01 Oct 2019 - Advantage xPO Recognized on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen for RPO

The annual HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on customer satisfaction survey feedback from buyers of RPO services.

Advantage xPO Recognized on the HRO Today Baker's Dozen for RPO

Chicago, Illinois October 1, 2019 – Advantage xPO, the workforce solutions division of Staffmark Group, has been ranked in HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen for overall customer satisfaction for Midsize Deal RPO. Midsize Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) programs are designed for organizations hiring between 500 and 1,000 employees annually.

“We are excited to receive this recognition. Results like this, based on feedback from our client’s, are extremely satisfying for our entire team,” said Joshua Smith, senior vice president of Advantage xPO.

The annual HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on customer satisfaction survey feedback from buyers of RPO services. RPO providers were rated on three dimensions – quality of service, breadth of service, and size of the deal – by the magazine’s proprietary ranking algorithm.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a scalable talent acquisition program designed to assist company’s quickly and efficiently hire for large quantities or continued need staff positions.  Services included in an RPO program range from candidate sourcing through onboarding and new hire care.

Earlier in 2019, Advantage xPO was named to HRO Today Baker’s Dozen for Managed Service Providers (MSP) for the 10th consecutive year.

About Advantage xPO

Advantage xPO® represents the workforce solutions division of the Staffmark Group. Delivering customized, strategic staffing solutions to clients across a variety of industries, Advantage xPO is recognized as a leading player within the Managed Services Provider (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Business Process Outsourcing markets. It has a solid reputation for pioneering leading-edge approaches to complex staffing initiatives. To learn more about our integrated approach to strategic workforce management, please visit us at www.advantagexpo.com

About Staffmark Group

Staffmark Group is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. A proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, Staffmark Group operates in over 400 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines, including contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and master service provider (MSP). To find out more about Staffmark Group, visit staffmarkgroup.com.

About Recruit Global Staffing

Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark are proud members of Recruit Global Staffing, a leading global HR services provider. Every day more than 400,000 people are employed through the network of Recruit Global Staffing at companies and institutions across the world. The organization has approximately 20,000 employees and recorded revenue of $ 12 billion in 2018. For more information on Recruit Global Staffing, please visit www.recruitglobalstaffing.com.


25 Jul 2019 - SIA Recognizes Staffmark Group’s Joshua Smith in Staffing’s 40 Under 40

Staffmark Group is pleased to announce that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named their senior vice president, Joshua Smith, to the 2019 40 Under 40 list.

Cincinnati, Ohio July 25, 2019 – Staffmark Group is pleased to announce that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named their senior vice president, Joshua Smith, to the 2019 40 Under 40 list. The list, now in its third year, recognizes rising stars in workforce solutions who are moving the industry forward.

Smith is senior vice president of Advantage xPO, a member of Staffmark Group. Smith’s career progression is a testament to his hard work and dedication. He began his career with Staffmark Group in a temporary contract role for their Pro Staff brand. When that assignment ended, he was offered a full-time position as a talent manager. A little over a decade and multiple promotions later, Smith was chosen to lead Staffmark Group’s Advantage xPO operating company. Since then, Smith has secured several new contracts, including expansion into the education and financial sectors.

“We are thrilled that Joshua has received this recognition from Staffing Industry Analysts,” said Geno Cutolo, CEO of Staffmark Group. “We’ve set some audacious goals for Advantage xPO to innovate and grow, and with Joshua’s leadership, I am confident this team will crush every objective.”

SIA’s 2019 40 Under 40 list includes individuals from a variety of industry segments who are making an impact with their strategic vision and motivation to grow their team, companies, and the industry. The list is not a ranking, but a recognition of dedicated professionals in companies operating in the United States who drive progress and generate value. The list will also be included in the July/August 2019 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine.

About Staffmark Group

Staffmark Group is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. A proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, Staffmark Group operates in over 400 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines, including contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and master service provider (MSP). To find out more about Staffmark Group, visit staffmarkgroup.com.

About Advantage xPO

Advantage xPO represents the workforce solutions division of the Staffmark Group. Delivering customized, strategic staffing solutions to clients across a variety of industries, Advantage xPO is recognized as a leading player within the Managed Services Provider (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Business Process Outsourcing markets. It has a solid reputation for pioneering leading-edge approaches to complex staffing initiatives. To learn more about our integrated approach to strategic workforce management, please visit us at www.advantagexpo.com.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA's independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.


07 May 2019 - Advantage xPO Recognized on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen for 10th Consecutive Year

The annual HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on customer satisfaction survey feedback from buyers of MSP services.

Chicago, Illinois May 7, 2019 – Advantage xPO, the workforce solutions division of Staffmark Group, has been ranked in HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen for overall customer satisfaction for Managed Service Providers (MSP). This is the tenth consecutive year that Advantage xPO has achieved this recognition.

“When your clients rank your company among the best, it is a great accomplishment. When your clients rank your company to the Baker’s Dozen List for ten consecutive years, as they have for Advantage xPO, it shows just how committed Advantage xPO is to providing quality MSP solutions each-and-every day,” commented Elliot Clark, CEO SharedXpertise.

The annual HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on customer satisfaction survey feedback from buyers of MSP services. MSP providers were rated on three dimensions – quality of service, breadth of service, and size of the deal – by the magazine’s proprietary ranking algorithm.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition once again a result of our client’s feedback,” said Joshua Smith, senior vice president of Advantage xPO. “Our team will continue to develop valued partnerships through outstanding solutions.”

About Advantage xPO

Advantage xPO® represents the workforce solutions division of the Staffmark Group. Delivering customized, strategic staffing solutions to clients across a variety of industries, Advantage xPO is recognized as a leading player within the Managed Services Provider (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Business Process Outsourcing markets. It has a solid reputation for pioneering leading-edge approaches to complex staffing initiatives. To learn more about our integrated approach to strategic workforce management, please visit us at www.advantagexpo.com.

About Staffmark Group

Staffmark Group is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. A proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, Staffmark Group operates in over 400 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines, including contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and master service provider (MSP). To find out more about Staffmark Group, visit staffmarkgroup.com.

About Recruit Global Staffing

Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark are proud members of Recruit Global Staffing, a leading global HR services provider. Every day more than 400,000 people are employed through the network of Recruit Global Staffing at companies and institutions across the world. The organization has approximately 20,000 employees and recorded revenue of $ 12.2 billion in 2017. For more information on Recruit Global Staffing, please visit www.recruitglobalstaffing.com.


19 Feb 2019 - Two Staffmark Group Executives Named to SIA’s 2019 Staffing 100 List

CEO Geno Cutolo and CFO Jennifer Prospero are named to Staffing Industry Analysts' 2019 Staffing 100 list.

Cincinnati, OH, February 19, 2019 – Staffmark Group is pleased to announce that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has once again named CEO Geno Cutolo and CFO Jennifer Prospero to their 2019 Staffing 100 list. This is Cutolo’s third consecutive year to be named to this prestigious list and Prospero's second.

The annual list, now in its eighth year, recognizes those who have made notable contributions to the staffing industry. SIA selects individuals with a proven reputation for creating new models of work, driving efficiencies, influencing legislation, and introducing technologies. As SIA states, “They are the face of our industry.”

“The 2019 Staffing 100 North America stand out as leaders, executives and visionaries and for their significant commitment to empowering people. From job-seekers and internal talent to partners and stakeholders across the ecosystem, the Staffing 100 honorees understand that people helping people is both a competitive advantage and a way to advance the world of work for all,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher, Media Products, SIA. “Congratulations to those individuals named to this year’s list for their achievements and contributions and for making it, ultimately, about people.”

About Staffmark Group

Staffmark Group is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. A proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, Staffmark Group operates in over 400 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines, including contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and master service provider (MSP). To find out more about Staffmark Group, visit staffmarkgroup.com.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA's independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.


07 Feb 2019 - Staffmark Group Brands Win ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client Diamond and Talent Awards

Staffmark Group, a family of staffing brands and proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and placed talent.

Cincinnati, OH, February 7, 2019 – Staffmark Group, a family of staffing brands and proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and placed talent.

The following brands earned the Best of Staffing Client Award: Advantage Resourcing, Hunter Hamilton, Pro Staff, Staffmark, and Staffmark Professional Services. In addition, Advantage Resourcing, Staffmark, and Staffmark Professional Services earned the Diamond Client Award, a distinction given to agencies that have won the award for five or more years in a row.

The following brands earned the Best of Staffing Talent Award: Advantage Resourcing, Advantage Resourcing Technical Services, Atterro Workforce Solutions, Digital People, Hunter Hamilton, Pro Staff, Staffmark, Staffmark Drivers, and Staffmark Professional Services.

Less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the awards are based entirely on ratings provided by clients and talent. Clients of winning agencies are 2.2 times more likely to be completely satisfied, and job seekers who work with winning agencies are 1.7 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

“We are honored to be recognized among the Best of Staffing for our exemplary scores in client and talent satisfaction,” said Geno Cutolo, CEO and president of Staffmark Group. “Our company vision is to change the world – one person, one job, one community at a time. Receiving this award shows that we are indeed making a positive impact. And it inspires us to continue to work hard for our clients, employees, and communities.”

All of Staffmark Group’s brands offer the same high level of award-winning service. Candidates looking for a job or companies seeking employees can visit StaffmarkGroup.com for more information.

About Staffmark Group

Staffmark Group is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. A proud member of Recruit Global Staffing, Staffmark Group operates in over 400 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines, including contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and master service provider (MSP).

About ClearlyRated

ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year. Committed to delivering ongoing value to the industry, ClearlyRated is proud to serve as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner. Learn more at ClearlyRated.com/Solutions

About Best of Staffing

ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on ClearlyRated.com – an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms – based exclusively on validated client and candidate ratings and testimonials.


01 Jan 2019 - Forrest Wagner Promoted to CIO

Geno Cutolo, CEO and president of Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark, has announced that, effective today, Forrest Wagner has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO) for North America.

Cincinnati, OH, January 1, 2019 – Geno Cutolo, CEO and president of Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark, has announced that, effective today, Forrest Wagner has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO) for North America. As CIO, Wagner will provide leadership in building and supporting the company’s technology infrastructure, applications, and business processes in support of recruiting and staffing. Wagner will continue to work closely with Michael Whitmer, global CIO of the parent company, Recruit Global Staffing.

A native of Indiana, Wagner began his career as an environmental system engineer in 1995 and quickly transitioned into information technology. Wagner joined Staffmark in 2003 as a programmer and has since received a stream of promotions of increasing scope and responsibility. He has over 21 years of experience in information technology ranging from web design, custom application development, database design, infrastructure maintenance and support, and project management.

In addition to his technical abilities, Wagner consistently provides exceptional customer service and leadership. He has successfully managed large remote and on-site teams while balancing multiple projects and tasks.

“Forrest has exciting plans in place to ensure that we have industry-leading technology and enhanced solutions for our teams, clients, and talent,” said Cutolo. “His ideas to stay on the cutting edge, disrupt our industry, and strengthen delivery of the business fundamentals are certain to improve our business.”

About Advantage Resourcing Group

Advantage Resourcing Group and its affiliated sister company Staffmark are proud members of Recruit Global Staffing. The Advantage Resourcing Group provides services that include contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Master Service Provider (MSP) in the U.S. and UK. Advantage Resourcing Group are leaders in providing talent in design and engineering, information technology, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, skilled trades, clerical and light industrial skill sets. For more information, please visit www.advantageresourcinggroup.com.

About Staffmark

Staffmark is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. The company operates over 280 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines. In 2011, Staffmark became a part of Recruit Co., Ltd. To find out more about Staffmark, please go to staffmark.com

About Recruit Global Staffing

Advantage Resourcing and Staffmark are part of Recruit Global Staffing, a leading global HR services provider with activities in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Every day more than 400,000 employees work for businesses and institutions via the Recruit Global Staffing network. Recruit Global Staffing is part of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. For further information please visit www.recruitglobalstaffing.com.


15 Nov 2018 - Jennifer Prospero, CFO of Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark, Named to “Global Power 150 Women in Staffing” List

Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark announced that its CFO, Jennifer Prospero, has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) “Global Power 150 Women in Staffing” list.

Cincinnati, OH, November 15, 2018 – Advantage Resourcing Group, Inc and Staffmark announced that its CFO, Jennifer Prospero, has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) “Global Power 150 Women in Staffing” list.

The list first launched in 2015 and featured 100 women across the globe. Due to the large number of nominations received in 2018, SIA opted to increase the list size. This year’s Global Power 150 is comprised of 100 women from the Americas and 50 from other parts of the globe.

SIA reports that they created the list to honor women who are making a difference: “Women account for 58 percent of the American workforce, according to the US Department of Labor, but they are significantly outnumbered when it comes to leadership positions at top companies. Our industry is not that different. While women dominate the industry at the branch-office level, these numbers are not reflected in our C-suites. For instance, our 2018 Staffing 100 hovers at around 20 percent women.”

“Our organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Everyone – all genders, ages, religions, identities, and experiences – is welcome and appreciated for who they are and what they do,” said Geno Cutolo, CEO of Advantage Resourcing and Staffmark. “And Jenn is certainly appreciated for her contributions and accomplishments. This award is a testament to all that she has done to elevate the staffing industry, integrate our companies, and support our financial growth.”

Prospero has 14 years of staffing industry experience and 23 years of finance and accounting experience. Since joining Staffmark in 2004, she has earned roles of increasing responsibility while simplifying processes, systems, and reporting. She recently played an integral role in the integration of two national staffing companies with multiple brands. Through this challenge, she has led the company to solid financial performance and growth.

Prospero credits her success to her team and believes in the power of employee engagement: “When we take care of our people, the results follow.”

About Advantage Resourcing Group

Advantage Resourcing Group and its affiliated sister company Staffmark are proud members of Recruit Global Staffing. The Advantage Resourcing Group provides services that include contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Master Service Provider (MSP) in the U.S. and UK. Advantage Resourcing Group are leaders in providing talent in design and engineering, information technology, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, skilled trades, clerical and light industrial skill sets. For more information, please visit www.advantageresourcinggroup.com.

About Staffmark

Staffmark is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. The company operates over 280 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines. In 2011, Staffmark became a part of Recruit Co., Ltd. To find out more about Staffmark, please go to staffmark.com.

About Recruit Global Staffing

Advantage Resourcing and Staffmark are part of Recruit Global Staffing, a leading global HR services provider with activities in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Every day more than 400,000 employees work for businesses and institutions via the Recruit Global Staffing network. Recruit Global Staffing is part of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. For further information please visit www.recruitglobalstaffing.com.