It’s interesting to report the growth of the fastest growing staffing firms. We’ve been doing this for more than a decade — 12 years to be exact. But even more exciting are the stories behind the growth of these firms — numbering 110 this year. The commitment to excellence, passion for the industry and work-hard cultures are inspiring, notes Senior Managing Editor Craig Johnson in his cover story.

Another tidbit the story reveals: eight of the top 10 fastest-growing firms are in the healthcare staffing segment. Staffing providers listing healthcare as one of their top segments represented 35% of firms on the entire list, followed by IT at 33% of the list. To qualify for inclusion on the list, firms must have posted at least $1 million in revenue in 2012 and have compound annual revenue growth of at least 15% between 2012 and 2016.

The median CAGR for the 10 fastest-growing staffing firms on this year’s list was 83.5%, up from 72.6% for last year’s top 10. For the 2017 list as a whole, the median CAGR was 28.2%. That is no small feat. This article is a must-read for those wanting to understand their competition or just how these top 10 firms fuel their growth.

Focusing on making a difference is a common element among the firms featured on the list. Whether it’s helping get a project done in time or placing quality healthcare workers in critical roles, the service aspect plays a big part in motivating these firms to work hard and succeed.

And one of our service objectives is to help you succeed. Whether it’s revealing information that helps your business or explains some vital piece of legislation, our goal to be a valuable resource and help you grow your business.