Reducing time-to-hire has always been a critical goal for hiring teams. It has become even more important during the coronavirus pandemic (especially virtual hiring). Companies in ecommerce, healthcare, and the food supply chain are scaling up operations with frontline workers.
With the need to hire quickly and efficiently, what can hiring managers and recruiters do? One of the simplest and surest ways to reduce time to hire and save hundreds of hours for your recruiters is automated scheduling with Coordinate.
The standard deployment of Coordinate will save your talent acquisition teams time, while empowering them to do more with less. Product features include:
But as the world adjusts to the “new normal” of the coronavirus, we’re helping customers implement innovative uses of the Coordinate tool beyond just traditional scheduling (though they’re all still using it for that too).
According to HireVue’s available customer data, virtual interviewing within the grocery industry is up 450% since COVID-19. Virtual interviewing allows employers to address safety and security issues while rapidly interviewing to fill critical logistics, distribution center, stocking, and in-store personnel roles.
In a previous post about automated scheduling, H-E-B’s Mary Valdez highlighted how traditional use of the tool means that her recruiters, “No longer have to play phone tag or send emails back and forth. They just send one email. We actually have a template in Taleo with the Coordinate link that they send out for the candidates to self-schedule. It saves so much time.”
In the new normal, talent teams are faced with doing more with less. Automated scheduling is an easy way to save valuable time and still hit critical hiring metrics.
Our customer data also shows that healthcare virtual interviewing during coronavirus is up 345% as the demand for skilled staff continues to grow.
Faced with urgent need, a not-for-profit healthcare system customer had to redeploy approximately 500 employees in their workforce to new positions. Working quickly, they transferred 130 of them using a tedious phone-based process. But after working with their HireVue Customer Success Manager and the Coordinate Product Team, they will now use Coordinate to more efficiently redeploy their remaining staff.
Here’s how it works. Employees will receive an invitation for a “redeployment assignment” via Coordinate. This invite will indicate their start and end dates at the new location, along with the necessary details for transition. The employee then “signs up” for the assignment, much like they would schedule an interview. Instead, they'll show up for a new work shift based on the information contained in the email. And, to save even more time, these redeployments are managed at the event level. This allows teams to batch send the necessary information and reduce, or eliminate, all contact with human resources and talent acquisition. Overburdened teams will be able to focus their efforts on more strategic projects.
Regardless of what your recruiting needs, you need support to continue safely hiring during these trying times. Some may need to reduce costly phone-tag games for your recruiters. Other companies might want a total revisioning of their existing processes. Either way, HireVue’s customer success, product, and 24/7 support teams are here to help you.
In fact, if you need to adapt to virtual hiring, read our blog about how your business can quickly shift to video interviewing.