Welcome!

News Feed Item

Austin's Growing Job Market Sparks HT Staffing Transformation into The HT Group

New name reflects company's direction to deliver full breadth of human capital solutions across four key divisions including new HT Search, targeting top talent from outside the city limits

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Austin continues to lead U.S. cities in job growth, one of the city's leading staffing firms has changed its name to stay on top of the pace. The founders of HT Staffing today announce the company has rebranded as The HT Group to better reflect its human capital solutions beyond traditional staffing. With the new name comes the official addition of HT Search to its current HT Staffing, HT Professional and HT Technical divisions. The company--which started as a consultancy of one that has grown into a business with 27 full-time staff, two locations (Austin and Beaumont, Texas), and $15 million in annual revenue--is expanding its offices in Northwest Austin to accommodate the change.

Growing with Austin

The HT Group was founded as HT Staffing in 2001 to meet the region's needs for traditional temporary staffing in administrative, light industrial, manufacturing and similar fields. As Austin grew and evolved, so did The HT Group.

"Everything we've done has evolved because of our client's needs," said CEO/Founder Mark Turpin. "It wasn't long after we were first established our clients--who were already happy with our staffing support--asked for additional help with direct hiring for managers and other permanent positions. So, in 2006, the HT Professional division was born."

The new division began with one manager and one recruiter serving the Austin area. Today, the HT Professional division now includes more than 10 recruiters and staff members providing clients with direct hire and executive search nationwide in finance and accounting, manufacturing and operations, sales and marketing, among other industries.

"When HT Professional was added to HT Staffing's arsenal, it was a great fit because it meant we could serve our clients across the board," adds Turpin.

As time went on, The HT Group's clients began showing an increased need for specialized technical recruiters, which prompted yet another point of growth for the company three years ago: the addition of the HT Technical division.

"Our technical branch was a natural progression of where we had evolved as a staffing firm. It was also a strong reflection of how Austin's business landscape was changing," said The HT Group Managing Partner Nad Elias, who oversees both HT Professional and HT Technical divisions. "Since its inception three years ago, HT Technical has grown from one dedicated employee to seven. It was during this time we started asking ourselves: Does the name 'HT Staffing' truly reflect who we are now?"

HT Search Division Is Born

While already considering a rebrand, it became apparent that a fourth division was emerging--one that directly addresses the dire need to attract more creative-class professionals such as software developers to Austin. With the recent addition of Managing Director Jay Long, The HT Group solidified its decision to rename the company and added the HT Search division to its key areas of focus.

While most HT Search clients are looking for technical talent, this newly formed division differs from its HT Technical counterpart because it provides intensive and exclusively dedicated recruiting for hard-to-fill positions.

"We all know that Austin is experiencing a huge deficit in high-level tech talent. Simply posting an ad or even recruiting from within the city limits doesn't cut it," explained Long. "What we're doing through HT Search is focusing on attracting fresh, top talent away from the major players in the popular tech centers like the Silicon Valley and toward our clients who are mostly based in Austin. This type of recruiting is done exclusively for each client, who may not otherwise have the manpower or the know-how to attract these notoriously difficult-to-impress candidates."

Full Steam Ahead

With these changes also comes a planned 3,100 square-foot expansion to its home office in Northwest Austin, where the company plans on keeping its roots.

"We always intended to open offices in other major metros like Houston and Dallas, but the substantial growth we have experienced in Austin has demanded much of our attention as of late. Plans still include expansion to other markets," said Turpin. "Since 2009, we've grown between 20 to 30 percent each year just from serving our current markets."

According to The HT Group Chairman/Founder Jim Gilliam, the new name illustrates this strong community connection.

"Austin isn't the same city it was 13 years ago and, for that reason, we're not the same either," Gilliam said. "Thanks to the communities we serve, we now do so much more than staffing.  But our purpose remains centered around one cause: To help our clients find and retain talent--whether it's temporary, direct hire, executive or hard-to-find talent. Our services now run the gamut."

About The HT Group

Locally owned The HT Group provides Texas companies with human capital solutions through four specialized divisions -- Staffing, Professional, Technical and Search. Top-ranked by the Austin Business Journal since 2004, The HT Group has a trusted track record as a staffing, direct hire and search partner that delivers on its promises. The firm serves Central Texas through its Austin offices and the Golden Triangle area through its Beaumont office. For more information, please visit www.thehtgroup.com.

PRLog ID: www.prlog.org/12359252

SOURCE The HT Group

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit y...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, will explore the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences betwee...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...