Vanderbloemen Search Group Named to Forbes’ Small Giants List

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Latest recognition is one in a long list of awards for the company’s excellence in workplace culture and operations.

Vanderbloemen, author of bestselling Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace, attributes this success to his emphasis on creating an 'irresistible culture.'

The Vanderbloemen Search Group has been named to Forbes’ Small Giants list.

The third annual Small Giants list celebrates 25 standout businesses that favor “greatness over growth.” The companies are all privately owned, profitable, at least ten years old and were selected based on factors including community involvement, commitment to staff, and industry excellence.

This latest award follows recognition of the Houston-based church staffing firm as one of the best places to work by Houstonia last fall. It was also awarded two Top 5 Company Culture awards from Entrepreneur and three Best Places to Work awards from the Houston Business Journal over the past three years. Vanderbloemen Search Group was also recognized last year by Forbes as a top executive recruiting firm.

The Small Giants list cites CEO William Vanderbloemen’s encouragement of his team to blog as part of his secret to success:

“At Vanderbloemen Search, everyone blogs. Why? Because William Vanderbloemen, a former pastor who started a recruiting service for churches, knew he would have trouble enlisting religious organizations as clients if he was simultaneously poaching their employees. His answer was a strategy designed to eliminate blind poaching and attract both candidates and clients.”

Vanderbloemen, author of bestselling "Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace," attributes this success to his emphasis on creating an “irresistible culture.” At the core of his culture are nine values that include goals like “contagious fun” and “ridiculous responsiveness” in which he has an expectation that his company respond to all inbound queries within sixty seconds. This is because he believes the faster the response, the better chance of closing the deal.

Vanderbloemen talks more about his company’s values and ability to create a winning culture in his podcast interview with Forbes contributor Loren Feldman.

About Vanderbloemen Search Group
Vanderbloemen Search Group (VSG) is an executive search firm that helps organizations find their key staff. VSG has been named three times to the top of both’s Top Company Cultures list of small businesses and Houston Business Journal Best Place To Work list. The firm was also named 25 on Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Top Executive Recruiting Firms.

About William Vanderbloemen

William Vanderbloemen is an entrepreneur, pastor, speaker, author, and CEO/Founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group. Prior to his work in executive search, William led growth and innovation in several churches, including Houston’s oldest congregation, the First Presbyterian Church of Houston. William is a regular contributor to Forbes and Fortune. His latest book, "Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace", is an Amazon bestseller. William holds degrees from Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary.

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