Mansfield, MA, April 11, 2016 – HR Knowledge has been named a “2016 Fast 50” by the Boston Business Journal, designating it one of the region’s fastest-growing private companies.

The Fast 50, formally known as Pacesetters, is an annual list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in Massachusetts. To be considered, companies were required to have generated a minimum of $1 million in revenue in 2015 and at least $500,000 in revenue for 2012. Companies that saw revenue drop between 2014 and 2015 were excluded. The list includes 76 businesses that have demonstrated strong revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.“These companies represent the best examples of the Boston economy’s strength and vibrancy,” said Boston Business Journal Publisher and Market President Carolyn M. Jones. “This kind of top-line growth is driving the state’s economy and generating the kind of excitement that attracts global brands and their talent here.”

This is the second year in a row that HR Knowledge has received this honor.“Our rapid growth,” said Ken Bettenhauser, HR Knowledge president, “is a result of providing integrated HR, payroll, and benefits at a time when small and mid-sized employers are struggling with the complexities surrounding the rising costs of benefits, new HR regulations, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Our reputation to deliver service and technology in these areas at a fair and reasonable price has fueled more companies to partner with us. We are thrilled to be able to free up our clients to focus on the growth of their businesses as we help address these time-consuming, tedious, but very important aspects of their organizations.”

The 2016 Fast 50 will be celebrated at an April 21 breakfast event at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront, which will feature a countdown of the top 50 fastest-growing companies on this year’s list. For more information on this event, click here.

About HR Knowledge
Founded in 2001, HR Knowledge, Inc. is a privately funded company that provides Integrated Outsourced HR Services tailored to the client’s needs. The company’s full array of human resource offerings includes managed payroll; employee benefits administration; and HR consulting and support services, such as training, compliance, and Hiring Process Management™. HR Knowledge’s specialized recruitment service that handles everything from finding and screening candidates to onboarding new employees. Major markets are fast-growing small and medium-sized businesses, many of which are venture-capital-backed; foreign companies expanding into the states; and certain key education markets including charter schools and nonprofit enterprises. Partnering with HR Knowledge can reduce a company’s administrative costs, minimize legal risk, help find and develop talent, and frees companies up to focus on their core business. HR Knowledge maintains offices at 15 Berkshire Road, Mansfield, MA 02048. For additional information, please call (508) 339-1300 or visit

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