American Specialties, Inc.

"It’s worked out phenomenally well for us. "

Tony Medaglia, Director of Human Resources American Specialties, Inc.
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A leading manufacturer of building products, American Specialties, Inc. has made 12 hires using Indeed Hire.

Tony Medaglia is no stranger to recruiting. A 28-year HR veteran, Tony runs the HR department for American Specialties, Inc., a leading manufacturer of building products based in Yonkers, New York.

Tony has recruited over the years by simply posting job ads as well as using external staffing and recruiting firms. While job ads work for some roles, he says “invariably you’ve got to sift through so many resumes. No matter how specific you are about what you’re looking for, you have to go through everything.”

“I’m old-school. I used to always shoot a note to thank an applicant for applying. But after a while I stopped doing it because there’s so many people who apply.”

When it came to bringing in outside help to find candidates who fit, Tony’s experiences have been mostly negative. “Outside recruiters are a little pushy with specific candidates they think should be hired. And fees of 17-22% of a candidates starting salary is completely ridiculous.”

So, facing a long list of jobs to fill and candidates to review, Tony was excited to hear about Indeed Hire.

“At first, the 10% fee was a huge factor, in addition to the fact that I was familiar with Indeed and knew their reputation. We just felt we would benefit from aligning ourselves with Indeed Hire to do the leg work.”

"For me, it’s been a win. It’s taken a huge load off my plate and it’s been an overall easy and pleasant experience."

Tony Medaglia, Director of Human Resources
American Specialties, Inc.

“It’s worked out phenomenally well for us. We’ve made 12 hires.” ASI has hired for roles such as Operation Manager, Project Estimator, and Installation Manager.

Tony says the primary value of working with Indeed Hire is getting specific candidates who meet most or all his criteria. “For the most part the candidates are spot on. Indeed Hire narrows it down quite well.”

Compared to a traditional recruiting agency, Tony says “the Indeed Hire experience has been quite the opposite. All the legwork is done for us. Only the candidates we want to see are the ones they are sending.”

Tony explains that he has hiring managers work directly with the Indeed Hire hiring specialist Katrina to fine-tune job descriptions and requirements to get the best candidates coming in as possible. “Katrina is very diligent, keeps me in the loop, and always is available.”

When it comes to having Indeed Hire partner with various parts of the company, “I really have no complaints or reservations from anybody.”

“For me, it’s been a win. It’s taken a huge load off my plate and it’s been an overall easy and pleasant experience.”

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