About The Alpha Group's Staffing Specialists
The Alpha Group is one of the largest independently-owned staffing agencies in New England. We pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with both clients and candidates as their choice talent specialists.
Our Commitment to Employers of All Sizes
As a versatile employment agency, our clients range from small businesses with a handful of employees, to Fortune 500 companies. The one thing they all have in common is that they appreciate our commitment to excellence, the quality of our candidates, and our consistent professional service. Our goal is to get to know you, your business goals, and the environment in which you operate. After our initial meeting, we begin the hiring search so you can get back to work; The Alpha Group already has a network of talented individuals who cannot be found on regular job boards. We're committed to finding a candidate who has the right skillset for the position, and the right chemistry to fit into your company's unique culture. From initial inquiry to talent placement, our team is here to work for you. Whether you need to fill a temp, temp-to-hire, or full-time position, we've got you covered.
Our Commitment to Job Seekers
Candidates enjoy working with our agency because we take the time to learn not only about their career goals, but who they are as people. Our Recruiters get to know the person behind the resume to better match our candidates with the best companies. We want to know more than just how many years of experience you have. We’re interested in what you perceive as your greatest strengths, how you think you would best contribute to a particular team, and where you want your experience at Alpha to lead you. No matter how long you’re with us, we commit to providing you with professional service, transparent communication, and a team dedicated to your success.
Since the early 1980's, The Alpha Group has provided the finest staffing solutions for companies across the country. We believe in “Putting People First,” and pride ourselves on being a company that values the importance of people over anything else.
Our staff brings over 60 years of experience to the table, making The Alpha Group one of the best teams in the staffing industry. From our dedicated, poised Administrative Support Specialists, to our spirited, steadfast Sales Team, and our diligent, versatile HR and Accounting Departments, The Alpha Group is made up of professional, determined go-getters.
We succeed and grow as a team, and constantly work to improve our service, business, and accountability. We believe in what we do, and we will exceed your expectations—every time.
Meet the Team
Karin Lihzis: Founder & CEO
Karin was born and raised in Norton, MA. After moving around the US for several years, with her husband and family, they settled back in Norton. It was at this time, in 1981, that The Alpha Group was started. Karin had an idea – to create a staffing agency that would put the puzzle pieces together – matching the client (business) with the candidate (job seeker). Alpha's goal continues to “be the best at what we do, not the biggest.”
Chris Lihzis: President
Some could argue that Chris has been with The Alpha Group since he was 3 months old, which would be accurate. The Alpha Group was started by Chris’ mom, Karin Lihzis, in 1981. The skills needed to be successful have been part of him since infancy (literally for both the company and Chris). In fact, he may have learned how to put the pieces of the placement puzzle together before he could even walk.
Jennifer Corby: Accounting Manager
Jennifer is, in her own words, “southern born and southern bred, but lives up north.” Other than the owner, Jennifer has been with The Alpha Group the longest – since 1994! When Jennifer began her journey with The Alpha Group she brought with her six years of customer service experience, as well as education and training in computerized business administration. With Jennifer’s incredible memory she is able to assist customers on all their payroll and account questions.
Jessica Kegler: Sales Manager
Jessica has been playing matchmaker for over 15 years at The Alpha Group. Whether you’re a client (aka employer) searching for an employee or a candidate (aka employee) looking for your next job, there’s a good chance you will have some interaction with Jessica.
Lory Taylor: Human Resources Director
Lory is a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Certified Professional, which is one of “the most comprehensive competency-based certifications for HR professionals.” Speaking with Lory for five minutes you will quickly understand her passion for HR (human resource) and working with both our employees and employers. Lory’s ability to assist you with all your HR needs and questions comes from her 10 plus years of HR experience.
Denise Allen: Administrative Support Specialist
Denise joined our front desk in Fall 2018, adding to the already upbeat reception our customers have come to expect. Whether it’s Denise or her teammate Laura, you can be assured you will be welcomed immediately with a smile and warm “Hi! How can I help you?”
Laura Morse: Administrative Support Specialist
When you walk into or call The Alpha Group office Laura is one of the first persons you’ll meet, along with her teammate Denise Allen. Since 2001 Laura has worked at the front desk, greeting everyone who calls or walks through our doors with a smile and warm “Hi! How can I help you?” Using her background in customer service and administrative support Laura makes clients and candidates feel welcomed immediately.
Lori Narewski: Marketing Manager
Lori is the newest member of The Alpha Group. Joining us in Fall 2019, she brings with her a background of business, marketing, and education. Having ten years of experience teaching in vocational high schools, preparing students for the workforce, it is fitting for her to be part of the marketing team for a staffing agency. Lori has a bachelor’s in accounting with a psychology concentration, master’s in business education and co-op coordinator, as well as a graduate certificate in social media marketing.
Cedes (Marcedes) Corby: Accounting Assistant
Cedes is one of the newer members of The Alpha Group family. She joined the team Summer 2019 in the accounting department, working with receivables and timecards. If you are an Alpha employee there is a good chance you have spoken with Cedes regarding your timecards and hours.