Before Team Engine
Despite spending hundreds of hours a year looking for candidates, it wasn't always easy to get the right ones. Before Team Engine, HR at Alliance relied almost entirely on hiring sites like Indeed and Michigan's unemployment board to bring in people. Paying for Indeed would produce hundreds of applicants, but only a few of the applicants would be qualified.
As any hiring manager knows, reviewing resumes can get tedious and ineffective after just a few hours. According to Recruiterbox, the total time spent reviewing candidates for one position can get up to 23.5 hours, making the average cost up to $587.50 for just this one step in the process.
Alliance beverage consistently hires for dozens of roles, so the manpower and labor costs involved are no small matter.
Every year the demand for talent has grown, and labor costs associated with hiring have increased as well. As Brandy describes it, "hiring is constant ... we were spending 90% of our time just getting candidates in the door". An unfortunate result is that Alliance suffered as a whole. Distribution facilities could end up short-staffed and production rates decreased.