Based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and having been named one of the province's Top Employers®, Coastal Community Credit Union has 600 employees and is the largest financial services organization based on Vancouver Island, providing a full range of services for personal, business, and commercial banking.
Prior to rolling out the UKG Pro® Talent Acquisition solution, Coastal Community Credit Union manually completed all of its talent acquisition practices. Receiving 300 to 400 applications a year, the credit union's recruitment team faced a self-described "time-consuming, complicated, and convoluted" process that resulted in high volumes of wasted paper, limited involvement from hiring managers, high probability of human error, information being held in various locations and susceptible to misplacement, and confined access for current employees wishing to view and apply for internal opportunities.
Seeking a single, centralized solution that would simplify, speed up, and unite its recruiting processes companywide and improve the experience for everyone involved, Coastal Community Credit Union selected UKG Pro Talent Acquisition.
"Today, our recruitment process is primarily driven by hiring managers, who have greater accessibility throughout the entire process," said Sheri Gauthier, Manager, Workforce Planning & Talent Management at Coastal Community Credit Union. "They can determine the need for a role and create the requisition as required, include their manager in the approval process, and review candidates' profiles and applications throughout, which quickens the short-listing and time-to-hire process."
Current employees pursuing new opportunities within the company also have benefited from Pro. Whereas employees could access the credit union's previous system only while on site at work, with Pro, Coastal Community Credit Union's people can view open positions online from anywhere, at home or on the go.
"The transition to UKG Pro was seamless and, while we're still excited by the benefits and cost savings we saw immediately after the implementation, we're also excited about the opportunity to continually grow and evolve our talent acquisition process to meet the demands of our applicants, employees, managers, and HR professionals. With Pro, the possibilities are endless!"
Manager, Workforce Planning & Talent Management
Administrators also enjoy using Pro to create custom templates for job postings, application requirements, and offer letters. Plus, with all of the credit union's recruiting information in one place, the talent acquisition team can easily track metrics and pull reports.
Throughout this evolution, Coastal Community Credit Union has realized a range of hard and soft cost savings, positively impacting its people and the credit union's bottom line. Among these are saving more than 10,000 pieces of paper in one year, just with moving to online applications.
In addition, the time required to post new positions decreased from hours to minutes, and automating the process has eliminated the need for a dedicated recruitment administrator. This person can now focus on attracting and hiring the right talent for the credit union instead of spending valuable time sorting through mounds of applications and manually tracking candidate information.
"The transition to UKG Pro was seamless and, while we're still excited by the benefits and cost savings we saw immediately after the implementation, we're also excited about the opportunity to continually grow and evolve our recruiting process to meet the demands of our applicants, employees, managers, and HR professionals," said Gauthier. "We're just beginning to align talent management and technology and feel that with Pro the possibilities are endless!"