John D. Heins

Meet John D. Heins, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at SFN Group, and presenter at the GMSHRM May 17 meeting, The Career Summit. We hope to see you there.

John D. Heins is senior vice president and chief human resources officer of SFN Group, Inc. (NYSE: SFN). Founded in 1946, SFN Group is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do. Employing 160,000 people annually through its network of approximately 600 offices, SFN Group is one of North America’s largest employers.   

Heins is responsible for the delivery of industry-leading programs and strategic human resources initiatives for SFN Group. Appointed in 2006, he focuses on organizational and leadership development, talent management and training, workforce planning and employee relations. He is an accomplished leader with 25 years of human resources and management experience and a proven track record of success. With a goal to enhance customer focus by streamlining the Company’s infrastructure, Heins took on responsibility in 2007 for all administrative functions.

In addition to human resources support, the law, real estate, business meeting services, risk management and corporate communications functions also report to Heins.  Heins is a key spokesperson for SFN Group’s Emerging Workforce® Study. Conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of SFN Group and reflecting more than a decade of research, the Study provides a comprehensive look at changes in the American workforce in the context of ongoing social and economic events. Among other findings, the Study reveals that workers at each stage of the career lifecycle have different motivations and expectations driving job satisfaction. With less than half of workers saying they are satisfied with their jobs, employers will need to address key factors such as financial compensation, benefits and work/life balance if they want to attract, cultivate and retain top talent in the years to come.   

Prior to joining SFN Group, he spent 11 years with JM Family Enterprises, most recently as vice president of human resources strategy. While there, he also served as vice president of human resources and administrative services and director of corporate planning and human resources services. During his tenure, he led the company’s efforts to gain entry to Fortune Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Best Companies to Work For” and helped it maintain that position over the next eight years that he was with the firm.  Prior to joining JM Family Enterprises, Heins worked with Florida Power and Light for 14 years in a variety of roles, including manager of human resources planning and commercial operations.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and operations research management from the University of Florida. Heins is a member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of South Florida. 

Company Profile

SFN Group (NYSE:SFN) is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do. As an industry pioneer, SFN Group has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs for more than 60 years.  With nearly 600 locations in the United States and Canada, SFN delivers strategic workforce solutions that improve business performance. From outsourcing to technology to professional services to staffing, SFN delivers the best combination of people, performance and service to improve the way work gets done. It provides its services to approximately 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. The company employs more than 160,000 people annually through its network and is one of North America’s largest employers. SFN provides its solutions through a family of specialized businesses: Technisource, Tatum, The Mergis Group, Todays Office Professionals, SourceRight Solutions and Spherion Staffing Services. To learn more, visit www.sfngroup.com.