Uniontown, Ohio—True Hire, a full-service background screening company based in northeast Ohio, was recently selected as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region, winning the Weatherhead 100 award for the fourth time since 2016.
Established in 1988 to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, the Weatherhead 100 is an annual award given by the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management to Northeast Ohio’s exceptional entrepreneurs who lead the way to economic success in the region. It honors growing companies that exhibit success in leadership.
“We’re really excited to be listed again as a Weatherhead 100 winner,” said True Hire CEO Stephanie Froelich. “We’ve won several years in the past, so we’re very excited to be selected yet again as one of the fastest growing companies in northeast Ohio, especially with the pandemic over the past nearly two years.”
The awards are given for three categories: Upstart, Weatherhead 100 and Centurion. The Weatherhead 100 category, which includes True Hire, recognizes companies whose net sales were at least $100,000 in year one of five years required for application and at least $1 million in year five. Winning companies must have employed a minimum of 16 people full time in the last year.
Prior to its recent award-winning growth, True Hire was heavily negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as was the entire background screening industry. Many of True Hire’s clients that conduct high volumes of background checks, like within the restaurant industry, were either completely shut down for a period of time or holding off on hiring and instead operating with less staff. As a result, True Hire had to pivot their marketing efforts to appeal to industries that were less negatively impacted by COVID-19.
“Once COVID hit our industry, it was very difficult on the hiring side,” explained Froelich. “We do background checks for lots of restaurants, hospitals, and other businesses that were some of the most affected industries across the country in regard to background checks, so we pivoted our marketing toward some other industries that we knew were growing and hiring once the COVID regulations started to lift. Then our sales bumped up and we were able to recover to above where we were pre-COVID, so that was pretty exciting.”
The team at True Hire is looking forward to attending the virtual award ceremony on Thursday, December 9, 2021. The event will be hosted by Emmy and Murrow award-winning television journalist Sara Shookman of WKYC Channel 3. During the award ceremony, True Hire’s ranking in the Weatherhead 100 category will be unveiled, which the company will announce in a future press release.
True Hire is a full-service background screening company with more than 26 years of experience providing high-quality background checks, comprehensive drug testing programs, exit interviews and a wide range of HR services. For more information about True Hire and to learn about all the HR services they offer, visit www.true-hire.com or call (800) 262-7301.
True Hire’s headquarters is located at 11366 Cleveland Avenue Northeast in Uniontown, Ohio, about 5 miles northeast of I-77 and the Akron-Canton Airport. True Hire has an additional location at 4650 Hills and Dales Road, Suite 320 in Canton, Ohio.