One of the state's fastest-growing companies,
Accurate Home Care
is working to manage its growth, and that means dealing with an awful lot of resumes.
According to founder and president Amy Nelson, the Elk River-based firm hires between 10 to 20 people every week, and currently employs about 1,600 people. The Human Resources team sorts through approximately 100 applications per week.
"We have a great HR department," says Nelson. "That's the only reason we can handle the rate of hiring that we have."
In the future, it's possible that she might have to hire even more, since the company is growing so quickly. In the next year, Nelson anticipates adding a couple more facilities in Minnesota, and then expanding into Illinois and Iowa.
Currently, Accurate is the largest provider of home care services in the state, and with Nelson's level of passion and focus, she hopes to bring more extensive services beyond Minnesota. That's impressive, given that the company only started doing branding and marketing efforts over the past few years, and still relies mainly on referrals.
"This is a business where you need to care about people," says Nelson. "That's what we look for when we're hiring, and that's what our clients have come to expect. We may be hiring a large number of people, but we still keep in mind that this type of care is very personal. There has to be a connection, a relationship, between a caregiver and a client."
Employees come to Accurate, in part, because they appreciate the flexibility that comes with providing home health care, she adds. But they stay at the company because of the relationship they forge with clients, Nelson believes.
Source: Amy Nelson, Accurate Home Care
Writer: Elizabeth Millard