Candidates go online for jobs at Woolworths

first_img Comments are closed. Retail giant Woolworths has cut its recruitment costs significantly sinceintroducing online recruitment earlier this year. Nine out of 10 candidates for all positions are now using the Woolworthswebsite to apply. Some of the biggest savings since the introduction of the online recruitmentsystem in May have been in the store manager programme. Twenty store managers and 28 assistant store managers have been recruited tofill vacancies in its 800 outlets nationwide. Last year it cost an average of £8,000 to recruit a store manager comparedto £6,000 this year. The retailer anticipates that its year-on-year recruitmentcost for store managers will come down by a half by the end of 2002. Candidates are ranked on the strength of their applications and it has cutout the need for an initial interview. Employees can now be hired within two-and-a-half working days rather thanfour weeks. Iain Lewis, resourcing manager at Woolworths, said, “We are saving alot of money by not having to use recruitment agencies. “It has also meant that we have not missed out on talented recruits, asbefore we just did not have the manpower to screen a bulk load ofapplicants.” The online system cost £25,000 to install and a further £12,000 a year torun and was paid for after placing just three candidates, said Lewis. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Candidates go online for jobs at WoolworthsOn 18 Dec 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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