Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work 2011
The Start Group was honored as one of Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work for 2011”. The criteria for this award included pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
The Start Group was recognized for creating a positive work environment for employees, retracting and retaining employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. The Start Group’s success is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our employees. Our values are simple, we try to instill the philosophy that working can be fun.
Inavero's 2012 Best of Staffing
In February of 2012 The Start Group's IT Division, ALKU was named to Inavero's 2012 Best of Staffing Talent list. Best of Staffing, presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, is the nation’s first award that recognizes staffing firms that receive remarkable reviews from the people they find jobs (employed talent). Less than 1% of North American staffing firms have been named to the 2012 Best of Staffing Talent List, which makes this a huge honor.
Best Staffing Firm to Work For 2012
In March of 2012 The Start Group was recognized again, this time as the Best Staffing Firm to Work For. Staffing Industry Analysts sponsored The Best Staffing Firm to Work For survey, which was conducted in conjunction with Quantum Workplace, an independent research firm specializing in employee engagement. Nominations were received from staffing firms and internal employees of nominated firms that were surveyed from November 2011 through early January 2012. There were 143 companies nominated and a total of 17,000 people that participated in the survey. Of these companies, 15 finalists were announced at the annual Executive Forum in Las Vegas. The Start Group won in the category of up to 50 employees. Here at The Start Group, it is understood that a successful company is a reflection of the people who comprise it.
Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work 2012
In April of 2012 The Start Group was honored for the second year in a row as one of Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work". The Start Group was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March & April. The top 25 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — will be awarded during a lively breakfast on June 1st 2012 at the BCEC.
No. 64 on the 2012 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 4,013.9%
The Start Group was recently ranked No. 64 on Inc. Magazine’s 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500
The Start Group has embraced the spirit of community involvement and we are proud of our commitment to give back to the society in which we work and live. Since inception, The Start Group has supported causes ranging from local student mentoring, to Alzheimer’s and cancer research fundraising. Not only does The Start Group, itself, strongly believe in supporting worthy causes such as these, but our employees have also taken it upon themselves to become fully involved in each organization we support. Often, our employees can be found supporting these causes by running road races or volunteering their time and services. In addition, we believe strongly in community involvement and work to create a community for our candidates and employees where best practices and creative ideas can be presented and explored.
Through our elective charity payroll deduction program, employees and consultants can choose to automatically deduct $3.00 from each payroll check they receive. In addition to making donations easy, The Start Group also matches these deductions. At the end of each fiscal year, participants receive a statement showing their charitable contributions.