Yahoo! Finance | April 2023
Kforce experts were featured on Yahoo! Finance discussing the importance of world-class customer service and personal relationships in the hybrid world. Companies must strike a balance: providing flexibility to their people while continuing to prioritize customer experience and in-person interactions. "It's ‘office occasional,' not ‘customer occasional,'" Chief Operations Officer Kye Mitchell said.
Kforce President and CEO Joe Liberatore shares our vision for 2023 and beyond. We will continue to strengthen our domestic technology business while providing world-class support for our consultants and clients. Future opportunities include additional investments in our back office, further integration of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and the evolution of our office-occasional hybrid work model.
Great Place to Work | January 2023
Kforce has received global recognition from Great Place to Work® for exceptional employee feedback. Thanks to results from an anonymous employee engagement survey, Kforce is now Great Place to Work Certified™ and validated as one of the best companies to work for in the country.
ABC Action News | January 2023
Local news network ABC Action News examined whether remote work is here to stay. The story cites Kforce survey data to explain what job seekers are looking for in this new world of work.
Top Workplaces USA | November 2022
Kforce was once again named a Top Workplaces USA. The firm’s people-focused culture also won awards for innovation, work-life flexibility and five other areas of excellence. The recognitions came as the firm reimagined how and where work is done in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tampa Bay Times | November 2022
The Tampa Bay Times explored the technology and innovation behind Kforce’s new corporate headquarters. The in-depth feature also examines office occasional, the remote-first, hybrid work model Kforce uses nationwide.
Business Observer | November 2022
A recent Business Observer article explains how Kforce’s innovative work model does not require employees to come into an office. The Observer described office occasional as “progressive even when compared with what other businesses embracing (hybrid) do.”
Catalyst | November 2022
Kforce is distinguishing itself from competitors with its newly designed headquarters and remote-first work model, according to a recent Catalyst article. The story features descriptions of the firm’s hybrid approach along with insights from Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. “I know without a doubt that other companies are going to be looking at Kforce, because you have the answers for the future,” Castor said.
Kforce opened its hybrid headquarters November 1, making it one of the first companies in Tampa Bay to create a space designed entirely for the new world of work. The solutions firm's Midtown Tampa office redefines the look and function of a corporate headquarters.
Women Who Code | September 2022
Shermila Lemos-Martina offers leadership and career advice for women in the technology field in a recent podcast. She also recounts her Kforce journey and explains how she developed a passion for Agile.
TEQ One Mic Stand | June 2022
Kforce experts appeared on the Pittsburgh Technology Council's podcast to discuss the current job market and share advice to successfully navigate these trends. Bryant Covelli, Brittany Roberts and Kelsey Hagelberg offer insights on changing work models, job seekers’ preferences, H-1B visas and more.
MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance and Benzinga | June 2022
National outlets recently featured Kforce data and expert insights showing why companies that are quick and decisive in the hiring process will see more success. A national survey found that most job seekers want the hiring process to last a week or less. Kforce experts explain how companies can streamline their hiring process to stand out in a competitive market.
Recruitment.com | June 2022
Meeting the hiring needs of companies seeking to fill emerging roles is a top priority for recruiters, according to a recent Recruitment.com article. The story features best practices from experts in the field, including Kforce Senior Vice President of Vertical Delivery Erin Zaller. “Emerging roles allow companies the chance to bring on these experienced, curious, innovative and engaged employees,” Zaller said.
Grand Rapids Business Journal | June 2022
Grand Rapids Director Julianne Schaal describes what office occasional® looks like in practice. The Grand Rapids Business Journal showcases Kforce’s approach to life-work balance and commitment to helping employees design their best lives. The story also features Kforce data explaining job seekers thoughts on hybrid work.
Tampa Bay Business Journal | June 2022
In an interview about best practices in the hybrid world, Kforce President & CEO Joe Liberatore further defines Kforce's unique work model, office occasional®. The article features Kforce original data showing job seekers' preferences regarding remote work.
Yahoo! Finance | June 2022
Yahoo! Finance highlighted Kforce's expertise about rising pay rates in a recent article. The story features the firm’s knowledge of current market trends and explains best practices for companies looking to acquire top talent.
Tampa Bay Times | March 2022
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Kforcers share how our new office occasional work model has enhanced their life-work balance and overall performance. President and CEO Joe Liberatore explains how the firm came to this decision and gives a glimpse into what the new offices will look like.
Our President and CEO Joe Liberatore shares Kforce's vision for 2022 and beyond. We are eager to build upon the innovation, unity and unparalleled success the firm experienced in 2021. Areas of growth and opportunity include the launch of our office-occasional operating model, the growth of our technology solutions business and accelerating our progress with diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Business Journals | February 2022
In a Business Journals Leadership Trust blog post, Kforce Social Media Manager Lerah Harris shares how Kforce’s emphasis on life-work balance is helping the firm reach new levels of success.
CEO Magazine | January 2022
Kforce President & CEO Joe Liberatore shared his vision for the firm in the latest issue of CEO Magazine. As president, he focused the firm’s efforts on technology, finance and accounting and solutions. Now, as the firm’s next CEO, he’s harnessing innovation as Kforce thrives in this transformative era of work. “We’re driving to become a destination employer for the top talent in our industry,” Liberatore said.
Staffing Industry Analysts | December 2021
Staffing Industry Analysts explores Kforce's bold future in an article featuring Joe Liberatore's new role as CEO and the staffing firm's fresh logo and evolved core values. Liberatore succeeds Dave Dunkel, who led the firm through a dynamic 40 years and will continue to serve as the chairman of the board.
This story in the Business Observer describes the process leading to Kforce's brand update, including a people-first approach. “These changes represent our focus on solutions and our identity as a state-of-the-art technology organization that is all about people,” president and CEO Joe Liberatore said.
Kforce unveiled its new logo and core values as part of a brand refresh that reflects the staffing and solutions firm’s ongoing evolution. The new brand elements show a commitment to the factors distinguishing Kforce as a workplace of the future: technology, flexibility, adaptability and choice.
Staffing and solutions firm Kforce is expanding its Day of Giving and encouraging employees to make a difference all fall long with its Season of Impact campaign. The two-month initiative is a natural extension of the firm’s dedication to community engagement, charitable action and corporate social responsibility. “If all we do is succeed financially, then we have failed as stewards,” Kforce CEO Dave Dunkel said.
Kforce President Joe Liberatore explains the firm’s new office occasionalSM model in this Tampa Bay Times story. “Our new home in Midtown Tampa is ‘office occasional®’ in real life,” Liberatore said. “It’s this seamless movement between work and life.”
This Business Observer article explores Kforce survey data related to Gen Z. The story highlights some management must-dos for working with the youngest generation while also dispelling some myths.
Yahoo! Finance shares details from Kforce’s recently released eBook, “The Great Opportunity.” The article explores three data-supported opportunities that will arise in this new era of work.
As employers try to hire and maintain staff, a recent Tampa Bay Business Journal story said it's clear they need to get to know the Gen Z workforce better. Kforce experts shared with TBBJ what companies can expect from Gen Z. The story also highlights Kforce data from Gen Z employees and their managers, asking about everything from remote work preferences to priorities when considering job offers.
This Business Observer feature explores what the "return to work" process looks like for companies across Florida. The article includes insight from Jerry Gates, Kforce senior director of emerging Technologies, as featured in Kforce's eBook, "The Great Opportunity."
Kforce Senior Director of Associate Performance Jessica Schwaller and Talent Representative Casey Birdsall share insights with Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) about the newest generation entering the workforce, Gen Z. This story takes a look at the best ways to recruit and engage with members of this generation.
Coding for a Change — a Kforce-sponsored, five-week coding camp for teens — was highlighted this month in Tampa Bay Inno. The story features a message from COO Kye Mitchell along with the inspiration behind the camp. The program aims to empower high school minority students to use technology skills to make a difference in the world. Kye said, “We support any chance we have to help young people reach their potential.”
Kforce General Counsel Jennifer Smayda shares insights in Staffing Industry Review about the due diligence employers should consider while determining a return to the office. “Keeping tabs on the evolving guidelines in your area is key to a successful transition back to the office,” Smayda said.
This Tampa Bay Times article features a Kforce study that showed 62 percent of workers would prefer a hybrid model of in-person and remote work, versus just 10 percent who favored in-person work only.
A desire to relocate — while keeping their jobs — is driving some employees' enthusiasm for remote work, according to a Kforce study of 1,500 job seekers. 63% of respondents prefer to work remote in a location of their choice. Kforce Regional President Virg Palumbo talks to St. Pete Catalyst about the keys to success to maintaining a thriving, well-connected remote culture.
Kforce President Joe Liberatore shares insights with Tampa Bay Times about the decision to downsize its corporate Headquarters in Tampa, Florida and transition to a hybrid work environment. “It dovetails with the customers that we support on a day-in and day-out basis, to be more like how they’re working, and how their employees are going to be working,” said Liberatore. “I do believe in speaking with many of those organizations, we are very far ahead of the curve.”
Today Kforce announced that it entered into an agreement to sell its corporate headquarters and, upon closing, lease it back for 18 months as it looks for available space in the Tampa Bay area for its future state-of-the-art corporate headquarters. The sale is anticipated to close in mid-May 2021.
Kforce President Joseph Liberatore shares with Business Reporter how the coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to reevaluate their digital operating models and strategies. Companies continue to lean into their use of technology while a record number of employees work from home. Liberatore explains how to navigate these challenges, including deploying teams with embedded leadership and improving data analytics capabilities.
Kforce recently announced two new additions to its board of directors: Catherine H. Cloudman and former NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Derrick Brooks. Brooks joined the Bucs in 1995 and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2003. He was named to 11 Pro Bowl teams before he retired in 2008. "Each of these extraordinarily accomplished individuals, both professionally and personally, bring diverse and valuable perspectives to our Board," Kforce Chairman and CEO David L. Dunkel said. "We are very proud to have Catherine and Derrick on our team.”
Most recognized IT staffing solutions firm earns consecutive Best of Staffing® Client & Talent Awards while out-ranking peers on Glassdoor. The series of awards and ratings showcase its attention to detail when reviewing and responding to customer feedback. In these turbulent, uncertain times, trust in the workplace has never been more important.
Kforce Practice Leader Tyson Simon shares insights with the Tampa Bay Times about what the future of work may look like post-pandemic. A recent October study conducted by Kforce shows that 20% of workers are looking for new jobs to improve their work-life balance, up from 13% in 2019. Companies should invest in technology to ensure a secure and more connected workforce while being remote, and consider “hoteling” concepts for a less crowded and safer workspace.
Andrew Thomas, Kforce Chief Marketing Officer, shares advice in Forbes on how to capture customer voice through credible sources and leverage feedback as a tool to drive positive change. Thomas says, “With the voice of the customer so readily available and valuable to your organization, the question becomes: Are you listening to it?”
Kforce COO and Chairwoman of the Tampa Heart Walk, Kye Mitchell, shares with Tampa Bay Business and Wealth her passion for the American Heart Association and the firm’s impactful fundraising efforts for this year’s virtual event on November 14. Kforce currently leads in all categories for donations and has surpassed the goal of raising $200,000 to support the cause.
In this article, Kforce’s Rex Tolman, CISO, Sr. Director Enterprise Security, discusses how managed security service providers (MSSPs) can be an essential part of a company’s strategy and roadmap, and shares advice on setting expectations for the ongoing relationship. Tolman says, “the bottom line is MSSPs can provide many different services to help your security operations center (SOC) become a more value-add group if you can strategically choose the right partner and services.. it will lay a strong foundation for you to build on as you continue to mature your cybersecurity program.”
The business of recruiting has changed. Tampa Bay Business Journal highlights Kforce’s Chief Talent Global Solutions Officer, Manish Mohan, as he shares insights about the new skills employers are looking for in employees and the values that potential hires are looking for in a company. Kforce’s leadership understands that staying connected to talent is more crucial now than ever. Read the article to learn more.
The firm celebrates 25 years as a publicly-traded company while continuing to thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout its history, Kforce has faced several challenges but has continuously come out on top. “We were initially told the company was too small to go public, but we knew we were building something great,” said David Dunkel, Kforce Chairman and CEO.
The St. Pete Catalyst spotlights Kforce Chief Operating Officer, Kye Mitchell, as she calls on the community to help support Best Buddies, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More than 51 percent of Best Buddies participants in Florida have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, “this breaks my heart,” said Mitchell.
The Muse features Jessica Schwaller, Kforce Director of Associate Performance and Development, about empowering employees to build successful careers, maintaining team culture and morale while operating remotely and more. “What we do impacts thousands of people every day,” says Schwaller. “We can change lives by providing income, purpose, and long-term success to our consultants and clients, but it all starts with our internal teams.”
In this article, Forbes highlights Kforce as one of the top 25 companies with more than 300 remote job openings. A reported 20 million unemployed Americans are currently searching for work and with stay-at-home orders in place amid the coronavirus pandemic there is a high demand for virtual careers.
As virtual jobs have increased 24% from March to April, so do economical options for employers. CNBC lists Kforce as a top company hiring the most remote workers during COVID-19.
Former Infantry Officer to the U.S. Marine Corps, Kforce Region President Virgil Palumbo shares insights on the fundamentals he’s learned from his military experience and how it’s shaped his career success in the corporate world. “As Marines, we practice till we’re perfect so that when the day comes, we don’t have to think...we just execute,” he says.
Kforce President, Joe Liberatore, discusses how the firm’s strategic focus on technology and finance/ accounting has proven essential during the coronavirus pandemic based on strong Q1 earnings. He mentions, “We're fortunate because we have a seasoned executive management team that's been through these situations, so we go into it highly focused, looking at all the details on a regular weekly basis and making adjustments."
Kforce VP Sales Operations, John McRae, shares advice with Forbes for leaders innovating their business through a critical time. “Crises are not a time to panic,” says McRae, instead leaders should strategically adapt with patience and resolve.
“The employment landscape has changed dramatically over the past few weeks," Kforce chairman and chief executive officer David L. Dunkel said in a revenues announcement. “Although we have seen some impact to our business from this abrupt and unprecedented economic disruption, we believe our results provide us further confirmation of the wisdom of our strategic decision to focus our offerings in the domestic technology and professional staffing and solutions market.”
The firm is named for “serving as a champion throughout people’s careers” while finding them meaningful work with cutting edge companies. Complied by career site The Muse, the list features companies making a difference in the world by solving social or environmental issues.
Andrew Thomas, Kforce Chief Marketing Officer, and Thomas Mantz, Feeding Tampa Bay President and CEO, announced a national partnership between their organizations to provide necessary assistance for individuals in need. Shortly following their video announcement, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has made its way across the globe, impacting millions and adding urgency to the struggle of hunger in America.
In this article from HR Tech Outlook, Kforce Senior VP of Human Resources Greg Glass discusses the best tools to ensure employees are right for the company, right for the role and positioned to grow. “Using the right tools throughout an employee’s lifecycle can create an environment where employees are both happy and productive,” said Glass.
On Sunday, February 9, the Weston YMCA Family Center flooded with families for the Kforce Kids' STEM Fair where local businesses and universities engaged over 100 young learners in a diverse spectrum of activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Andrew Thomas, Kforce Chief Marketing Officer, shares his insights with Forbes on the firm’s commitment to innovation and evolving with the ever-changing needs of its customers. Thomas also explains why joining the “We Must Know” movement is critical to fostering diversity and innovation for your business strategies, employees and customers.
The firm celebrated its fourth annual Day of Giving on Friday, December 6 by donating 3,953 hours of community service to organizations in need. “Day of Giving is an important cornerstone of our community engagement, and it’s made possible by the passion our people have for helping others year-round,” said Andrew Thomas, Kforce Chief Marketing Officer.
Glassdoor ranks Kforce among top staffing firms based on high ratings from contractors for being responsive, creating work-life balance, offering remote work opportunities, and more.
B2B Marketing Exchange highlights Kforce as an example of best-in-class B2B brands giving back this holiday season. The firm’s email signature banner encouraged users to make donations driving several thousands of dollars for hurricane victims.
Employees write messages of encouragement on the bare studs of the newest cottage at Hope Children’s Home. Kforce Cottage was funded by the firm as part of their long-term relationship with the home, “we have been blessed and now we are going to give away the blessing,” said David Dunkel, Kforce Chief Executive Officer.
Featured in Staffing Industry Review, Kforce Chief Global Talent Officer, Manish Mohan, speaks to consultant care and the visa process within the firm's International Talent Solutions.
Following Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact in the Bahamas, Kforce employees, donors and other members of the community loaded over 68,000 pounds of supplies in large private jets during 31 relief flights to the country.
Kforce pledges to celebrate Global Talent Acquisition Day which recognizes recruiters, hiring managers, sourcers, employer brand managers and all those in the industry for their contributions toward the success of businesses and professionals.
Featured by Bunker Enterprise, Ryan Lynch, Kforce Business Partner Vice President, shares the latest trends, news and the future of work in the gig economy.
Staffing Industry Review features Kforce consultant, Chris Muscia, and his professional journey over the last 10 years. “Through it all, I’ve learned that consultants become more marketable and competitive in an environment that will now and forever change,” said Muscia.
St. Pete Catalyst features Kforce Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Thomas, to discuss how the firm is using technology to differentiate itself in the staffing industry.
The firm has been rated as providing top-notch service based on client survey responses through ClearlyRated’s Net Promoter® Score (NPS). In addition to an overall NPS rating, survey responses revealed that 98 percent of clients feel Kforce understands their organizational needs.
The app, called KFORCEconnect, allows users to easily refer their contacts to open positions and get paid for successful hires. “With increasing demand for top talent, we need to meet candidates where they’re conducting their job search, which is often on a mobile device and through their professional network,” said Andrew Thomas, Kforce Chief Marketing Officer.
Featured in the New York Post, new research commissioned by Kforce finds that a majority of office workers grade their job a B-. Since 67% of Americans believe it’s very important to love their job, this begs the question, do most professionals really love what they do?
Kforce Strategic Accounts Executive, Jordan Lindsay, featured in HR Tech Outlook for her insight on talent management strategies.
Kye Mitchell, Kforce Chief Operations Officer, and Denis Edwards, Chief Information Officer, hosted the firm’s first STEM fair to inspire the next generation of innovators, creators and experts. Activities led by 14 community partners taught kids in kindergarten through eighth grade about STEM through virtual reality headsets, LEGO mosaic models, coding games and applications and much more.
Kforce Director of Content and Social Media, Allison Kruse, shares her insight on content as a competitive advantage in this issue of HR Tech Outlook.
Kforce Inc. (Nasdaq: KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with ManTech International Corporation (ManTech), dated February 28, 2019, to sell Kforce Government Solutions, Inc. (KGS).
In 2018, Kforce’s Florida offices alone put over 2,800 people to work. This year, the firm plans to continue the momentum as it opens a new office in Jacksonville.
Experts at Kforce partnered with Glassdoor to provide insights on trends like artificial intelligence, online personas and mobile applications that will continue to change the job search landscape.
David L. Dunkel, Kforce Chairman and CEO, said, “Over the past few months, and in particular the past few weeks, there has been increasing market volatility which has dramatically impacted public company valuations… Quite to the contrary, trends for our Tech Flex business have steadily improved, with pre-holiday December being the strongest month of the quarter on a billing day basis."
Glassdoor features Kforce Client Relationship Executive, Ryan Lynch, in this curated list of the fourteen best job search tips from the past year. “Most good firms are searching for people who want to have a mutually beneficial relationship,” says Lynch.
Kforce Client Relationship Executive, Ryan Lynch, and Glassdoor explore how working with a staffing firm can prepare you for your next opportunity.
Adam Shad, Kforce SVP of National Delivery, discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on the candidate and recruiter relationship in this article from HR Tech Outlook. “Beyond identifying opportunities, candidates will experience far more frequent and consistent communication,” says Shad.
Kforce celebrated its third annual Day of Giving by coordinating 71 volunteer events nationwide where 1,656 Kforce employees dedicated time during their workday to give back to their communities.
Glassdoor blog highlights some of the toughest parts of finding a new job, and how working with a staffing services firm like Kforce can help fast forward to career bliss.
The firm recognizes clients who embrace the gig economy and have a meaningful impact on their consultants. Winning companies represent clients who earned top ratings from its Kforce consultants on their experience throughout assignment.
Kforce has partnered with Inavero to increase transparency and actionable insights to the candidate experience. The program has been implemented to improve the measurement of satisfaction for Kforce’s more than 36,000 consultants placed on assignment each year.
In this article from Glassdoor, Kforce Senior Director of Delivery Erin Zaller explains the importance of maintaining a competitive edge and evaluating the opportunity after you hear from a recruiter.
The firm is joining staffing agencies across the nation in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week. Established by the American Staffing Association, this week honors the contributions made by the more than three million temporary and contract consultants working for U.S. staffing agencies each week.
Allison Kruse, Kforce Director of Content & Social Media, featured in Smashfly’s 2019 Recruitment Marketing Ideabook. “The most impactful way to get your content in front of target candidates is by empowering and mobilizing your employees to serve as brand ambassadors,” says Kruse.
Kforce pledges to celebrate Global Talent Acquisition Day which recognizes recruiters, hiring managers, sourcers, employer brand managers and all those in the industry for their contributions toward the success of a business.
Kye Mitchell, Kforce COO, shares her insights on leading a sales organization through times of change. “No matter our career level or industry, change touches all of us. Change is powerful, yet how we respond is up to us.” says Mitchell.
Kforce announces a new mission, vision, brand promise and tagline. This is an evolution of the firm’s more than 50-year history, from its beginnings as Romac & Associates in 1962, through more than 20 acquisitions and the dot-com boom, to the firm it is today that provides opportunities for 36,000 professionals every year.
“Kforce’s onboarding went 100% paperless since implementing eStaff365,” said Andrew Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer, Kforce. “This level of speed and efficiency has had a significant positive impact on our consultant experience.”
“You want to be viewed as someone who has taken on additional responsibilities and different projects and acquired [new] skill sets,” says Alex Bury, senior director at Kforce.
Dunkel discusses how he navigated through new technology to emerge as a top U.S. staffing firm.
Casey Jacox, featured in Forbes, explains how elevating your team will bring value to the organization as a whole.
Kforce announced that through the efforts of its employees, it has met its goal to donate $1 million to the relief and recovery of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Kforce's President of Client Strategy and Partnerships, Casey Jacox, is featured in Forbes magazine to discuss the value of relationships in business.
Our President of Client Strategy and Partnerships explains the importance of mentorship on Forbes.
How do you practice the art of discipline? Jacox explores this and more in Forbes.
Four-hundred and fifty Kforcers from Tampa HQ participated in the annual Afternoon of Giving event, where they packed 1,000 bags of supplies for veterans, set up the Holiday Tent for Metropolitan Ministries, trained 22 new volunteers for the Humane Society and more.
In collaboration with Hillsborough County Public Schools and with the support of our local industry partners, Kforce hosts "Big Data Days."
After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving homes destroyed, families stranded, and lives in disarray Kforce and community partners organize a one-day mission to make an impact and inspire hope.
Kforce commits support for hurricane recovery, pledging up to $1 million to the American Red Cross for hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief.
Survival of the fittest – Kforce CEO speaks on how to learn from the past to prepare for rapid change.
"For those working in the gig economy, this lifestyle provides more flexibility in that those working a 'gig' can work where they want, how they want and when they want," Soares said. "This appeals to many, including our large millennial workforce."
Kforce proudly joins USF Muma College of Business in honoring Sheila C. Johnson for her outstanding accomplishments.
See how Dave Dunkel earned this prestigious award and what it means for the firm.
Allison Kruse, Kforce Director of Content & Social Media, featured in Smashfly’s 2019 Recruitment Marketing Ideabook. “The most impactful way to get your content in front of target candidates is by empowering and mobilizing your employees to serve as brand ambassadors,” says Kruse.