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ALTOONA, Pa. -- Sheetz selected a Kronos software platform to streamline its hiring practices, which is no small feat for the retailer that operates 350 locations and supports approximately 11,000 employees.
Since its inception 50 years ago, Sheetz has used a paper-based system. However, it has proven to be antiquated and inefficient, the company reported.
"Besides being incredibly time consuming to wade through, paper applications collected at individual store locations provided us with little insight into the big picture in terms of our hiring strategy," Susan Schwaderer, manager of human resources administration at Sheetz, said in a statement. "With Kronos, we have visibility into applicant flow at all locations so we can focus our recruiting efforts where they need to be. In addition, we have a pool of applicants always at the ready when we need to make a hire."
Steve Earl, director of marketing for Kronos Talent Management Division, explained the selection and hiring solution automates the hiring process, providing organizations with the technology they need to quickly identify high-quality candidates and bring them into the organization so they can positively impact sales, customer service and productivity.
"By using the selection and hiring solution from Kronos, Sheetz has enabled its store managers to spend less time finding, interviewing and hiring employees. Now managers can spend more time on the store floor serving customers and providing the high-level of customer service that Sheetz is known for," Earl said in a statement. "Enabling managers to hire better people faster and spend more time with customers contributes directly to a retailer's long-term, bottom-line success."
The solution also provides portfolio reporting tools and consulting services that deliver vital information to optimize hiring decisions and the overall quality of their workforce.
"The biggest benefit in using Kronos has been the incredible information we are able to pull from the system," Schwaderer said in a statement. "In the last year, we’ve had more than 130,000 people apply to work at Sheetz. Using the Kronos system, we’ve been able to easily track how they learned about the job opening; when, where and how they applied; and exactly where they are within the hiring process. This information is invaluable as we develop and execute our recruiting strategy."