human resources department for autozone

AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), the nation’s largest automobile parts retailer, has completed the roll out and implementation of their new enterprise-wide applicant tracking and talent acquisition system from With nowHIRE, AutoZone has realized a paperless process from the initial application to hire and significant hard and soft costs savings.

"AutoZone had complex requirements in choosing an applicant tracking and hiring management system provider," said Ann Morgan, vice president of human resources for AutoZone. "We needed to dramatically streamline the hiring and recruitment process across multiple business units, including over 4,100 store locations. Our goal was to find a single vendor with a ‘true’ enterprise solution that supported recruitment from the boardroom to our stores. nowHIRE was that vendor. They have been outstanding in meeting our needs and providing a smooth implementation."

By implementing nowHIRE’s ATS, AutoZone has reduced turnover, increased productivity and substantially reduced hard costs. The company has realized such soft costs savings associated with hiring as increased productivity, improved quality of hire, assured government compliance on documents and forms, reduced time-to-fill, reduced training costs and a reduction in turnover.

They’ve also realized a significant reduction in hard costs, such as imaging, paper, postage, storage and faxing of documents and forms. The nowHIRE system has resulted in considerable time savings for managers and recruiters and helped evolve and automate a traditional paper-based process into an extremely efficient hiring management system.

"AutoZone is the largest multiple platform, multi-lingual and completely paperless enterprise implementation ever in our vertical," said Joseph N. Impastato, II, nowHIRE’s president. "It is a great example of nowHIRE’s ability to support recruiting and talent management needs from the corporate office to the store. Ann Morgan and her team were amazing from day one; their dedication to the project, goal of getting it successfully implemented within a 12-month period and input to the overall design and workflow of the system made all this possible."

Since moving from a manual hiring process to implementing the nowHIRE applicant tracking system this year, AutoZone has seen a dramatic increase in the number of quality hourly candidates and a 20-percent reduction in time-to-fill for corporate positions. In addition, a recent survey of more than 60,000 AutoZone applicants showed an extremely high satisfaction rate, over 92% percent, with the new online application process.

Morgan added that nowHIRE 223b is unique in its toll free and email support of candidates during application process. The other ATS vendors AutoZone evaluated couldn’t provide all the benefits available through nowHIRE’s ATS.

The nowHIRE applicant tracking system is now completely operational enterprise wide.

About nowHIRE:

Since 1998, nowHIRE has been a premier provider of applicant tracking systems for companies of every size and in every vertical imaginable. Their industry-defining solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules that allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs – including hourly, salaried, internal, contingent, or any combination of recruitment-based positions. nowHIRE’s solutions give clients what they call "Zoom"—the competitive edge.

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