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Field Managers and Talent Acquisition

In a fast-paced, high-volume, decentralized labor environment like the service industry, many hiring decisions are put into the hands of field managers.  Many of these managers start in entry level, hourly positions and move up the ranks, and most don’t have a background in human resources to guide them through the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process.  These managers need tools to walk them through the full talent acquisition process so that their time is spent appropriately, the highest quality candidates are hired, and nothing is left to chance with a “post and pray” recruiting strategy.  

Technology is available to help facilitate this process and make the field managers’ lives a little easier when it comes to finding their employees.

4 Tips to Help Hiring Managers Recruit:

  1. Responsive Branded Career Pages provide for an easy candidate experience that does the “selling” for the managers on “why” to work for your company.
  2. Job Boards & ATS integrate seamlessly to take the posting process out of the field managers hands.
  3. Text-to-Apply and Mobile Applications allow for walk-ins to easily apply at store locations. Text-to-apply functionality quickly drives candidates to a mobile application without having to manage paper applications.
  4. Interview Guides help facilitate the interview process and provide probing questions for the field managers to dig deeper into areas that may need to be evaluated for a candidate.

Once managers have made their hires, they have limited time to onboard and handle the new hire paperwork.  Technology can easily help streamline the onboarding and training and take the paper-heavy processes out of the hands of the field managers so that they can spend less time on paperwork and more time on the floor.

Abby Sandbach

Vice President of Marketing

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