MTEC SmartZone fills local human resources services gap by partnering with Stang Decision Systems

HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 30, 2015) – MTEC SmartZone announced today a strategic partnership with Stang Decision Systems (SDS) headquartered in Marquette, Michigan. SDS provides assistance with HR services such as hiring, employee development, new hire onboarding, and strategic planning. They have a wide variety of online platforms and hundreds of job-specific assessments to assist with these activities. Along with many U.P. companies, SDS hiring and employee development platforms are currently being used by many Fortune 100 companies including Marathon Petroleum, Chevron, and Weyerhaeuser. In partnership with MTEC SmartZone, SDS will be opening a Houghton based office in the near future.

Stang Decision Systems is a full-service industrial and organizational psychology firm that works with companies to make informed hiring and training decisions. Right now, SDS is offering to all employers in the Keweenaw the opportunity to post job openings for free on www.jobodds.com. Both employers and job seekers are encouraged to use this site in an effort to retain qualified talent in the U.P.

“Stang Decision Systems is proud to form this partnership with MTEC SmartZone to provide shared Human Resource services to the Keweenaw,” said Spencer J. Stang, PhD, president of Stang Decision Systems. “We have the knowledge and expertise to help employers take their business to the next level, which will have a positive impact on local companies.”


“The mission of MTEC SmartZone is to attract and elevate talent in the community. Stang Decision Systems fills a gap, allowing us to help companies recruit top talent and compete globally,” said Marilyn Clark, CEO of MTEC SmartZone. “Ten years ago, we didn’t have any marketing agencies in Houghton – now we have two, Monte Consulting and Upper Peninsula Marketing Department Inc. Both companies provide invaluable services to the Upper Peninsula, and we feel the same about bringing an HR-shared services company to town.”


Upper Peninsula Marketing Department Inc. recently used Stang Decision Systems to hire a public relations and communications manager.


“Stang’s technical and data-driven approach helped us identify and target a specific kind of individual and personality type who met our job qualifications,” said Karyn Olsson, President and CEO of Marketing Department Inc. “I am thrilled with MTEC SmartZone’s assistance in bringing this service to town. The presence of Stang Decision Systems in Houghton has the potential to transform how our community attracts professionals to the area.”


For more information about Stang Decision Systems, visit www.stangdecisionsystems.com or call 906.250.0766.


For more information about MTEC SmartZone, visit www.mtecsz.com.