Awards and Recognition

At Sparks Group, we are proud of the consistent level of outstanding service our team provides every day to our employees, candidates and clients. We are regularly recognized among the best staffing agencies and executive search firms and are routinely named as a top employer in the areas we service. We are pleased to note our selection for the following awards:

Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Diamond Award (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Sparks Group earned ClearlyRated (formerly Inavero)’s Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award after winning the Best of Staffing Client Award 5 years in a row for providing superior service to clients.

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Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Awards (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Sparks Group was recognized nationally for the 8th consecutive year as one of the Best Staffing and Recruiting Firms in the U.S., as part of ClearlyRated (formerly Inavero)’s Best of Staffing® Client Satisfaction Awards.

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Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction Awards (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Sparks Group was recognized nationally for the 6th time as one of the Best Staffing and Recruiting Firms in the US, as part of ClearlyRated (Inavero)’s Best of Staffing® Talent Satisfaction Awards.

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Staffing Industry Analysts’ Best Staffing Firms to Work For Award (2017, 2018)

Sparks Group was recognized nationally as one of the highest ranked firms for employee satisfaction in the category for staffing firms with 51 to 200 employees. Presented annually by Staffing Industry Analysts and Monster. Sparks Group has rated exceptionally high in the categories of Overall Job Satisfaction, Retention, Trust With Coworkers, Trust in Senior Leaders, and Manager Effectiveness.

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Washington Post Top Workplaces (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Sparks Group saluted as one of the best places to work in the DC areas by their employees. The Top Workplaces program is presented in partnership between the Washington Post and 3rd party research firm Workplace Dynamics, evaluating how employees view their position, the health of their organization, employee benefits, and work-life balance.

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Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work Award (2017)

Sparks Group was honored as one of the best places to work in the DC area by the Washington Business Journal. The Best Places to Work award program is presented in partnership between WBJ and 3rd party research firm Quantum Workplace, evaluating criteria such as organizational leadership, integrity, communication, and more.

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National Capital Business Ethics Award (2010)

Sparks Group honored among DC-Area businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to business excellence and exhibit the highest standards of civic and social responsibility, integrity and ethical conduct.

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  • “Sparks Group has always taken whatever extra efforts are necessary to get the job done, and they strive for complete client satisfaction with each and every placement. They are both professional and enthusiastic about the job at hand – truly a pleasure to work with for all involved.”
    − DIRECTOR AT A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
  • Sparks Group takes the time to fully understand our business, not just from a technical standpoint, but also what types of soft skills are ideal for the position. The consultants that they provide are highly qualified, fully-vetted and ready to contribute to our various projects from day one.”
    − IT PROJECT MANAGER AT AN IT/GOVERNMENT CONSULTING FIRM
  • “Sparks Group understands the needs of my company. They know our culture and they target specific, qualified candidates; not just people to sit in an empty seat.”
    − DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT A CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
  • “The recruiters at Sparks Group take the matter of job hunting to heart and align each candidate with an excellent work environment.”
    − JAVA DEVELOPER AT AN IT/GOVERNMENT CONSULTING FIRM
  • “Sparks Group is very professional providing and delivering outstanding services to their temporary employees. The company has good communication skills in filling assignments quickly and is great at planning goals for career development.”
    − CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE AT A HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION
  • "Having previously served in a leadership role with the US Marine Corps, I truly appreciate the direction that Sparks Group takes with their contractors. They have created an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation, which in turn improves performance and retention."
    − CONTRACT SPECIALIST (TS CLEARANCE) AT A FEDERAL AGENCY