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iHire’s Core Values Series: Innovative

Posted: July 29, 2016

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” – Brené Brown

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” – Bill Gates

So, what does "innovative" mean to iHire?

Definition of iHire's core value: innovative

We identify new ideas for processes or products that will lead to positive changes and take the initiative to implement the changes.

We have this mentality of continuous improvement and development of new products and services. Employees are always looking for ways to make our customers’ experiences better and better, while also improving the efficiency of our daily work.

A few ways we empower our team members to innovate is through the encouragement to be persistent, take risks, and make mistakes.

  • Failure does not mean you were unsuccessful; rather, it was a first attempt in learning.
  • Know there will be roadblocks. Learn to prepare for and overcome them.
  • View challenges and changes as opportunities.
  • Never lose sight of the end result.
  • Always be curious!

We’re also big fans of using design thinking in our product development efforts. This approach to problem solving requires that we correctly identify our customers’ specific pain points and desires BEFORE innovating a solution. This methodology leads to valuable “a ha” moments that result in the iHire products and services you know and love.

Stay tuned as we dig deeper into our additional core values. In the meantime, learn more about our culture (and, if we may brag a little, check out some of the awards we’ve received for our unique workplace practices).


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Vickie Krolak, iHire
Posted by: Vickie Krolak, iHire
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