Sara Slack

Sara Slack is the Office Manager at Base Chicago where she holds a variety of responsibilities from HR to office management and operations. Prior to Base, Sara was a Sr. Operations and Client Services Coordinator at FranklinCovey. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Sara volunteers with Emergency Clothes Closet in her spare time.

Articles by Sara:

    Ditch Your Applicant Tracking Spreadsheet: Base for Hiring Managers

    Like most people, when I think of CRM, I think of managing sales cycles and customer relationships, not hiring. But, my team jumped right into using Base for managing our hiring and I’ll tell you why.

    Similar to someone in a sales role, a hiring manager is the face of the organization to outsiders including people who may eventually be your company’s decision-makers or future customers if they didn’t get the job. Job candidates are viewing, evaluating and making judgements about the organization for themselves. Candidates should be treated like customers.

    Base goes beyond a sales CRM. Our internal hiring managers use Base to move job candidates through the application and interview process. I guess you could call it a Candidate Relationship Manager.

    Here are some highlights of using Base for recruiting and hiring: