NEWTON, MASS. (PRWEB) January 24, 2006
Responding to the unique hiring challenges faced by grocery stores, Deploy Solutions, the premier provider of talent management solutions for market-leading corporations, announced today the launch of Grocery Store Advantage™ -- a recruiting and talent management solution configured specifically for the grocery store industry.
The new solution addresses an inherent challenge faced by grocery managers – the impact of customer service on store revenue – as well as a lack of complete automated solutions for the industry. Deploy’s Grocery Store Advantage is helping employers improve the quality of their workforces by hiring applicants who rate highly on assessment traits such as dependability, job performance, safety, and security.
The Deploy Grocery Store Advantage eliminates the need for store managers to process paper-based applications by guiding all job applicants to use a kiosk and/or Web solution when applying for a position. Independent research shows that nearly 95% of applicants come into a store to get an application form, but 80% of these applications are never returned. By placing a kiosk in the store, employers make it easier for applicants to submit application information before they leave. Improving this process has delivered as much as a 70% increase in applicant flow for some of Deploy’s customers.
Once an application is submitted, the solution leads an applicant through a series of initial screening questions. Next, prospective employees who meet the job screening requirements are assessed for traits such as dependability and service focus – statistically proven predictors of individuals that will most likely perform at high levels of customer satisfaction. The system then automatically provides store managers with a prioritized list of candidates, ranked by a combination of the assessment results as well as those factors of high importance to that specific location (for example, availability, desire to work part-time or full-time, etc.).
“The Deploy system allows us to streamline our recruiting and application procedures through our company website, as well as through wireless Internet kiosks located inside the stores,” said Ernie Bell, Vice President of Human Resources for Wakefern Food Corporation, the marketing and distribution arm for ShopRite supermarkets. “The assessment tools in the software are among the most sophisticated we found in our analysis.”
Other Deploy customers have improved employee retention by 30%, reduced the number of 30-day quits by 19%, and saved managers’ time by pre-screening applicants -- allowing them to focus on employee retention, customer service and other critical store operation issues.
“Deploy’s Grocery Store Advantage provides a consistent, accelerated hiring process for store managers, enabling them to get better results from their hiring while saving time in the recruiting and hiring process,” notes Sham Sao, Global VP of Marketing & Business Development for Deploy. “It saves them significant time in recruiting and hiring so they can spend more time concentrating on the customer experience and on store operations.”
For more information on Deploy Grocery Store Advantage, visit http://www.deploy.com.
About Deploy Solutions
Deploy Solutions, Inc. provides companies with a competitive advantage in the marketplace by optimizing performance in recruiting, hiring, and retaining top employees. The Deploy Enterprise Talent Suite™ is a proven solution that improves the quality and performance of the workforce, reduces the cost of talent acquisition, and supports regulatory compliance. The company draws upon flexible technology, deep domain experience, and a comprehensive approach to HR metrics and analytics to drive measurable results for customers that include Sheetz, Six Flags, Wakefern (ShopRite Stores), Century Theaters, Hess, FedEx, Tire Kingdom, Advocate Healthcare, Prudential, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many more. For additional information, call 877-GO-DEPLOY (877-463-3756) or visit http://www.deploy.com.
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