LIMA — A local human resources software company held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its brand new information technology office.
The company, myStaffingPro, which is owned by Paychex Inc., unveiled its new office to Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce members and representatives from local businesses and organizations.
The office includes a “state of the art video conference room and testing lab,” according to a news release. The conference room is equipped with a smartboard that will allow video conferencing among company representatives in New York, San Diego and Denver.
MyStaffingPro, which was founded in 1993, started as a recruitment process outsourcing company. In 1997, the company began concentrating on creating, deploying and enhancing hiring software for human resources, according to its website.
Today, myStaffingPro sells recruiting and applicant tracking software, as well as employee onboarding software.
“Our software is used by companies all over the world to power their career sites, to hire applicants, document the entire hiring process and then take them through the new hire onboarding and paperwork process,” said myStaffingPro Systems Development Manager Jennifer Brogee.
At their office on 675 W. Market St., employees build the software, test it and deploy internationally to clients.
The company employs more than 50 people at its Lima office and an additional 20 around the country. Two years ago, the company employed 25 people.
Brogee said the company’s growth is due to its software package, and the fact it was purchased by Paychex.
“We have a really good software package,” Brogee said, “but we had limited distribution until we were purchased by Paychex. Once we were purchased by Paychex, they more than tripled our sales team and we’ve been growing ever since.”
Wednesday, myStaffingPro will unveil a new product that will be delivered to 1,500 sales representatives across the company.
“It’s a new onboarding product,” Brogee said. “When you get hired to a job, you have all these stacks of paper you have to fill out. This will all be online so they can fill it out virtually instead of waiting until the first day of work.”
For Brogee, the success of myStaffingPro is something she hopes will encourage young software developers.
“I want to encourage people in Lima that there are no boundaries — no geographic boundaries — on creating great software,” she said. “You can do it anywhere. You don’t have to go to the big city. Anyone that has a vision for a great software package can do it here.”
Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456.