How a multinational insurance firm switched to best-in-class recruitment and saved $13M
AmTrust Financial, a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small to mid-sized businesses, was founded in 1998 and expanded rapidly through organic growth and more than 40 acquisitions, becoming a Fortune 500 firm with $6.7 billion in revenue and 7,000 employees across 70 countries.
AmTrust’s manual recruitment processes and disparate HR systems were unable to support its expansive growth. In fact, by 2015, AmTrust was spending $16 million with staffing agencies to source and hire talent and taking more than 80 days to fill open positions.
In 2016, AmTrust strongly considered using Workday’s native recruiting module for their hiring needs. It was a sensible option, at least on paper: the rest of the business was already on Workday. But having used the less ideal option for years, AmTrust wanted a more mature applicant tracking system and opted for the iCIMS Talent Cloud instead.
With iCIMS and Workday seamlessly integrated and recruitment processes built to scale, AmTrust is now focusing on supporting its international expansion. As Bowen explains, “We have a great foundation. We’ve accomplished the things we have set out to accomplish as far as the build; now, it’s about AmTrust talent acquisition 2.0.”
We chose iCIMS to streamline the organization’s recruitment strategy because we needed a system that understood modern-day recruiters and prioritized recruitment. With iCIMS, our candidate experience is a thousand times improved.
Vice President of Talent Acquisition, AmTrust Financial