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Local firm makes Staffing Industry Analyst’s list in medium category

CHICAGO, IL March 14, 2012 – LaSalle Network, a Chicago based staffing and recruiting firm, was named to the “2012 Best Staffing Firms to Work For” list by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work. This is the second consecutive year that LaSalle ranks in the top five among medium sized businesses. This year, LaSalle landed the number two spot.

“We are ecstatic to have been recognized again this year,” said Founder and CEO Tom Gimbel. “This award is a testament to the company and the unique culture we foster here. “

Since LaSalle’s inception in 1998, Gimbel has made it a priority to put employees first. He implemented a team-based staffing structure, fostering an atmosphere of collaboration instead of competition. He also maintains an open door policy, encouraging honest and open communication between management and staff.

“I feel my opinions and ideas are truly valued at LaSalle,” said Unit Manager Megan Hutton. “If I have a problem, I know I can talk to my manager about it.  Everyone is invested in the success of the company and people really care about one another here.”

Gimbel also implemented a variety of home grown recognition tools to reward employees for their hard work. Three traditions include “Re-Birthdays,” a holiday that celebrates each employee’s hire date, “LaSallemas,” an annual company party on the date of LaSalle’s inception and “La-lympics,” company-wide Olympic Games complete with sand volleyball, potato sack races and dizzy bat.

“Re-Birthdays are a fun opportunity to honor an employee’s hard work and dedication to the company,” said Vice-President of Human Resources Sirmara Campbell. “We decorate the LaSallian’s desk with balloons and streamers, gifts and speeches are given and food is brought into the office.”

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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 25,000 candidates in jobs, and has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for the past five years.

About Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company’s proprietary research, award winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences
provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. 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.