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IGI sharpens its focus on successful recruiting

IGI is one of the leading advanced visualization and commercial audio-visual applications in the United States. Based out of Commerce, IGI works with a diverse variety of industries, including cinematic post-production, military and intelligence, engineering and oil and gas exploration.

When you’re dealing with such precise industries in a constantly evolving technology environment, anything less than excellence simply won’t do — and to achieve excellence, you need excellent employees.

That’s why, in 2012, IGI became an early adopter of SmartRecruiters’ talent acquisition software.

Moving Beyond Filing Cabinets and Emails

IGI’s organization presents some interesting recruitment challenges. As Director of Marketing Paul Helm explains, they are a specialist company within an highly specialized industry:

“In many ways, it’s especially challenging at IGI because we’re not a typical audio visual company, but recognized more as specialists in a very narrow niche of that industry called advanced visualization. Because we design, engineer, build and maintain such highly complex systems, we require highly specialized talent.”

Even though IGI only needed to fill a small number of positions at any particular time, their legacy ATS didn’t provide the support to find the expert talent they required. In particular, there was no simple way to closely compare candidates, and they still relied on filing cabinets and messy email folders to record and retain candidate information.

This situation was made even more cumbersome when you realize IGI employees often have to wear many different hats spanning departments and disciplines.

Turning Your Entire Expert Team Into Hiring Managers

IGI quickly realized that SmartRecruiters was the platform they needed, helping them to get ahead with hiring the best talent in a specialized and competitive industry. Here’s how SmartRecruiters turned IGI’s hiring processes around:

  • SmartRecruiters allows for rapid and easy sourcing over a wide variety of job boards and social media platforms. This means you’re always in the prime position to find that expert you’re looking for, wherever they may be.
  • The built-in collaborative features of SmartRecruiters allowed IGI to pool the expertise of all of their staff into the hiring process — an important advantage in a highly specialized industry. Furthermore, SmartRecruiters allows easy integration of other applications, so collaborators could continue to use established tools of their trade.
  • With IGI employees taking on many diverse roles, Paul Helm highlighted SmartRecruiters’ ease of use as an important element. Employees with little or no recruiting experience could be part of the process with no need for extensive training.
  • Online candidate profiles means recruiters can quickly and easily contact anyone who has ever applied through the SmartRecruiters platform. No need for those cumbersome filing cabinets or spreadsheets.

Paul Helm had much more to say about how SmartRecruiters helps companies like IGI achieve their hiring goals. Make sure to catch all the details over at our case study, IGI: Advanced Visualization solutions technology integrator sharpens its focus on successful recruiting.


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