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Why Being a Best Staffing Firm Makes for Good Business

Headlines may focus on the great perks companies dole out to employees — think Google, Apple, Amazon — but this year’s best staffing firms to work for got more praise for their focus on career growth.   Handing out perks is passé. Don’t get me wrong. People like them, but what these staffing firms’ employees are saying loud and clear is “Give me career development.” Ditto with Best Staffing firms to Temp/Contract For.  These workers want a staffing firm that manages their career -- paper work, raises and advancements  -- smoothly.

What does a Best Staffing Firm to Work For rating really give you? Plenty.  The Best Staffing Firms to Work For presents what your internal workers are really looking for.  Cater to them and you get a great, energized workforce, which makes for happy clients and a lucrative bottom line.   And let’s not forget the serious bragging rights.  For starters, this year’s winners and finalists were lauded at the 2014 Executive Forum in front of a 1,000+ audience of the staffing industry.  Professionals from throughout the industry were made aware that these firms are great places to work/temp for.

It’s a great referral tool for clients as well. What better way to market to a buyer that your company is a great place to work for.  Staffing firms are jumping on this bandwagon. This year alone, we received nearly 140 applications. What helps is it’s not the executives doing the bragging; employees are endorsing the firm.  It’s a feel-good method that does not fail to impress.  

And all this requires that you follow a certain methodology as laid out by Quantum Workplace, the firm that Staffing Industry Analysts partners with in this process.  Employees at each staffing firm taking part complete a 40-question online survey that measures 10 key engagement categories focusing on concepts like team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, etc. In order to gather statistically sound results, participating companies must have reached a minimum level of employee participation, based on total number of employees. Winners are chosen based entirely on survey results.

There are categories for small, midsize and large companies in the United States and another category for best staffing firms to temp/contract for. New this year is a contest for best staffing firms to work for in the U.K.   Watch the Staffing Industry Daily News for an announcement at the end of the year that it’s time for nominations. Benefit from keeping your employees happy and productive. Join the fun.

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