SIA awards recognize outstanding employers in the industry
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25, 2020 – Vaco, a talent and solutions firm that provides consulting, contract and direct-hire solutions to more than 40 markets around the globe, has been named a 2020 Best Staffing Firm to Work For. The awards are given annually by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, and recognize employers for their top performance in engaging their employees and creating a workplace conducive to talent development, enjoyment, collaboration and productivity.
The winners represent companies that scored in the top quartile in each of the award categories. The categories comprise North American firms with 10 to 20 internal employees, firms with 21 to 50 internal employees, firms with 51 to 200 employees, firms with 201-500 employees, and firms with more than 501 employees; and Best Staffing Company to Temp/Contract For. The 2020 Best Staffing Firms to Work For awards are sponsored by Sense.
“With their strong commitment to employee engagement and building a high-performance culture, the companies on this year’s Best Staffing Firms list are setting the bar high. From newer and niche players to veteran businesses, from traditional offerings to innovation in action, from local organizations to entities with global reach, these firms are demonstrating that a highly engaged workforce is one of the few sustainable sources of competitive advantage in staffing,” said Barry Asin, SIA president. “Congratulations to the winners for this important recognition.”
“Our employees are the foundation of our business and the key to our success, and we are committed to creating an environment that allows everyone to reach their highest potential, both personally and professionally,” said Jerry Bostelman, Vaco co-founder and CEO. “We are proud that our highly talented employees have been recognized by the staffing industry’s highest honor.”
This year, more than 250 firms sought participation in the program, which was conducted by SIA in conjunction with Quantum Workplace, an Omaha, Nebraska-based company. Internal employees at each firm completed an online survey that measured key engagement categories; focusing on items including teamwork, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits. In order to gather statistically sound results, participating companies must have reached a minimum level of employee participation, based on their total number of employees. Companies were ranked in each category according to their overall score. Winners were chosen based entirely on the survey results.
Vaco provides boutique-level service with global reach in the areas of consulting, consultative project resources, executive search, permanent placement, and strategic staffing. Areas of expertise include c-suite search, accounting, finance, technology, healthcare IT, operations, administration, and international managed services. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, with 1,200 employees, 5,500 consultants, and $750M in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 13 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.