WHO ARE WE?
Gloria Hairston, BS, MBA, President
Seasoned marketing professional with combined 35 years’ of public service, business, and healthcare experience; best known for her service as custodian of good will. She has worked with RJR Tobacco Company (11 yrs) and Wake Forest Baptist Health (24 yrs), respectively. She is recipient of the Army Accommodation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, among others, after serving diligently in the US Army, and later as Medical Specialist for the Active Army Reserve Command. She received a dual Bachelors degree majoring in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Psychology-General Studies at High Point University, and later returned to receive a Master’s in Business Administration/Economics at Winston-Salem State University in 2010 when her daughter went off to college. She is 2017 recipient of the City of Winston-Salem's Business Plan Contest, and most recently become Community Business of the Month (April, 2019), awarded by the Winston-Salem Urban League. She serves on several local Executive Boards, including one of her favorites, the Winston Salem Black Chamber of Commerce, and sincerely remains an Ambassador for Donate Life America.
Brittany Hairston, BS, Operations Manager
Young, aspiring business professional with beliefs that “sky is the limit” and that everyone deserves a second chance. Brittany brings a contemporary perspective to the screening and hiring of BOTS employees. She is a graduate of South Stokes High School where she served as Commanding Officer for the Marine Corps JROTC. She received her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). During the four years at NCCU, Brittany served in many leadership roles, including Student Senator, Eagle Core Leader and later Eagle Ambassador, 3-year Resident Assistant where she was responsible for the safety, progressive learning and desk services for co-ed dorms. After college, Brittany joined Davenport Engineering in Winston-Salem. At Davenport, she served as DOT Technician, and later Marketing Administrative Assistant, learning valuable demographics about downtown and the city. Her dream job came in early 2016, when she became a Flight Attendant. She has remote access to the BOTS business and is able to manage the day-to-day operations. When she's not traveling, Brittany is available for virtual interactions with BOTS clients and employees.
We were an idea in my mind as I looked and lived around unemployment for some, and great careers for others. It became reality to me that there is a disproportionate number of individuals who desire work, need work, and have families to support. Thus Be One to Succeed (BOTS) Staffing is born. The goals of BOTS Staffing are to 1) seek under and unemployed skilled workers who may be overlooked, and match them with employers (clients), and 2) to increase community and society awareness of the benefits to hiring justice-involved individuals. We believe that offering second opportunities to those most in need, will decrease disparities in unemployment rates, reduce crime, create autonomy, and restore integrity among otherwise disadvantaged individuals and their families.
Our services save businesses time and money, while providing a new outlook for employees, serving them with pride and honor. BOTS Staffing plans to live up to its name by providing a “first of its kind” infrastructure positioned in Winston-Salem, and neighboring triad, and designed to promote the greater good of all individuals who desire an honest day’s work. For our clients, BOTS personnel will consistently open doors of communication and provide the best possible candidate to fulfill the needs of your organization in a timely and professional manner. We want to take the hassle out of employee recruitment and offer solutions to today’s retention challenges while providing consistent high quality employee selection.
Gloria and Brittany