Vodaphone halves recruitment times and saves £1mOn 25 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Vodafone has cut its recruitment costs by £1m and significantly reduced thetime it takes to get new staff into the business following a complete overhaulof its hiring process. The company made the 25 per cent cost saving by improving recruitmentmanagement, reducing the number of agency hires and developing an onlinerecruitment portal. The changes, which were phased in over the last 12 months, also halved thetime to hire to an average of 32 days. Gill Anderson, head of recruitment at Vodafone, said the process had to beoverhauled because of cost and delays. “There were too many agencies and no recruitment management system. Thecost was far too high and because it was taking so long, we were losing out onthe best people,” she said. Anderson consolidated all its recruitment policies and introduced a moresophisticated management process, which helped the recruitment team deal withthe volume of applications. She said that 75 per cent of all new recruits are now sourced through itsnew central careers website and talent database. Related posts:No related photos.