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Kocourek Automotive Cuts Hiring to 21 Days with Hireology

By Beth Kempton

Between historically-low unemployment and limited job seekers interest in dealership careers, hiring has never been more challenging in the retail automotive industry. And it’s critical to fill open roles as efficiently as possible, because for each day a dealership has an open role, an average of $1,000 in gross profit is lost.

Kocourek Automotive, a Wisconsin-based dealership group, understands the importance of hiring the right team to drive productivity, profitability and customer service. In 2017, Kocourek first enlisted Hireology to help improve its recruitment marketing and hiring efforts.

The Challenge

Prior to partnering with Hireology, Kocourek’s job applications were mostly paper-based, creating a headache for hiring managers and slowing down the overall time to hire. And at the time, Kocourek’s candidate experience had room for improvement, as its paper application was eight pages long, leading to drop off by quality candidates.

The Solution

Kocourek tapped into Hireology to move away from paper forms, build a strong employment brand and streamline its hiring process. Working with Hireology, all Kocourek hiring managers were trained on the recruitment CRM platform, and Hireology customized hiring steps, interview guides, and pre-screen surveys to drive candidate engagement. Hireology also helped Kocourek build a strong employment brand through updated job descriptions and compelling career site content.

Beyond making the most of the recruitment CRM platform, Kocourek was among the first Hireology customers to benefit from Hireology’s Applicant Engine and candidate text messaging solutions. Using Applicant Engine, Hireology’s programmatic advertising solution, Kocourek was able to save money on recruitment costs while attracting candidates across multiple job boards, social media, and classified ads at scale. And the candidate text messaging solution has boosted Kocourek candidate response rates and speed.

We pulled together a case study featuring several success metrics from the Hireology and Kocourek Automotive relationship. Some highlights include:

  • Cut hiring time to 21 days – nearly a week faster than the Hireology automotive average
  • Attracted applicants with a 63% quality rate using Applicant Engine – meaning 2/3 of those who Hireology found and that applied were qualified enough to advance to the interview round
  • Hired 275 employees across seven locations since 2017

Read the full case study here to learn more about Kocourek’s hiring challenges and the Hireology solution. Reach out to see how Hireology can help your dealership attract and hire quality employees in today’s competitive hiring market – schedule a demo today.

About the Author

Beth is the content strategist on Hireology’s marketing team, responsible for creating compelling blog posts, eBooks, marketing materials and other content. Her background includes five years of experience at a B2B digital marketing agency, where she crafted content for a variety of clients, including several in the HR technology space. Before beginning her career, Beth attended Loyola University Chicago, where she studied advertising and public relations.

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