Michelle Elston Promoted to Director of Research and Information Management

Michelle has been with the Morris Bixby team for 18 years.  During that time, she has met the company’s ever-increasing and changing needs. Michelle is an integral part of every aspect of MBG.

Not every recruiting team has an in-house research department with an expert involved in every aspect of the business.  She knows our clients’ needs and sources candidates which fit those needs.   Michelle has a degree in business administration with an emphasis in information systems.  Jay Morris, President of Morris Bixby says, “Michelle is the foundation of MBG’s search process. She is essential in finding new talent for our customers. She manages our database of over 60,000 ag professionals as well as manages MBG’s research department, consisting of two additional team members to constantly grow and improve our database and information.”

Michelle is a Certified Internet Recruiter and provides MBG with her expertise in Internet sourcing techniques that help set us apart. Some of these techniques include:

  • Extensive knowledge of advanced Boolean search (searching using logic-based words and operators that help find search results faster and with more precision) as well as being able to find and assess candidates from online sources.
  • Extensive LinkedIn searching expertise.
  • Ability to refine complicated searches to extract the most qualified candidates from our extensive database.
  • Experience in using vast resources to locate direct contact information for candidates including various AI tools.

One of MBG’s executive consultants Lisa Taphorn says “Michelle is my go-to for expertise in my more difficult searches and in enhancing documents.  Her prompt attention and assistance are greatly appreciated and we would not be the same company without her!”

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