We are thrilled to announce that Spherion has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top professional staffing brands in 2023! The list focuses on the top 200 staffing companies that place positions with salaries less than $100,000 per year. The accolade serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to supporting people’s careers, helping our franchisees prosper and bettering the communities we call home.

Comprehensive Brand Evaluation

Forbes, a renowned global business publication, recently released its annual list of the Best Professional Recruiting Firms. This highly-regarded list within the staffing industry is compiled from the informed opinions of more than 5,200 external recruiters, HR or hiring managers and job seekers with recent experience working with a recruiting firm about those firms. The assessment criteria include client satisfaction, candidate quality, reputation, and the firm's reach in the communities in which they serve. 

Impact on the Spherion Brand

Spherion's inclusion on this list further solidifies our standing as a top staffing agency. Our new ranking generates even more  word-of-mouth buzz among clients and candidates. It provides differentiation and peace of mind to new clients who know they are choosing a highly-regarded brand for their staffing needs. Our Forbes recognition is instrumental in helping Spherion stand out in the community.

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Credibility in the Marketplace

The Forbes recognition adds credibility to Spherion as a leading staffing franchise brand in the marketplace. As a franchisee, you gain access to a well-established brand that’s been leading the industry for more than 75 years. This recognition enhances Spherion’s reputation, one of the top factors clients and candidates consider when choosing a staffing partner to work with.  On top of creating brand value , Spherion also provides its franchisees with a proven business model, comprehensive training support, and a whole lot more, to give them the resources that are necessary to scale their business.

Not Resting on Last Year’s Ranking

Spherion rose 40 spots on the 2023 Forbes Best Professional Recruiting Firms list compared to last year, coming in at #36. Our top 15% recognition comes after one of Spherion’s most decorated years to date with accolades such as “Top 100 Staffing Company to Work For” by World Staffing Awards, “Top Franchise” by Franchise Business Review, and ranking in the top 15% on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list. Forbes’ best professional recruiting firm acknowledgment is a huge differentiator for our brand as we look to cater to the ever-changing demands of America’s workforce.

Spherion’s rise in rank also comes on the heels of several brand-wide initiatives launched since last year’s ranking, starting with intentional efforts to build out our franchisee training program to better meet new franchisees’ professional needs. We now offer our New Franchisee Launch program, a 12-week immersive onboarding training that helps set franchisees up for success by teaching all the need-to-know aspects of their business, including selling, recruiting, marketing, business operations, technology, and safety/compliance. The program also includes a week of in-person training and time with company leadership at our Atlanta headquarters. We want all our franchise owners and their staff to know the staffing industry inside and out so they can offer the best service for job seekers and employers. 

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Maintaining Our Strong Reputation

We also coach our offices on how to effectively ask for, manage, and act on review feedback. Online reputation management can be tricky for businesses, as reputation management requires consistent time and effort, as well as a commitment to facing your professional flaws and correcting them in response to customer feedback. We take each review seriously and look for ways we can turn words into improvements in our services and processes. We've maintained a 4.8/5 Google rating for more than two years now, all while increasing our review volume by over 40% and expanding into more than 20 new markets. Our commitment to transparency and improvement is strong.

We are proud of our accomplishments and work hard to consistently remain one of the best staffing franchises in the U.S. Ready to join the most awarded staffing and recruiting brand? Connect with us today to learn more about franchising with Spherion!

About the Author
Dan Brunell
Dan Brunell

Dan Brunell

Regional Vice President of Franchise Development

Dan’s background as a senior executive in the staffing industry and founder of a top franchise brokerage equips him with more than 30 years of experience helping prospective franchisees succeed.