Talented recruiting team held back by a lack of technology
With time-consuming manual application tracking, low employee referral numbers, and budgetary restraints holding back its recruiting team, MINDBODY recognized the need for a change.
Jobvite Hire provided an easy-to-use recruiting platform that streamlined the MINDBODY hiring process, bolstered its employee referral program, and raised awareness for its employer brand.
Optimized recruiting program
With their new online recruiting strategy, MINDBODY was able to improve its time-to-hire, employee referral numbers, and employer brand awareness, all while reducing costs.
Seeking a Recruiting Program Facelift
With over 45,000 clients in the health, wellness, and beauty industries, MINDBODY makes sure that their clients’ business management software is in just as good health as the customers they serve. Simplifying processes like employee scheduling, point of sale systems, and appointment booking, MINDBODY is dedicated to providing their clients with efficient solutions. So when the efficiency of the expanding company’s recruiting program began to lag, the team decided they needed to make a change. With qualified tech professionals becoming increasingly difficult to find, MINDBODY knew it had to act fast — and after shopping around for an applicant tracking system (ATS), they found a match in Jobvite.
Measuring Progress With Jobvite
One of the first improvements MINDBODY noticed was how Jobvite streamlined the hiring process. Jobvite’s centralized repository of candidate information “make[s] it very easy, and facilitates things for us, so we can look through applications and find those people very quickly out of just the whole system,” says Megan Thomas, Talent Acquisition Recruiter at MINDBODY. Rather than having to manually search for resumes, cover letters, applicant status, and other information, Jobvite offers recruiters at MINDBODY “a very efficient way of looking through applications, batching things, collecting things, and deciding who it is that we want to bring in to interview.”
An In Shape Recruiting Program
After using Jobvite to streamline the hiring process, increase referral numbers, and promote its employer brand, MINDBODY saw significant reductions in time-to-hire, as well as cost savings. And although hiring gets more and more challenging every year, Thomas expects Jobvite to continue to benefit her company. “With investigating different technologies, using Jobvite [and] utilizing the tools that we have to their fullest capacity, it is going to really help us pull in those hard-to-fill positions,” Thomas says. With a renewed recruiting program and a partner in Jobvite, MINDBODY can be assured that its recruiting program will have a healthy future for the long run.
MINDBODY has also been able to increase its number of employee referrals, since Jobvite’s social media integration “makes it very easy to get jobs out there,” leading to the MINDBODY referral rate being “right where it needs to be,” Thomas says. Not only do higher referrals result in greater cost savings than other forms of sourcing, they also lead to better quality candidates. “People who love our company are telling their friends about it. They’re recommending really good people to us,” Thomas says. And Jobvite has not just caused a temporary boost in referral hires; rather, it’s consistently proven its worth. Jobvite referrals, Thomas says, maintain “a steady pipeline for us, which is really important to our organization.”
MINDBODY has even seen an uptick in its employer brand awareness. Jobvite’s automated recruiting system has allowed the recruiting team — as well as company employees — to post more frequently to targeted sources, increasing the visibility of the company. “It’s great to have a way for [employees] to… share [with] their networks about our culture, and that helps us bring in people who align with our values.”
Mindbody provides cloud-based business management software to the wellness services industry, helping subscribers run, manage and grow their business – and helping consumers more easily evaluate, engage and transact with these businesses. Book wellness services near you with the MINDBODY Connect app: getmindbodyconnect.com