LaSalle Network Named Among Top 5 Small Companies to Work For by Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, Ill., November 14, 2014 – LaSalle Network, a professional services firm specializing in staffing and recruiting, announced its recognition today by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace. LaSalle was ranked among the top five workplaces in Chicago in the small company category.

“When I founded LaSalle Network, I wanted to create an environment where employees could learn, grow and become the best at what they do,” said Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO. “The growth we’ve experienced over the past years, coupled with this award, validates that statement. It’s an honor to be recognized.”

In order to retain employees and keep them passionate, Gimbel has created unique recognition tools including re-birthdays, which are a celebration on the anniversary of each the employee hire date. Desks are decorated with streamers and balloons, speeches and gifts are given and a hearty re-birthday is sung. Also LaSallemas, which celebrates the company’s anniversary, LaSallemas is a week-long celebration packed with games, festivities, catered lunches and more.

The Chicago Tribune Top Workplace award recognizes exceptional employers in the Chicagoland area. Recipients were selected based on the result of an anonymous employee assessment.  The survey measures three critical elements of the workplace: engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.

“After 14 years, I still love coming to work every day,” said Jayme Schrieffer, Manager of Major Accounts at LaSalle Network. “Not only has Tom created a great environment for us to work in with annual celebrations on our hire date, and trips across the country, but he motivates us daily.  I’ve never worked with such a hard working group of people, and I’m proud to work here.”

The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces award is LaSalle’s tenth award this year, and comes on top of being recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago, by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the Top 5 Best Staffing Firms to Work for in the Country, and by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

The Tribune Top Workplaces awards ceremony was held Thursday, November 13, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Chicago. For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or


About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is Chicago’s premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services specializing in accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, marketing and executive search. Since its inception, LaSalle has grown over 1,000 percent, worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 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 eight years, named by Staffing Industry Analysts’ as a top five “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” from 2011 through 2014, and among the “Fastest Growing Staffing Firms” from 2012 to 2014. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and Gurnee. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit

About Chicago Tribune Top Workplace

The Chicago Tribune TopWorkplace recognizes exceptional employers. Top Workplaces was set up by the folks at WorkplaceDynamics back in 2006.The Top Workplaces program recognizes great employers on 30 regional lists and one national list. The evaluations for the list are based purely on employee opinions, which are gathered through WorkplaceDynamics employee survey. Top Workplaces lists are based on employee’s opinions of their employers.

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