Chelsea Rutherford, associate

“We are the best because each employee is valued. The company gives the needed training and growth potential to develop.”

As an associate with HireStrategy, Chelsea Rutherford appreciates the family-like atmosphere of the office. While many companies noted as a “Best Place to Work For” may get more attention for their perks, that’s not what means the most to Rutherford, who joined the company in January 2013.

She knew HireStrategy was different during the interview process, when she shadowed the team she would be joining. “Seeing the team, feeling their energy and seeing how they worked together … that’s what sold me.”

What means most to Rutherford is how the employees are treated and cared for. “From an associate to an executive, each employee is valued, she says. “This has created a culture that empowers employees by giving them the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally.” She cites management’s open door policy as important, as well as its flexibility and willingness to work with staff. “HireStrategy gives each employee the tools needed to achieve their personal goals, I feel I was set up for success by continual training, mentoring, and support from both colleagues and executives.“

Among other perks and benefits, HireStrategy employees enjoy occasional happy hours, catered lunches, flexibility, continual training, and a fully-stocked kitchen. In March, Rutherford will join others who met their sales targets at the company’s annual “President’s Club” trip, this time to South Beach.

Clients notice and benefit from the HireStrategy difference as well, she says. Clients have told her that working with HireStrategy is like a breath of fresh air, citing the high caliber of talent they represent and the care taken throughout their consultative process.