Recruiting and Retention Secrets of Inc. 500 Alumni
What company would know more about finding and keeping talented employees than an Inc. 500 company? Fast growth and hiring frenzies are the norm for most of the businesses that have made it onto Inc. magazine's annual list of the fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies. It seems that no recruiting and retention task is too big for these businesses -- from adding two employees a day for two years straight to luring top executives away from corporate giants to turning around dismal turnover rates.
What are their best secrets? Learn from the triumphs of former Inc. 500 companies -- and their failures -- in this Inc. 500 guide to recruiting and retention.
The companies featured in this guide are all alumni of the Inc. 500 list; you can find out more about them -- and the year or years they were on the Inc. 500 -- in our Inc. 500 database.
The founders of HealthScribe Inc. in Virginia knew it would be hard to find qualified local staff. So they recruited workers from India and across the U.S. and allowed them to work at home over the Internet.
Michael May of Empower Trainers & Consultants has developed an extraordinary corporate culture that helped put his company on the 1997 Inc. 500 list. It includes people dressed as fairies, a CEO who dispenses fines, and a tradition of publicizing mistakes.