Every time Billhighway makes a new hire, a press release gets its wings and flies off into the world. More specifically, the Troy-based tech firm likes to announce each new hire with a press release. The company’s public relations team has been busy in 2014 sending out in excess of half a dozen new announcements about new hires.
The 14-year-old firm has hired 10 people over the last year and is looking to hire another three in project management and software development. The firm currently employs 50 people and seven interns. One of its former interns from earlier this year was also hired into a full-time position.
“Our turnover is really low, like 1-2 percent (quarterly),” says Brenda Gallick, director of team member success for Billhighway.
A big reason for that is Billhighway works to grow its employees. About 30 percent of its open positions are filled by candidates from within looking to take the next step up in their careers.
“We spend a lot of time on career development,” Gallick says.
Billhighway launched as a software platform that helps people divvy up expenses, such as dues or dinner costs, in 1999. It has grown and evolved to the point that it specializes in helping non-profits and other organizations deal with their finances. It has experienced significantly higher demand for its software as it makes a bid to reach second-stage status, prompting the hiring spree. The company’s leadership doesn’t expect that trend to lessen anytime soon.
“We have quite a bit of growth planned going forward,” Gallick says.
Source: Brenda Gallick, director of team member success for Billhighway
Writer: Jon Zemke
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