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The HT Group Ranked By Forbes As A Top Recruiting Firm in America

The HT Group Ranked By Forbes As A Top Recruiting Firm in America

The HT Group was one of only two local recruiting firms on the list of professional firms.


(Austin, TX) The HT Group, an integrity-first human capital solutions firm, was ranked in Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Best Professional Firms. The rankings named 250 organizations on each of two lists, differentiated between Professional Recruiting firms (roles less than $100,000) and Executive Recruiting Firms (roles over $100,000). The HT Group was one of two Austin companies on the Professional Recruiting Firms list, ranked #89 (Kinney Recruiting, which specializes in legal search, was ranked #126, and CSI International was ranked #20 on the list of Executive Recruiting Firms).

To create the rankings, Forbes and Statista conducted three online surveys of 18,000 external recruiters (peer review), 3,000 candidates/employees (with experience with recruitment firms within the last three years), and 500 HR managers.

“The HT Group is extremely pleased to be chosen as one of the best professional recruiting firms in the U.S.” says Mark Turpin, Partner and CEO of The HT Group. “Being named to a prestigious list published by Forbes confirms that our hard work to be the best at what we do is paying off.”

Founded in 2001, The HT Group adds this recognition to a growing list of accolades, which includes recognition on the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies and appearances in the Austin Business Journal lists of Best CEO in Austin, Fast 50, and ranking as a top staffing agency since 2004. The HT Group launched a new website today that reflects its streamlined, comprehensive approach to recruiting and can accommodate future growth.

Jim Gilliam, president of The HT Group, noted, “We are thankful for this recognition from Forbes and our peers, and are excited to continue to expand our ability to serve jobseekers and employers with best-in-class service.”

Read the full article here.

Want to meet our best-in-class recruiters in person? We’ll be at the Austin Digital Jobs Recruiting Mixer on June 21. Tickets and more info here.

About The HT Group:

Locally owned The HT Group provides Texas companies with human capital solutions through four specialized divisions — Staffing, Professional, Technical and Search. Top-ranked by the Austin Business Journal since 2004, The HT Group has a trusted track record as a staffing, direct hire and search partner that delivers on its promises. The firm serves Central Texas staffing needs through its Austin office and Southeast Texas through its Beaumont and Orange offices. For more information, please visit


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