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Applying for a Job at a Hiring Kiosk


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: A man uses a kiosk during a job fair for military veterans and spouses aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum March 28, 2012 in New York City.
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Hiring kiosks allow job applicants to fill out online job applications (instead of paper ones) while in a store or office. The Hiring Manager will have immediate access to the application information, and the system can also be used for processing new hire, benefits, and other employment information. In addition, some employers use kiosks to provide human resources information to employees who don't have a desktop computer.

In-Store Hiring Kiosks
In-store hiring kiosks are convenient for both applicants and employers. From the employer perspective, customers often make the best employees because they know the product and the company. Kiosks save on hiring costs, because they can reduce the amount of money the company has to spend to post jobs online or in the newspaper. For the job applicant, a hiring kiosk is a quick and easy way to apply for employment.

How many companies use hiring systems? Kronos is a leading providers of hiring systems. Its hourly solution, for example, is utilized by thousands on-site application centers across the country. The company processes millions of employment applications a year. The system processes job applications, which includes assessment questions, background checks, and tax screenings, then generates a summary for the hiring manger to review.

How Use a Hiring Kiosk
It's easy to use a hiring kiosk. There will either be a desk with a computer on it or a free-standing kiosk. Bring a copy of resume or your work history with you, because you will need to fill out the online application with all your personal and employment-related information. The system will step you through the process of completing the job application. After your application is submitted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager, if the company would like to schedule an interview.

Companies With Hiring Kiosks
Companies using hiring kiosk systems include:

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Albertsons
  • AmeriPark
  • Babies “R” Us
  • Batteries & Bands
  • Best Buy
  • Blockbuster
  • Borders
  • Circuit City
  • CVS
  • Family Dollar
  • Finish Line
  • Hollywood Entertainment
  • Kroger
  • Lowe’s Companies
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Nordstrom
  • Marshall Field's
  • Original Roadhouse Grill
  • Pathmark Stores
  • PetSmart
  • Publix
  • Raley’s Fine Foods
  • Sears
  • Six Flags
  • ShopKo
  • Southeastern Freight
  • Sports Authority
  • SuperValu
  • Target
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Universal Studios
  • Wal-Mart

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