This is the third consecutive year Planet has been recognized
BOSTON, MA (March 31, 2023) — Planet Technology’s parent company, The Planet Group, has been named one of the “Largest Temporary Placement Firms” and one of the “Largest Executive Search Firms” in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.
The Planet Group ranked sixth out of the 20 staffing companies that were included on the Largest Temporary Placement Firms list. This is the third consecutive year that the company has been recognized. Results were determined by the average number of temps supplied daily in Massachusetts.
According to the Journal, the fate of temporary workers has long been seen as an early indicator of the direction of the larger economy. The good news is some temp firms say that despite the economic uncertainty, fears of a recession may be unfounded.
“There are pockets of industry that will continue to struggle to find top talent,” said Sara Ferraioli, Senior Vice President of Recruiting at Planet Professional. Administrative work, Accounting, Finance and other fields are among those where demand remains especially tight compared to the supply of workers, she said.
Chris Mitchell, Planet Technology’s Senior Vice President of Recruiting, said he’s seen some pull-back in temp hiring among tech firms. But more broadly, Mitchell and Ferraioli said, employers are generally still looking to bring on temporary help when they need it, and hiring those workers on a permanent basis when they can.
The Planet Group also achieved a seventh-place ranking on the Largest Executive Search Firms list, which included a total of 23 recruitment firms. The BBJ defines executive search as the placement of individuals in full-time executive-level jobs paying at least $100,000 per year.
Planet’s staffing companies specialize in contract staffing, contract-to-hire and direct hire (contingency search) in several high-growth areas, including:
The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, consists of a group of related global consulting organizations and renowned staffing brands and has been purposefully built to address the professional services needs of leading companies in the Technology, Diversified Energy & Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Infrastructure and Digital Marketing areas. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices throughout the US and Europe.