Lean Staffing Solutions Ranks No. 347 On the Inc. 500 List

Kathy Monroy
August 21, 2020

As released by Inc. Magazine, Lean Staffing Solutions is No. 347 on its annual Inc. 500 list for America’s fastest-growing private companies. This prestigious list showcases the most successful companies within the independent small businesses segment of the economy. Big companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Vizio have also been part of this list, gaining their first national exposure.      

Lean Staffing Solutions Inc 500 2020

“This is just a recognition of the hard work done by our entire company and is what happens when you combine talent and determination. Our clients have become an essential part of our growth, and we are very grateful for their support. Very proud of our whole team!” – Robert Cadena, CEO of Lean Staffing Solutions.

The 2020 Inc. 500 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from the past three years (2016-2019). For us at Lean Staffing Solutions, this achievement reinforces our goal to continue growing as a company and providing the right business solutions for our clients.    

Obtaining a higher ranking on the list was a significant accomplishment. Here are 6 key aspects that helped Lean Staffing Solutions rank No. 347:    

1. Internal structuring of all the departments in each of our branches  

As new clients joined the Lean Staffing Solutions Family, the demand for employees in operations increased significantly. Many new positions were filled, and new employees onboarded, while still maintaining the same high-quality performance our clients expect.

In the past 3 years, Lean Staffing Solutions has grown tremendously. In 2016, we had 14 staffers, since then, we have experienced a growth in our team of 2.924,29%, with a total of 1.600 employees to this day.  

Managing a bigger operations team required widening the company’s administrative areas, which led to the need for internal structuring of all the departments in every city, escalating our growth even more.    

2. High retention rate    

Taking care of our employees and providing them with all the necessary tools to succeed is very important to us. Our employees feel cared for, and we provide a great work environment. This is why, our retention rate, in the past 3 years has been 97%.  

We also offer opportunities for our employees to come together outside the office environment with fun activities. Lean Staffing offers our employees the opportunity to grow their professional career and gain more experience.    

3. Implementation of new technologies    

Providing the best overall experience and perfect business solutions for our clients are the main drivers for our success. Including technological innovations to the mix, like advanced automation or new best practice proposals, our offer improved, and our clients received more efficient results.    

4. Nationwide operation    

Lean Staffing Solutions expanded its operation and set up offices in four main cities of South America, Colombia: Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Medellin. These cities were strategically selected as they provide fun activities, tourist sites, and talented individuals. Aspects that, all in all, give the best client-vendor experience and attract and an even bigger client base.      

5. Specialized training tailored to specific fields and needs  

During the past 3 years, our services have adapted and expanded, taking into account our clients’ needs. We have offered specialized training for employees to learn about Negotiation Skills and Carriers Sales, OS&D and Claims, as well as other specific areas of our clients’ operations. By providing advanced business solutions for our clients, their loyalty has increased, leading them to trust our process and continue hiring positions with our team.      

6. Freight Forwarding Division    

International transport is an area that many companies need help with as it represents unknown territory for most. At Lean Staffing Solutions, we added to our offering by creating an entire division dedicated to providing services for drayage, freight forwarders, and customs brokerage.    


Making No. 347 on the Inc. 500 list is a great achievement that required the effort and commitment from all the Lean Staffing Solutions team. The initiatives mentioned above were just a small part of the amazing work the entire team did during these past 3 years. This victory will motivate us to continue growing and expanding our offerings and providing the same high-quality services for our clients.


Kathy Monroy is an experienced Communications Specialist and Journalist. Driven to go above and beyond, Kathy produces high-quality content specializing in transportation and logistics, marketing, sales, and technology. Her goals include becoming an expert and an authority in her line of work, always providing her audience with the most relevant and useful information.

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