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Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earn the Best of Staffing designation for Client and Talent Satisfaction, and fewer than 1% earn Best of Staffing for Employee Satisfaction.

WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 9, 2024 – Sterling, a leading outsourced engineering solutions and technical staffing agency, announces that they have won the Best of Staffing 11-year Diamond Client, 10-year Diamond Talent, and 4-year Employee Awards for providing an exceptional experience for their clients, candidates, and employees. Presented in partnership with Gold sponsor ClearEdge Marketing, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients, candidates, and employees.

11-Year Diamond Client Award

Winners who earned the 10-Year Diamond Client Award distinction have won the Best of Staffing Award for at least ten years in a row, consistently attaining industry-leading satisfaction scores from their clients. Of those firms that have participated in the 2024 Best of Staffing program, only 16% have earned the 10-Year Diamond Award.

  • Sterling received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 71.7% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 52%.

10-Year Diamond Talent Award

Winners who earned the 10-Year Diamond Talent Award distinction have won the Best of Staffing Award for at least 10 years in a row, consistently achieving industry-leading satisfaction scores from their candidates. Of those firms that have participated in the 2024 Best of Staffing program, only 20% have earned the 10-Year Diamond award.

  • Sterling received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 80.5% of their placed job candidates, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 50%.

Best of Staffing Employee Award

To participate in the Best of Staffing award program for employee satisfaction, a firm must invite feedback from 100% of their internal staff on the overall experience of working at the firm, as well as the firm’s performance related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  • Sterling received a Net Promoter® Score of 73.6%, which exceeds the 50% global NPS standard for an “excellent” employee experience rating.

As an employee-owned company (ESOP), each Sterling employee has a vested interest in the current and future success of the organization. Our collective ability to function as ambassadors of Sterling differentiates us and leads to additional business opportunities and growth. We care about our employees’ well-being in and outside the workplace, and we’re committed to principles that support health, wellness, DEI, and family/work-life balance. Therefore, Sterling is exceptionally proud of earning the Best in Staffing Employee Award for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are very excited to be recognized once again by ClearlyRated as one of the top staffing service companies in the nation. The 11-year Diamond Client Award and 10-Year Diamond Talent Award illustrate the success of our philosophy, which at its core is defined by building long-term, solution-oriented relationships. Our customers benefit from our proven ability to deliver and sustain high-quality support in specialized areas. Our candidates and employees are uniquely committed to Sterling, knowing that, especially through our ESOP program, they can build their careers by gaining diverse experience and having access to comprehensive benefits. Our business approach differentiates Sterling in what continues to be a challenging market in which demand is often greater than the pool of available candidates. We are all very proud of this accomplishment! Along with our history & reputation, the culture we have built at Sterling and our prospects for future growth and advancement make us a unique and special organization!  “ – Rama Kavaliauskas, Sterling President.
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About Sterling

Sterling is an award-winning professional outsourced engineering service and technical workforce solutions company. We provide client-focused specialty solutions across various industries, including automation, food and beverage, life sciences, manufacturing, and utilities nationally and globally. Sterling is recognized as a premier provider of flexible technical support solutions to companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to rapidly growing and innovative start-up organizations. Our commitment to quality has served us with both clients and employees alike since 1969. www.sterling-engineering.com

About ClearlRated

Rooted in satisfaction research for professional service firms, ClearlyRated utilizes a Net Promoter® Score survey program to help professional service firms measure their service experience, build online reputation, and differentiate on service quality. Learn more at https://www.clearlyrated.com/solutions/.

About Best of Staffing

ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients, placed talent, and internal employees. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on ClearlyRated.com—an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms with the help of validated client ratings and testimonials.
Pamela O’Donnell Marketing Manager p: 630.993.3400 podonnell@sterling-engineering.com

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