Saint Augustine Beach, FL, July 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- BrightMove Recruiting Software Among Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor
BrightMove was among the first round of 2016 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL. The awards event - now in its sixth year - honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. Chosen from a candidate pool of more than 124 growing second-stage businesses, the finalists collectively represent $598 million in annual revenue and employ 3,028 full-time equivalent employees.
David Webb, President and CEO, and also a Florida native, noted, "It's great to be recognized. Recognized not only for having success in business, but also for contributing to the recruiting and staffing industry with technology and innovation."
The Florida Companies To Watch program consists of two rounds of selections. Finalists now advance to the second round, where they will be further evaluated based on their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy and empowered employees.
“We applaud these first round finalists who have shown how they stand out in their regions as innovative business leaders, going to the next level to grow their companies. They are true rock stars,” says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Executive Director.
The Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises that are already located within Florida. These high growth enterprises are an important segment of our economy and their numbers have been steadily increasing, which contributed to Florida’s ranking of 24 on the Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship. According to this report, “entrepreneurship is not a monolithic phenomenon, and it includes many moving parts. Creating new businesses is a different economic activity from running small businesses, which in turn is different from growing businesses.” Florida Companies to Watch recognizes the different approach needed to successfully grow and scale a business, and celebrates those that are working to achieve this goal.
Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies To Watch is a distinguished awards program specifically designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”
The winners will be announced in MID August. The 2016 honorees will be celebrated at the awards ceremony November 3rd at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Resort.
For more information visit www.GrowFL.com/flctw16.
BrightMove, Inc. (www.brightmove.com
) is a leading provider of on-demand recruiting software for staffing, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and corporate HR. Founded in 2005, BrightMove’s 100% SaaS platform helps clients find the right talent for the right positions at the right time. The company’s innovative brand of recruiting software has quickly become a system of choice for staffing and HR professionals seeking cutting-edge tools designed to help them get an edge in an increasingly dynamic job market.
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research, Peer Learning and Leadership Development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening® - to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state - GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. GrowFL has assisted more than 800 companies through the Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 250 successful entrepreneurs through the annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch. Learn more at www.GrowFL.com.