Peter Dameris, president and CEO, On Assignment Inc.

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On Assignment is built on a “people first” approach. Whether it’s best serving its employees, the professionals it places or the clients it serves, the staffing company builds strong, trusted relationships.

Peter Dameris, president and CEO of the Calabasas, Calif.-based company, leads a team of professionals who are experts in the field they represent. To keep this team fresh, he invests in an extensive health and wellness program at corporate headquarters, complete with a stateof- the-art fitness center. The program incorporates yoga classes, personal training sessions, bootcamp programs, weight loss challenges and lunch seminars on health, wellness and financial topics.

To cater to the custom needs of professionals and client companies, this energized team personally interviews and selects each candidate On Assignment places — assessing their skills and qualifications, as well as their career ambitions. Employees concurrently work with clients to understand job requirements, hiring expectations and corporate culture and then match them with the best-fitting candidate, especially the highly skilled, hard-to-find talent in the growing science, technology and health care sectors.

To further put On Assignment at the top of its industry, Dameris has expanded the company beyond its initial services offerings in life sciences, allied health care and nurse travel since joining the company in 2003.

He’s led acquisitions that added physician, IT and engineering services to diversify the company’s core competencies. Dameris’ actions bolstered the company through the 2008 economic downturn, and On Assignment is now achieving record revenues and earnings while outperforming most of its competition. It currently spans 80 branch offices throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium, and also places physicians in Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda and Canada.

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