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 Smartronix Remains Committed to Workforce Excellence as Acknowledged in Vault’s 2012 Ranking

Hollywood, MD – 4 January 2012 – For 2012, Vault, the most comprehensive resource for career management advice, awarded Smartronix the overall #4 ranking in the Vault Technology Consulting 25. Releasing new innovative benefits, providing workplace flexibility, treating consultants like a person...not a number, and continuing to develop and endorse wellness programs – it is no wonder Smartronix remains in the forefront of best places to work.

The Technology Consulting 25 was compiled using a new weighted formula that reflects the issues that consultants care the most about. This ranking combines Vault's former "Best to Work For" ranking with the overall prestige ranking. Of the 16 categories, Smartronix ranked #1 in six categories, including work/life balance, compensation, and leadership. As part of the Vault research, more than 1,500 consultants of all levels were asked to assess their peer consulting firms based on "prestige" and to rank their own firms on a range of "quality of life" criteria. "Company culture was their most important determining factor when choosing an employer. This notion has certainly affected which firms ranked highest in the Vault Technology Consulting 25," stated Mr. Brian Dalton, Managing Editor, Vault.com.

Smartronix is particularly proud of this achievement, as securing rankings in the top four spots or higher for all categories, speaks loudly of the company’s core beliefs in how people are treated. "The customer and employee focus of the company is what separates us from others" said one Smartronix employee during the survey process. Mr. Dalton also stated "Smartronix offers the intangibles job seekers are looking for when choosing an employer – strong firm culture, overall job satisfaction, an excellent work-life balance, and competitive compensation."

Smartronix is pleased to be affiliated with Vault and the other fine companies included in the 2012 edition of the Top 25 Information Technology (IT) consulting companies. "As a mid-tier company, we look for the things that differentiate us from our jumbo competitors and allow our employment value to stand above the rest. It is not all about the salary as many initially may think in these difficult economic times," says Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Relations, Ms. Laurell Aiton. Currently 10% of the workforce at Smartronix have choose to return to Smartronix after experiencing employment with another company and 40% of new hires are referred to Smartronix by a current employee.