Watco Companies Goes Live with HRsmart

Richardson, TX – October 2, 2013 – HRsmart today announces that global transportation leader, Watco Companies has officially gone live with the HRsmart Talent Management System for Applicant Tracking. Watco now relies on HRsmart to recruit and retain employees in hundreds of locations across North America and Australia.

As a growing leader in the transportation industry, Watco needed a system that could handle a constant, high volume of job applicants. They selected HRsmart because of its robustness and its ability to provide a comprehensive yet easy to use workflow. “Large, decentralized organizations like Watco need a user friendly system that can scale quickly and easily,” stated Mark Hamdan, CEO of HRsmart. “We are very pleased to be their partner in talent management.”

Watco’s growth is both organic and by augmentation. In the past eighteen months Watco has acquired to two additional companies and initiated other new partnerships and startups.

“Watco Companies is building a best in class recruiting department and HRsmart provides the tools we need to succeed,” said Lisa Miller, Director of Recruiting. “The extensive tracking database system enables us to source, follow the interview process, and on-board our team members. Helping us to retain our talent is a huge asset as the company continues its rapid growth trend.”

Applicant Tracking is only one part HRsmart’s Unified Talent Management suite which also includes Performance Management, Career Development Succession Planning, Learning Management and Compensation Management.

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About Watco Companies

Watco Companies, L.L.C., is a Pittsburg, Kan., based transportation company providing transportation, mechanical, terminal and port and compliance solutions to Customers throughout North America and Australia. Watco is the owner of Watco Transportation Services, L.L.C., the second largest short line railroad holding company in the U.S. Watco also provides service to 27 industrial contract switching locations. Watco’s Mechanical Services division operates 16 railcar repair shops, 23 railroad repair shops, 8 locomotive shops and 5 private railcar shops. The Terminal and Port Services division currently manages 22 transload facilities, 10 warehouses and 2 port locations. More information about Watco and its subsidiaries can be found at www.watcocompanies.com [www.watcocompanies.com].