Online recruiting company turns 20

iHire, started in Indiana and now based in Frederick, Md., has helped more than 64,600 organizations.

FREDERICK, Md. — iHire recently celebrated its 20th business anniversary, marking two decades of connecting employers with qualified job seekers.

Since 1999, the company, based in Frederick, Md., has helped more than 64,600 organizations across the U.S. recruit more efficiently through an industry-focused approach to talent acquisition, according to a news release from the company.

Today, iHire provides 56 industry-specific talent communities comprising 12.6 million candidates, along with a host of recruitment marketing solutions and services.

Founded by entrepreneur David MacFadyen in Angola, Ind., iHire began as four websites geared toward recruiting construction, accounting, legal and therapy professionals.

iHire serves employers and recruiters of all sizes with a suite of recruitment advertising, sourcing and employer and talent branding solutions, including a searchable resume database of 3 million active and passive candidates. 

For job seekers, iHire uses advanced matching algorithms to deliver the most relevant career opportunities aggregated from 30,000 online sources by its job curation team. The company also offers job seekers intuitive resume building and scoring tools, customizable job alert emails, and job search management dashboards, as well as professional resume writing services.

In addition to being iHire’s 20th year, 2019 also brought record revenue growth for the company, an array of accolades and awards, and several new and expanded product offerings. For example, iHire recently introduced company profiles to help employers showcase their brands. The company also earned national recognition as a Great Place to Work-Certified employer, garnered two Alliance for Workplace Excellence awards, and was named a Top 10 Recruitment Software Solution Provider by HR Tech Outlook for the second consecutive year.

iHire commemorated its 20th anniversary with a two-day celebration at its Frederick, headquarters, complete with dinner, dancing, a scavenger hunt, guest speakers, and the premiere of a company video. The celebration, which was a surprise to MacFadyen, marked the first time that the Frederick and Angola offices came together under one roof.