Awards and Affiliations

Awards: The Best IT Staffing Firm in the Twin Cities

We always strive to be the best at what we do. We’re pleased to have achieved the following awards.


Work Culture

100 Best Companies to Work For in Minnesota
Minnesota Business Magazine
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013

Best Staffing Firms to Work For
Staffing Industry Analysts

Best Places to Work
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
2017, 2013 & 2012

Best Small Companies to Work For
Inc. Magazine

Fast & Sustainable Growth

Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine
2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013

Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms
Staffing Industry Analysts
2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013

Fast 50
Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal
2015, 2012 & 2011

Business Builder Awards
Upsize Magazine

Industry Accolades

Top 25 Management Consulting Firms
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Top 25 Executive Search Firms
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011

TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards
TechServe Alliance




Affiliations: IT Placement in Partnership

ESP always aims to be on top of our game, so we are continually enhancing our skills and knowledge of industry trends. Memberships in the following associations and networks provide us the opportunity to learn, build connections, and improve our business practices.  


Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is a non-profit association with a vision to make Minnesota one of the best states in the country for technology. ESP is able to network with many IT professionals in Minnesota.  We also partner with MHTA to offer youth opportunities in IT such as Tech Experience Tours. 

TechServe Alliance 

TechServe Alliance provides an opportunity to network with other members and offers access to industry resouces. ESP’s membership enables us to provide superior service to our clients and talent through access to IT staffing industry information and tools. ESP adheres to the code of ethics set out by TechServe in all of our business practices. 

The Minnesota Technical Recruiters Network (MNTRN)

MNTRN is a local organization designed for recruiters and human resources professionals working specifically in the field of technology. ESP’s membership provides opportunity for our recruiters to enhance their skills while networking with companies and other recruiters in Minnesota. Additionally, MNTRN provides educational seminars and discussions on best practices for its members.

MN Recruiting and Staffing Association (MNRSA) 

MNRSA was formed to serve the staffing and recruiting firms in Minnesota. ESP’s membership enables us to partner with area affiliates and attend industry training events and webinars. The MNRSA also requires its members to uphold its standards of ethical practices.




Sponsorships and Partnerships

Giving back to the community is a key value of ESP IT. We offer opportunities to our office staff to volunteer throughout the year. In addition, we sponsor events that help advance our community and expand access to IT for youth. 

Sponsorships have included:

Minnesota Business' 100 Best Places Awards

Twin Cities Business Magazine's CIO Forum

Minnesota Business' Community Impact Awards

MHTA's Tech Experience Tours


MHTA's Tech.2017 Breakfast Event

Advance IT MN's Aspirations in Computing Awards


MidwestPHP Conference

CyberSecurity Summit