Blue Signal Search was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as the #2 Best Place to Work in Arizona for 2020.
For 16 years, the Phoenix Business Journal has run an annual awards competition for best places to work in the valley. They categorize contestants by business size (Blue Signal being under 50 employees qualified as a “Micro Company” this year!) and winners are determined by employee feedback and participation. The competition presents a great opportunity for companies to learn what their employees are really thinking and provides contestants with valuable information they can use to improve day-to-day operations and overall workplace environment.
For the 2020 list, Blue Signal is elated to announce that we were ranked #2 as a Best Place to Work in Arizona! We were honored to be among the 100 companies that were recognized at the virtual event on December 8th, and we definitely took notes! The ceremony gave the floor to each winner to be able to talk about what makes their workplace such a wonderful place to be. Common themes included family-like cultures, opportunity for upward mobility, and transparency within their leadership. After a year of unprecedented workplace changes, it was really inspiring to hear about so many local businesses that overcame those challenges and found ways to make their employees feel valued and secure.
We want to thank each of our employees as well as members of the Arizona community for joining us on the adventure that was 2020. From pivoting to provide COVID response coverage, to keeping our loved ones safe by going remote - Blue Signal was put through its paces like many companies over the last year. We are forever thankful for our internal teams and all the immense patience, commitment, and passion they displayed despite the global turbulence.
Here is what our employees had to say:
“I feel like this company and the role I am in fit everything I need from an employer and job at this point in my career. I feel empowered to make decisions, I feel that my ideas and voice are heard, I feel that I am given ample opportunity to learn new skills, and I ultimately feel as though I have a say in where my career takes me with this company. Also, they have a great amount of respect and understanding when it comes to work/life balance - unlike many other organizations that want you to punch the clock no matter what else is going on in your world. I really appreciate the trust and respect I am given in this role.”
“Blue Signal Search is an environment that offers the support to be successful and the flexibility to be fairly autonomous. Agency recruiting is a very difficult industry and yet for those people who are willing to put in the hard work and dedicate themselves to the right activities, they can achieve that success at Blue Signal. The leaders are accessible and the training is thorough. The technology and other resources are extensive. I would recommend Blue Signal for either someone new to recruiting or a seasoned recruiter looking for a less "corporate" setting where they can create their own destiny.”
“My company cares about me as an individual and is invested in my growth. Many of my friends lost their jobs during COVID, and experienced major anxiety. Blue Signal assured us, provided multiple avenues to support us both professionally and personally through tough times, and pivoted so we were helping those impacted by COVID by finding nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals to fill needed roles. I am proud to be part of this family-like atmosphere and a culture that actually cares about me.”
“Blue Signal is a great place to work. The company is focused on ensuring not only the work success of all employees but also the well-being and growth of each individual both in and out of work. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. Leadership is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve all aspects of the business. Culture is the number one most important thing to everyone.”
“It’s a growing company and stable at the core to where job stability and success is never in doubt. They create an environment that allows employees to thrive in their career and overall enrichment.”
Blue Signal values quality and fit over quantity and convenience. More than your typical transactional staffing firm, our executive search tactics utilize our relationships and a thorough understanding of client and candidate needs to make the best placements possible. When it comes to clients and our company itself, Blue Signal emphasizes culture and community first. It’s part of our approach to connect with the needs of our customers and is part of how we keep ourselves grounded and involved. When COVID-19 swept the nation in March of 2020, the Blue Signal team was able to pivot business strategies in just 2 days to offer recruitment services for Critical Infrastructure sectors that needed essential workers quickly. With excellence as a priority and a culture that promotes camaraderie, Blue Signal is hands-down a great place to work.
More about Phoenix Business Journal: Phoenix Business Journal (PBJ) is Arizona’s premiere resource for breaking business news, including daily updates, weekly publications, and industry insights. PBJ is a member of the American City Business Journals (ACBJ) - the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States. ACBJ has 44 business publications across the country, reaching more than 3.6 million readers each week.
More about Blue Signal: CEO Matt Walsh founded Blue Signal in Chicago in 2012. Since then, the business has grown into a multimillion-dollar executive placement firm, with 16 employees based in Arizona, and 37 nationwide. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, our recruiting team brings together experience that delivers top talent in a variety of industry niches including telecom and technology.