Connecting Top Talent with Top Jobs in Madison, Wisconsin

About Us

We’re DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion® Staffing, Madison’s trusted source for top talent and career opportunities. A certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) organization, we have been serving the recruiting and staffing needs of Wisconsin businesses and job seekers for 22 years. Owner Diana Schafer and her team are staffing veterans with a solid understanding of workforce trends, an in-depth knowledge of the market, and a passion for matching the right candidate to the right job!

Experience Staffing with a Personal Touch
At Spherion, your workforce needs will be met by a team of staffing professionals who put a priority on building relationships with the clients and candidates we serve. Committed to service excellence, we’ll take the time to get to know you personally, understand your business or career goals, and deliver the talent and opportunities that ensure your success!

Whether you are seeking specialized talent to fill a flexible, temp-to-hire or permanent role in your organization, or a career opportunity that will keep you progressing, Spherion can help!

Put Madison’s finest staffing team to work for you! Contact us today!

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Our Services

DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion® Staffing provides recruiting and staffing services to businesses and job seekers throughout the Greater Madison area. Local owner Diana Schafer and her team are on a first-name basis with the employers and talent who live here, giving you a real advantage in your quest for the best candidate or career opportunity!

Focused on your goals, our staffing team places talent in flexible, project, temp-to-hire and direct-hire positions. From entry-level to mid-management, our expertise spans a broad spectrum of skill sets, including:

• Accounting & Finance
• Administrative & Clerical
• Claims Processing
• Customer Service
• Engineering
• Human Resource
• Manufacturing & Distribution
• Sales & Marketing
• Technology

Supported by the same dedicated team that has been serving Madison for two decades, customers receive personalized attention from workforce experts who understand their needs and work hard to please them.

At Spherion, we take staffing personally. Discover the difference that local makes—contact us today!

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Map and Directions


DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion® Staffing operates out of three offices in Madison. These include our Eastside and Central locations, as well as our main office which is located at:

DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion Staffing
2601 West Beltline Highway, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53713
608.274.6000

Directions:
Take Highway 12 & 18 - Beltline Highway to Todd Drive Exit. We are located in the West Arbor Gate Tower on the South East corner of Todd Drive and Beltline Highway. Park on the ramp behind the building and walk across the skywalk to enter the building. Take the elevator up to the fifth floor and you will see us right across from the elevator doors.

Awards and Recognitions

Madison’s Spherion® staffing team has earned a reputation of excellence throughout their community for the caliber of service and dedication they provide their customers. The following awards and recognitions demonstrate that commitment:

• Urban League President’s Award - Community Leadership and Empowerment (2013)
• Employer Supporter of the Guard and Reserve (2013)
• United Way Gold Award (2012)
• Spherion President’s Award (2011, 2007, 2006)
• Spherion Clerical Sales Growth Award (2011)
• Spherion Spirit Award (2010)
• Spherion Sales Excellence Award (2006)
• Wisconsin Department of Administration Accolade Award - Minority Business (2005)

Affiliations and Partnerships

Over the past two decades, Madison’s Spherion® staffing team has been actively involved in the local community. More than just a business, we are committed to positively impacting the lives of people in our area. We view it as a privilege and an opportunity to be part of something with a greater purpose. So, we’ve made it a priority to stay connected to our community, holding ourselves and each other to the highest standards. To that effort, we have developed a number of partnerships with community-based organizations, including:

• Equal Opportunity Commission Employment Committee
• Madison College Career and Employment Center Advisory Board
• Adopt-A-Family Program through The Salvation Army of Dane County
• Urban League of Greater Madison
• YWCA of Greater Madison
• United Way of Dane County
• EmployAbility Project
• Madison Metropolitan School District Work and Learn Center
• Project ROADS—Refocus on Achieving a Diploma

Meet our Team

Diana Schafer
  • Diana Schafer
  • Owner
  • Since 1992, Diana has been the owner and President of DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion® Staffing, one of the largest staffing companies in Madison. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals—whether it’s helping individuals find a rewarding career, placing candidates that improve business performance or supporting initiatives that benefit the people in her community. Throughout the course of her career, Diana has served on the Board of Directors for various educational and philanthropic organizations. In addition to her professional contributions, she volunteers her personal time working with teens struggling in school. Her talents include coaching, counseling, professional recruiting and strategic planning. Prior to Spherion, Diana worked as a Technical Recruiter and Manager at Robert Half/Accountemps. Previous to that position, she served as a Manager and Personnel Administrator for a large retail company. Diana holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M.
Margaret Leitinger
  • Margaret Leitinger
  • Vice President
  • As Vice President of DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion® Staffing, Margaret oversees and manages the sales, operations and day-to-day functions of the business. She joined the company in February 1996 to manage the business development of Traditional Staffing, Contingent Labor Solutions and Professional Services. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience managing operational excellence, revenue growth, relationship development and retention of a large client portfolio in Madison. During this time, she has worked with many local and strategic accounts on numerous projects, including: contingent staffing, direct hire and corporate recruiting. Margaret’s expertise is in managing and growing contingent workforce solutions in manufacturing, information technology, finance and accounting, technical support and office administration.

    Margaret is actively involved with many of the minority and women-owned business sectors throughout Madison, as well as the Society of Human Resource Management in Wisconsin. In her spare time, she participates in several non-profit organizations, which include: The Madison Equal Opportunity Commission, The Greater Madison Urban League, Madison YWCA, Madison College Career and Employment Center Advisory Board and the EmployAbility Business Advisory Board. She also supports many local charities, such as the Salvation Army, United Way, American Cancer Society, Project ROADS and the Madison Metropolitan School District Work and Learn Program. Margaret holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.
Jeanne Lambert
  • Jeanne Lambert
  • Executive & Direct Hire Recruitment Manager
  • Jeanne is the Executive & Direct Hire Recruitment Manager for DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion® Staffing, specializing in the recruitment and placement of accounting and finance, administrative and engineering professionals. She is a 16-year veteran in the recruiting community with a successful track record in providing the highest quality of talent available. Jeanne’s relationships with clients and candidates are founded on effective communication and a mutual understanding that each recruiting engagement is considered a work in progress.
Loraine Burton
  • Loraine Burton
  • Branch Manager
Sharon Frank
  • Sharon Frank
  • Business Manager
Terri Renk
  • Terri Renk
  • Operations Administrator
Jenna Stoltz
  • Jenna Stoltz
  • Senior Client Services Specialist
Taryn Goron
  • Taryn Goron
  • Business Support Coordinator
Mary Kaufmann
  • Mary Kaufmann
  • Client Services Specialist
Deb Wethal
  • Deb Wethal
  • Senior Site Manager
Joe Patterson
  • Joe Patterson
  • Site Manager
Elena Vomastic
  • Elena Vomastic
  • Human Resources Specialist
Erica Marten
  • Erica Marten
  • Senior Client Services Specialist
  • Karin Cleveland
  • On-Site Supervisor
Kim Zitel
  • Kim Zitel
  • HR Assistant
Janelle Rees
  • Janelle Rees
  • Recruiter

Employers

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Contact Us

  • Spherion
  • 2601 W Beltline Hwy #500
    Madison, Wisconsin 53713
  • 1-608-274-6000
  • E-mail Us

Meet Our Team

Diana Schafer
  • Diana Schafer
  • Owner
Margaret Leitinger
  • Margaret Leitinger
  • Vice President
Jeanne Lambert
  • Jeanne Lambert
  • Executive & Direct Hire Recruitment Manager
Loraine Burton
  • Loraine Burton
  • Branch Manager
Sharon Frank
  • Sharon Frank
  • Business Manager
Terri Renk
  • Terri Renk
  • Operations Administrator
Jenna Stoltz
  • Jenna Stoltz
  • Senior Client Services Specialist
Taryn Goron
  • Taryn Goron
  • Business Support Coordinator
Mary Kaufmann
  • Mary Kaufmann
  • Client Services Specialist
Deb Wethal
  • Deb Wethal
  • Senior Site Manager
Joe Patterson
  • Joe Patterson
  • Site Manager
Elena Vomastic
  • Elena Vomastic
  • Human Resources Specialist
Erica Marten
  • Erica Marten
  • Senior Client Services Specialist
  • Karin Cleveland
  • On-Site Supervisor
Kim Zitel
  • Kim Zitel
  • HR Assistant
Janelle Rees
  • Janelle Rees
  • Recruiter
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