More power in recruiting

Sunfire demonstrates measurable success after one year of recruiting with softgarden. Thanks to digitalised processes, Sunfire can give feedback to candidates faster than before and is twice as fast in the application process.

About Sunfire GmbH

Sunfire GmbH stands for the conversion of renewable energy into renewable gases and fuels (Power-to X), the vision of the company is a life without fossil fuels.

General conditions

Size: 500+ Employees
Customer since: 2019
Wanted job profiles: Engineers, production staff, technicians

There is intense recruiting competition for the target groups of applicants, in particular for engineers, but also for production and service staff. Sunfire is an attractive employer, which is supported by its business area for sustainable energy use, which is a plus for many applicants. But Sunfire also needs fast, candidate-friendly processes. Because potential employees quickly reorient in the industry if the application process takes too long.

“The communication between those involved in recruiting was simply solved best with softgarden. This is a decisive factor in making application processes faster and thus more candidate-friendly”

Sabine Göttlich, Recruiting Manager at Sunfire

Before softgarden: Lengthy processes, intransparency and breaks

Until the end of 2018, a manual procedure was used in the company‘s recruiting: a circulation slip was derived from an access database for each application and carried through the building to be verified by the participating executives. The procedure was lengthy, difficult to follow, and also tended to break down.

softgarden is introduced: High usability and fast communication

The company had previously compared three different providers. It was particularly important to the company that the new recruiting solution should facilitate communication between the people involved in the recruiting process. Sunfire often has up to four people per vacancy who need to review an application.

Deployment: fast and smooth

The implementation process was fast and smooth. The recruiting manager prepared a presentation with screenshots from the application for the hiring managers and explained the process to them. Hiring managers evaluate applications in the system. Invitations, rejections and requests for additional documents are the responsibility of central recruiting. Therefore, the handling of the new solution was quickly explained.

Good ratings prevent drop-outs

The best candidates are demanding and today only apply to companies with positive employer ratings. Sunfire convinces candidates with many good ratings” and thus prevents application cancellations.

“With their help, we get many good ratings, which we can play directly to the employer rating platform kununu. We also integrated the certificate page on our website.”

Sabine Göttlich, Recruiting Manager at Sunfire

Conclusion after one year of recruiting with softgarden – Twice the speed and more applications

The best candidates are impatient and dont wait long for invitations for job interviews. Sunfire is twice as fast in the application process because, thanks to digitalized processes, it can give candidates feedback faster than before. The main reason for the increased speed is the good availability of the application (mobile and on the desktop). Recruiters and hiring managers can access the system online at any time. This way, no application is slowed down because a hiring executive is on a business trip.

“Our goal is to achieve even greater visibility as an employer in the future. The SEO-optimized career website developed together with softgarden is already online. In addition, we want to be more present on the social media channels in the future – and enter into active sourcing more strongly than before.”

Sabine Göttlich, Recruiting Manager at Sunfire

You never get a second chance to make a first impression – this is also true in recruiting

Sunfire relies on the softgarden Career Page Pro to turn job seekers into applicants. How will the topic of recruiting and employer branding develop at Sunfire? Sunfire is still at the beginning of this process and has started becoming more professional with the introduction of softgarden.

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