Pentagon Group

73% increase in applications

Find out how Pentagon increased applications by 73%

Return on Investment and Impact

Pentagon integrated with TribePad in 2014. Prior to TribePad, Pentagon used traditional recruitment methods. TribePad’s features, including CV Search and tagging, has given recruiters a way of tracking candidates whilst keeping in contact with qualified candidates for future roles. As a result, Pentagon rely less on agencies to send through talent and have therefore saved significant costs.

“TribePad has saved our recruitment team hundreds of hours. The ability to send out interview confirmations reduces the number of candidates that don’t show up.”

Key requirements

  • Reduced agency costs
  • Increase in applications
  • Improved resource allocation
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“We’ve received thousands of applications in the first half of 2016. We’re expecting to receive over 7,000 by the end of 2016, an increase of 73% from the previous year”

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The Challenge

In 2014, Pentagon started to grow at a significant rate. They realised that the traditional recruitment methods used (a simple email application process) would no longer work.

“As we’ve grown, we’ve employed two specialists to look after the entire process, managing the system, sourcing/tagging candidates to speed up the process for hiring managers.”

Pentagon required a recruitment platform that could deliver a consistent high standard of customer engagement and experience. The chosen platform needed the functionality to easily and efficiently track, manage and process candidates. A unified platform would enable the entire team to share and see each other’s work. This would mean that the recruitment process would become simplified and candidate engagement improved. No candidate would be missed. Every candidate would receive the same exceptional experience that recruiters at Pentagon knew they could deliver.

The inability to track candidates meant that Pentagon previously relied on agencies to source talent, or for talent to come directly to their door. By implementing a platform that had talent pooling, recruiters could easily locate talent on their own applicant database, filling vacancies at no extra cost.
A reporting system would allow for individual Hiring Managers performance to be monitored as well as that of the entire team. This would ensure that every candidate was engaged with and done so in a timely manner.

The TribePad Solution

  • Tagging – Enables recruiters to locate talent quicker and easier, plus maintain the levels of engagement with candidates until placed in a future role.
  • CV Search – The ability to search through millions of applications in less than one second.
  • One System – Sharing jobs, candidates and key information with the entire recruitment team.
  • MIS – Centralised reporting system allowing recruiters to see their own performance and monitor their workload, whilst also delivering managers with an overall image of the recruitment teams success
  • Groups and communities – Candidates have the ability to engage with recruiters and other candidates. Recruiters can use these communities to share information such as careers fairs, new vacancies or even insights into the company.
  • Images on job adverts – Recruiters can post supporting images on job adverts to attract further talent. These could be images of the workplace, the team or even the local area.

Efficiently track, manage and process candidates

About Pentagon Group

Pentagon have been in business for over 20 years, and over that time they’ve been successfully selling and repairing cars for thousands of satisfied customers, making them one of the UK’s leading Motor Dealer Groups.

They began selling cars in 1991 and their mission when they started out is still unchanged today; to make vehicle buying and servicing easy and affordable and to treat people like they would want to be treated.

In 2014, Pentagon started to grow at a significant rate. They realised that the traditional recruitment methods used (a simple email application process) would no longer work.

“As we’ve grown, we’ve employed two specialists to look after the entire process, managing the system, sourcing/tagging candidates to speed up the process for hiring managers.”

Pentagon required a platform that could deliver a consistent high standard of customer engagement and experience. The chosen platform needed the functionality to easily and efficiently track, manage and process candidates. A unified platform would enable the entire team to share and see each other’s work. This would mean that the recruitment process would become simplified and candidate engagement improved. No candidate would be missed. Every candidate would receive the same exceptional experience that recruiters at Pentagon knew they could deliver.

The inability to track candidates meant that Pentagon previously relied on agencies to source talent, or for talent to come directly to their door. By implementing a platform that had talent pooling, recruiters could easily locate talent on their own applicant database, filling vacancies at no extra cost.

A reporting system would allow for individual Hiring Managers performance to be monitored as well as that of the entire team. This would ensure that every candidate was engaged with and done so in a timely manner.

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