Sparks Group Wins The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces Award for 2017!
During a cocktail reception at The Washington Post Live Center in downtown Washington, DC on June 15, 2017, Sparks Group was recognized as one of the top workplaces in Washington DC, MD, and VA for 2017.
Now in its fourth year, the Top Workplaces award celebrates the area’s leaders in workplace culture and dynamics. This year marks Sparks Group’s second recognition by the program, following being the only staffing and recruiting firm in the Small Employer category in 2014.
“It is an honor to be named to The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for the second time,” Sparks Group’s CEO and Owner, Stephen Sparks said. “We are a ‘people-first’ company, now and always, and it is a fantastic feeling to continue to be recognized for our successes in an area that is more than a priority to us- but one of our biggest reasons for existing as a company.”
Presented in partnership with 3rd party research firm, Workplace Dynamics, this year’s nominees were required to submit their responses to a comprehensive survey, which includes a variety of questions inquiring into how employees view their positions, what they enjoy most about their company, how likely they would be to refer their company to others, and to share insights into the communication structure and process, among others. Answers are collected in multiple choice, ranking, and essay/short answer format around four essential ‘Organizational Health’ themes: Alignment, Effectiveness, Connection and My Manager. Sparks Group’s employees played an integral role, with its survey-return rate at 84%, and the company’s scores placed consistently above the average benchmarks in each area. Sparks Group’s Corporate Support department was the top scoring overall.
"It is very rewarding to connect people to a role they are going to look forward to going to each day," - survey respondent
At Sparks Group, we understand that true leadership is created by empowering those we serve. From clients to employees, our culture is based on helping others achieve more and make a difference in their career paths. This exciting win demonstrates the outstanding service provided to our team, candidates, and clients.
To view the full list of this year's Top Workplaces in Washington DC, MD, and VA, click here.