If you were to ask the employees of the 2020 Best Staffing Firms to Work For — and our writers did — they would tell you first and most enthusiastically about the atmosphere and tools that are available to them to enable them to do their jobs, better serve their candidates and clients, and help their companies thrive. They boast of inclusive management and supportive colleagues. While trips and prizes are part of the equation, they take a back seat in the hearts of the employees to a family atmosphere.

And building that type of culture is something leaders across industries strive for. The 2020 Best Staffing Firms to Work For winners all do it differently, demonstrating there is no one way. One grand prize winner let people create a company culture that they love to be in and then grew the firm with like-minded individuals. A second victor did away with metrics and micromanaging to fashion a structure where each employee feels empowered to do their best for themselves and the company. Still another wants those who join the company to come in with expectations of staying until retirement.

What they all have in common is people who love what they do — putting people to work and helping businesses thrive. Read what companies are doing to craft the right culture.