Forbes Names Staff Smart to America's Best Recruiting Firms

Christine Hoffman-Hicks

June 29, 2017

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National IT/technical staffing agency announces ranking in the inaugural America's Best Recruiting Firms 2017 presented by Forbes Media.

Staff Smart, Inc. ("Staff Smart"), a national IT/technical staffing agency, announced today they have been ranked in the inaugural America's Best Recruiting Firms 2017 presented by Forbes Media. Staff Smart ranked in the Top 250 Professional Search Firms category for superior customer service.

Forbes Media partnered with Statista on the national survey which asked staffing clients, job candidates (with experience with recruiting firms), and peers (agency recruiters) who they would recommend. In total, the survey resulted in 20,000 recommendations, the firms with the top 500 rankings made the list.

"We are truly honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Recruiting Firms," said Staff Smart President and CEO Christine Hoffman-Hicks. "The thousands of responses to this best in class survey confirms that staffing is a vital and strategic growth partner for businesses. We are honored to share this title with some of the best agencies in the country." Hoffman-Hicks has a nineteen-year track record as a global top biller, business executive, and leader in the staffing industry. She serves as Chairwoman of the American Staffing Association Engineering, IT, and Scientific Section Policy Council for 2017. ASA is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.

Staff Smart CFO and CTO Julian Hicks commented on industry trends. "Staffing has experienced rapid innovations, but remains a trust-driven business.," said Hicks, who has a background in data center management, infrastructure and commercial IT outsourcing that spans 30 years. "I believe we continue to win our clients and candidates over because we focus on building a high-touch relationship. We use technology as a tool for reaching people, not as a tool to bypass them."

Recognition on America's Best Recruiting Firms confirms Staff Smart as a leading agency in service excellence for both employers and talent. Earlier this year, the agency received Inavero's 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent Award for providing superior service to job seekers. Over the past twelve months, new clients in the financial services, healthcare, and entertainment industries have signed on, enabling expansion of Staff Smart's services to national markets such as New York City, Chicago, Rockville, Minneapolis, and Austin.

About Forbes
Forbes is a leading American business magazine founded in 1917. This respected source is published on a bi-weekly basis and features articles on business new, finance, marketing, and more.

About America's Best Recruiting Firms
Award winners are showcased by city and area of rank on Presented in partnership with Statista, Forbes compiled a list of the best recruiting agencies based on a survey of over 18,000 external recruiters, 3,000 candidates and employers, and 500 HR-managers. The survey asked individuals to recommend up to 10 of the top recruiting firms they had worked with over the past three years. In total, the survey resulted in 20,000 recommendations, with the recruiters receiving the most recommendations ranking the highest. Firms were sorted into two categories. Those in the Professional Search category place employees with less than $100,000 in annual income, while those in the Executive Search category place employees who make over $100,000 annually. The lists were narrowed down to include only the top 250 firms in each set.

About Staff Smart, Inc.
Staff Smart, Inc., a national IT staffing and recruitment agency, was founded in 2007 by industry veteran Christine Hoffman-Hicks. The staffing agency is the trusted partner of IT professionals and businesses whose common goal is opportunity and innovation within a flexible framework. Their on-demand talent solutions include project consulting, contract to hire, direct hire and retained executive search. The agency places technical acumen front and center by employing IT professionals to do the recruiting. Staff Smart, Inc. workforce strategies are deployed nationally across diverse industries and include Fortune 500, startups and government agencies. The San Diego, CA-headquartered company is a member of TechServe Alliance, American Staffing Association, California Staffing Professionals, Staffing Industry Analysts and WBENC, as a certified woman-owned business.

Media Contact: Taylur Ngo, Staff Smart, Inc., 619-342-2600 ext 205, [email protected]
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