In Wholesale Distribution companies, you often find employees with 20 or more years of service.  It’s very common to find employees who have worked their entire adult life for the same company, starting in hourly jobs and working their way up to key management roles.  Many of these long-term employees have been with the company since it first opened its doors.

As these long-service employees reach retirement age, distributors are in the position of replacing many key employees over a period of a few years.  Filling these positions is important to the company’s continued success.  So recruitment becomes a topic of great interest.

Successful recruiting relies on a comprehensive strategy and the ability to fill positions with talented individuals.  While it’s important to look within the company for viable candidates, it’s just as important to seek out top external talent.  And hiring managers must act quickly; if the time-to-hire process takes too long, qualified candidates will be lost to other companies.  To make the process more efficient, a tool is needed to track applicants and manage the application process.  A collaboration platform is essential, linking the internal system to external systems like job boards and recruiting companies.

The SAP ERP HCM solution provides functionality that supports recruitment and other important HR activities.  Find out more at http://www.sap.com/solutions/business-suite/erp/hcm/erecruiting.epx.

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