A safe bet: balancing quality of hire and speed to hire in a competitive job market
How We Helped
The feedback has proven so valuable that Bemis now uses Pre-Hire 360 to screen candidates for professional positions as well. Hiring managers can easily select the surveys that are relevant for a particular job. The answers to the questions on behavioral competencies give the company a solid picture of candidates’ past performance.
Scott Kohlahagen, Recruiting Manager at Bemis Manufacturing Company, said, “People can say anything on a resume. The feedback we get through SkillSurvey Reference tells us whether a person can or can’t do a specific job.”
Jennifer Krugel, Employment Placement Coordinator at Bemis Manufacturing, added, “Some people don’t provide the list of references. That tells us right then and there they lack motivation and drive.”
References say they like the confidentiality and ease of use of the survey. The process is also effortless for the team at Bemis. They can easily kick off the reference process, and follow up with candidates all within SkillSurvey Reference.
“The feedback from SkillSurvey Reference is an added data point on the candidate. It helps us decide if we should bring a candidate in for an interview.”
Hiring for Safety
The cluster of questions about safety gives former managers and co-workers a chance to weigh in on whether a candidate really followed workplace procedures.
“If a candidate doesn’t have a safety conscious background, all the training and safety procedures in the world won’t help. With Pre-Hire 360, we can ask questions like ‘did they always wear their safety helmet’?”, said Jennifer.
“The quality of the candidates and the people we are hiring today versus before SkillSurvey Reference is night and day. Our operations managers tell us we are bringing in better people.”
OVER $2.7M SAVED
hiring best-fit employees
CUT TIME TO HIRE IN HALF
from 30 to 15 days
76% RESPONSE RATE
averaging 4 per candidate
Bemis markets products under its own brands and provides expertise to others, producing private-label products and component parts for a wide variety of industries. The company serves consumer, commercial, medical and industrial markets worldwide and has more than 1,600 employees located in six countries around the world.
Bemis is a Pre-Hire 360 customer through their relationship with SkillSurvey’s partner SageMark HR.
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