When companies receive an abundance of candidates for open positions, how do they screen the masses quickly and effectively in order to focus on those most likely to succeed?

Today, with time and resources at a minimum, there is a growing desire for many companies to expedite the screening and hiring processes to find top candidates.

Houston-based Gallery Furniture employs 450 associates in its two locations and receives about 70 applications per week for open sales positions.

The furniture retailer, which has been a client of Tampa Bay-area The Kabachnick Group for close to two decades, uses job-benchmarking strategies when hiring for all open positions. This made TTI Success Insights’ Talent Management Plus™ a natural and progressive tool to use to enhance its hiring processes to better determine overall job fit, said company CEO and founder Terri Kabachnick.

“In an environment where 20 people per day are applying for the same position, it’s impossible to determine which candidate is the right fit,” Kabachnick said. “Gallery Furniture enjoys the ability to plug their benchmark into TMP and have it pull the top matches for them.”

Kabachnick said Gallery Furniture, which has been using the newly revamped TMP for several months and has been a supporter for the past four years, is pleased with the upgrades, including the new, easy-to-use dashboard.

“What we hear the most is that it’s easier to navigate,” she said.

More specifically, the time it saves management in screening candidates for open positions has been crucial in their hiring efforts. Management has found TMP’s custom benchmark designed to select ideal candidates extremely effective.

Kabachnick said this reduces the chances of interviews based on gut feelings with validated assessments that the interviewer can use to validate the applicants’ responses.

For Value Added Associates considering whether to recommend TMP to their clients over more traditional hiring methods, Kabachnick said it’s a no-brainer.

“Every company is different,” she said. “But this is a terrific tool for companies, like Gallery Furniture, which have such a high volume of candidates.”

Zach Colick serves as a Content Specialist with TTI Success Insights and specializes in a host of copywriting and marketing strategies that help strengthen the TTI SI brand. Colick has close to a decade’s worth of experience in journalism, editing and marketing, and has held multiple positions within those fields. @ZachColick