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Hireology Talks to Built in Chicago About Sensible Startup Growth

Posted by James Patrick Kahler on December 10, 2015

Chicago.jpgEvery startup goes through its trial period, experiencing all types of highs and lows throughout the developmental stages of aiming to become a successful company. While new businesses strive to become the best in their respective fields, it’s nearly impossible to hit company goals if a structured process isn't set for company growth.

To further explore what it takes to properly scale a startup, Built in Chicago (“the online community for Chicago startups and tech companies”) spoke with Hireology’s Director of Talent, Melissa Ryan. In the interview, Melissa talks a little bit about using our own product and hiring process for building our team:

“Not only is it important that we practice what we preach, but our customers appreciate knowing that their favorite Hireologists were recruited using the same tools and processes that they are using every day.” – Melissa Ryan 

To view the full article published by Built in Chicago, click here.

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Hireology has been on this startup rollercoaster for over five years now and thus far has had success in scaling our business with the right people. We can attribute much of our prosperous growth to two things: process and culture. To help shed some more light on what it takes to properly scale a company, here’s more of the interview with Melissa Ryan: 

On our hiring strategy…

“Our continued success as a company depends heavily on our ability to recruit and hire top tier talent. Not surprisingly, as a company that provides hiring technology to thousands of companies, we have strong opinions on talent acquisition, and of course we use our own product! Not only is it important that we practice what we preach, but our customers appreciate knowing that their favorite Hireologists were recruited using the same tools and processes that they are using every day. Having a data driven, standardized process for hiring lets us design the right job descriptions, source recruits, conduct high impact interviews, and hire the right people with high quality and consistency. This hiring strategy makes it possible to recruit the type of candidates who have a strong chance of succeeding in their roles and making a positive contribution to the company.”

New hires and extending our culture…

“Culture is major consideration in building the team at Hireology. We are growing quickly and culture is ultimately what ties everyone together and drives long term success. So it’s crucial that our company culture scales alongside the size and composition of our team. We believe that authentic culture starts with authentic core values that employees use to guide behaviors and decision making on a day-to-day basis. We look for candidates that not only possess the right skills and experience, but those who have a great attitude, a sense of accountability, previous job success, and most of all exemplify Hireology’s Core Values.”

Continued growth…

“Our current team size is 95 employees. We are currently looking to fill a few key roles on our Customer Success, Sales, and Product teams. Open roles include: Director of Customer Success, Customer Care Associate, Customer Success Managers, Product Management Team Lead, and Sales Development Managers.”

 

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James Patrick Kahler is Hireology’s Copywriter & Content Specialist. He is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and has over four years of professional experience writing for various industries. Outside of the office (and sometimes inside), he has a passion for comedy, advertising and his Cleveland sports teams…all of them.