Inc. magazine today revealed that The Hiring Group is No. 130 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We could not be more thrilled to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, and it is a testament to the dedication and effort this team has invested since we started in 2014,” said Brooks Israel, co-founder of The Hiring Group. “We built The Hiring Group because we knew there was a better way to treat the technical professional community in the staffing space. By doing so, we’ve created the only true retention-focused technical staffing firm in the Southeast,” added Chris Yarrow, co-founder of The Hiring Group. “Inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list is certainly validation that the risk we took is worth the reward.”
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc. ’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
ABOUT THE HIRING GROUP
Headquartered in the Southeast with locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, SC, The Hiring Group is a technical staffing and recruiting firm that helps companies hire and retain top IT and Engineering employees by focusing on the well-being of the contractor. Unlike most staffing firm business models, The Hiring Group goes beyond meeting minimum requirements and offers contractors the richest benefits package available in the industry today. The Hiring Group contractors have access to gold level medical, vision and dental insurance, paid time off (PTO) and 401k with company match. By investing in its contractors’ well-being, The Hiring Group aims to increase employee retention, which translates to increased value to clients.