Making the recruitment process easier
Home-Start is a local charity who provide a unique service; recruiting and training volunteers, who themselves have parenting experience, to work with families in their own homes, building supportive relationships and responding directly to the family’s individual needs. Home-Start Lincolnshire offers support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child aged eleven and under. Operating in Lincolnshire since 1984, developing a network of eight local organisations, with a proven, lasting, positive impact in the development of children and the health and welfare of families, Home-Start Lincolnshire supports over 1000 families a year with more than 2000 children.
Home-Start Lincolnshire had traditionally recruited themselves by advertising in the local press and using their own social media platforms. With the integration of different branches and the launch of Home-Start Lincolnshire as a new region, there was more than enough to do and everyone was very busy. Sorting through CV’s and contacting suitable candidates is a time-consuming business and the thought of CV’s pinging over email constantly was a headache they could do without. Home-Start Lincolnshire soon realised that they didn’t have time to handle their recruitment process themselves and would like some help.
Home-Start were impressed by the Applicant Tracking System and short-listing service from Root2. All applicants are manually assessed and ONLY suitable candidates uploaded into a client dashboard. No more emails pinging through their inbox. It meant that they saved a lot of time by having everything in one place and all the shortlisting done for them. Home-Start were able to benefit from the expertise of the Root2 account managers who have a wealth of experience dealing with candidates. 10 candidates were shortlisted from a total of 120. The dashboard is easy to access via the Root2 website and the hiring managers were able to identify the candidates they wanted to interview. Root2 Recruit organised the interviews on their behalf and in this instance a successful candidate was selected within 3 weeks of the vacancy being advertised. The cost saving in man hours was calculated at over £700 compared to recruiting themselves.
Home-Start enjoyed working with Root2 so much that they now use us for all their recruitment needs. They like the efficiency of the recruitment process and having everything in one place. Candidates are easily accessible and the whole process has been completed quickly, saving the client time on their recruitment campaigns. The client dashboard is easy to use and there is full clarity from start to finish.
Root2 Recruit believe in giving back to the community so we were very happy to run a free advertising campaign for Home-Start to attract new trustees. This resulted in 3 new trustees for the branch.
Q: What did you like best about working with Root2?
A: The whole recruitment process was so much easier and quicker using Root2. From advertising to appointing was done within a month. The fact that they select the candidates for the dashboard and we didn’t have to go through every application saved us a lot of time and money.