The newspapers were giving us too many C level candidates. By switching to CareerBuilder.com we were getting a more A and B candidates and little to no C candidates. This allowed us to make faster hires. At times, we would get new resumes only 20 minutes after we posted our job. This allows us to make the best use of our time and allows our company to grow faster.
HOBO (Home Owners Bargain Outlet) has been saving consumers money since 1992 when they first opened their outlet in West Allis (Milwaukee), Wisconsin. Now HOBO has six locations serving the greater Milwaukee and Chicagoland areas. HOBO out hustles "retail stores" by specializing in getting factory-direct deals and closeouts and selling them for 10% to 50% less than similar items elsewhere.
HOBO is famous for the spectacular values on ceramic tile, marble tile, wood flooring, area rugs, kitchen cabinets, vanities, medicine cabinets, whirlpool bathtubs, doors, lawn and garden items, and more.
HOBO had been running classified ads in local newspapers to find candidates but it was not working for them. They were not getting the quality candidates they needed. They were also finding that they were spending way too much time sorting through resumes, and that this is no way to grow a business.
HOBO began searching for a quick and easy way for them to recruit higher quality candidates to their openings, so that they can spend more time on the business and operational side of things. "We were also looking to hire on an "as need" basis because we would need managers as more stores were opening," said Mike Earl.
The results they received from CareerBuilder.com were more than they expected. Mike Earl was finding that CareerBuilder.com offered them a large candidate pool where they could search for and find candidates that were better fits for their openings, and with the sorting options provided, they could accomplish this in less time ever before.
"We began receiving resumes from qualified candidates within 20 minutes of placing the first Job Posting," said Earl. "CareerBuilder.com promised results and that's what they provided. Better candidates, and less time searching for them – it was exactly what we needed."
As a result of utilizing CareerBuilder.com, HOBO recognized outstanding results:
"CareerBuilder.com is an effective way to advertise your open positions. By extending its recruitment efforts online with CareerBuilder.com, we’ve seen a significant increase in the quality and quantity of applicants. As a result, we are able to fill our positions quickly with the right candidates. Additionally, the individuals we've worked with at CareerBuilder.com are wonderful. They are friendly and quick to assist us."
"The CFO and President are very happy with CareerBuilder.com. From a financial perspective, we've had substantial costs reductions while providing access to lots of qualified resumes with just a click of a mouse. CareerBuilder.com allowed us to use one media for recruitment and save us significant time and effort."
"We feel CareerBuilder.com is an effective way to advertise your open positions and brand your company. The pre-screening function has allowed us to maintain a qualified applicant database that we can reach out to when there are positions to fill. Additionally, everyone we have worked with has been great and quick to respond. Pro Clean has seen a reduction in initial recruitment spent, but an increase in applicant flow."