29 Apr, 2015, 09:00 ET
SEATTLE, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jobaline announced today that SalonCentric, a subsidiary of L'Oreal USA and the premier distributor of salon professional products in the U.S., reports faster hiring of its workforce while experiencing substantial savings in recruitment costs and man-hours, thanks to Jobaline's mobile recruitment solution. As many as 60 percent of the job seekers completed their applications on a mobile device.
With nearly 4,000 employees nationwide, the majority of them in 565 stores and six distribution centers, SalonCentric brings salons and stylists the finest brands, education and business solutions to ensure their overall success.
"Recruitment is a constant challenge in our stores and distribution centers. The nature of the business and the workforce traditionally leads to high turnover in these areas," said Dondi DeMarco, Director of Human Resources at SalonCentric. "Most of these workers rely on their mobile devices. We wanted to make it easy for the right people, regardless of their level of access to technology, to start working with us while also enabling our managers to save recruiting time, and to stay focused on the business and the customers."
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the retail trade sector will reach a total of 16 million positions by 2022. "With attrition rates as high as 60 percent, we're looking at close to 10 million hires and over 100 million job applications processed per year," said Luis Salazar, CEO of Jobaline. "Having the right mobile job application experience and automated pre-screening in the retail sector can save millions of dollars. This allows companies like SalonCentric to invest in more strategic, longer-term programs, such as expansion plans."
Given that more than 70 percent of job seekers search and apply for jobs on a mobile device, SalonCentric sought Jobaline's mobile recruitment technology to address gaps in its employment -- reaching a larger audience and finding qualified candidates to fill its store and warehouse associate positions. As a result of Jobaline's simple mobile application process, SalonCentric saves on advertising and recruitment costs, while gaining back countless hours that were once spent on pre-screening phone calls and sifting through unqualified applications.
"It all starts with making the right match and treating job seekers with respect," said Salazar. "Our recruitment solution is compliant, fully mobile-friendly, and 100% free of advertising or marketing solicitations. As a result, our customers can put people back to work faster and at a fraction of the cost."
Starting in the company's Alabama and Pennsylvania facilities and later expanding nationwide, Jobaline enabled SalonCentric with the EEOC compliant and mobile recruitment technology needed to attract a higher volume of qualified local workers. They saw a faster time-to-hire and increased quality of candidates, with nearly 60 percent of candidates completing their applications using a mobile device.
"The results have been very encouraging," said DeMarco. "Not only have we been able to fill positions quickly, but the quality of the candidates has greatly improved."
Jobaline.com is the leading mobile and bilingual hourly jobs matching marketplace. It makes it easy for workers to find, apply for, and get matched to jobs, from any mobile device or computer while reducing recruitment expenses, increasing quality of applicants and reducing time to hire, saving hundreds of hours in manual pre-screening.
SalonCentric, a subsidiary of L'Oreal USA headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida and operating in 48 states, is the premier national distributor of salon professional products. SalonCentric's vision is to be the beauty professional's partner of choice, providing the best brands, the best education and the best business-building support to inspire success. Brands distributed by SalonCentric include: Bio Ionic, CND, Essie, Farouk, Kenra, L'Oreal Professionnel, Matrix, Mizani, OPI, Pravana, Pureology, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Sam Villa and Sexy Hair. For more information, visit www.saloncentric.com.
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