Favorite temp/recruitment agency
It's the third year in a row that voters have picked this family-owned Kirkland firm as the best staffing agency to work for in the Seattle area. Of course, it's their ability to get their employees happily working elsewhere that makes Murphy & Associates so popular, but year after year, we hear, as one staffer puts it, "they're by far the most personal, transparent and honest company I've ever known." A policy of full disclosure has been their M.O. since the company's founding in the 1980s. Murphy lets their contractors know exactly how much they're billing the companies where they're being placed, which ensures that all parties feel like they're getting a fair and honest deal. Murphy's placement staff check in with their contractors often to make sure that the placement firm is always acting with the employee's ultimate career goals in mind, and those workers notice the difference when their agency actually takes the time to ensure their success.