What is the hiring process like?
At PC Connection, Inc., we've taken care to build a diverse team of employees who share one attribute - a strong desire to succeed by helping customers. Our employees come to us from throughout the nation and from all walks of life and backgrounds. The hiring process can vary depending on the job, but it often follows this pattern:
Step 1: Tell us about yourself!
Whether you've spoken to a recruiter or contacted us online, as part of the hiring process we review and track all resumes received in our Staffing Management System. We also make a point of responding to everyone via e-mail to acknowledge and thank you for your interest. That's how you'll know you've entered our system. We don't set a timeframe in which to respond, but you should receive a response from us after we've had time to process your resume. If we don't have any current openings that fit your skill set and background, we'll still keep your materials on file for at least one year and contact you if an opportunity arises.
Step 2: Processing and interviewing.
Your resume is kept in our applicant tracking system and can be searched by location, keyword or by position. Should we find a qualified match, your resume is typically reviewed by the hiring manager. The recruiter will contact applicants who match the specifications of the position and generally do a phone interview as part of the selection process. The recruiter will guide you through our interviewing and selection process. We're pretty thorough in evaluating potential employees, so expect at least one return visit for a follow-up interview with a different manager, and perhaps several more. The final decision rests with the hiring manager, but candidates who are interviewed (face-to-face) will be notified of the status of the candidacy at the end of the process. Please use your human resources recruiter as your primary point of contact with our organization.
Step 3: Making an offer.
If you're chosen for a position, typically the recruiter conducts a minimum of two reference checks and discusses the results with the hiring manager. In addition, we do a background investigation, which could include employment verification, credit history, a criminal check and education. Once your pre-employment obligations are satisfactorily met, we'll make you a written offer of employment with PC Connection. Then it's up to you. Usually the offer is good only for a set period of time; if you need more time or further information, please feel free to contact your recruiter. If you have questions about benefits or company policies, your recruiter can also help get answers.
Step 4: When do I start?
If you decide to accept our offer, congratulations! You're joining a special team, and we hope you'll find your work here satisfying and rewarding. Usually, your first day of employment will coincide with a day-long orientation held at our headquarters in Merrimack, N.H. After that, depending on your job, you may be required to attend a company-run training program. We'll give you all the details.