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About phillips

Our Team

Division President

Talent Acquisition Team Lead

Vice President of Business Development

President & CEO, S.B. Phillips Company, Inc. (parent company of Phillips Select and Phillips Staffing)

Founder and Chairman of S.B. Phillips Company, Inc. (parent company of Phillips Select and Phillips Staffing)

Our Story

On the morning of May 1, 1968, Sam B. Phillips, Jr. got up, put on his coat and tie, and walked down the hallway in his house to the spare bedroom. There, he hung up his coat, sat down at his desk, and went to work.

The recruiting and personnel business was a fledgling industry then, but Sam envisioned a way to put people together with employers, which was different than the industry standard at that time – and better. His idea led to his getting the best candidates for his clients, and a reputation for delivering outstanding service. In the 1970’s, he expanded the company’s reach into temporary staffing, with a division that would later become Phillips Staffing.

As the business has grown and evolved over the years, there have been countless changes in human resources, employment law, technology, demographics, and the economy. Through the many talented individuals that make up the Phillips leadership team and a lot of hard work and determination, Phillips has been on the cutting edge of trends and conditions that drive business, and it has been a leader in search, direct hire, and recruiting services in the region and across the USA.

For over 50 years, Phillips has remained laser-focused on delivering superior talent, outstanding client service, innovative solutions, and community leadership, while operating with the highest integrity — all to help our clients achieve the highest level of success possible.

Our Mission

To help companies select the right people, and to help people select the right career.

Our Values

We love what we do.


We find a way and get the job done.

We are always learning and growing.

Do it the right way, every time.

Proud to be a South Carolina company since 1968.