At Hireology, we put an emphasis on cultivating a work culture that caters to the employee experience. In fact, our leadership team prides itself on striving to make Hireology the best place you ever work.
Achieving this goal takes dedication and intention, which you can find in our competitive pay, benefits, and remote work options — but we don’t stop there! Our career growth opportunities and mobility offerings are top of class too; we want to support our people no matter where they are in their career so that they are fully prepared to make their next move, regardless of where that move may be. Each year, hundreds of employees experience both traditional and non-traditional career growth at Hireology. These opportunities allow them to expand their skills, gain new experiences, and feel fulfilled in their day-to-day work.
Each month, we’re featuring a different employee who has grown professionally at Hireology in our new Career Mobility Spotlight blog series. For August, we’re focusing on Paul Simpson, a former Customer Success Manager turned Director of Customer Success. Paul’s journey at Hireology is another great example of a traditional career path of our organization.
When did you start with Hireology? What role did you start in? What role are you in currently?
I started with Hireology in January 2019 as a Customer Success Manager. A little over four years later, I’m currently the Director of Customer Success.
Can you describe how you’ve grown professionally since you started working for us?
The largest area of growth for me has been confidence. When I arrived at Hireology, I was pretty beat up (I won’t go into it, but ask me about it and it’s a “fun” story). From Day One — everything I was told was possible at Hireology has come true, and I’ve found myself in situations where hard decisions are needed. I’ve gotten a bunch of them wrong, some of them right, but so long as my decision-making process was sound, I’ve had a wonderful group of people supporting the outcomes. That’s rare to find and has gone a long way to build me up.
What have been your most significant achievements while working for Hireology?
Growing my team. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing people get out of their comfort zones and grow their skills. It sounds a little strange at first, but when my team renders me absolutely useless, I’ve done my job.
What’s the best advice you can give to someone who is looking to move up in their role or has shown interest in a different role or department?
Be the teammate everyone wants. The word “deserve” is dangerous — if you stay away from it, work intentionally to add to every conversation, and make others’ jobs easier and more enjoyable, you’ll get every opportunity you want because people won’t be able to imagine doing it without you.
What do you like about our company culture?
The collective spirit. Any time you work with an organization this size, the feeling of “this is my business too” has to permeate to succeed — and that happens here. When you allow that to guide your decision-making, a “job” turns into a great place to work.
What makes you want to stay at our organization?
Right now, I have the best team I’ve ever worked with. They’re thoughtful, hard-working, and want to be the best. That combination gives me faith we will be the best over time.
What is the best advice you would give to someone just starting out at the company?
Pace yourself! Hireology has evolved into a marathon instead of a spring, so act accordingly. This is advice for me too — this is the hardest job I’ve ever had, but also the most rewarding. There are days when that balance can shift in the wrong direction, but it always restores if you stay the course.
Which one of Hireology’s Core Values or belief statements resonate with you the most? Why?
Eager to Improve. Every day, you can choose to get a little better or a little worse. It’s hard to stay the same after an entire day of work. Choose to get better.
Are you interested in learning more about Hireology’s culture and company history? Check out our About Us page for more information!