Akraya, Inc.

Sunnyvale, Calif.

Founded: 2002
Employees: 30
2009 revenue: $32 million

Akraya recruits and places employees in positions at engineering, creative, IT, and marketing companies.

Nothing makes a new employee feel more welcome than the CEO of the company personally going out to buy everyone ice cream to celebrate his or her first major achievement. But Akraya's little touches go well beyond that. The company provides a free gym membership to its employees, it allows them to work from home during rush hours to avoid traffic, and it sends a free cleaning service to employees' houses or apartments every two weeks.