Driving Significant Cost
Savings And Extra Efficiency
In Only Two Months
Kimball Electronics “There’s a better, much The Challenge
Division of Kimball International Denise’s team is responsible for hiring two
Headquarters: Jasper, Indiana
more cost-effective way, types of employees: business-side professionals
Recruiting team: 5 and quite frankly, and shop and floor workers, mainly in the US
LinkedIn Recruiter seats: 4 and Western Europe.
Total employees: 3,061
LinkedIn affords us that.”
Their previous technique for recruiting those
Denise Astrike, Global HR Specialist,
professionals—using job boards to find and
Executive Summary Kimball Electronics
reach out to them—was a long, painstaking,
Only two months into using LinkedIn and thoroughly inefficient process.
Recruiter, Kimball Electronics achieved Company Profile "You may get 300 [resumes], and there may be
dramatic savings on its very first hire—
Established in 1961 to produce electronics for 10 out of them that are really worth looking at.
and immediately decided to stop using
parent company Kimball International, Kimball But you have to look at all 300 of them,”
third-party recruiters and job boards, saving
Electronics is today an industry leader with an says Denise.
them 20 to 35 percent on all future hires.
international presence in electronics manufac- Director of Talent Acquisition Terry Tucker
Kimball now relies exclusively on LinkedIn turing for the automotive, medical, and public wanted a better solution. Acting on a recom-
Recruiter for highly improved cost savings, safety industries. mendation from colleagues, he and the Kimball
collaboration, and team productivity.
Global HR Specialist Denise Astrike is part of team took a close look at LinkedIn Recruiter.
Their greatest success has been in finding
Kimball Electronics’ US recruiting team. A 20-year They compared Recruiter carefully to other
professional-level employees in the US
Kimball veteran, she works closely with each of products for several months.
and Western Europe.
the human resources departments in all nine Then, in late November 2008, they purchased
Kimball Electronics locations around the world. four seats for their US office: One for Denise,
And with 1,037 employees in Kimball’s US one for Terry, and two for Terry and Denise’s
locations—plus almost 2,000 in their Mexico, fellow recruiters.
Europe, and Asia regions—Denise and her team
have a lot of employees to keep track of on a