8 Hr Solution Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Hr Solution Business

HR solutions refer to a set of functional tools that automate human resource management. Businesses refer to HR experts to help them streamline tedious but essential HR processes and make managing employees throughout their careers easier.

Are you interested in starting an HR solutions business?

You can offer different HR solutions depending on your areas of interest. Here are some exciting human resource business ideas you may consider.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a hr solution business:

1. Workology ($12.2M/year)

Jessica Miller-Merrell (from Austin, TX, USA) started Workology about 18 years ago.

$1.02M / month
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

My name is Jessica Miller-Merrell, and I am a workplace change agent, author, and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer, I am the founder and CEO of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and host of the Workology Podcast.

Workology also has a training and development platform for HR professionals called LEARN by Workology. We offer on-demand courses for HR certification with Ace the HR Exam, career development for HR professionals with Upskill HR, courses for SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) and HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credits, new manager training, audio courses, practice tests, and more.


2. Factofly ($1.8M/year)

Jannik Flor Borg (from Copenhagen, Denmark) started Factofly almost 3 years ago.

$150K / month
3 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

My name is Jannik and I am the co-founder and CEO of FactoFly. FactoFly is helping freelancers, side-hustlers, and gig workers to lead administration-free lives by taking care of everything related to their business in terms of admin.

Over the last twelve months, we’ve grown the business from 0 to around €130k monthly revenue.


Learn more about starting a hr solution business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a hr solution business?
-> Pros and cons of a hr solution business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established hr solution business
-> Marketing ideas for a hr solution business

Other resources

-> Hr solution business tips
-> Blog post ideas for a hr solution business

4. Talent Service ($180K/year)

Pavel Podkorytov (from San Francisco) started Talent Service over 1 year ago.

$15K / month
1 founders / 6 employees

Case Study

Hi everyone! My name is Pavel Podkorytov, and I am the founder of TalentService - a revolutionary developer-focused platform for employer assessment and remote recruitment. It is a platform that uses an innovative approach of reversed recruitment of IT talents: it's not the talents who have to prove to the companies their competencies and ability to fit in the company, but the recruiters who now need to prove to the talents that their culture and working environment of their company are suitable for the IT talent that they are recruiting.

The geography of talents comprises CIS, Eastern Europe, and India. Three of the top markets where job openings come from are the US, Germany, and the UK.


6. SelectSoftware Reviews ($40.5K/year)

Phil Strazzulla (from Cambridge) started SelectSoftware Reviews over 4 years ago.

$3.38K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Phil Strazzulla and I run SelectSoftware. We are an expert online review site for HR software - basically the NerdWallet/WireCutter for all of the different HR software categories out there.

Over the past 3 months, the organic search traffic to SelectSoftware has been growing at around 30% per month, and in August 2019 we had our first month of revenues with a little over $1k/mo.


7. SimplySolved ($6M/year)

Haroon Juma (from Dubai - United Arab Emirates) started SimplySolved over 6 years ago.

$500K / month
2 founders / 27 employees

Case Study

I am Haroon Juma, founder and managing director of SimplySolved. I run a company based in Dubai specializing in supporting SMEs in the Gulf across and wide range of services designed to improve their back-office operations in accounting, tax, audit, HR, and IT.

Our revenue has grown at an annual rate of 40% from a standing start to where we are now $4M per annum across our various services lines and team of 30.

8. HR.com ($21.8M/year)

The startup podcast with more than 500 episodes to help you launch and grow. 10 million+ downloads. 500+ five-star reviews.

Debbie McGrath (from Jackson's Point, Ontario) started HR.com over 24 years ago.

$1.82M / month
1 founders / 285 employees

Case Study

Debbie McGrath is the CEO and creator of HR.com. The world's largest social networking and resource site for human resource professionals to help recruit quality individuals.

The company's online social community provides its members with access to shared knowledge on practices, trends, and industry news to help them develop their people, as well as articles, case studies, newsletters, surveys, and discussion forums that help Human Resources (HR) professionals find the right candidate for their client companies.

The platform also provides webinars that allow users to keep up with different HR trends and needs.

HR.com is trusted by over 110,000 HR professionals for education, career development, and compliance: 5,900+ courses and tips in the HR Genius on-demand training library and 400+ webcasts every year.


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