Hire On Corporation
175 Cornell Road, Suite #14
Blairsville PA 15717 USA
Phone: (724) 675-8667
Fax: (724) 675-8682
"I went to work for Bill right out of college. He had an uncanny ability to recruit talented, motivated, team players. He led by example with an unmatched work ethic and a passion for continually working to expand his own skills and knowledge. He inspired his employees to do the same" - Bob McGill, McGill Company, Eagleville, TN
A 2012 graduate of Grove City College and native of Indiana County, Lucas has a broad range of experience working with organizations both large and small. Following the completion of his Master's degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Adult Education & Communications Technology and Employment & Labor Relations, Lucas worked in the Front Office of the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League helping with roster assembly, scouting, and personnel management. Lucas has also held positions working in student services and educational technology. Like Bill, Lucas believes that employees who are honest and trustworthy will also be more reliable, dependable, and will move an organization forward by solving problems, not creating them. Lucas shares Bill's passion for helping the local economy by keeping talented individuals right here in Western Pennsylvania.
Bill McConnell, President & CEO
Lucas Chakot, Management Associate
With Hire On Corp., Bill McConnell brings over 40 years of small business, management, and hiring experience from various sectors of the economy. Following his graduation from the Pennsylvania State University, Bill owned and operated a restaurant in Saltsburg, PA and later moved on to a position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 1980, Bill started Patusan Trading Co., an Oriental rug importer and wholesaler that assisted high-end furniture retailers sell Oriental rugs. Following the company’s success, Bill transitioned the ownership of Patusan to his associates within the company in 2009. Along with his wife Leslie, Bill became the co-General Manager of Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana; a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated hotel and an ORVIS-endorsed fishing lodge and Virtuoso Preferred Supplier. During Bill’s tenure as co-General Manager, Triple Creek Ranch received numerous accolades from national publications. In 2014, the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine named Triple Creek Ranch the #1 Hotel in the World (http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/worlds-best-hotels-2014/2).
From his business experience, Bill has learned that hiring honest and trustworthy employees is the key to prolonged organizational success. His unique approach to interviewing and recruitment has been developed over time to properly identify quality attributes in job-seekers. Bill’s upcoming book Hiring Honesty further explains his rationale and his unique hiring approach. From owning an international importing company, to managing the world’s top ranked hotel, to consulting with Fortune 500 CEOs about proper hiring techniques, Bill has owned managed and advised a wide range of businesses. He knows that whether you run a multi-national corporation or a small “mom and pop” shop, every business has the same problem: finding good people. With Hire On Corp., Bill aims to share his approach with businesses in the Western Pennsylvania region to keep qualified homegrown talent right here in Western Pennsylvania.