LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaco Los Angeles has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles in the Small Employer category by the Best Companies Group and the Los Angeles Business Journal for two consecutive years and is the only company ever to have achieved this recognition three times total in its category. Vaco, a leading consulting and executive recruiting firm specializing in accounting, finance and technology consultants and direct hire professionals, placed #1 in the Small Employer ranking in 2012, 2011 and 2009, and was in the top ten in 2010, achieving more top rankings in the program than any other company in its category since the program's inception.
Best Companies Group established the Best Places to Work program to distinguish companies that demonstrate workplace excellence and to identify and recognize companies that are leading the way and defining the superior employee experience in the 21st century. Vaco partner Devon Zopfi received the award at the ceremony luncheon held at JW Marriott at L.A. Live on August 16, 2012 accompanied by partners Stephanie Keairns, Anita Shelley and Stephen Smith.
"We are so proud and so thrilled to be honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles for the second year in a row! It validates and supports the unique culture we've worked so hard to build at Vaco – one based on flexibility, accountability, empowerment and respect," said Frances Moreno, managing partner, Vaco Los Angeles. "We strive to provide an extremely flexible workplace that attracts the most talented professionals and is built to enable them to achieve both their professional and personal goals through true work/life balance programs. This honor further demonstrates that we've met this goal successfully and it means the world to all of us."
The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles was open to companies with 15 or more employees in Los Angeles and the Small Employer category includes companies with 15 to 49 U.S. employees. To determine the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, the Best Companies Group conducts an extensive process that includes an employer questionnaire where the company details its policies, practices and demographics. Employees then complete surveys on their experience, the corporate culture, and the benefits and perks their company offers. Best Companies Group then sorts and analyzes the data and survey results, with greater weight and emphasis placed on the employee survey responses, and tabulates the list and the rankings.
The Vaco vision is to provide a workplace that offers employees and the consultants it places progressive family friendly programs that enable work/life balance. Vaco offers flexible schedules, telecommuting, part-time and full-time positions, as well as generous compensation and bonus opportunities, extensive mentoring, and training and education programs. These were some of the examples that employees pointed to in their surveys to demonstrate Vaco's unparalleled commitment to work/life balance.
"Vaco" is derived from a Latin word meaning "to free yourself from a master." Vaco Los Angeles LLC was founded in 2006 and has been named a Best Place to Work in Los Angeles for the last four years, and #15 of 100 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Vaco is a leading consulting and placement firm specializing in the finance and technology sectors. Further information on Vaco can be found at www.vaco.com/los-angeles.
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