Datatel Inc. plans to hire about 30 people now. Susan Koch, human resources director, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

QWhat does your company do?

AWe create software and do the implementation and consulting around the software for colleges and universities. It's enterprise-wide software that helps them run all of the business functions on campus, like admissions, financial aid or the bursar's office.

What do you think your employees would say were the best reasons for working at your company?

Everybody always says that they enjoy working with the others here. Our people are smart, hardworking and committed to client success. The environment is really positive.

Who owns your company?

We're privately owned by members of our management group.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

Tremendous stability. We've been around for 36 years and profitable every single year. We've never had layoffs.

What are the demographics of your company?

Company-wide, we are 53 percent female and 17 percent minority. Within the seven-person executive management team, there are three females and no minorities.

What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?

We're looking for five technical support analysts, 10 to 15 higher education consultants, a director of software quality assurance, a director of solutions management, a tools and technology manager, a marketing student product manager, a project manager, two curriculum designers, two programming developers/designers, and a couple of accounting and sales representatives.