HIRE, THE NEW APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYERS OF HOURLY WORKERS, LAUNCHES IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SEASON
From the makers of leading scheduling app When I Work, Hire gives small and medium-sized businesses a competitive edge in an economy where job seekers prize speed in hiring
MINNEAPOLIS—When I Work, the market-leading scheduling app for the hourly workforce, is launching a new product: Hire. Serving small and medium-sized businesses that employ hourly workers, Hire takes hiring and on-boarding mobile. The service will be released in time for workplaces to use it as they compete for workers during the holiday hiring season.
“We’ve watched the global hourly workforce hit the digital tipping point,” said Chad Halvorson, CEO of When I Work. “We know that workers value the efficiency and convenience of mobile-first application processes, which the largest employers can afford to custom-build. Hire will put a streamlined digital applicant tracking process in the hands of the same businesses that use When I Work—small and medium-sized enterprises.”
“When the job market is tight, we know that hourly job-seekers have their choice of positions,” said Halvorson. “One deciding factor? Speed. They accept the offers with the earliest available starting shifts. Using Hire will help our customers fill their open positions as fast as possible—before the pool of applicants dries up.”
Hourly employers can use Hire to create and share job postings, manage candidate screening, and hire employees all in one place—within When I Work, the market-leading solution for the time tracking and scheduling of hourly workers. From its headquarters in the historic Ford Building in Minneapolis, When I Work has created a product used by more than 1.4 million hourly workers in over 100,000 workplaces in over 50 countries. Employers who use When I Work are currently hiring more than 30,000 new employees per week. They will all have a chance to use Hire, which will be available free to existing When I Work customers through the end of 2018.
In the US alone, hourly workers represent more than 60 percent of the total workforce— an estimated 78 million workers. Hire will let them apply for jobs using an application that takes less than a minute to fill out. Employers will save time by collecting and managing all applications in one place. The software will also allow teams to collaborate and leave notes as they evaluate candidates and move applicants through the hiring process. New employees are automatically added to the When I Work schedule.
For early adopters of Hire, the switch has transformed their hiring process. “Before Hire, we marketed job openings by manually posting on Craigslist, Facebook, and Instagram, and by sending emails to people in our database,” said Lawrence Laby, owner of Burgitos, a fast-casual chain restaurant with four locations in New York and one in Minneapolis. “All applicants were coming through a Google form, and it was difficult and time-consuming to keep track of all the responses.”
Laby was already using When I Work to schedule his 100 workers, so it was easy to start using Hire. “Hire took everything and put it in one place. Our hiring process is much more efficient, and using Hire has definitely sped it up! It’s easy to identify the best applicants, see who recently applied and track them through the hiring process. We have all our applicants in When I Work, and when we’re ready to make a hire, they get added to the schedule.”
When I Work is the easiest way to schedule, track time, find and hire new employees and communicate with hourly employees. More than 100,000 workplaces in over 50 countries worldwide rely on When I Work to make sure they have the right people, at the right place, at the right time. The company is adding new users weekly. In five minutes, business owners and managers can start using When I Work’s simple, mobile-first solution, which works on desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone.