Caesars Entertainment Uses Hodes iQ To Onboard New Employees With Increased Productivity & ROI

Onboarding portal eradicates redundancies, saves money and significantly reduces labor-heavy practices

NEW YORK, NY—JUNE 28, 2011 – Hodes iQ, the award-winning talent acquisition and management solution from Bernard Hodes Group, has recently released a new case study featuring Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s premier provider of branded casino entertainment.

First impressions do count and it can’t be more true than when onboarding new employees into your organization. According to a recent survey by the Aberdeen Group, onboarding has a significant impact on new hires. The benchmark report, entitled Onboarding 2011: The Path to Productivity, further details that organizations with a standard onboarding process experienced 54% greater new hire productivity, 50% greater new hire retention, and two-times the level of new hire engagement.

“It’s clear that companies who first standardize their processes to ensure a quality experience, and then take that process and automate it will gain efficiencies and savings at a rapid pace. We’ve seen it in a number of our customers who have adopted Hodes iQ Onboarding and certainly in the case of Caesars Entertainment,” said Dwaine Maltais, senior vice president, e-Recruiting Solutions, Hodes iQ.

Caesars Entertainment wanted to leverage their talent acquisition technology investment in Hodes iQ within other areas of the talent lifecycle. Onboarding seemed an ideal way to maximize brand impact, influence employee behavior and streamline HR paperwork, while still maintaining the unique workflow needs of their 52 casino properties.

“Using Hodes iQ has definitely increased our productivity while significantly reducing the cost to onboard new hires. But it’s the enhanced candidate experience our new hires receive that allows us to deliver on our employment brand promise that is the greatest return on our investment,” said Jaime Stratton, Director of HR, Central Division, Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

The Hodes iQ Onboarding Module allows customers to:

• Provide an improved and personalized new hire to employee experience
• Reduce direct and indirect labor expenses including resources needed to provision new employees
• Eliminate paper new hire forms and the need to manually enter new hire data
• Standardize, centralize, and streamline HR onboarding processes
• Create custom workflows to meet changing business requirements
• Support electronic signature capabilities

“Caesars Entertainment currently has over 85,000 employees so it’s easy to understand that improving only a few steps in their onboarding process will quickly add up to significant savings,” said Maltais.

The Caesars Entertainment case study is currently available for complimentary download on the Hodes iQ website.

Hodes iQ makes talent management work for companies by delivering flexible software solutions for talent acquisition, candidate sourcing, onboarding, career websites and recruitment process improvement. Hodes iQ also integrates seamlessly with best-of-breed solutions for performance management, succession planning, assessment and background checks. Hodes iQ is supported by superb customer service, best-practice consulting and decades of experience through Bernard Hodes Group, offering unparalleled expertise in the recruitment marketing and employment branding industry. Hodes iQ offers several products lines for the Fortune 1000, mid-sized companies, as well as growing businesses. Hodes iQ is on the Web at

Bernard Hodes Group ( offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find, keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients, Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including: recruitment communications and support, strategic planning, hiring process assessments, and staffing technology ( Headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. ( – a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.