In another sign that the recruiting process is becoming more convenient for job seekers, The Home Depot has rolled out a new way for its applicants to self-schedule in person interviews. The news comes on the heel of the retailers push to hire 80,000 positions for its traditional spring season.
Tim Hourigan, EVP – Human Resources says “This consumer-like experience helps us hire the best talent to serve our customers. Just as we’re continuously evolving to meet the changing expectations of our customers, we’re harnessing new technologies to do the same for job seekers.”
The scheduling tool, which is available 24/7 on any device, candidates who have completed an application for an open job in a Home Depot store or distribution center can easily choose the most convenient interview appointment available. The company says 80 percent of their candidates have taken advantage of the tool since the pilot began this past November.
Home Depot has also streamlined the application process and added some unique onboard apps as well. Last spring, the company saw a 50 percent increase in candidates after rolling out its 15-minute application, Mobile Apply and Text-to-Apply capabilities. Their new apply process is on https://www.homedepotretailjobs.com/ – below is a short screencast of their career site. They use Brassring as their ATS.
They also enhanced the onboarding experience this spring with the introduction of PocketGuide for associate training, a mobile application that leverages gamification to help associates learn while they’re in the aisles. PocketGuide delivers product knowledge and learning activities to the palm of an associate’s hand, significantly reducing backroom training. The application is rolling out to all garden associates for this spring season and will expand to more store departments throughout 2018.