Recently Great Recruiters announced our Top Rated awards for the second half of 2022. These awards celebrated the best of the best in the following sectors:
If you won a Top Rated award, you’re probably on Cloud Nine right now (especially if it’s the second time in a row).
But maybe you’re wondering: how do I win a Top Rated award? If so, you need to read this article.
On Jan 1, 2023, the clock started ticking for the First Half 2023 Top Rated Awards. Although we’re almost a third of the way there, there’s still time for you to get to it and start working toward one of these honors.
So let’s walk through how to become Top Rated, and why it should matter to your staffing firm.
Why your staffing firm should be Top Rated in 2023
Here are a few top benefits staffing firms get when they receive the Top Rated awards.
1. Increase credibility and trust among candidates, clients, and placed talent
We live in a reviews economy. People want to work with the best recruiters and staffing firms, and they regularly check online reviews to find out.
According to data from BrightLocal, 77% of consumers “always” or “regularly” read a review when browsing for local businesses. 74% of consumers find companies with positive online reviews to be trustworthy.
A Top Rated award demonstrates that you have a positive reputation among the people you serve. You’re a trustworthy firm, and you put your money where your mouth is.
2. Differentiate yourself when competing against other staffing firms
It’s one thing to say you’re the best of the best. It’s another to have objective proof based on feedback from candidates, clients, and placed talent. A Top Rated award helps you stand out from the competition by showing how great you are.
3. Grow your visibility and brand awareness in the industry
There are so many great staffing firms out there. People just don’t know about them.
One of the reasons we love the Top Rated awards is that it gives us the opportunity to celebrate and promote the staffing firms that have strong reputations and provide quality services and placements.
As a Top Rated winner, you’ll be added to our highly anticipated listing of reputable agencies, which exposes your brand to more quality candidates and clients.
4. Signal a strong reputation for providing quality services & successful placement
The best staffing firms don’t wait until the end of the year to collect feedback. In order to win a Top Rated award, you have to be collecting feedback year-round.
Top Rated winners demonstrate that they have the always-on processes and systems in place to ensure the quality of their services. The real-time feedback helps you identify opportunities for improvement.
That way, you don’t have to wait for six months to a year to figure out you have a problem. You can start to resolve those issues right now.
5. Attract and retain top talent for your company
People want to work at winning companies. They like to be part of winning teams. When your company has meaningful awards like Top Rated, GR Certified, and the like, people will want to work with you.
What’s more, when your recruiters and other team members are continually receiving feedback, it both encourages them and helps them to improve. This builds morale and can help you create a people-centric culture.
What our Top Rated Winners are saying
Don’t just take our word for it. Read these first-hand testimonials so you can hear for yourself what these winners think about the award.
“What an honor to be on this list! And a huge round of applause to our recruiting team for their dedication to provide such outstanding service!”
– Healthcare Staffing Professionals, two-time Top Rated winner
“So proud of my team here at Lead Health! Going two for two in ’22 for Top Rated Healthcare Staffing Firm from Great Recruiters! Our talented group of recruiters doesn’t just place nurses. We partner with clinicians to provide a disproportionate amount of value during the entire placement process and continue the relationship far beyond their first assignment!”
– Paul LaPresto with Lead Health, two-time Top Rated winner
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been named as one of the Top Rated Professional Staffing Firms by Great Recruiters! We’re dedicated to providing great experiences for our candidates and clients. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”
– Job.com, Top Rated winner
“We are excited to announce that we are one of the top rated IT & Engineering Staffing Firms for the second half of 2022! We are so proud of our team for reimagining the recruiting industry by always providing the best candidate and client experiences possible. Thank you Great Recruiters for the recognition! We can’t wait to continue to change the lives of everyone we connect with!”
– recruitAbility, two-time Top Rated winner
“We are honored and grateful to be recognized as one of the top rated healthcare staffing firms! In 2023, we are committed to rehumanizing the way healthcare staffing is done and look forward to another great year! ?”
– Marvel Medical Staffing, two-time Top Rated winner
“This award demonstrates the priority we place on our commitment to delivering the highest quality experience to our candidates and clients. We’ve earned this distinction because we lead our clients and candidates through a continuous high-touch, and high-quality experience throughout the entire recruitment lifecycle.”
– Brightwing, two-time Top Rated winner
How to become a Top Rated staffing firm
In order to become Top Rated, you need to start capturing reviews on the Great Recruiters platform. (You can get a free company starter account here.)
Once you’re set up, here are some tips to start making headway:
- Don’t be passive. It’s important to actively solicit feedback from candidates, clients, and placed talent at every step of the process.
- Don’t just talk to the people you place. You’ll only learn from reviewing the whole of the experiences you create—and a good 90% of those are the talent who you never place.
- Make the process simple. The easier it is for them to submit feedback, the better. The Great Recruiters platform is set up to make this process seamless and easy.
- Act on the feedback you receive. If it’s positive feedback, send it to your team and encourage them to keep going. If it’s negative feedback, use it as a coaching or training opportunity—and make sure you follow up with the reviewer so they know the issue is being resolved.
We then announce the winners of the Top Rated awards after the completion of each half of the year. The next announcement will happen after June 30, 2023.
Although it’s only four months away, that’s more than enough time to get to it and start capturing and acting on reviews.
And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
Final thoughts on becoming Top Rated for 2023
Ask yourself this: who doesn’t want to work with a great staffing firm that cares about their people?
The answer: no one.
So don’t wait to get started. Put the processes into place to capture and act on feedback. Not only will you set yourself up to potentially win a Top Rated award in 2023, but you’ll create a stronger, more successful, and people-centric staffing firm in the process.