scout opens bank positions to relocation candidates

The Challenge

Matt Russell, an HR specialist at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, says UICCU faces an interesting hiring difficulty. The company is headquartered in North Liberty, a thriving community near Iowa City and Cedar Rapids with an unemployment rate lower than many other parts of the country. This is wonderful for the local economy, but an ongoing challenge for expanding companies.

The Solution

UICCU is using Scout to find candidates in the local talent pool while also opening selected positions to job seekers willing to relocate.

“We’re pleased with the quality of the search firms on Scout,” Russell notes. “I post a job to Scout and within two to three days, the candidates start rolling in. It’s allowed us to be more effective and efficient in hiring qualified people.”

As UICCU continues to expand, they plan to leverage even more of Scout’s services for high-level Information Technology and Engineering positions — which are traditionally difficult to fill. They also intend to try Scout’s open-to-bid feature. Because quality-of-hire and time-to-hire is so important for their business, Scout is a perfect partner to help UICCU recruit as it grows.

Located in an area of low unemployment rates, University of Iowa Credit Union faces a geographical hiring challenge

Scout provided a broad marketplace and connected UICCU with job searchers out of state

With Scout, UICCU has been able to find the right hires quickly