Business in Focus: Cumming Corporation

September 16, 2015 | Business In Focus

A closer look at companies executing leadership excellence

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CummingCorporationLOGOHR is getting a lot of bad press these days.  We thought we’d share one HR Department that gets an A+ in recruitment transparency.  They’re at Cumming Corporation, an international construction management firm in San Diego.

Too often, candidates who apply for job openings are treated like commodities.  They either get no feedback, or a boilerplate email.  This approach leaves candidates feeling degraded and discouraged.

 

Cumming Corporation does 3 big things right:

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  1. Bottom line – Cumming calculates that “time-to-fill” costs the company approximately $120,000 for each week jobs stay open. Shortening speed of hire improves both dignity and efficiency.
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  2. Candidate experience – Recruiters are trained to “Treat candidates as you would like to be treated if you were applying. Communicate throughout the process.  Tell them if they’re not qualified. Be direct and move on.”
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  3. Transparency – Cumming’s hiring process is posted on their website and they post a link to their Glassdoor page where candidates can hold them accountable.

As one applicant told us, “Even if I were to receive a rejection, I would feel respect for how they treated me as an individual.”

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Kudos Cumming HR!  Read more at Culture & Hiring Transparency Drives Recruiting Efficiency.

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