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Beyond Beauty: How Sally Beauty Holdings is Transforming its Hiring Journey with Accurate

Date Published: February 01, 2024 | Last Updated: February 20, 2024 | By Suraiya Sarwar

In the beauty industry, Sally Beauty Holdings (“SBH”) stands as a global powerhouse, generating an annual revenue of $3.9 billion, with a footprint spanning 5,000 stores across numerous countries, including the U.S., Mexico, U.K., and Germany. 

Since 1964, Sally Beauty Holdings has been a trusted distributor for its diverse clientele of retail consumers and salon professionals. Its stores offer a comprehensive range of up to 8,000 products, specializing in hair color, hair care, skin, and nails through proprietary brands. 

Accurate had the opportunity to chat with Melissa Robinette, Manager of HR Operations at SBH, to discuss their background check process journey and the impact of partnering with Accurate Background. 

Elevating the Hiring Process

When Melissa stepped into her role at SBH; she inherited the challenge of initiating a comprehensive background check implementation project from scratch. Before the collaboration with Accurate, the company had limited background check procedures, primarily reserved for executive-level and finance team hires. 

Accurate Background’s flexible contract structure, commitment to exceptional customer service, and ability to tailor services appealed to SBH’s unique needs, leading them to choose Accurate as their trusted partner in 2019. 

“The automated background check process was critical in saving us time and resources while ensuring our hiring standards were compliant and up to par. Implementing Accurate allowed our team to focus on strategic aspects rather than routine administrative tasks,” states Melissa Robinette.

Utilizing Accel for U.S. background checks and ACE for Canada, the integration with Oracle and Equifax platforms allowed Sally Beauty Holdings to streamline their background check processes and ensure a comprehensive solution for administrators. Currently, Sally Beauty Holdings leverages Accurate’s criminal checks, drug testing (oral instant and urine tests), and employment verifications

Since 2021, Sally Beauty Holdings has conducted over 75,000 background checks, with an average turnaround time of 0.90 days. With Accurate’s simple and streamlined solutions, 94% of candidates for SBH have also been able to start their background check process in just one day or less, reducing the average time to hire significantly.  

Accurate’s commitment to customer service excellence has been a standout feature for SBH. “It’s extremely helpful to have a dedicated account manager to go to for solutions instead of a generic support email. We also really like being able to use the 24/7 customer chat support so that we can get basic answers quickly and easily,” said Robinette.  

Creating a Better Tomorrow

As Sally Beauty Holdings strides into 2024, the company is poised for continued growth and impact. With a commitment to reducing turnover, SBH will harness Accurate’s technology for comprehensive reporting and analysis. This strategic approach aligns with Sally Beauty Holding’s’ dedication to providing an exceptional candidate and associate experience through technology. 

Notably, Sally Beauty Holdings is setting commendable goals for the future, with a keen focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging, as well as sustainability and the environment.

“Sustainability initiatives, including reducing environmental impact through packaging and supply chain efficiencies, are a significant focus for the future. This includes initiatives to minimize packaging materials, use more recycled materials in packaging, and condensing and reducing the impact of shipping our goods.” 

Sally Beauty Holdings is reaching new heights continuously – and Accurate is proud to stand by SBH’s side every step of the way. For more information on Sally Beauty Holdings and Accurate, see the following: