Top MSPs in Staffing

Dec 5th, 2018
Top MSPs in Staffing

Staffing MSPs or Managed Service Providers are a special type of services company. They are like a master vendor that manages the many staffing vendors by providing a program management team to large companies to manage the hiring of temps, vendors and contractors. Most people never hear of them because they work in the background and don't hire contractors directly but instead work as a bridge between hiring managers and staffing agencies. Their only focus is managing the procurement and operations of the contract workforce for clients.

While the largest MSPs may have over a 100 customers, they are rarely serviced centrally. Each of those clients have their own MSP program management team that typically works onsite at the client site. You will find them listed as "Program Manager, ProUnlimited at Facebook'" for example. The quality of the MSP program is therefore dependent on this small MSP team supporting the client and may be highly variable depending on the MSP team, the client requirements, the approved staffing agencies. Here is a list of the top MSPs in staffing in the US.

To learn more about the basics of what MSPs and VMSs are and why they are needed- read this 

For a more indepth commentary on MSPs and VMSs, read this


Agile-1 MSP based in Torrance CA

Part of the ActOne Group which is a global enterprise that provides employment, workforce management, and procurement solutions to a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 organizations, local and mid-market companies, and government agencies.
Operating in 19 countries across the world.
Over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide.
Largest privately-held, woman and minority owned workforce management company in the U.S.
Main Customers include- PGE



KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of human resources solutions provider, Kelly Services, Inc. KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talent management solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), including Independent Contractor Solutions, Human Resources Consulting, Career Transition and Organizational Effectiveness, and Executive Search. They are well known for their excellent candidate experience and engagement even as a staffing agency.

Major customers include- Apple, Microsoft, Sony



A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,000 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 100 industry-leading companies. Pontoon has been ranked #1 provider of Global Managed Service Programs by HRO Today two years running. They manage the contingent workforces of around 150 clients globally.

Main customers include- Johnson&Johnson, Toyota, IBM, American Express, Google


Staff Management | SMX

As part of TrueBlue, Staff Management | SMX is the largest industrial staffing provider in the U.S.

Major customers- Amazon, HP for warehousing


Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI)

Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI) is the world’s largest independent managed service provider with $4 billion in managed nonemployee workforce spend. GRI maintains a conflict-free, vendor-neutral position with regard to staffing suppliers and VMS technology platforms, bringing common-sense solutions to more than 50 client programs in 35 countries.

Marquee customers- Apple, Ford, General Motors, Gap



Our industry-leading tools, experienced supplier management team and excellent reputation get you only the best staffing vendors to work with. We utilize quarterly metrics to review supplier performance based on service level agreements with your needs in mind. Our high standards constantly hold vendors accountable to keep your program running and growing efficiently. Our vendor programs are serving some of the largest, most successful companies in the world with great success. And we can create the same successful program for you.

Major clients include- 

Advantage xPO

Advantage x P O ® is a division of Advantage Resourcing®, one of the largest staffing firms in the world.

Main customers- 

Guidant Group/Bartech Group

Guidant Group recently welcomed Bartech to the Impellam family of brands and such the two businesses will be joining forces.


Agile-1’s consultative approach solves workforce challenges for our customers by delivering cost savings, risk mitigation, vendor management, employment alternatives, industry best practices, and access to the best talent.

Superior Group

Founded in 1957, Superior Group provides agile workforce and productivity solutions organized into three complementary categories: People, Process, and Outsourcing. Superior’s people services include contingent staffing, direct placement, payrolling, recruitment process outsourcing, and executive search services. The Group’s strategic process services enhance productivity, compliance, and cost savings through web-enabled managed service programs (MSPs), vendor management systems (VMS), and independent contractor compliance programs. Outsourcing solutions include CAD, IT, recruitment, and risk management.


AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare enables providers to successfully navigate the evolving healthcare environment. We attract and recruit the most comprehensive offering of clinicians and physicians. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, and with more than 18,000 corporate team members and clinicians working throughout the United States,

Randstad Managed Services, SourceRight, Tapfin, WorkforceLogic



ZeroChaos’ award-winning solutions, including its vendor-neutral Managed Services Program, enable procurement and human resources to improve visibility into contingent labor spend and talent pools, effectively manage and optimize contingent workforce program performance, and mitigate risks. Headquartered in Orlando, ZeroChaos has global operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia

Main Clients include- AT&T


Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corporation is a consulting and temporary staffing firm headquartered in Livonia, Michigan. Acro has 34 offices in the US and seven international offices in Mexico, Canada, India and the US.

Main Clients include- General Motors


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