Note: At the request of the Talent Acquisition team at J.B. Hunt, we have not used names of J.B. Hunt employees in this blog post.
J.B. Hunt is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America.
Johnnie Bryan Hunt founded his namesake company in Arkansas in August 1961. In about 20 years, from 1961 to 1983, the company transformed from a small business with about five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers to the 80th largest trucking company in the US with approximately $83 million in annual revenue.
Today, J.B. Hunt employs over 124,000 people and operates more than 12,000 trucks. Its annual revenue is estimated at $7 billion.
J.B. Hunt has entered the technology space, as well, and is now seeing a tremendous amount of success with J.B. Hunt 360. The full-service platform, with 360-degree visibility into supply chains, is the most successful digital broker in the logistics and transportation industry.
Meet the J.B. Hunt Recruiting Team
Every Friday, the recruiting team at J.B. Hunt speaks with their dedicated Reflik account manager, Anthony Fruncillo. The J.B. Hunt team put aside a few minutes toward the end of the call to speak with Reflik’s marketing and communications team about how talent crowdsourcing helped them recruit and hire a Branch Manager.
We spoke with members of the J.B. Hunt team who were all very impressed with Reflik’s process, service, and product. Each member of the team is responsible for recruiting branch-based leadership positions in different regions: the West Coast, the East Coast, and the Central Region.
J.B. Hunt’s Quick Success On The Reflik Platform
In June, J.B. Hunt hired a Refrigerated Transportation Services Branch Manager in Dallas in just a few weeks after the job requisition was posted on Reflik. This candidate was recruited by Terence Miller, a member of the recruiting community at Reflik.
“The candidate we decided to move forward with had a great attitude and true leadership potential,” a member of the team told us. “We could tell that this particular individual would go far in the organization.”
A very important part of the interviewing process at J.B. Hunt is the business plan review. The recruiting team took a moment to describe this process and what the candidate that Reflik delivered did right to pass this interview.
“In his business plan review, this candidate demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking,” a team member explained. “We definitely learned a few things along the way. This candidate was familiar with competitors in our space – even the newest companies. He also talked very knowledgeably about new potential clients and how to approach them.”
J.B. Hunt’s recruiting team listed three major reasons why they continue to use the Reflik Talent Crowdsourcing Platform to recruit and hire top talent.
1. Interviewing Only The Best Candidates Who We Haven’t Spoken To, Yet
According to the recruiting team at J.B. Hunt, Reflik introduces them to highly-qualified, ready-to-interview candidates who are not yet in their ATS.
They told us that the candidates Reflik passes over are refreshingly original.
“We see a lot of duplicates using other services,” one of the team members, who is responsible for the East Coast, said. “With Reflik, most of the incoming candidates are brand new. We have never reviewed these people’s resumes before. Reflik’s contribution to the recruiting process here at J.B. Hunt is original and that means a lot to a big company in a small industry.”
2. Reflik’s Account Management Is Efficient And Effective
“There is hardly ever a day that goes by when we do not see applications coming in for J.B. Hunt’s positions,” Anthony told us.
Yet, the recruiting and hiring teams at J.B. Hunt review only the most qualified, ready-to-interview candidates. Anthony, the account manager at Reflik assigned to J.B. Hunt, filters through incoming candidates.
“The communication with Anthony is great,” one of the members who is responsible for the Central Region told us. “He asks us the right questions for each of our positions and we are able to get on the same page very quickly. He knows exactly what we are looking for and passes along only the most highly-qualified candidates.”
Anthony consults the J.B. Hunt team on what to expect. Reflik’s broad reach gives him a unique understanding of each job’s place in the labor market – i.e. the kind of candidates out there, what they are expecting, and what their qualification are like. Anthony helps J.B. Hunt’s talent acquisition team navigate through the labor market and figure out what to expect for each of their roles.
Overall, with the help of their dedicated account manager, J.B. Hunt looks at only the best of the best incoming candidates. They are also able to get a unique perspective on the labor market and how their jobs fit into the larger landscape.
3. Reflik’s Technology Steamlines The Hiring Process
Behind the scenes, Reflik’s reporting and tracking capabilities combined with its proprietary algorithm streamlines the recruiting process for J.B. Hunt.
The Employer Dashboard gives J.B. Hunt’s talent acquisition team detailed analytics about each job that they have posted on the Reflik platform. The team can review the number of times a job was viewed, the number of referrals made, as well as the number of times a job was shared on social media.
In addition, on the Employer Dashboard, the J.B. Hunt team gets insight into how much traction each job has on the platform – i.e. the number of applications pending review, the number of jobs under consideration, and the total number of applications.
The Employer Dashboard also keeps track of each candidate for each application at each stage. J.B. Hunt’s talent acquisition professionals can quickly review candidates’ qualifications as well as re-examine the feedback they gave to Anthony and their correspondence with the candidate.
Moreover, Reflik’s technology speeds up J.B. Hunt’s time-to-hire for each position, while ensuring incoming candidates are the most qualified.
J.B. Hunt is at a very exciting place as a company. They have seen a lot of growth since their founding about 60 years ago. In more recent years, as technology continues to re-shape every major industry around the world, J.B. Hunt is leading the pack in the logistics and transportation industry.
Being a growth-driven company, J.B. Hunt needs to hire a lot of highly-qualified employees quickly. Reflik supports them in this process.
J.B. Hunt continues to have so much success on the platform because of Reflik’s dedication to provide the Fortune 500 transportation company with highly-qualified, ready-to-interview candidates quickly. There is never a paucity of high-quality, original incoming candidates to J.B. Hunt’s jobs on the platform for them to choose from.
Moreover, J.B. Hunt’s talent acquisition team is not bogged down by hundreds of incoming resumes. All of the incoming resumes are processed and filtered out by an Account Manager, in this case, Anthony Fruncillo. There are clear lines of communication from the start of a search and as the search goes on and candidates are submitted. So, at the end of the day, the J.B. Hunt team is introduced only to the most highly-qualified people, not stacks of paper.
At the end of the day, this entire process culminated in a quick and successful hire. J.B. Hunt hired their ideal candidate – someone who is personable, with a great attitude, and very powerful leadership traits – in less than a month.
In closing out our conversation, one of the recruiters, who is responsible for recruiting Branch Managers in the West Coast, said: “We are very happy with the service Reflik has provided and we look forward to continue our partnership with Reflik to hire more candidates!”
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