Staffing Industry Analysts conducted its first Staffing Firms to Work For survey in 2009. At the time, the economy was poised to ramp up following the Great Recession, and it was all about getting the right people in the right jobs. In fact, a recent survey at the time by the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement indicated that companies that establish a people-centric culture would be well-positioned for a strong recovery from the recession.

Going back a few years, Alex Edmans, a professor at Wharton Business school had analyzed the stock market performance of companies selected by Fortune magazine as the “Best Companies to Work For in America” from 1998-2005. According to Edman’s findings, that portfolio of stocks earned average annual returns of 14% by the end of 2005 — that’s double the average market return.

Given the importance of customer and candidate service to success in the staffing industry, it’s was our belief that those companies who have engaged and motivated internal staff are also likely to find success over the long term in the marketplace. Thus, the Best Staffing Firms to Work For was born.

Staffing Industry Review covered the first group of winners — then a top-10 ranking — late that year. Our second list, published in the April 2011 issue, recognized 15 US firms split up into small, midsize and large categories.

In 2012, we added Best Staffing Firms to Temp/Contract For to the mix, and in 2014, the year we launched this website, we expanded the survey to recognize staffing firms in the United Kingdom. Ireland was added in 2020, though the competition did not take place in the UK and Ireland in 2021.

For the winners in 2014 and beyond, select each year from “Past Lists” in the menu above. For the early lists, scroll down on this page.

2013 Best Staffing Firms to Work For

RankCompany NameEmp. CountHeadquartersPrimary Sector Served
20 to 50 employees
1Akraya Inc.25Sunnyvale, Calif.IT
2MedSys Group Consulting35Frisco, TexasIT
3Daley and Associates LLC23BostonExecutive Search, Professional
4iMethods20Jacksonville, Fla.IT
5Healthcare IT Leaders20Alpharetta, Ga.Healthcare IT
51 to 200 employees
1Medical Solutions113Omaha, Neb.Travel nurse, allied healthcare
2TekPartners/MedPartners HIM100Coral Springs, Fla.IT, Healthcare information management
3LaSalle Network64ChicagoProfessional
4LiquidAgents Healthcare57Plano, TexasTravel nurse, allied healthcare
5Veredus148Tampa, Fla.IT
201-Plus employees
1Collabera Inc.240Morristown, N.J.IT
2Roth Staffing Companies L.P.390Orange, Calif.Commercial, professional
3Signature Consultants210Fort Lauderdale, Fla.IT
4CHG Healthcare Services1510Salt Lake CityLocum tenens, allied healthcare
5Lead IT Corp.202Springfield, Ill.IT
Best Staffing Firms to Temp/Contract For
1Akraya Inc.
2Lead IT Corp.
4Roth Staffing Companies L.P.

2012 Best Staffing Firms to Work For

RankCompanyEmpl. CountHeadquarters
20 to 50 Employees
1LiquidAgents Healthcare LLC45Plano, Texas
2The Start Group25Andover, Mass.
3eTeam Inc.20South Plainfield, N.J.
4Daley and Associates20Boston
5Veritaaq39Ottawa, Ont.
51 to 200 employees
1TekPartners/MedPartnersHIM78Coral Springs, Fla.
2LaSalle Network75Chicago
3Medical Solutions Inc.89Omaha, Neb.
4Hire Dynamics72Duluth, Ga.
5Veredus115Tampa, Fla.
201-Plus employees
1Collabera Inc.211Morristown, N.J.
2Signature Consultants222Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
3Roth Staffing Companies L.P.346Orange, Calif.
4CHG Healthcare Services1383Salt Lake City
5Express Employment Professionals215Oklahoma City
Best Staffing Firms to Temp/Contract For
1Signature Consultants
2Green Bay Resources
3Collabera Inc.
4Roth Staffing Companies L.P.

2011 Best Staffing Firms to Work For

RankCompanyEmpl. CountHeadquarters
20 to 50 employees
1LiquidAgents Healthcare41Plano, Texas
2Akraya Inc.25Sunnyvale, Calif.
3Hire Dynamics50Alpharetta, Ga.
4Keepers Inc.20Washington
5 (tied)Synergis (tied)20Alpharetta, Ga.
5 (tied)John Galt Staffing Inc. (tied)28Burlington, Mass.
51 to 200 employees
1USr Healthcare60Brentwood, Tenn.
2Veredus Corporation74Tampa, Fla.
3The LaSalle Network54Chicago
4Accurate Personnel Services52Schaumburg, Ill.
5Jackson & Coker62Alpharetta, Ga.
201-Plus employees
1Signature Consultants LLC211Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2Express Employment Professionals202Oklahoma City
3CHG Healthcare Services1100Salt Lake City
4Roth Staffing Cos. L.P.318Orange, Calif.
5Aerotek3500Hanover, Md.

2009 Best Staffing Firms to Work For

  1. Hire Dynamics
  2. LiquidAgents Healthcare
  3. Jackson & Coker
  5. Arcus
  6. Akraya
  7. Sapphire Technologies
  8. Nelson Family of Companies
  9. firstPRO
  10. CHG Healthcare