Kaizen Event at Minnesota Historical Society Reduces Hiring Process by 46%

At the Minnesota Historical Society, a kaizen event was conducted to reduce the time to hire a new employee.

The team identified that the current state took 75 days to hire an employee (job posting to employee signed offer), and were able to reduce it to 40 days. They also reduced the task time from 53 hours to less than 10 hours, a savings of 82%.

Recommendations included delegation of authority to negotiate salary and post job openings, new training for hiring managers, storing information in the cloud, and increased utilization of the electronic requisition form.