Keeping its talent pool warm
Word of Hearth & Home Technologies’ cozy products was spreading like wildfire, but the company’s homegrown ATS couldn’t help them source, attract, and hire talent fast enough to keep pace with growth.
Hearth & Home Technologies turned to Jobvite Hire, Engage, and Onboarding last year to reach more job seekers than ever, in addition to improving applications and onboarding experiences.
Doubled the number of applicants year-over-year
By focusing on better mobile experiences and creating incredible candidate journeys from startto-finish with the help of Jobvite, Hearth & Home Technologies more than doubled its number of applicants in less than a year – with no signs of slowing down.
The fireplace is the centerpiece of the home, and no one knows more about fireplaces than Hearth & Home Technologies. Over time, the company’s business has grown hotter and stronger, and today is the largest manufacturer of fireplaces in the world. But keeping those flames stoked isn’t easy. In order to keep the company’s fires burning bright, Hearth & Homes Technologies (HHT) relies on talented professionals to ensure quality — and most importantly, safety — across its line of products.
The hiring trail had gone cold
Headquartered in Lakeville, Minnesota — HHT’s business is red hot right now when it comes to growth. However, while business has been blazing ahead, outdated applicant tracking and onboarding technologies made it tough for the hiring team to keep up.
“We couldn’t find and hire the right people fast enough to keep up with the company’s growth,” said Steve Lewis, Director of Talent Acquisition at HHT. “The biggest inhibitor was technology. Our old applications weren’t straightforward or mobile friendly, and the onboarding process took far too long.”
For these reasons and more, Lewis felt a disconnect between HHT’s “member-owner” culture and the existing hiring process. “Our employees are called ‘members’ and are empowered to implement change and move the company forward,” said Lewis. “This member-owner culture is core to our success, so it’s important to us that members have an incredible experience right out of the gate.”
Jobvite provided a spark
HHT ultimately picked Jobvite’s innovative suite of recruiting and onboarding tools to ignite its hiring operations. Lewis said Jobvite’s roots in social recruiting and pioneering candidate experiences made the decision an easy choice.
“With Jobvite’s simple user interface, mobile capabilities, and proven history when it comes to delivering the best experiences for candidates, the platform was a perfect fit,” said Lewis. “With Jobvite, we’re finally able to mirror the experience of our member culture in the hiring process, too.”
Jobvite helped HHT reach candidates on their smartphones and encourage them to apply with a simplified mobile application process — something Lewis said was not possible with the company’s old software. In addition, Lewis said Jobvite has also made hiring less time-consuming for the talent acquisition team as well, especially when it comes to onboarding.
“Jobvite Onboard has been amazing, for both new hires and our hiring team,” said Lewis. “We’ve saved so much time, and that’s allowed us to make sure everyone has a great onboarding experience.”
Burning brighter than ever
After only a year of working with Jobvite, HHT has more than doubled its number of applicants year-over-year. According to Lewis, this influx of talent has helped them bring-on more quality hires and reduce time-to-fill.
“Since Jobvite, we’ve seen a massive boost in applications and increased our ability to deliver on-time when we promise,” said Lewis. “In fact, our parent company saw all of our success over the past year, and now they’re a customer, too!”
According to Lewis, the HHT team has improved not only the quantity of applicants in their talent pipeline, but also the quality of candidate experiences across the board. “In addition to all the new people applying, our managers have received great feedback from new members on the hiring process,” said Lewis. With Jobvite, his team has been able to really put the “home” in Hearth & Home Technologies for new members, which is key to keeping its business burning bright in the years to come.
About Hearth & Home Technologies
Hearth and Home Technologies® (HHT), headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., is the leading manufacturer of fireplaces, stoves and inserts. The company thrives on continual innovation and carries the industry’s best and most-recognized brands, including Heat & Glo®, Heatilator®, Quadra-Fire®, Harman®, Majestic, Monessen, Vermont Castings, Outdoor Lifestyles, SimpliFire™, WoodPro and PelPro. HHT also manages Fireside Hearth & Home™ retail stores and builder design centers. More information can be found at www.hearthnhome.com.
Since Jobvite, we’ve seen a massive boost in applications and increased our ability to deliver on-time when we promise.
— Steve Lewis, Director of Talent Acquisition at HHT
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