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Vaco Recognized by Forbes as One of America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms 2023

Vaco Press Release - Forbes 2023 America's Best Recruiting Firms

 The firm ranked in all three major categories: Executive Search, Professional Search and Temporary Staffing 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (MAY 3, 2023) – Vaco, a global talent solutions firm providing consulting, contract and direct-hire services with more than 50 offices around the globe, was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms of 2023. The ranking comes as a result of an annual independent study. 

Vaco ranked No. 24 in the professional search firms category, No. 44 in the temporary staffing firms category and No. 97 in the executive search firms category. 

“We have an incredibly talented team of professionals across Vaco who continue to place meaningful priority in each and every one of the relationships we have with our clients and our candidates. Regardless of economic conditions or job market trends, relationships will always singularly be the most important part of what we do. Being named once again to this prestigious list of recruiting and staffing firms by Forbes is an honor and a direct testament to that commitment to relationships as well as the team’s exceptional leadership, persistence and focus,” said Vaco President, Kevin Witt. 

To derive the list, Forbes, in partnership with market research company Statista, surveyed 5,200 external recruiters, HR or hiring managers and participants who have worked with at least one of the firms, and gave them the chance to recommend and assess recruiting and staffing companies. The survey period ran from November 2022 through late February 2023, and the firms that received the highest scores made it onto one or more of the final three lists: 

  • The executive recruiting list includes the top 150 companies that specialize in filling positions with salaries of at least $100,000; 
  • The professional recruiting list consists of the top 200 companies that specialize in filling positions with salaries of less than $100,000; and 
  • The temp staffing list includes the top 150 companies that focus on matching job candidates with employers for temporary and contract positions. 

About Vaco

Vaco delivers critical talent solutions to our clients by providing consulting, project resources, executive search, direct hire and strategic staffing solutions with expertise in accounting and finance, IT and digital, risk and compliance, and operations and administration. In addition to Vaco, our family of brands includes BUILT, a digital solutions company; Focus Search Partners, a retained executive search practice; MorganFranklin Consulting, a global business consulting firm; and Pivot Point Consulting, a Best in KLAS healthcare IT consulting leader. 

Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients across the globe with 10,000 employees. In addition to being named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 16 years, Vaco was also named to Forbes’ 2018-2023 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms as well as the 2018 and 2022 lists of Largest US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. Vaco annually ranks as one of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For. For more information, visit  

Media Contact: 

Brittney Kowalski  

(603) 504-2024


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