Talent stability is a driving force behind a local company looking to expand its hiring this year, and that’s after significant growth last year.
ShopRunner, based in Conshohocken, is making a mockery of the misnomer that there is a massive ‘brain drain’ in the Philadelphia region.
“When you work for a company out in the Silicon Valley, people tend to bounce around from job to job a lot,” said Bill Carpenter, tech lead in Conshohocken, who has worked at ShopRunner for six years. “Attrition is just a way of life,” writes Mike Bederka for technical.ly philly.
The same fact doesn’t hold true here, though. Looking at the data, ShopRunner found employees tend to be more committed to their jobs in this region compared to out west.
“We want to build a culture,” Carpenter stressed. “We want to find the best engineers in the Philadelphia area and have them for a long time to grow this company.”
So far, ShopRunner is making good on its word. Its staff jumped by approximately 70 percent in 2017, and management plans to hire “pretty aggressively” quarter over quarter in Conshohocken this year, Carpenter said.
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