SIA BPTW AwardBoston, Massachusetts, March 7, 2022 – JOHNLEONARD today announced it has been named as a Best Staffing Firm to Work For winner for 2022. The Best Staffing Firm to Work For awards are given annually by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, and recognize employers for their top performance in engaging their employees and creating a workplace conducive to talent development, enjoyment, collaboration and productivity.

The winners announced this week during the annual Executive Forum North America, represent companies with top scores in each of the Best Staffing Firm award categories. The categories comprise North American firms with 10 to 20 internal employees, firms with 21 to 50 internal employees, firms with 51 to 200 employees, firms with 201-500 employees, and firms with over 501 employees; and Best Staffing Firms to Temp/Contract for. The program also honors Best Staffing Firms to Work For in the UK and Best Staffing Firms to Work For in Ireland. The Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2021 awards are sponsored by Sense.


Founded in 1969, JOHNLEONARD, a woman-owned business, is the premier staffing choice in Boston and beyond. They provide the following as part of their comprehensive suite of service offerings: 

  • Temporary/Contract Staffing
  • Direct Hire Staffing
  • Temp-to-Hire Staffing
  • Engaged Search
  • Payroll Service
  • Strategic Work Attack Team (SWAT)
  • Outplacement Services

“We are proud of our accomplishments and sincerely believe that our culture (grounded in honesty and integrity), our expertise, and our commitment to our clients’ success are what sets us apart from other staffing firms. Being recognized by our employees for this prestigious award is truly a testament to the fun, supportive, inclusive, and engaging culture we have successfully built over the 50+ years and reflects our mantra that Actions Speak Louder Than Words™, said Derek McKinley, President of JOHNLEONARD.

“Congratulations to all of the Best Staffing Firm winners for an excellent job in a challenging environment,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “As we have seen time and again, building a high-performing culture is critical to the long-term success of staffing firms. These firms have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain a strong and positive culture where employees can do their best work.”  

Close to 300 firms sought participation in the program this year, which was conducted by SIA in conjunction with Quantum Workplace, an Omaha, NE-based company. Internal employees at each firm were asked to complete an online survey that measured key engagement categories, focusing on items including teamwork, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits. In order to gather statistically sound results, participating companies must have reached a minimum level of participation. Companies were ranked in each category according to their overall score. Winners were chosen based entirely on the survey results.