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Apex Systems and Apex Life Sciences Named Winners of the Greater Richmond Area 2017 Top Workplaces Award by the Richmond Times-Dispatch


RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apex Systems and Apex Life Sciences, leading staffing and services companies, are proud to announce they were named winners of the Greater Richmond Area 2017 Top Workplaces Award by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, based on an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics.

“The Richmond region has been our headquarters for over 20 years due to its strong workforce and great business community,” said Rand Blazer, President of Apex Systems. “Our team members are the keys to our success and we are proud that they recognized our company as a Top Workplace. They constantly demonstrate their commitment to making a difference in the community by furthering our mission of developing solutions and matching top quality resources to meet our clients’ technical and life science resource needs.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

About Apex Systems

Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to be the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in the U.S. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, Apex utilizes specialized technology and industry practice groups to deliver the most talented and qualified technical professionals to clients within all major industries. Apex has a presence in over 60 markets across North America with contractors currently placed in companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit

About Apex Life Sciences

Apex Life Sciences, a division of On Assignment, has provided skilled scientific, engineering, and clinical research professionals to their clients since 1985. Apex Life Sciences offers contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire placement services throughout the U.S. and Canada for all organizational levels, from PhDs and senior managers to people just starting their careers. Apex Life Sciences has a presence in more than 35 markets across North America. To learn more, visit (NYSE: ASGN)

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. Visit for more information.


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