eHire is a Trendsetter in the Next Generation of Company Culture

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eHire, a recruiting company based in Atlanta that specializes in information technology and sales professionals, recently celebrated their largest quarter ever in a unique way. Their relationship-based recruiting methodology has made them leaders in the current recruiting resurgence and now they’re looking to be on the cutting edge of company culture as well.

eHire connects top software engineers with the best job opportunities

eHire connects top software engineers with the best job opportunities

A culture like ours wouldn’t be possible without our staff, they’re a very diverse group of smart people. We feel that they are an extension of our core values and that’s why we have such a positive energy in our office.

eHire's relationship-based recruiting methodology has allowed them to fully embrace current recruitment trends and increase their business and revenue by 40% in 2011. This growth has continued in 2012 with eHire having their largest quarter, Q1 of 2012, in company history. eHire believes that hard work should be rewarded and wanted to do something unique for their employees.

On Friday April 20th, the eHire office closed early and the entire company headed to Little Five Points for dinner and drinks. After dinner they walked to Sweetwater’s 420 Festival at Candler Park to enjoy some live music. Many companies will celebrate a sales team’s success by only taking out the salespeople. eHire recognizes all the employees it takes to make the business successful, making sure to include the Marketing, Operations, and Accounting Departments at celebrations.

eHire takes advantage of their size. Large corporations struggle to allow their employees the type of freedom that eHire gives. At any given time, there are rarely more than twenty people in the office. This creates an environment where everyone can get to know each other and jokes are easily thrown across the office. The Partners believe that people should enjoy coming to work and will be more productive when they can have fun in the office. Jeff Pierce, IT Practice Manager at eHire, says the company is “like a family.”

Many of eHire’s employees feel that the unique approach to company culture has helped them excel at work. Michele Drake, Senior Accountant at eHire, explains “The Partners allow me to develop and manage projects without help or supervision while I’m bringing them to life. They trust my judgment and expertise.” The advantage of eHire’s size is that managers can customize their relationship with each employee. Michele goes on to say, “ They allow me to manage myself and organize my work how I see fit.”

Nicole Smith, eHire’s Marketing Intern, says her favorite aspect of eHire’s culture is their “emphasis on maintaining an excellent work/life balance.” Some of eHire’s more interesting adventures include: renting a box for a Georgia Tech football game, going to a Foo Fighters’ concert, running The Color Run, and playing paintball. During lunch or after work you can often find employees playing Wii or foosball in the office lounge. Don’t let all the fun fool you, December 2011 was eHire’s biggest month in their almost three year history.

Their culture is not solely about their internal employees. It’s also about attracting clients and potential employees that share similar core values. eHire places a lot of importance on trust, teamwork, and community responsibility. Several times a year, eHire finds a way to give back to their local community. Some recent examples include adopting 4 children for the holidays through Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project, raising money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through a team running event, and helping landscape Oakland Cemetery on Martin Luther King’s Day of Service.

A company’s culture is not just a reflection of those in charge, it’s an ecosystem that’s influenced by every employee. eHire’s Managing Partner, Seth Ryan, says “A culture like ours wouldn’t be possible without our staff, they’re a very diverse group of smart people. We feel that they are an extension of our core values and that’s why we have such a positive energy in our office.” eHire has big plans for 2012, they expecting more growth and even better social outings.

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