HTI provides a full service project recruiting and staffing agency focused on the manufacturing and industrial industries. Their 5 core functions include industrial staffing, professional recruiting, outplacement, plant start-up & expansion, and 3rd party manufacturing supervision & staffing.
Diving Into The Values At HTI
Creating an environment for employees to thrive.
Employee happiness and wellness have been central to HTI's business since its founding in 1999. They put significant amounts of time, effort, and funds into understanding what will make coming to work every day an extremely enjoyable experience.
The result has been a workplace that consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in South Carolina year in and year out for the past half decade. From internal teams that focus on innovation to putting process in place for employees with children to work from home, HTI has you covered.
Zippia spent some time talking to the VP of Sales and Marketing Nat Banks to look at what makes HTI a great place to work.
Give Back To The Community
The good steward of communities around the eastern seaboard.
HTI has learned from its employees what matters the most to them in their communities and wholeheartedly embraced the feedback they received. As Nat Banks explains, "we are completely transparent as a company and are always looking to understand what employees want from the organization. Giving back to the community was no exception."
The result is T3 -- Time, Talent, and Treasure -- an internal team that allocates the three mentioned resources to identify organizations to engage with in each of the local communities in which HTI has a presence.
Some of the major causes they champion include:
And the even more amazing part? HTI will provide time off from work for the time you spend volunteering. For a set amount of community involvement on nights or weekends, you get a day off from work.
Take Ownership Of Your Career Growth
Processes and opportunities abound for professional growth.
HTI has developed multiple programs for career enhancement within the company. Besides offering funds for continuing education, they created the Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs -- internal programs to help everyone grow professionally and at the company.
Tier 1 offers a series of monthly lunch meetings where anyone can attend. Not only do you get a free lunch out of the arrangement, there's a guest speaker that offers training on a range of topics. Those topics have included things like:
All of the talks aim to better equip employees from all levels for promotions in the future.
Tier 2 offers a set of programs for emerging leaders within the company. After getting their manager's approval, anyone can apply to interview with the CEO to be part of a team of 3-6 people that work on a special project. Meeting weekly with the CEO, this team develops an after hours and weekend project to improve the company. During that time, each team member has a mentor and they all learn to develop as a team. In all, the Tier 2 program lasts about eight months.
As Banks explained, "we have many senior leaders that went through the tier 2 program five years ago that are now vital to the company's success."
Benefits So Awesome, I Want To Work There
You're going to look forward to going to work on Monday.
While some companies are just starting to let people wear jeans on Fridays, HTI is taking the innovation from within the company and applying it to benefits. From paid time off for volunteering, to the Tier 1 & 2 program for career growth, it's obvious that HTI understands what makes a good working environment.
Other awesome, out-side-the-box benefits include:
"If you're on the HTI team, you are family," Banks succinctly stated.
The Client Comes First
We don't lose a customer.
Part of the joy of working for HTI is making a material impact for customers across the country. You wake up at the start of the day wanting to take care of the clients and being. "We put together teams of people that will build processes for clients to be successful," Banks said. "We are very honest on what will succeed and what will not succeed right from the start."
As an example, a client was opening a plant in a new city and after six months of effort they were drastically behind on placing 900 jobs and about to crash and burn. HTI gave them the transparent feedback that their processes were in bad shape and they were not connecting with the community.
After stepping in to right the ship, HTI's team of 8 people were able to create a setting in which 900 positions were filled over 18 months. And that same plant has now had over 2,400 positions filled over the past 7 years.
That's the kind of success, hard-work, and innovation that HTI has with its clients. And has even led to the creation of a 45 foot job mobile that allows them to place jobs literally anywhere in the country on the spot.