event is targeted towards company leaders (CEO’s, Presidents, C-Level Executives), HR Directors and Staff, Corporate Recruiters, and Hiring Managers.

**Event has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for 1.5 general recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR.

Note: seating is limited and event is expected to sell out. For more information: HotTopicsInHR@murrayresources.com

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Announces Expansion of Professional Recruiting Division

June 1st, 2011
Yahoo Finance

(Houston, TX – June 1, 2011) – Murray Resources, a leading recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that it is expanding its professional recruiting division to address increased client demand for professional and management talent.

Murray Resources’ professional division was originally launched in 2000 to serve client companies seeking executive and management talent. Today, the division serves a broad base of industries in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales fields. The announcement does not affect the firm’s staffing and temporary business – the company will continue to manage temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll, and direct hire administrative/clerical services for its clients.

As part of the expansion, the company announced that Linda Cooper, an eight-year veteran of Murray Resources, will head the professional division.

“Linda’s rise from Placement Consultant to Professional Division Recruiter is a direct result of her tireless work ethic and the exceptional relationships she has built on both the client and the candidate sides. Linda has already placed countless qualified professionals at leading companies across the Houston area – we are excited about her continued growth in this role,” said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources.

Murray Resources, originally founded as a home-based business in 1988, has developed a base of over 750 clients and 3,000 candidates. In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company was named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal in 2008 and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category, in the 2007 annual Houston Business Journal awards.

Prospective employers who are interested in working with Murray Resources to fill professional/management opportunities are advised to visit the company’s website at www.murrayresources.com or email Linda Cooper directly: lcooper@murrayresources.com.

Prospective candidates may view current opportunities by visiting Murray Resource’s job board at jobs.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 23 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources Named One Of The Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses In Houston

October 29th, 2008
Murray Resources Press Release

Firm was ranked #13 overall, and was the #1 fastest growing woman-owned business in the personnel industry

Murray Resources, Ltd. was named one of Houston’s top 50 fastest growing woman-owned businesses as part of the Houston Business Journal’s annual awards competition. The firm, founded in 1988 by Marsha Murray, was ranked number 13 overall among 50 finalists with revenue growth of 55.9% from 2005 to 2006. In addition, Murray Resources finished first among the fastest growing woman-owned personnel companies. The annual ranking is based on growth in revenues instead of total revenues.

“Business growth can be seen as a measure of any company’s ability to serve its customers well,” Murray explained. “Our business is based on highly personalized service. For more than 20 years, we have partnered with clients to understand not only their job placement needs, but also their unique corporate culture. As a result, we’ve have tremendous success in matching the most experienced candidates with the right qualities for the best, most consistent cultural fit. Several of our original customers continue to do business with us today. We are grateful for the role that customer loyalty has played in the continued success and growth of our business.”

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Murray Resources Named One of Houston’s Best Places to Work 2008

October 29th, 2008
Murray Resources Press Release

Firm ranked #7 for Houston-based companies with 100 employees or less.

Murray Resources, Ltd., was named one of Houston’s Best Places to Work as part of the Houston Business Journal’s annual awards competition.  The firm, founded in 1988 by Marsha Murray, is one of Houston’s leading personnel and staffing solutions firm.  Murray Resources was ranked number 7 in the 10-100 employees category with a score of 96.47 out of a possible 100.  The annual ranking is based on information supplied by company employees that is then evaluated by an independent research company in a rigorous statistics-based program.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work,” said Marsha Murray.  “Good work environments really are a team effort.  We’ve recruited some of the best of the best to come work for Murray Resources.  It takes talented people to recruit the most talented candidates on behalf of our clients.  We are extremely proud of the contributions each and every employee makes towards our company’s overall success.  Thank you to all of our employees for making Murray Resources such a positive, supportive and fun work environment to be named as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work.”

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Murray Resources President Named Finalist For Woman Business Owner of the Year Award

August 11th, 2008
Facebook

HOUSTON (October 23, 2007) – Marsha Murray, President of Houston staffing firm Murray Resources, Ltd., was recently recognized as one of eight finalists for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Houston Chapter Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.

The association recognized Murray for her ability to excel the growth of her business while promoting good community relations and supporting other woman-owned businesses.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as a finalist for this award,” Murray said. “The opportunities and support of other women business owners provided through organizations such as NAWBO have been instrumental to the successful growth of my business as well as the growth of myself as a business owner.”

Founded as a home-based business in 1988, Murray has grown her 100 percent woman-owned business leaps and bounds. Focusing on the quality of candidate placement rather than the quantity of placements, Murray has developed the firm to have a client base of more than 750 clients and 3,000 candidates on its roster today. The firm has earned a hard-won reputation among its client base for providing the most successful client matches than other competing firms – receiving a 95% match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate that falls somewhere in the 50-60% range.

Murray has made a tremendous impact on the community through the creation of new jobs and community service. She is also a devoted advocate of organizations that support women in business, serving on many of these organizations’ as well as other non-profits’ boards.

 

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading staffing and placement firm based in Houston, Texas, providing quality temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical and professional-level placement services. Over the past 20 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. As a result, Murray Resources enjoys one of the most consistent track records in the industry based on client satisfaction surveys for delivering “best fit for success” staffing solutions. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or log on to www.murrayresources.com.

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