DPP Blog - Culture

Sparking joy: Our holiday family

Our DPP family has a tradition of sponsoring a family for the holidays through the local program, Midlands Families Helping Families. This holiday our family is a grandmother whose three teenaged grandchildren came to live with her. As we reviewed the list of needs, we discovered that beds were needed for each of the children. […]

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School-from-Home Accessories for Your Students

Are you gearing up for the back-to-school sales tax weekend? This year presents some new challenges as schools face choices between reopening for physical attendance, remote attendance or a hybrid model. When schools closed during the spring, parents and students were scrambling to  adjust to an unprecedented situation. Suddenly, both parents and students were working […]

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Set Yourself Up for Success in 2019

In preparing for that last hill of the physical and emotional roller coaster ride of the holidays, people turn to planning their New Year’s resolutions and goals. We’ve had a month or more of overeating, high spending, and putting our best foot forward not only at work, but with relatives and friends we often see […]

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A Little Something about DPP

1. How long has your company been in business? What is a cool or little known fact about your company? DP Professionals (DPP) was founded in 1996 by Barbara Blau. The essence of what Barbara started all those years ago is captured in the tagline of her company: ideal fIT.® This dual play on words […]

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Dickenson Named as President of DPP

Barbara Blau, the founder and CEO of DP Professionals (DPP) has named Chris Dickenson as President of DPP, a premier recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Columbia, SC.  “We are excited to promote Chris to this roleand lead our organization into the future.  His experience and style are consistent with DPP’s founding principles: to provide […]

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Employee Spotlight: Roger Blau

The spotlight this month shines on a member of DPP‘s executive team: Roger Blau, Vice President of Operations. The definition of “Operations” is very fluid, as you’ll read. Roger is civic-minded, and has been active in the South Carolina State Museum Foundation, the American Heart Association, JDRF, and the United Way of the Midlands Tocqueville Society. […]

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Happy SysAdmin Day 2014!

In just a few short days, it will be SysAdmin Appreciation Day. Are you ready? Of course you are! But just in case… Friday, July 25 is the 15th annual day of giving the nod to our system administrators.  Those are the people who keep your network alive, your servers backed up, your computers virus-free. […]

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Why Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated in America the last Monday of May each year. While most of us look forward to Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer, we tend to forget the true significance of the day. During the Civil War, America experienced the greatest loss of lives than during any other war in […]

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Lilacs, Lightsabers & Towels: A Celebration

What do lilacs, lightsabers and towels have to do with each other? If you know the answer without Googling it, then you should fly your Geek Flag proudly on May 25th. If you’re a bit confused, don’t panic. Keep calm, and read on. And if you don’t think you’re a geek, stick with us anyway. […]

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Look for the Helpers

A 3-Year Old Learns about Giving I am sure you know about the tragedy at Sandy Hook where twenty children were killed along with six teachers in Connecticut.  As it turns out, one of the teachers who survived and has been hailed as a hero, Maryrose Kristopik, was once a music teacher of mine. Shortly […]

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