Community Participation

Examples of McCall Community Responsibility

As detailed in the biographical information, the McCall staff enjoy contributing to both their professional and personal communities. The importance of giving of their time and energies after hours is indeed evidence of the "heart" of McCall.

McCall has been a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau since our inception. McCall staff have also enjoyed participation and volunteering with the following organizations:

  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • SF JAZZ
  • San Francisco State University Alumni Organization
  • Northern California Human Resource Association
  • California Association of Temporary Services
  • Technical Recruiter's Forum
  • AIRS Alumni
  • Golden Gate Business Association
  • Professional Secretaries International (Corporate Sponsors)
  • Lifeprint (Board Member, Career Advisors)
  • Parent Teachers Association (President)
  • American Red Cross (Disaster Coordinator)
  • Project Open Hand
  • Interact Community Program
  • Mayor's Council Preparing Youth for Industry
  • Youth Employment Program
  • San Francisco Commercial Club (first woman on Board of Directors)

Further examples of McCall professional leadership and community responsibility include:

  • McCall provided a communications hotline for all Bay Area temporary employees immediately following the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.
  • Pegi conducted a California Association of Personnel Services seminar for agency owners on staff retention.
  • Laura Halpin authored a "Success Guide for Temporary Workers" for CATS, which has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and by Career Resource Magazine. She also envisioned and produced the first temporary employee rally during National Temporary Help Week.
  • Laura's interest in preparing the workforce of tomorrow led to her active participation on the Mayor's Council "Preparing Youth for Industry" and the Youth Employment Program for CATS.
  • As the first personnel service to sponsor the Golden Gate Chapter of Professional Secretaries International, Pegi, the founder of McCall, is a frequent speaker regarding the secretarial profession and concerns facing secretaries. She has acted as a judge in the chapter's annual "Secretary of the Year" competition and served as a curriculum advisor with the City College secretarial program.
  • McCall staff members regularly volunteer for educational speaking opportunities at vocational schools and other job forums attended by candidates focusing upon administrative support careers.
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