LaSalle Named Top Five Best Staffing Firms to Work For
Staffing Industry Analysts and its publication, SI Review, Announce LaSalle Network as Top Staffing Company
CHICAGO, IL March 3, 2011 – LaSalle Network, Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm, makes the “2011 Best Staffing Firms to Work For” list by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work. Based on a culture of employee engagement and satisfaction, LaSalle ranks in the top five among medium-sized business.
“We are honored to be recognized by the staffing industry’s leading analyst” says Tom Gimbel, President and CEO of LaSalle Network. “It has always been my goal to make sure our employees feel appreciated and never feel as if they are just another number.”
Since inception in 1998, Gimbel has put employee moral as his utmost priority. He implemented a team-based staffing structure, fostering collaboration instead of competition, and encouraged a policy of honest and open communication between management and staff.
“I have worked at a variety of staffing firms before coming to LaSalle Network and none compare to the supportive culture that LaSalle has,” says Rob Trzcinski, a recruiter at LaSalle. “I always feel that I can voice my concerns to my manager and that my opinions are always valued.”
Gimbel has created a variety of unique and home-grown recognition tools for his employees. The two most distinct are “Re-Birthdays,” a holiday that celebrates each employee’s hire date, and “LaSallemas,” an annual company party created to thank his employees for their continuous hard work.
“Every employee looks forward to their Re-Birthday all year. Whether you’ve been at LaSalle for one year or ten, everyone’s contributions are recognized in the same way. Desks are decorated, gifts and speeches are given, and no employee is favored over another,” says Vicki Riggs, Director of Call Center Services.
Since 2001, LaSalle has grown 700% including 4% in the recession year of 2009 and 11% in 2010. Gimbel attributes this success to a culture of employee engagement.
“I believe in the holistic approach to both personal and professional development,” says Gimbel. “The more employees know they have support from you, the more they will support your organization.”
About LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is Chicago’s leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services, specializing in accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, and executive search. LaSalle provides small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies with the best temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent talent in Chicago. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has grown over 700%, worked with 2,000 clients, placed over 20,000 candidates in jobs, and has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for the past four years.
About Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, acquired by Crain Communications Inc. in 2008, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.