August 30, 2016 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - @Work Group, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise headquartered in Knoxville, recently recognized its best at the company’s annual franchise convention in Nashville, with more than 50 offices nationwide being recognized for excellence.
@Work Group is one of the fastest-growing privately held companies. The company has grown to more than 90 franchise locations in the U.S., and amassed gross sales of more than $164 million in 2014 and over $257 million in 2015.
@Work Group’s convention was intended to honor special accomplishments from the past year and to glean new insights from each other and an impressive assortment of guest speakers and group leaders. Franchise owners from across the United States attended, representing multiple offices in dozens of states.
Jason Leverant, president and COO at @Work Group, was particularly excited about the “@Work for You” award, which was awarded to the person who has best exemplified @Work’s mission and core values.
“It’s our first year doing this particular award, and we want to continue this each year as an honor to an owner who is doing everything right,” he said. “This year we honored Frank Sprinkles and Shannon Throne, two of our most tenured owners, who have truly exemplified our mission and core values, becoming even more engaged than ever before with the system and how it’s implemented at their offices in Sedalia and Liberty, Missouri.”
Bronze Awards ($1M-2.5M in sales) were presented to 24 franchise owners. Silver Awards ($2.5M-5M) went to 17 owners. Six owners received Gold Awards ($5.5M-7.5M), while two owners were honored with Platinum Awards ($7.5M-10M). The top revenue prize of Chairman’s Award ($10M+) went to five owners, located in Visalia, California; Allentown and Reading, Pennsylvania; Jessup, Maryland; and Morristown, Tennessee.
The Morristown, Tennessee franchise owners, David & Marty Luttrell, were recognized as owning the top performing office in the company.
The Rookie of the Year were Gregg Hassler and Moses Rangel, owners in Temecula, California; and Rising Star awards went to Unnati Patel in Orlando, Florida and Mark Delp in Cleveland, Tennessee.
For the conference, @Work used a theme of “Recruit. Coach. Win.” to encourage franchise owners to focus on effective recruitment and retention strategies, focusing on engaging their workforce and coaching them to exceptional performance.
“That’s what it’s all about at the @Work Group,” said Leverant. “We encourage, coach and support our franchise owners, and in turn they work harder and it shows. This was a phenomenal opportunity to recognize our franchise owners and learn from some of the best in the industry.”
@Work Group began in the late 1980s and has evolved into a growing franchise that focuses on effective sales methodologies and operational excellence. The organization has become one of the leading staffing providers in the United States and a top franchise opportunity for those seeking to build their own staffing businesses.
@Work Group has been named to the Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 list, Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List, Franchise Times’ Next 300 List, Franchise Business Review’s FBR50 list, and Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing List for client and talent satisfaction. To find out more, visit www.atWork.com.
@Work Group is an award-winning and nationally known franchisor of staffing services including @WORK Personnel Services, @WORK Medical Services, @WORK HelpingHands Services, and @WORK Search Group under the umbrella of the @Work Group. The foundation for @Work began in the 1980s, and today, @Work has grown to be cited as one of Staffing Industry Report's top U.S. staffing firms. @Work Group's remarkable growth is fueled by the vision of founders John and Glenda Hall: think ahead, create opportunity, give exceptional support to franchise offices, and always look for the better way, every day. For more information, visit www.atWork.com or call 800.383.0804.
SOURCE @Work Group