CEO and Founder of SmartRecruiters and Technical Recruiter for Wehcamp Hayke Tjemmes shares with HR Tech World Amsterdam 2017 how and why you need to update your legacy Automated Tracking System (ATS) now.
Jerome to kick off – talk about this presentation – let Hayke introduce himself…then Jerome tee’s up next slide with a question.
JEROME: Hayke – here in the Netherlands wehkamp is a household name but for our other guests can you give us a little background to your business please?
*****NOTE SLIDE HAS ONE BUILD – 1 CLICK to bring up TEXT***** HAYKE: Founded 1952 by herman wehkamp. Household name in Netherlands as you said Jerome – we cover fashion, household goods etc. etc.
JEROME: A great company and great brand, can you give us a little background to the wehkamp talent acquisition area?
HAYKE slide – talk about split of employees 50/50 Head office vs, logistics supply chain and warehouse
Jerome: interesting mix of high tech skills, warehouse recruitment. Do why did you need to change your current ATS?
****** 3 clicks to build out the 4 areas ****** HAYKE slide to explain why they needed to change or move from Recruitee
JEROME: a lot of people are stuck on old ATS systems or are concerned about moving or implementing such a system can you give us some insight into your selection process?
JEROME: So getting to contract was easy – what about the hard work of implementing?
******* 1 CLICK to add the NEXT STEPS and API careers site piece ***** Hayke – to walk through
****** 3 CLICKS to build up 4 points ****** HAYKE: talk about results so far, great use of mobile app (on screen), great insights, talk about scorecard etc.
JEROME: we are so pleased you are seeing the results already, we love to hear about Hiring Success in our customers, looking back now at the process, what lessons did you learn and what advice do you have for the audience when looking to change an ATS?
HAYKE: walk through share learnings
Wehkamp: Update Your Legacy ATS Now
HR Tech World
Technical Recruiter, Wehkamp
You Are Who You Hire
• 10 years Technology and e-Commerce industry
• Technology background
• Passionate about transformation in resourcing
CEO & Founder, SmartRecruiters
• 17 years Talent Acquisition technology market
• Built and sold ATS company
• Recruitment Background
• Passionate about Hiring Success
First phone based shopping channel in 1984
First e-commerce in Netherlands and 100% online by 2008
450,000 visitors and 200,000 transactions a day
30% of Dutch households buy from wehkamp
4 Key Reasons for Making the Switch
Struggling with low adoption of
the recruiting process, hard to
Interviewer Engagement Built for EU + Multilingual
Raising concerns around
compliance and wanted to
localise further to aid adoption
IntegrationHad hard time finding a
platform that integrated with an
older messaging system for
Struggling to track how many
hires, source of hire,
conversion and applicant
quality. Lack of reporting to
support TA team
Making the selection
Decisive, clear requirements
• SmartRecruiters were highly responsive
• Best aligned to our requirements
• Very easy to deal with
• Pragmatic negotiation!
• Clearly defined requirements
• Long list of 9 vendors
• Shortlist of 4 then down to final 2
• Very competitive process
• 12 days end to end
Project Kick Off
Overview: 4 weeks
• Delivery partner (Talent Collective)
• Pre work concluded
• Agile approach, close co-operation
• Easy content configuration
• Low training requirement
• Single Sign On (SSO)
• Interview calendar sync
• Entelo candidate search tool
• LinkedIn Recruiter
• LinkedIn Job posting
• New API based careers portal
• ph-creative partner
wehkamp Hiring Success
What benefits do we see already?
• Increased adoption – clear expectations
• Mobile app for managers
• Interview feedback loop – driving up
Great feedback from the business
• Improved scheduling – reduced time
• Quick and simple
• More seamless, removed black holes
• Full visibility of sources and
• Built in reporting, relevant and visual
• Focused on quality of hire
Compliant and Localised
• Using multi-lingual job adverts
• Enhanced reporting for compliance
• Removed GDPR concerns
❑ Gather detailed requirements ahead of the project kick off
❑ Keep to your project plan; tackle IT first!
❑ Keep training simple. Should be a short user guide and
❑ Make sure you purchase an ATS will scale with your
❑ Open API and solid integration partners
❑ Take the opportunity to INTEGRATE if at all possible!
❑ but most importantly…. SHOW VALUE and ROI!
Making the Switch
Best Practices & Recommendations
Thanks for listening!
SmartRecruiters – stand 104