Vodaphone halves recruitment times and saves £1m

Vodafone has cut its recruitment costs by £1m and significantly reduced the
time it takes to get new staff into the business following a complete overhaul
of its hiring process.

The company made the 25 per cent cost saving by improving recruitment
management, reducing the number of agency hires and developing an online
recruitment portal.

The changes, which were phased in over the last 12 months, also halved the
time to hire to an average of 32 days.

Gill Anderson, head of recruitment at Vodafone, said the process had to be
overhauled because of cost and delays.

"There were too many agencies and no recruitment management system. The
cost was far too high and because it was taking so long, we were losing out on
the best people," she said.

Anderson consolidated all its recruitment policies and introduced a more
sophisticated management process, which helped the recruitment team deal with
the volume of applications.

She said that 75 per cent of all new recruits are now sourced through its
new central careers website and talent database.

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