How to reduce the hiring process from 10 to 3 weeks

An online assessment can whittle down hundreds of applicants to a manageable number.

Learn how Vervoe helped Home Maid Better, a cleaning company servicing Oklahoma in the US, accelerate its hiring process.

The company employs highly qualified cleaning technicians who are all personally vetted by Dan, the company’s founder and CEO.

The challenge

Dan had two hiring pain points:

Pain point 1

His recruiting process was fairly manual. First, he asked all applicants to verify basic information such as their driving license or work permit.

Then, he followed up with group interviews to assess personality and team fit.

Finally, he conducted one-on-one interviews with the most promising candidates.

It was a lengthy process, and it could take up to 10 weeks from start to finish. Far too long for Dan’s liking.

Pain point 2

In addition, as the company rewards technicians with a pay rate that is almost double the industry’s standard to minimise staff turnover, Dan typically received an overwhelming response each time he had an open position. This was difficult to manage.

The solution

This is when Dan decided to use Vervoe.

Instead of reading through piles of résumés, and scheduling hundreds of screening calls and interviews, Dan fully automated the interviewing process through several stages of short personality and skills assessments.

Candidates were able to glide through each stage, while Dan effortlessly gathered insight.

For the first campaign he ran through Vervoe, his goal was to hire four new highly qualified technicians.

The outcome

Once he posted the position, Dan received 800 applications. He was able to easily shortlist 53 qualified candidates based on their online responses. From 800 to 53 in one, simple step.

The entire shortlist of 53 was invited to attend a group interview. After that, Dan selected only eight candidates for one-on-one discussions.

Out of the eight finalists, Dan hired the four best ones. The final choice wasn’t easy as they were all highly qualified.

Dan’s hiring process has now been reduced from 10 weeks to only three, a huge time saving. Importantly, Dan can now hire with confidence, knowing that each candidate has undergone an online assessment tailored to his needs.

This article first appeared in Vervoe. At Vervoe, their mission is to fundamentally transform the hiring process from mediocracy to meritocracy.