Founded by Kevin and Annie Auernig, Sodalicious was created to fill a need that Annie had to get her daily soda fix without having to get the kids out of the minivan. Sodalicious is growing rapidly with 30 retail locations and 700 employees to manage where these employees are mostly millennials.
It has an interesting challenge where their customer group are also their employees - millennials. Job applicants for Sodalicious were disengaged as they were not getting quick enough responses for their work application. At the same time, the HR team at Sodalicious were spending too much time trying to screen and talk to applicants.
Sodalicious needed an all-in-one dashboard, to enable them to be more responsive to their job applicants and keep them engaged.
Sodalicious was then introduced to Workstream which helped to engage and hire millennials. To date, they have 700 number of employees with a 200% increase in applicant flow over 30 retail locations.
After using Workstream, the job applicants (who are also customers) of Sodalicious have increased engagement and satisfaction with the brand of Sodalicious. This, in turn, creates a stronger and more positive brand among millennials who associate themselves with Sodalicious. This is highly positive for the company as it increases revenue and a positive brand image.
As Sodalicious grows, Workstream grows with them, developing new features to provide a one-stop HR tool to centralize all their hiring activities. Workstream also helps Sodalicious to save time, money and efficiently grow out its different locations.
With Workstream, the HR team is able to cut in half the time they spend communicating and screening job applicants as they leverage upon automated and instant SMS, quizzes and workflows from Workstream. They are able to become more responsive to their applicants, enabling Sodalicious to hire the right person faster.
Customized quizzes allow Sodalicious to sieve through great amounts of applications on a daily basis with the automation of Workstream. Applicants that did not present quality results from the quizzes were automatically filtered out, giving Sodalicious only a quality pool of applicants to select from.
Since speed is essential in the hiring process, it is important for Sodalicious to respond promptly to the applicants. With the automated SMS that Workstream offers, Sodalicious is able to get back to applicants with greater speed, while eliminating the hassles of manual tracking.