LaSalle Network Named a Best Place to Work in Illinois

Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and HRMAC honor local staffing firm on 2012 list

Chicago, IL., March 30, 2012 – LaSalle Network, Chicago’s leading provider of staffing and recruiting services, announced today that the firm is recognized on the 2012 Best Places to Work in Illinois list. Sponsored by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, the awards program was designed to identify and recognize the best places of employment in the state.

The accolade is in tribute to Founder and CEO Tom Gimbel’s vision of an enjoyable work environment – a place where people want to be.

“It has always been my aim to make sure my staff feels appreciated and not just like another number,” says Gimbel. “This honor is more than just a plaque on the wall; it’s a goal acquisition.”

The list is made up of 31 companies in the small/medium-sized list (15-249 employees) and 19 companies in the large-sized list (250+ employees). LaSalle Network landed in the small/medium-sized category.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

“I believe in the holistic approach to professional development.The more employees know they have support from you and their coworkers, the harder they will work for your organization,” says Gimbel. “To believe in someone is the greatest gift of leadership that can ever be given.”

LaSalle Network will be honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 17th. The final rankings will be announced at the event.


About LaSalle Network

Started in 1998, LaSalle Network is Chicago’s leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. Specializing in accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, and executive search, LaSalle proudly serves companies of all sizes and across all industries. Since inception, LaSalle has grown over 700%, worked with 2,000 clients and placed over 25,000 candidates in temporary, temporary to permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for the past five years. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and Gurnee. Visit for more information.

About Best Places to Work in Illinois

In its seventh year, the Best Places to Work in Illinois award program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Illinois’s best employers. To be eligible for consideration, companies must be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity, a
publicly or privately held business, have a facility in the state of Illinois, have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of Illinois and have been in business for more than one year. The “Best Places to Work in Illinois” project is a statewide program managed by Best Companies Group. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit or contact Katie Smith at 877-455-2159.

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