How one construction firm engages and hires hard-to-reach candidates
OHL is a leader in the construction industry, with a century-old legacy of delivering complex civil infrastructure projects worldwide.
With operations across nine states and more than 2,000 engineering and construction professionals across the region, OHL specializes in the design, financing, and modernization of highways, bridges, transit systems, hospitals, and schools.
OHL’s dedicated employees, expertise, and innovative solutions are the foundation of its success.
OHL’s recruiters found it increasingly difficult to maintain strong relationships with both job applicants and internal stakeholders. Hiring for a variety of positions, their recruiters were receiving too few responses from qualified candidates. Those who did respond were slow to do so and relatively unengaged.
With no applicant tracking system (ATS) to support their recruiting efforts, OHL’s recruiters were also manually tracking their job offers through a complicated internal approval process. In most cases, tracking the offer took longer than it did to get the offer approved.
We’ve created a better partnership with our hiring managers by providing them with detailed reports. iCIMS has been wonderful for engagement, giving us another touch point to connect with our candidates.
iCIMS reporting is great and provides us with the ability to track multiple metrics. With the help of iCIMS, our recruiting team was able to drastically reduce outside agency fees.