Canton, Ohio (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
Small business owners are taking advantage of technology to help improve time-consuming processes such as hiring.
Family-owned Harvey’s Auto Sales & Tire Center, which supports hometown parades and the local police DARE vehicle, has been a part of the Richville community since 1981. But when they needed to hire an ASE-certified technician, they didn’t rely on word of mouth, newspaper ads or placing a sign in the window. They turned to Patriot HIRE, online applicant tracking software, from Patriot Software, Inc.
According to Kyle Harvey, Sales Manager, Patriot HIRE helped them find the right candidate for the job. Taking advantage of HIRE’s option to post the opening on Job Javelin at a deep discount, the ideal candidate found their job posting on StarkJobs.com. “We hired an ASE technician who has both the experience we wanted and an excellent work ethic,” he says.
Harvey couldn’t be happier with Patriot’s no-obligation hiring software. Small business owners like Harvey need to control the expense of posting the occasional job opening and maintaining records. “We just turn Patriot’s HIRE software on and off as needed,” Harvey commented. “So I pay the monthly fee only when I have a job opening to fill, and my information is saved for me each time.”
Small Business Embracing Technology
When Kyle’s father, Vincent, and grandfather, Elgie, Sr., started the business 32 years ago, they didn’t imagine the role technology would play in their small business success. Today, along with using Patriot Software, Harvey’s Auto Sales uses Facebook and their website to engage customers and announce new cars or events.
Meeting New Challenges
The car care industry finds that 77% of vehicles need service or parts. Harvey says that part suppliers are keeping lower inventories in spite of the demand. One of the biggest challenges in Harvey’s business is making sure they are fully staffed at the right times, such as when parts arrive.
“The most important thing to our customers is their transportation,” explains Harvey, “and that means I need qualified technicians who will get the customers in and out in a timely fashion.” And Patriot HIRE helps Harvey Auto Sales get the technicians they need, when they need them.
Patriot Software, Inc., serves small businesses with its online business software. Payroll, payroll tax service, time keeping, employee portal, human resources, hiring, website building, and paying 1099 contractors are the options offered -- with low cost and no commitment.