The aha moment
Director of Talent Acquisition and Development
SBA Communications Corporation
“We’re using data and analytics in everything we do, that’s our great story. We reference check every single person we hire. It’s critical from a consistency standpoint – plus it’s providing us a ton of information about the person. It allows us to do a better job when we bring them into an interview and it allows the hiring manager to have a better understanding of opportunities for development.”
SBA Communications hires for a diverse range of workforce segments that encompass field roles like technicians, tower climbers, and construction supervisors to corporate roles such as sales people, marketing managers, analysts, accountants and managers.
When Sean Rego came on board, the legacy processes in place were not enough to support the new demands of a fast-growing company. “Our goal is always the same… recruit the best and the brightest in the most effective and efficient way all while producing a great candidate experience. The way we do that continues to change and there are many paths, but, using data and metrics can help us to make better decisions with our strategy and plan.”
Sean has made use of new recruiting tools to manage processes more efficiently and access the data the team needs to make more strategic decisions, report on its progress and understand historical trends.
Data and analytics – the team now monitors overall recruiting metrics that help it advocate for resources, build its credibility company-wide, and improve its recruitment marketing decisions.
Shortened time to fill – average time to fill is now 30 days or less for all positions.
$2 million reduction in third party spend – cost per hire has been reduced and is below the national averages.
New digital technologies for recruiting and reference checking – the team uses texting and social media advertising for hard to reach field candidates who may not be using a job board. The team also implemented SkillSurvey Reference® for more efficient and insightful reference checking.
“It is also incredibly helpful that references are now becoming potential candidates – they’re expressing potential interest and they start doing their research. It’s more than a referencing checking tool – it’s a source for the best hires we’ve made.”
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