Awards & Recognition
At CHS, we know that success is measured in more ways than one, and we feel that our commitment to giving back is a true demonstration of our accomplishments. In recognition of this commitment, CHS has been honored with the following awards.
- 50 Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania – CHS, LLC
CHS was ranked as one of Western PA’s best places to work for the eleventh year in a row as a result of anonymous employee surveys.
- Fifty to Follow – CHS, LLC
CHS has just been named to PA Business Central’s “Fifty to Follow” List! The prestigious list of women owned businesses worth watching was selected from nominations taken from throughout the publication’s 23 county coverage area. These companies and organizations have had a significant impact on their business, their communities, and in many cases non-profit organizations that have become the passions of their lives.
- HR Leadership Award - Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O’Connor was recognized as a winner and recipient of the HR Leadership Award by the Pittsburgh Business Times which honors the role and impact of the contributions made by leaders in the HR field.
- #1 Staffing Firm – CHS, LLC
CHS achieved the top ranking as largest employer by number of employees by the PA Business Central Temporary Staffing Services list publication. Our numbers surpassed those of the number two firm by 180%.
- Athena Award of Westmoreland County – Kelli Prucnal
CHS Vice President, Kelli Prucnal, was selected as a finalist for this prestigious award which recognizes business excellence, community service commitment, and assistance of other women in the realization of their leadership potential.
- ASA Care Award– CHS, LLC
CHS earned the prestigious American Staffing Association (ASA) Care Award for excellence in corporate social responsibility. The national award specifically focused on CHS’s ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity through both community and volunteer engagement as well as philanthropic efforts.
- Diamond Award – Carol Harris
CHS President and CEO, Carol Harris, was selected as a recipient for the Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award which honors 12 CEOs and Presidents in the 10 county region who are exemplary leaders in business and community service
- Business Women First Women in Business Award - Carol Harris
Carol Harris, President and CEO of Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was honored with with the Pittsburgh Business Times’ prestigious Business Women First Women in Business Award. This award recognizes the region’s most outstanding business women who serve as driving forces in their companies and communities.
- Top 50 Employers of Westmoreland County
- People Do Matter Award - CHS, LLC
CHS was named as a finalist in the Learning and Development category of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association’s People Do Matter Awards
- CIO of the Year - Mark Prucnal
CHS Director of Information Systems Technology, Mark Prucnal, was named as a finalist by the Pittsburgh Technology Council for their CIO of the Year Awards.
- Top 100 People - Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O’Connor, CHS Director of Legal Affairs and Human Relations, was ranked by the Pennsylvania Business Central to their list of 2008’s Top 100 People
- Business Woman of the Year - Carol Harris
Carol Harris was named by the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2007 Business Woman of the Year as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s ROCS (Recognizing Organizations and Companies that Shine) Awards.
- CFO of the Year - Peter O'Connor
CHS Vice President and CFO, Peter O’Connor was named as a finalist for the Pittsburgh Business Times Chief Financial Officer of the Year award.
- Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business – Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O’Connor, Director of Legal Affairs and Human Relations, was honored with this prestigious award that pays respect to the most dynamic women in business today who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and service to the community.
- #1 Largest Staffing Firm - CHS, LLC
CHS was ranked number one (by number of employees) for the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in the Pittsburgh Business Times 2007 Book of Lists. CHS’s employee total was 262% larger than #2 on the list.
- Top 100 Companies – CHS, LLC
CHS was listed as one of the Top 100 Companies in Westmoreland County by the Pennsylvania Business Central.
- Athena Award – Carol Harris
Carol Harris was honored with the prestigious International Athena Award which recognized her excellence and creativity in business, devotion to community service, and assistance of other women in the realization of their leadership potential.
- Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year – Carol Harris
Carol Harris has been recognized as Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Service Industry. This award honors entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work, and perseverance in their own endeavors provide a solid foundation for future economic growth and success.
- Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies – CHS, LLC (4x winner)
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC is a four time winner of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies Award. This Pittsburgh Business Times award honors the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in Western Pennsylvania as determined by company revenue growth. This notable award recognizes not only the financial development, but also the visionary leadership of the company.
- Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business – Carol Harris and Kelli Prucnal – Awarded by The Office the of the Governor
Carol Harris and her daughter, Kelli Prucnal, are currently the only mother and daughter team to have both won the 50 Best Women in Business Award. This exciting award pays respect to the most dynamic women in business today who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and service to the community.
- Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People - Carol Harris
Carol Harris has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People for her outstanding volunteer work and exceptional community involvement in addition to her significant business success.
- #1 Women Owned Business by number of employees in Westmoreland County - Recognized by the Pennsylvania Business Central
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was recognized as the number one women owned business in Westmoreland County for 2006 by the number of employees working for Carol Harris Staffing, LLC.
- Oprah’s Angel Network Award – Carol Harris Staffing, LLC
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC earned Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network Crystal Globe Award in recognition of Carol’s outstanding volunteer efforts with the Habitat for Humanity organization. Carol Harris and her company made a commitment to Habitat for Humanity by donating $60,000 to build a home in Braddock, Pennsylvania. This project was personally recognized by Oprah Winfrey as an example of the remarkable generosity which she hoped to encourage with the founding of the Angel Network. Carol’s commitment to community involvement through the Habitat organization extends well beyond this generous donation. Not only did Carol provide the monetary support for this endeavor, but she and her staff also gave hours of their own time and labor to the construction of the Habitat home. In addition, Carol continues to sponsor the annual Carol Harris Staffing Walk, Run, Ride for Habitat for Humanity. This event has raised an impressive $30,000 for each year Carol has provided sponsorship!
Carol Harris is the President of the Allegheny Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
- Pittsburgh Technology Council Tech 50 Award – CHS, LLC
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC has been honored with the annual Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Award. This prestigious award highlights the region’s fastest growing, most innovative technology companies and their service providers. Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was noted as one of the top 10 companies in the service provider category for superior contributions to the success and innovation of its client technology companies.