Apex |PagesApexNews Apex Systems Wins Inavero's 2017 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards RICHMOND, VA – February 16, 2017 – Apex Systems, a leading technology staffing and services firm announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award and Best of Staffing Talent Award for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.5 times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 3.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies. Award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. “Being recognized for providing top service to our clients and contract team members is an honor,” said Apex Systems President Rand Blazer. “For over 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing solutions for our clients and matching top technical talent to great companies across the United States and Canada. Our business is built on strong partnerships with our clients and contract team members and their feedback is key as we shape strategies to meet their needs. We are proud to be recognized on the Best of Staffing lists.” Some of the comments offered by our clients and talent include: “Apex understands my organization and the challenges that it brings, and always provides candidates that "fit." They follow up on a consistent basis to get updates, feedback and data points. They are truly a partner and go above and beyond when we have staffing needs.” Client comment “Apex has been very good to work with. They took the time to understand our needs and find the best candidates to fit our needs.” Client comment “Great experience with Apex. Very professional organization and attentive to their employees.” Talent comment “I feel Apex representatives did a great job in representing me and I am thoroughly enjoying this contract.” Talent comment Inavero’s complete Best of Staffing list can be viewed at www.bestofstaffing.com. For more information about Inavero, visit www.inavero.com. Apex Systems Wins Top 5 Elite Award from TAPFIN RICHMOND, VA – January 20, 2017 – Apex Systems, a leading IT staffing and services company, is proud to announce that the company received a TAPFIN Top 5 Elite Award for 2016. “Apex and TAPFIN have worked together for many years and our strong partnership is based on a shared commitment to provide the best resources and solutions for our clients,” said Rand Blazer, President of Apex Systems. “We are honored that TAPFIN team members selected Apex as a Top 5 Elite Partner and look forward to an even stronger partnership as we support their Managed Service Programs.” “TAPFIN is committed to building strong vendor partnerships as they are critical and integral to the overall success of our Managed Service Programs,” noted Jamiel S. Saliba, Vice President/General Manager of TAPFIN Global. “Our vendor management and program operations teams provided valuable feedback on the overall partnership and performance of each supplier which directly impacted the final selection. Congratulations to Apex Systems and all of the winning firms on this fantastic achievement.” Partners were rated by TAPFIN team members on characteristics like strategic engagement, responsive and reliable service, support of multiple client programs and participation in supplier summits and committees. Of the more than 2,000 U.S. suppliers in TAPFIN’s partnership network, 50 have been recognized as Elite and Premier partners, with the five best performers receiving a TAPFIN Top 5 Elite Award. Apex Systems Launches a New Digital Enterprise Solutions Practice RICHMOND, VA – August 25, 2016– Apex Systems, an IT staffing and services company, recently announced the launch of a skill expertise practice focused on solutions and support for clients’ digital initiatives. The newly defined Digital Enterprise Solutions Team comprises leaders, account managers, recruiters, and support teams working in concert to help clients build strong IT strategies, find critical resources, enhance existing programs, and embracing cutting edge solutions. “Apex has over 20 years of experience providing top-level talent and solutions to meet the technical and digital needs of our clients,” notes Jason Tootell, Executive Vice President of Digital Solutions. “We developed our new Digital Enterprise Solutions group as a way to focus on the specific requirements necessary to support our client’s digital transformations.” Apex’s Digital Enterprise Solutions Team supports clients across all industries and technology landscapes throughout the United States and Canada. The Team follows trends and engages with digital thought leaders to stay at the forefront of the quickly evolving digital landscape. “Apex is a digital company and we believe we are at the forefront of the digital movement,” said Rand Blazer, President of Apex Systems. “We developed our new solution based partly on our own company’s experience transforming our business to meet the needs of the digital world.” The Digital Enterprise Solutions Team will be led by Darin Stevenson and Jason Tootell. As Digital Enterprise Solutions Practice Director, Stevenson will leverage his 10 years of technical and digital experience to provide oversight and guidance for all digital projects. Tootell will guide the solutions and value added teams. For more information on Apex’s Digital Enterprise Solutions, please visit the digital page on our website. Apex Systems Named as a Proven Performer for 2016 by ZeroChaos RICHMOND, VA – August 3, 2016– Apex Systems, an IT staffing and services company, is proud to announce it was recognized as a Proven Performer for 2016 by ZeroChaos, a global contingent workforce solutions company. “It is an honor to be included on the ZeroChaos Proven Performer list and it supports our shared commitment to excellent customer service and support for our clients’ managed service programs,” said Shawn Handley, SVP of Business Development at Apex Systems. “Our strong partnership with ZeroChaos enables us to provide the best support for our clients and their MSPs.” ZeroChaos determined their Proven Performers by evaluating participation analytics, cycle times, talent quality, program compliance, and service provided within the U.S. Find more information about the ZeroChaos Proven Performer designation and ZeroChaos on their website. Apex Systems Wins Skillsoft Innovation Award for Excellence in Learning Apex Systems recognized for Creating an Impact: Extended Enterprise at 2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives customer conference RICHMOND, VA – May 31, 2016– Apex Systems, an IT staffing and services company, today announced that it has been honored by Skillsoft as a 2016 Innovation Award winner for demonstrating excellence in Learning. Apex Systems was awarded for delivering outstanding business results using learning and talent solutions from Skillsoft during a ceremony at the 2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives user conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “This recognition is a huge compliment to Apex on our ability to deliver continuous development opportunities to all of our employees in a cost effective and convenient, user friendly format,” noted Michele McCauley, SVP of Human Resources. “Apex continually strives for excellence in all of our people development programs and we are honored to receive this award amongst so many innovative companies. Each year our talent development leaders look forward to the Skillsoft Perspectives Conference as a way to network with other professionals in the field and review our strategy and tools.” “This year’s Innovation Award winners are not only transforming their organizational culture, but setting the pace for how learning, talent and workforce management contribute to overall business success,” said Bill Donoghue, CEO at Skillsoft. “Skillsoft and SumTotal are proud to collaborate with our customers to make their forward-looking vision and values into tangible business outcomes.” Perspectives 2016 brought together 1,200 HR professionals and industry experts from organizations around the world to share insights on how to improve organizational performance by improving the performance of an organization’s people. The awards were judged by an independent panel of thought leaders including subject matter experts and analysts at IDC, Bersin by Deloitte, Brandon Hall Group, the Center for Talent Reporting, Aptitude Research, Laci Loew & Company, Human Capital Media, Elearning! Magazine,Training Industry, and Skillsoft and SumTotal. For more information on the 2016 Innovation Award winners, please visit http://perspectives.skillsoft.com/2016/awards.html. About Skillsoft Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. They train more professionals than any other company in the world. Skillsoft is trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. Their 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. Skillsoft's cloud-based resources are focused on Business Skills, IT Skills, Digital Skills and Compliance. Since they began in 1998, they have trained over 400 million users. Visit www.skillsoft.com for more information. About SumTotal Systems SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of integrated HR solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world’s most successful organizations. SumTotal’s people-focused Talent Expansion® applications, available on premise and in the cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to help organizations discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and business ecosystem. Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s award winning solutions to empower their employees. Follow @SumTotalSystems at twitter.com/sumtotalsystems and on Facebook at facebook.com/SumTotal.Systems for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives. Skillsoft, the Skillsoft logo, Skillport, SkillChoice, Books24x7, and learning-centric Talent Expansion are a partial listing of the trademarks or registered trademarks of Skillsoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Apex Systems Earns Recognition for Supplier Excellence at the Agile•1 Fourth Annual US Customer Forum RICHMOND, VA – MAY 16, 2016 – Apex Systems, an IT staffing and services company, is proud to announce that it was recognized by Agile-1 with the Silver Award as part of the company’s Supplier Excellence Awards. The award was received during the 2016 Agile-1 US Customer Forum and Supplier Excellence Summit which took place in Atlanta, Georgia.“We are proud to be one of the 14 valued suppliers who were honored at the Supplier Excellence Awards,” noted Shawn Handley, SVP of Business Development. “It is an honor to be recognized by Agile-1 for the fourth year in a row. We value our strong partnership with Agile-1 and how it supports our shared commitment of providing excellent workforce solutions for our clients.” "Our supplier management program is constantly evolving to ensure that our clients enjoy a healthy, competitive supply base that is aligned with their business objectives and growth strategies," said Peter Carvalho, President of Agile-1. He notes Apex Systems and the other winning companies “go above and beyond expectations in the areas of cost, quality and service to stand out as the best of the best in the staffing world." Award winners were scored and selected based on overall performance, feedback from on-site teams and ease of engagement. Performance ratings were obtained from data collected through satisfaction surveys. About Agile-1 Agile-1’s consultative approach solves workforce challenges by combining innovative talent procurement technologies and programs, with experienced industry professionals to deliver a suite of total workforce solutions. We maximize the value of our customers’ workforce, decreasing liability and overhead associated with human capital management. Workforce challenges. Solved. Apex Systems Wins Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award RICHMOND, VA – FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – Apex Systems has announced it has earned Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award after winning the Best of Staffing Client Award at least five years in a row for providing superior service to their clients. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Diamond winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients. Best of Staffing Award winners have client satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, with just 22% of 2016 Best of Staffing winners earning the Diamond Award distinction. “We are proud to receive this recognition for a fifth year in a row and to be included on such an elite list of staffing companies.” Apex Systems President, Rand Blazer said. “Apex is committed to providing the best service, solutions and resources to our clients. Client feedback is immensely important to ensure our company goals align with the needs of our clients and talent. Recognition from our clients is truly appreciated and helps us determine we are meeting their needs.” The survey, which was based on Net Promoter Score (NPS) methodology, asked clients to rank their relationship with Apex Systems on a scale of 1-10. A score of 9 or 10 indicates the client has a positive relationship with the company and is likely to recommend them to colleagues. Apex Systems received satisfaction ratings of 9 or 10 from 64 percent of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 32 percent. Some of the comments offered by clients include: "Quick response; willingness to work within other company's processes and parameters; solid candidates; communicative and responsive." "Excellent engagement and account management." "Apex recruiters know how to find good talent. They are very good at screening candidates and staying on top of opportunities." The process was easy and efficient. I hired more people with less resumes." Inavero’s complete Best of Staffing list can be viewed at www.bestofstaffing.com. For more information about Inavero, visit www.inavero.com. About Inavero Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on over 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner. About Inavero’s Best of Staffing Inavero’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 completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need. Apex Systems Wins Partner of the Year from TAPFIN RICHMOND, VA – February 9, 2016– Apex Systems, a leading IT staffing and services company, is proud to announce that the company won the TAPFIN Partner of the Year Award for 2015. Apex was also recognized as a TAPFIN Elite Partner for 2015, which places the company in the top 20 vendors of those evaluated during the year. “Apex and TAPFIN have built a strong partnership based on our shared commitment of providing the best services and resources for our clients,” noted Shawn Handley, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Apex. “It is an honor to be recognized by TAPFIN for our efforts and we look forward to an even stronger future supporting their Managed Service Programs.” “This award is reflective of Apex’s incredible achievements supporting TAPFIN U.S. client programs in 2015, and designates Apex as the overall top performing supplier,” said Jamiel Saliba, Vice President of Global Operations at TAPFIN. “Apex demonstrated its commitment by also cultivating strong relationships with the TAPFIN team and being a dedicated partner.” The TAPFIN Partner of the Year Award was based on evaluation of key components, including meeting a threshold of overall U.S. spending and outstanding overall requisition fill ratio reviewed in seven categories. In addition, the MVP and Operations teams provided valuable feedback on strategic partnership traits for each supplier. The TAPFIN Elite Partner recognition is based on the hard work and dedication of individuals within an organization. Apex is recognized as one of the top 20 vendors of all those evaluated during the year. Apex Systems Recognized as Category Leader by KLAS RICHMOND, VA – February 1, 2016– Apex Systems, a leading IT staffing and services company, is proud to announce that the company has been recognized as a KLAS Category Leader for Go-Live Support. The award was announced in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. The award recognizes vendors who provided the best resources and support to healthcare companies, enabling them to deliver better patient care. With this Category Leader award, KLAS has recognized Apex Systems for being the number one, top-ranked firm for Go-Live Support in 2015/2016. “At Apex, our goal is to provide the best resources and support in the industry,” said Rand Blazer, President of Apex Systems. “It is an honor to be named as a KLAS Category Leader as it shows our clients view us as the premier partner to meet their needs.” Adam Gale, KLAS CEO and president noted in a statement “as healthcare continues to evolve, it is imperative that we seek innovation and constantly address the needs of a shifting market. The Best in KLAS and Category Leader winners are the ones making the greatest strides within their market segments.” Apex Systems Opens New IT Development Center RICHMOND, VA – October 7, 2015 – Apex Systems, an IT Staffing and Services company, is proud to announce the grand opening of a new IT development center in the Dallas region. The Onshore Development Center will support the data services needs of Apex clients and will be located onsite at the Apex Dallas branch. Apex Systems’ Onshore Development Centers are designed to leverage Apex’s world class workforce management solutions and strong technical talent. The Apex team works with clients to build project strategy, to review outsourcing options, and to determine the best solution for the project, focusing on four core areas of service consistency, quality resources, project efficiency and scalability. “Our clients have asked us to support their IT needs by providing onshore resources in an offsite location. The center in Dallas is the first of many Onshore Development Centers as we expand to meet our clients’ goals,” said Rand Blazer, President of Apex Systems. “It is gratifying to help our clients succeed, as well as providing opportunities for local technical professionals.” “Through our Onshore Development Centers, we can partner with clients in any industry to quickly deploy the best talent to support projects and provide long-term support through program and risk management,” said Robin Palmer, Executive Vice President of Consulting Services at Apex Systems. “The Center program enables us to deliver top-level support for our clients by providing the best IT talent in one convenient location and with the latest technology.” For more information about Apex Systems Consulting Services visit our IT Services section.