Washington’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: PACE Staffing Network

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that PACE Staffing Network is a 2018 award winner for employment agencies in Washington!

Whether you’re an employer looking for the right employee or a job hunter looking for the right position, there’s no better employment agency to turn to in Bellevue than PACE Staffing Network.

PACE Staffing Network has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.53 stars, an impressive Rating Score™ of 76.28 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top three employment agencies in all of Washington!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received:

“I really appreciate the [team] at Pace Staffing Network for helping me find a job! Everyone was very kind and positive. I recommend this staffing agency to anyone looking for a job. Thanks, Pace Staffing, for helping me find a job that I now enjoy doing!” – Mary J

Not Your Average Employment Agency

The team at PACE Staffing Network — a woman-owned staffing agency — has built many unique, one-of-a-kind features into their service processes that address their clients’ most fundamental needs, helping them find better candidates faster and easier than they would otherwise experience.

The network at PACE Staffing Network gives clients quick, easy access to resources and suppliers. The state-of-the-art candidate assessment tools they use reduce their clients’ risk of making a hiring mistake. And they have an arsenal of different staffing solutions that expand their clients’ options for getting results based on their needs and budget.

In short, PACE Staffing Network offers customized consultations that make their clients’ staffing process expertise-rich and hands-free!

We asked Jeanne Knutzen, the owner of PACE Staffing Network, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“Our mission is to make a difference — not just to deliver a job or a candidate. We help our employer clients use staffing processes in ways that create a competitive edge; we help our employee candidates find jobs that can change their lives.”

Building Success Through Satisfied Customers

When we asked Jeanne what PACE Staffing Network’s secret to such a strong online reputation is, she told us that they really have no secret:

“We just have a process that encourages our satisfied customers to give us feedback and then post reviews of what they liked (and didn’t like) about their experience with our services.”

Apart from building a powerful online reputation, the team at PACE Staffing Network is focused on solving customer problems, one customer at a time.

We asked Jeanne what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“Keep at it. There is no one solution or plan that works forever. Be open to constant change and adjustment. Keep learning.”


Congratulations to the team at PACE Staffing Network for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jeanne, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re on the hunt for the right job or the right employee, we highly recommend working with the experts at PACE Staffing Network! Visit their website today.

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: Recruiting Connection

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Recruiting Connection is a 2018 award winner for employment agencies in Utah!

For job seekers looking for the right job and employers looking for the right employees, there’s one employment agency in Salt Lake City that can’t be beat — Recruiting Connection.

Recruiting Connection has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.90 stars, a fantastic Rating Score™ of 93.04 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one employment agency in all of Utah!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“I have worked with the people at Recruiting Connection multiple times, both as a job seeker and as a hiring manager. I have had nothing but great experiences working with them. They are very proactive in keeping up with what is happening and what the needs of each party are. I have and will definitely continue to use and recommend them.” – Brady S

Not Your Average Employment Agency

Recruiting Connection is an employment agency that truly cares about people. They know that a person’s job has to work on every level of their life.

They have developed an extremely thorough process that enables them to uncover things about candidates that help the team place each candidate into a role that truly works for them. This comprehensive process also benefits the businesses they work with because it allows them to hire top-tier candidates that will stay with them for the long-term.

We asked the recruiting manager of Recruiting Connection, Cody Johnson, why they do what they do. Here’s what he had to say:

“Our mission is to help our clients build world-class teams. There is a lot of satisfaction that comes in knowing that a client found an amazing employee and a candidate found a great home and place to grow their career. When we have built out full teams for clients, there is a lot of joy in seeing that team propel their companies to the next level!”

Building Success With a Great Team

Cody credits Recruiting Connection’s strong online reputation to the great group of employees they have, as well as to their commitment to treating their customers so well that they feel compelled to leave positive reviews.

“I think it all boils down to the people and the strong relationships that are built during the recruiting and hiring process.”

Recruiting Connections has also grown, thanks to the team’s efforts to get out there, have meaningful conversations with people and build strong relationships every day.

“People are our business so connecting with people is what we must do to continue to thrive.”

We asked Cody what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Be consistent about your approach, and stay with it. It doesn’t happen overnight.”


Congratulations to the team at Recruiting Connection for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Cody, for taking the time to speak with us!

Whether you’re an employer looking for the right employee or a job seeker looking for the right career, we highly recommend working with the professionals at Recruiting Connection. Visit their website today!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions is a 2018 award winner for employment agencies in Utah!

Whether you’re an employer looking for the right employee or you’re a job seeker searching for the right job, Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions can help.

Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.54 stars, a stellar Rating Score™ of 88.39 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 employment agencies in all of Utah!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My experience with Xemplar so far has been very positive. It hasn’t even been a week, and they have me scheduled to start a new job already. They were able to leverage my skills and experience to set me up with an employer that has a great position I will excel at. Great work by a great team! I will definitely be telling others about my experience with Xemplar.” – Kevin L

Not Your AverageEmployment Agency

The word, “exemplar,” which is also the root of the company’s name, means “a model to others.” And that’s exactly what the team at Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions aims to be in their industry.

At Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions, they aren’t interested in taking a “body business” approach to matching employees and employers — where volume is the ultimate priority, and a heartbeat is the only prerequisite for success. Instead, they have set out from the beginning to focus on finding the right fit and optimizing success for their candidates and clients.

Here’s what Adam Himoff, the Founder and President of Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions, had to say on the matter:

“Through our focus on matchmaking and identifying and understanding the unique qualities of our candidates and clients, we have been able to develop a service that actually delivers on the goals of our clients (to find great-quality employees) and our candidates (to find a great-fit job).”

We asked Adam why they do what they do at Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions. Here is his response:

“We believe that hiring is an inefficient market. Finding a job and hiring good people is hard. It takes too much time to research companies or sift through resumes and attract good candidates. Too many people take the first job they can find, and too many companies bring on people that are never going to fit their business and culture. Employment agencies are everywhere, but their focus is usually on bodies and not on finding a good, long-term fit. We think hiring well is worth it to everyone involved, and that is the experience that we aim to provide to the companies and candidates we are lucky enough to work with. True hiring success and enabling good people to reach their true potential are what gets us excited.”

Building Success With a Strong Online Dialogue

Adam credits Xemplar’s powerful online reputation to his team’s dedication to creating and maintaining a strong online dialogue with their customers:

“That has meant setting up profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google My Business and other sites, and continuing to seed those social media platforms with great and relevant content. Because we have two customer profiles — candidates and companies — we needed to be very thoughtful about what conversation we were having on which platforms.”

He also credits it to the company’s focus on getting reviews on Google and other websites:

“On each of those sites, we have encouraged our customers to visit and review our services and provide feedback at key moments in our process.”

The memorable, effective service Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions provides to the companies and candidates they work for hasn’t only led to a great online reputation; it drives referrals. They also work to create visibility in the market through networking and branding, and they continuously develop content for their website, including articles and tips.

We asked Adam what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“First, we think that the most important first step towards building a great reputation is to deliver a high-quality and differentiated service. Make it good and make it memorable. Review every step of your service process and all the touch points you have with clients to make sure that their experience is the best it can be. Second, it’s to establish your business on highly visible online platforms where you can be seen. Lastly, through those sites, it’s initiating a feedback engine for your company through reviews. Reviews are obviously a double-edged sword because they can be good or bad. But if you make sure your house is in order then start that dialogue with your customers, it will pay off significantly.”


Congratulations to the team at Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Adam, for taking the time to speak with us!

Interested in learning more about what Xemplar Skilled Workforce Solutions has to offer? Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: Randstad

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that, thanks to their incredible Rating Score™, Randstad is an award-winning employment agency in Arizona.

For employers looking for the right people to fill their ranks and individuals looking for the right career, there’s one employment agency in Arizona that stands above the rest — Randstad, a branch of the Randstad staffing agency.

With a commitment to matching people with the right jobs, Randstad has managed to receive many fabulous online reviews from their clients, helping them earn their place as a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner.

To find out how Randstad has managed to earn so many reviews and such a great online reputation, we sat down with Market Manager, Latifah Rainey. Here’s what she had to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

Our secret to a strong online reputation is simply doing our job and believing in what we do. We provide the best possible service for our clients, and we have a good online presence.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We are the second largest staffing firm in the world. With a focus on talent, we will always go above and beyond to find the perfect job for our clients. We truly care about what we do, and we’re focused on helping our clients find careers.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

We are in it because we care about the people we work with. We work with our clients face-to-face, not just over the phone; we are an agency focused on the human aspect of the job in a very tech-driven world.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We are active in the community every week, participating in job fairs and networking events. We are active on Facebook. We are also on job search engines, and we have our own internal database.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Love what you’re doing, believe in what you’re doing and have a good mindset.


Thank you so much, Latifah, for taking the time to share your wisdom with us! And congratulations to the whole team at Randstad for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Randstad is always looking for people who want to find a job, and if they can’t serve you with their resources, they’ll do everything in their power to help you find the people who can. To learn more about Randstad, or to find the right job in Arizona, visit their website today.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agency Award Winner: Turning the Corner

Due to their exemplary 94.00 Rating Score™, Turning the Corner is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner! They’ve helped countless people find the right company and countless companies find the right people. These are a couple of our favorite reviews they’ve received:

“Kendra and her team at Turning the Corner, LLC helped me develop an effective job search strategy, provided helpful knowledge of the region’s job market and current demands, and worked with me until I landed in an excellent position that offered me a 12-percent raise and a great career path for my strengths and interests. I was especially impressed by their collaboration with me to update my resume with the most current format as well as powerful wording to most effectively sell my skills and accomplishments. Additionally, their knowledge of social media, especially LinkedIn, was a huge asset in optimizing my visibility during the search. The peace of mind and confidence I gained through knowing that I had such a great team representing me during one of the most important decisions I’ll make in my professional life was well worth the investment I made.” -John S.

“Great staff and cannot say enough about their customer service! Excellent career services and would highly recommend them for training, coaching, recruiting and much more!” -Sarah D.

We had a chance to discuss Turning the Corner’s stellar online reputation with CEO and founder, Kendra Prospero. Here’s what she had to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

I think our secret is just that we genuinely want to serve our clients. It’s one of our goals as an organization to make sure our clients feel whole. We’ll work and rework cases until they do.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We are truly the experts in this job market; nobody knows it better than we do. Our team supports individuals on their job hunt and helps good companies grow. We are the only company in the country that really, legitimately works with both sides of the table every day. Because of that, we have a lot of compassion for both the employee and the employer.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

We’re passionate about helping people love their jobs and helping employers love their employees. It’s been my life mission to do all that I can to end suffering in the workplace. So many people hate their jobs, and it’s a wasteful thing. All of us give up the best hours of our day and the best years of our life to our work, so we should love it. If you don’t love it, nobody benefits.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

I’m a nationally recognized keynote speaker, so that gives me the opportunity to share my passion and spread the word onstage. Online marketing is big for us, but we also have an amazing sales team that knows the Colorado job market really well. We do a lot of work with various nonprofits and local organizations, as well.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Just be authentic. Integrity is important, so don’t try to buy reviews. Really take care of people. Sometimes, businesses forget what the customer really needs, and that’s where we begin. How can you not get good reviews if you provide excellent service?


Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Kendra. Congratulations to you and your team on your 2018 Top Rated Local award! You earned it.

If you’re looking for a new career in the Boulder area, we strongly recommend Turning the Corner.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agency Award Winner: Staffing with Bliss

Staffing with Bliss is woman-owned employment agency in Colorado that specializes in matching employees with the right employers, and they work with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that Staffing with Bliss is our 2018 Colorado Employment Agency Award Winner, and it’s all thanks to their amazing Rating Score™.

With more than 50 years of combined experience, Staffing with Bliss is the premier employment agency to turn to in Colorado when you need help finding the right people for the job or when you need help finding your next career move.

Staffing with Bliss has an unparalleled dedication to great customer service, and that dedication has helped them earn many different positive reviews. Here are just a couple of those reviews:

“I rate them with 5 stars, they were very attentive to my employment needs and hired me on the spot. Then they went beyond my expectations by placing me at this permanent, full-time job. Their customer service is awesome. Thank you, ladies. :-)” – Petula

“I’ve been working with Staffing with Bliss for three years. They treat me very well. Lisa is easy to work with and solves any issues you will ever come across in a hurry. Danielle will make sure you like the job you are at. Thank you, guys” – Mitchell

What Staffing with Bliss’s secret to success? We sat down with the President of Staffing with Bliss, Jodie Ervin, to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

Hiring the right people is, hands down, the most important thing you can do. That’s why we take the time to ensure we hire the right recruiters. Our recruiters are the best in the business. They are willing to go above and beyond for their clients and candidates by making themselves available before and after hours, and they never have to be asked to do the right thing.

With recruiters like these, we know that our clients are being treated right, and with that kind of service, we feel comfortable asking for reviews.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We are committed to placing the right people on the right job, and we’ll always do our due diligence with research into background work and additional screenings. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we know what questions to ask and how to ask them.

Instead of just finding anyone for the job as a placeholder, we focus on quality placements. And, instead of just matching an employee by their skill set, we take the time to ensure that they are a good culture fit for the organization. We believe in the old adage that says, “If you do the right thing, money will follow.”

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

Our passion and love for helping people drive us each and every day. If at the end of the day, we’ve helped someone, we’ve done our job. The most rewarding aspect of our jobs is the feeling we get when we hear that we’ve placed someone in the right position, knowing that job we’ve helped them find with making a positive impact in their ability to provide for themselves and their families.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Through social networking, we’ve worked hard to build relationships throughout the community, and we thrive on referrals from our happy clients. Additionally, we are active on social media.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Again, the most important thing any company can do is to hire the right people.

From there, learning about social media is helpful. And, being willing and able to align yourself with outside resources and people is important, especially when you don’t have those resources internally.

When all is said and done, you just have to do it!

From all of us at Top Rated Local, we’d like to congratulate the team at Staffing with Bliss for being such an asset to Colorado and their community!