Pier 1 Imports

"By far, the highest quality candidates came from Indeed."

Kaye Miller, Director of Talent Acquisition Pier 1 Imports
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Pier 1 uses Indeed to source high quality candidates, receiving the right volume of candidates in the desired timeframe.

Background

Pier 1 Imports has been providing customers with unique decor for over 50 years. Its one-of-a-kind selection is made possible by a dedicated team of buyers who source products from all over the world and a passionate group of associates and service professionals. In hiring, Pier 1 brings on people who are as original and creative as the store’s merchandise.

"I wasn’t surprised by the traffic we got to those jobs, because we knew that our candidate volume from Indeed was good. I was impressed, though, by the high quality of the candidates we saw. By far, the highest quality candidates came from Indeed."

Kaye Miller, Director of Talent Acquisition
Pier 1 Imports

Expanding to meet customer needs

To meet growing demand for its globally sourced home furnishings and gifts, Pier 1 launched a new ecommerce site in the fall of 2012. It needed to hire a new team of customer relations specialists to service the site, and turned to Indeed to find those candidates. With a tight window in which to hire, Pier 1 began sponsoring jobs, looking to hire over 100 team members in just four weeks.

“We needed to hire people in a short timeframe,” said Kaye Miller, Director of Talent Acquisition. “We had success with Indeed before and we decided to sponsor jobs for those customer relations roles we knew we needed to fill.”

Sourcing the highest quality hires

For this campaign, Indeed delivered 502 applicants at just $2 per applicant. In the short period of time in which they were hiring, Pier 1 met its quota, filling 75 percent of its open positions with Indeed.

“I wasn’t surprised by the traffic we got to those jobs, because we knew that our candidate volume from Indeed was good,” Miller said. “I was impressed, though, by the high quality of the candidates we saw. By far, the highest quality candidates came from Indeed.”

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