- Speeding Up the time to hire with a revamped hiring process -=
hiring New Dealership talent before the competition
Napleton has been a long-term Hireology customer, partnering closely with us since 2015.
As a large established dealership brand, Napleton was looking for a solution to put in place to organize all hiring efforts across their group.
The Power of the Hiring Process
More recently, Napleton was also looking for a more intelligent way to source top applicants – especially for hard-to-staff fixed ops roles like technicians and service managers. Hireology was able to partner with Napleton on three fronts: helping them centralize and scale their hiring process, highlight their strong employment brand to reach top applicants, and intelligently source talent for key roles automatically.
Launching a Centralized Hiring Platform
Hireology and Napleton partnered to completely reinvent the people side of the business across all Napleton locations. This involved establishing hiring steps, manager training and buy-in, and customizing the online employee application, pre-screen survey and interview guides for all dealership roles. Hireology partnered closely with Napleton to ensure onboarding was successful and everyone involved with hiring across the entire group was trained on this new way of running the hiring process.
This continues today as Napleton continues to refine their hiring process thanks to Insights – the Hireology analytics platform that gives actionable steps to take to further improve the hiring process based on applicant and hiring manager activity.
“Beyond organization, the new hiring process allows Napleton to verify each candidate in a compliant and seamless workflow. The screening ease is great and it’s something leveraged by all of our managers across the group.”
–Ziggy Grabowski, General Manager, River Oaks Kia
Launching a Career Site
Napleton partnered with Hireology to create an engaging career site to attract quality candidates. In the past year, hiring managers marked 75% of applicants that came directly from the career site as high quality applicants – meaning that they were qualified enough to advance to the interview step. This is a substantial improvement compared to traditional organic and paid job boards like Indeed or Craigslist.
Seeing Payroll Results
In addition to Napleton Automotive Group partnering with Hireology for its hiring efforts across nearly 50 locations, Napleton Illinois also enlisted Hireology to streamline its payroll and onboarding across several locations. Keep reading to learn more about the payroll partnership, which kicked off in January 2019.
Prior to tapping into Hireology as a payroll partner, Napleton Illinois ran payroll through its dealership management system (DMS). As a large dealership group with several locations, Napleton Illinois faced challenges getting the information they needed to drive business efficiencies through centralized reporting.
During the process of identifying a new payroll partner, Napleton Illinois looked for a system that could boost operational efficiency and help the team better track data across multiple locations.
With its previous payroll solution, Napleton Illinois also faced challenges with cumbersome, time-consuming tasks – such as those related to onboarding. In many cases, this led to managers either putting off these tasks or taking too long to complete them, causing productivity to take a hit.
“Onboarding is one of the most cumbersome parts of the hiring process, and with each new employee, we spent at least 15 minutes (if not more) completing paperwork and getting new hires integrated into our system. With Hireology’s payroll solution, it’s all instant and done in a couple of clicks.”
–Amanda Grayson, Controller, Napleton Illinois
When it was time to select a new payroll provider, Napleton Illinois turned to Hireology in part because the team is already comfortable using the Hireology platform for its recruitment and hiring efforts. Napleton Illinois considered another payroll provider, but after seeing what Hireology’s payroll solution has to offer, its features specific to the automotive industry – and seeing the seamless integration between hiring, payroll and onboarding – the team realized Hireology was the right choice. Napleton Illinois initially tested Hireology’s payroll solution with a small set of locations before expanding to more.
By leveraging Hireology’s payroll solution, Napleton Illinois has saved a significant amount of time that was previously spent on manual, administrative-intensive tasks related to payroll and onboarding. For example, the team recently hired 150 employees for its light utility vehicle segment – which is only one of many segments across the dealership group – and seamlessly integrated each new employee into the payroll and onboarding system in a few simple steps.
The platform also empowers managers at Napleton Illinois to take more ownership over payroll and HR-related tasks – such as time and attendance and tracking overtime.
In an industry where turnover and recruiting are nonstop, Hireoloy’s payroll solution is a huge time saver. I’d recommend it to other dealers because it’s geared toward the auto industry, unlike other payroll providers that are generic and don’t necessarily understand our industry.
–Amanda Grayson, Controller, Napleton Illinois