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OUR SOFTWARE WORKS FOR MANY DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES.
Retail chains use CareerPlug's recruiting software to find just what they are looking for when it comes to frontline and management professionals. We help multi-unit locations create consistency with their hiring, which reduces turnover and improves the quality of their hires across all of their stores.
Homes & Business Services companies tell us that CareerPlug comes in handy to hire skilled technicians and service professionals. Their #1 challenge is recruiting. They cannot produce sales if they do not have the technicians to do the work. We give them a way to staff up when they need it most.
Insurance and Financial Services companies partner with CareerPlug to attract the right sales and service professionals to grow their book of business. These businesses cannot grow without the right people – especially licensed sales reps. We make it easier for them to always be recruiting for their next producer.
Restaurant and Hospitality chains keep their businesses moving by using CareerPlug to hire the right front and back of the house team members. We make it easier for candidates to apply and for managers to evaluate them - all from any device. This is a huge differentiator for this on-the-move workforce.
Health & Fitness businesses rely on CareerPlug to keep their clubs in shape by giving them the tools to hire sales reps and personal trainers. Licensed trainers can be highly profitable for clubs, but it is hard to find them. We help clubs attract more qualified candidates and provide a process to hire the right people.
Automotive companies keep their businesses running smoothly by using CareerPlug to hire talented technicians and sales representatives. Technicians are the hardest positions to fill, and dealerships struggle with retaining sales reps. We provide a system to improve their results on both fronts.
Franchisors partner with CareerPlug to provide their franchisees with an affordable hiring system to attract, hire and onboard the right people while maintaining brand and compliance standards. Our unique approach ensures that this partnership is a win for all of their franchisees.
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Reduced Employee Turnover
Founded in 2001, Wireless Advantage is a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer based in Dothan, AL. In the last decade the company has expanded to over 40 store locations. Before CareerPlug, their talent pipeline relied heavily on a major job board with limited postings and paper resumes. When applications came in, they used a combination of emails and spreadsheets to track and move applicants through their hiring process.
Wireless Advantage needed a way to distribute their job postings widely and effectively without tying up their recruiting budget with a single website or job posting. They needed to cast a bigger net to capture a larger, more qualified talent pool. They also needed a solution that would create a centralized, more organized hiring process, making it easier to use for their store managers. A lack of a centralized hiring process contributed to a higher employee turnover rate for their stores and made it difficult for the corporate office to monitor the recruitment and staffing process. Wireless Advantage needed to hire long-term employees who could build relationships and experience over years at the company—and, as a result, enhance the level of expertise they offered their customers.
CareerPlug and Wireless Advantage worked together to implement the hiring software at all Wireless Advantage locations. CareerPlug was able to distribute job postings to multiple highly trafficked job boards and work with Wireless Advantage to create postings that were both visible and attractive to quality applicants. Wireless Advantage also began using candidate personality assessments offered by a CareerPlug partner. The assessment data and clear hiring steps laid out in the software allowed managers to easily evaluate and track applicants, which led to more consistent and effective hiring decisions across the company. As Wireless Advantage worked with CareerPlug to make quality hires, they began to see significantly reduced turnover across the organization.
Gold’s Gym Houston
RECEIVED MORE APPLICANTS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS THAN PREVIOUS TWO YEARS
Gold’s Gym Houston, part of the Gold’s Gym franchise group, has six locations in the Houston area. Gold’s Houston advertised for open positions with “we’re hiring” signs posted throughout their gyms and spoke one-on-one with members about job opportunities. Each location handled their talent pool and hiring process differently.
Gold’s Houston wasn’t generating the applicant flow they needed from their current channels and was struggling to make the hires they needed to run their business. They needed to attract a higher quantity and quality of applicants, as well as find a way to standardize their hiring process so all locations could implement an effective recruiting and hiring strategy. In fact, in 2014 the company made ‘Hiring & Staffing’ one of their main objectives for the year, focusing on finding solutions that would centralize their hiring process and increase applicant flow.
CareerPlug worked with Gold’s Gym to implement our system and distribute job postings to high-traffic job boards, making their positions visible and attractive to applicants. By utilizing the system at all of their locations, they were able to standardize their hiring process, while efficiently educating all of their owners and managers. Gold’s Gym Houston began to see an immediate increase in applicants and actually received more applicants during the first two weeks using CareerPlug than during the entire previous two years.
INCREASED STAFF TO MEET NEEDS
Founded in 1991, Handyman Connection is a home repair company with 60+ franchisees operating throughout North America. These franchisees rely on having skilled craftsmen on their team to serve their customers. In the past, their recruiting efforts relied on online classified advertisements, while each franchisee used their own process for recruiting qualified craftsmen.
Handyman Connection franchisees were not attracting enough qualified applicants to meet their needs, and some franchisees were turning away business as a result—which was a loss of income each time. Without a uniform process to engage and recruit qualified craftsmen, they were failing to tap into an important talent pool—one that would improve their bottom line. Handyman Connection wanted to develop a consistent process for their franchisees to attract, evaluate, and retain enough qualified craftsmen to meet the needs of their growing organization—and to further help their organization grow.
CareerPlug worked with Handyman Connection not only to distribute their job postings to top job boards, but also to build a custom careers page that could sell candidates on the benefits of working with Handyman Connection. We developed a standardized recruiting process that can be used by every franchisee to achieve predictable results. This recruiting process includes a custom assessment that could evaluate the skillset of a potential hire—testing their knowledge of skilled trades including plumbing, electrical wiring, and carpentry. With these tools, franchisees have been able to hire skilled craftsmen who have made immediate contributions, which have helped grow their client base and increased profitability.
STREAMLINED HIRING PROCESS & RECEIVED 5X MORE APPLICANTS
Planet Fitness is one of the most successful and fastest growing fitness franchises in the country with over 900 locations across North America and more than 6 million members. Their corporate headquarters used an applicant tracking system (ATS) that was not user-friendly, which hiring managers found difficult to navigate. Because of this, many Planet Fitness club managers were not utilizing the ATS. Instead, they used independent hiring methods which focused on online classified ads. Both walk-in and online applicants were instructed to submit a general employment application which did not specify what role they were applying to. This was often a deterrent to applicants and an inefficient use of time for both managers and prospective candidates. These outdated practices made the resume database difficult and cumbersome for the club managers to navigate through.
Planet Fitness Headquarters was expanding their corporate team and needed a resource to support their growing hiring needs. Since their corporate office positions required relocation to New Hampshire, it was important for them to sell potential applicants not only on the position but also on the lifestyle and benefits of the position’s location. Club managers wanted a simple way to increase their applicant pool and improve their current application process, while also giving applicants the opportunity to apply directly from their mobile devices.
CareerPlug built a custom careers page for Planet Fitness’ corporate headquarters where they could present company photos and details about moving to the area. They immediately found CareerPlug’s software to be intuitive and easy to use. Because of the ease of use, they rolled the system out to their corporate-owned fitness clubs along with a streamlined, mobile-friendly application process. In the first month these clubs received 5 times more applicants than the previous month. This success led Planet Fitness to offer CareerPlug’s hiring software to all of their franchise owner groups with the same application process and integration to the Planet Fitness website. The significant increase in applicant flow and streamlined hiring processes have helped Planet Fitness franchisees keep their hiring on pace with their rapid expansion.
The Richard Morrett Insurance Agency
73% Less Time Spent on Hiring
Dick Morrett has been a State Farm Agent in Lebanon, PA since 1970. He serves customers throughout Pennsylvania and has earned awards like the National Multiline Sales Award and the National Quality Award. With a small team of six, their agency is committed to making a big impact in their customers’ lives and within their communities.
While going strong for over forty years in the insurance world, it became clear that Dick’s team was spending too much time recruiting. Between sorting through resumes, proctoring assessments, and keeping up with candidate communication, their small business was spending 10-15 hours a week on hiring. This was a significant portion of time when team members could be focused on other priorities. Something had to change.
The Richard Morrett Insurance Agency partnered with CareerPlug in 2013 and immediately received a return on their investment in the form of regained hours they had previously spent recruiting candidates. The agency generally spent 10 - 15 hours of time in recruitment efforts each week, but after partnering with CareerPlug they reduced their weekly time spent hiring to just 2-4 hours—a 73% time savings—due to their new ability to manage the process in one centralized platform and use integrated personality assessments to identify top candidates. This was essential when they needed to find strong replacement hires following unexpected turnover as soon as possible. The easy-to-use system and CareerPlug’s exceptional customer service turned the agency into loyal, lasting customers who proudly recommend CareerPlug’s products and service.