SOURCE: SmartRecruiters


October 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Two Green Thumbs Up: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Gains Significant Improvement in Job Candidate Pipeline Using SmartRecruiters

Seasonal Hiring Blooms for Nation's Leading Florist and Gift Shop, Adds More Than 500 Employees in Four Months Aided by One-Stop Shop Cloud Hiring Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) -  SmartRecruiters, the company that empowers the new way of hiring, announced today that its next generation cloud-based platform is being used by the Gourmet Food and Gift Brands (GFGB) division of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. to centralize and accelerate the entire recruiting and hiring process.

The world's leading florist and gift shop used SmartRecruiters to find and hire more than 500 seasonal employees in just four months, improving candidate flow by approximately 90 percent. The SmartRecruiters platform lets hiring managers at The GFGB division of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. collaborate to discover, connect with and close candidates, thereby cutting the company's cost and time to hire significantly. With SmartRecruiters, the GFGB division of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is able to personalize engagement with applicants and drive smarter, faster hiring decisions to meet staffing needs, which include recruiting hundreds of seasonal employees annually for its gourmet food gift brands and multiple locations across four states.

"Regular seasonal spikes in staffing needs mean that speed, simplicity and cost efficiency are absolutely critical to our hiring strategy," said Oliver Horvath, HR Generalist for the Gourmet Food and Gift Brands for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "SmartRecruiters enabled us to reimagine our recruiting and hiring process end to end, empowering hiring managers to quickly connect with top candidates, monitor applicant flow, track spending and hire the best talent, all in a few clicks from one online workspace. The mobile-optimized user experience has also drawn rave reviews from both our internal users and candidates who interact with our brands."

Tapping into the Multiplicative Power of Social Referrals

SmartRecruiters' built-in social integration enables hiring managers to connect their social networks into one talent pipeline that is accessible on desktop and mobile, letting the GFGB division of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. hire anytime and from anywhere.

"1-800-FLOWERS.COM requires a modern talent acquisition solution that scales across multiple brands and locations," said Jerome Ternynck, CEO of SmartRecruiters. "SmartRecruiters provides a simplified, all-inclusive workflow that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM can rely on for its full spectrum of recruiting and hiring needs, whether day to day or during its demanding seasonal workforce expansions."

The SmartRecruiters cloud-based platform allows companies to quickly source, engage and hire great people. It streamlines recruiting and hiring processes, giving hiring managers and recruiters everything they need to post jobs, manage candidates and make the right hire. SmartRecruiters also positively transforms the candidate experience by improving the way hiring managers interact with candidates through features such as one-click job applications and its new mobile app.

About SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters empowers a new way of hiring with a one-stop shop cloud platform that makes it possible for smart businesses to find and hire great people. The centralized workspace spans the entire recruiting process, including deep integration of a marketplace where a company's best recruitment partners are never more than a few clicks away. SmartRecruiters delivers a collaborative experience for hiring teams where they can successfully discover, engage and close top talent. Unlike traditional outdated systems, SmartRecruiters' candidate-first approach ensures the right people stay connected with companies and choose to not opt out. More than 70,000 companies including 1-800-FLOWERS, Associated Materials, Goodwill, NAPA Auto Parts, NewsCred and The Onion rely on SmartRecruiters to hire enough of the right people fast enough to support their business goals. Founded in 2010, SmartRecruiters is backed by Mayfield and Rembrandt Ventures and is based in San Francisco, CA. To learn more, visit

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