One Black owned staffing agency is working to amplify diversity, equity and inclusion for small business owners by creating a one-stop-shop for hiring needs. Co-founders of Hirics Julia Taylor and Shane Russell have been on all sides of the hiring process and know the difficulties and challenges that can come with working while Black. That is why they created a one-stop-shop for Black business owners to help simplify and streamline the hiring process and develop workforce solutions for businesses nationwide.
Hirics was founded in 2020 when Taylor began outsourcing legal support for law firms while working as a paralegal — so much so that outsourcing the support quickly became an unofficial second job for Taylor. Clients continued to approach her, and Taylor soon recognized a need for a consolidated company that could personally help meet hiring needs. Taking their experiences as both a potential employee and potential employer, Taylor and Russell aimed to build a better recruiting process and created one of the few Black-owned staffing agencies in the country, known as Hirics.
Hirics is most notably known for recruiting in the legal field, but extends its services across the board, offering placements in accounting, human resources, health care, administration and more.
“A lot of our clients are getting burned by big companies, global law firms,” Taylor said. “So, we wanted to have a little bit more of a personalized touch and make recruiting a bit more affordable for companies of all sizes.”
Hirics created a model that offers lower fees and payment plans to uplift small business needs, Taylor said. Oftentimes, small businesses cannot afford big recruiting companies fees, which is why their model has been significant in helping small businesses meet and retain staffing needs.
Hirics personal approach to business helps build relationships with clients before placing them with potential employers, allowing Hirics to align employees with employers whose missions closely align.
“I think a lot of times you see in recruiting, it’s very fast paced, and people are just trying to make the sale. You end up placing people in situations where they’re not going to succeed or stay long and you lose a lot of money,” Taylor said. “I think if you just slow down a little bit and get to know the client, the culture and the type of individual that would fit there, recruiting becomes better for everyone because the employees stay in, the clients come back and ask us to fill additional positions. That’s always been a huge goal of ours.”
Retention and cultivating a good workforce culture is key to Hirics’ approach, Taylor said.
Hirics gets to know small businesses’ culture, vision and values to help match employers and employees with the best fit. Hirics helps companies find employers that may not check all the boxes on paper but rather align with a business’s mission, goals and values, Taylor said.
“Having those difficult conversations onset are really important because we can eliminate a lot of issues and not set up employees or employers for failure,” Taylor said.
Hirics was founded to simplify and streamline the hiring process for busy employers. Hirics helps connect employers with dedicated individuals to best meet their needs. They offer flexible, permanent and temporary placements for long-term and short-term needs in the following areas:
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Health Care
- Cross-Sector Roles
For more information, visit their website here or call 404-689-5940.
Contact staff writer Jayden Kennett at 317-762-7847 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @JournoJay.
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