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6 Tips About How To Source Passive Candidates

If you are a recruiter or works in the staffing industry, I’m sure you know that passive candidates are usually the best candidates. But passive recruiting is often easier said than done. You’ll have[...]

November 13, 2018

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Client Spotlight: Walmart

Hello, recruiters! Here at Crowdstaffing, we want to do everything we can to help our recruiting partners further their careers. So, we created the Recruiter Pulse blog and decided to pack it full of tips and tricks to make your lives easier. Today, we’re unveiling our very first client spotlight blog!

You’re probably familiar with client spotlights if you’ve watched our webinars in the past. Basically, we tell you everything you need to know about working with a particular client – what makes them a great choice for you, what makes them a great choice for candidates, and most importantly, what you need to know before you start submitting. So, without further ado, here are the ins and outs of working with Walmart!

First, a Little Background

Walmart is one of our biggest clients. They are the world’s largest retailer and one of the most dynamic e-commerce organizations on the planet. They recently partnered with Google (to compete with Amazon) and are looking for new talent to join their ranks. Because of this, we’ve seen a huge uptick in their requisition flow, which means you recruiters will have tons of opportunities at your fingertips! Here are a few reasons why you’ll want to get in on this while the gettin’s good:

  • They have a multitude of IT positions open, all with excellent pay rates.
  • Since their rates are so strong, that also means they have strong margins, which equals more money in your pocket. For example, a web developer job at their Sunnyvale, CA location comes with a whopping $98.10 bill rate!
  • We have a good relationship with the MSP, so you can look forward to prompt, valuable feedback.

What to Expect When Submitting a Candidate

One thing that’s very important to remember is that Walmart has several units under their umbrella. It’s critical that you know which unit you’re submitting to before you start the process. The units are Walmart.com, Sam’s Club, Vudu, Walmart Grocery, and Walmart Labs. You can see which unit the job falls under by selecting individual job listings on the Walmart jobs page. A few more things to know:

  • They want to “change the way the world shops,” so they’re looking for customer-centric candidates who can demonstrate growth and innovation. E-commerce experience is a huge plus.
  • Candidates’ resumes should show that they’ve made significant contributions in past positions, and they should be able to provide specific examples during the interview.
  • Team players are a must. They want someone who has cross-functional experience and can communicate effectively with other departments.
  • They’re big on company culture (like us!), so they’d love to hear about your candidate’s life and hobbies outside of work. You can add a small blurb about your candidate’s personal life in the candidate summary of TAP, the VMS, or in the overall submittal. The personal summary is one of the first things the hiring manager looks at, so make sure it’s unique and compelling!
  • Candidates should be at least an 80% match. To submit a candidate, you’ll need to include a qualification summary and links to their portfolio, if possible. Make sure you use the submission template!
  • When you shortlist a candidate, you’ll need to provide their two-week availability for scheduling purposes. The first interview will likely be a phone screening, and the candidate may need to participate in an online technical assessment. The second interview will be in-person with a panel of department leaders.

It bears repeating that you should make sure you know which unit you’re submitting to before you shortlist a candidate. We’ve had a few submissions get rejected because the recruiter didn’t know which unit it was.

What Candidates Will Love About Walmart

Walmart isn’t just a great opportunity for you – it’s also a great opportunity for candidates! Check out these awesome selling points that you can use to persuade candidates to apply:

  • Jobs will be based in one of Walmart’s two beautiful locations: Sunnyvale, CA, or San Bruno, CA.
  • The Sunnyvale location is home to all IT positions. It has an open floor space with plenty of room to spread out. There are a handful of competitors nearby, so there’s a lot of great tech talent in the area.
  • The San Bruno location is home to all the corporate-related positions, like finance and HR. The building has gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Walmart offers exceptional pay, and they have a high conversion rate. Candidates will have the chance to develop their skills and get some valuable experience at one of the biggest names in the industry.
  • Walmart takes pride in their innovative and friendly company culture. Candidates will get to work with team members in a fast-paced, exciting environment.
  • Most contracts start off short-term at three months. However, Walmart often extends contracts based on performance. Please note: you cannot guarantee contract extension to your candidates (or else we’ll get in trouble). Instead, you can say something like “there’s a possibility of contract extension.”
  • There’s a lot of flexibility with IT roles; highly-skilled, versatile, and talented candidates will feel right at home.

If you’re ready to start making some placements and lining your pockets, you can check out all of Walmart’s open jobs here. Don’t forget to reach out to the account managers if you have any questions! They’re more than happy to provide you with the info you need to find top-quality candidates. You can also watch the full spotlight webinar for even more advice on recruiting for Walmart.

Check back next week for another client spotlight!







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