Providing talent for a major UK retailer in time for Christmas

Delivering managerial recruitment to a household UK retailer at their busiest time of year.

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The Challenge

As the Christmas peak fast approached for this UK retailer, we were engaged to find immediate managerial and Christmas staff.

In the build up to Christmas the retailer approached Reed Talent Solutions to support it in sourcing team managers at its West Yorkshire site. Due to its close proximity to their busiest trading period, need was now critical to meet their business goals.

The Solution

Submitting candidates to three assessment centres over a three-week period.

Our understanding of the industry enabled us to provide the best candidates for the retailer at short notice. We analysed the requirements of the role, as well as our client’s values and business culture. This helped us to design a bespoke recruitment process, managed through a tailor-made platform on our applicant tracking system.

This solution relied on the ability to provide experienced support for a defined time period. We provided a bespoke recruitment process, using understanding of the client and our expertise in refining the recruitment process.

Detailed reports were created and analysed by the RPO team, enabling us to create and adapt a proactive approach.

The Results

A 100% fill rate meant the retailer was able to work at full capacity during the festive season.

Throughout the campaign we screened over 200 applicants, ensuring a strong conversion rate and in turn meeting their requirements.

Reed Talent Solutions filled 100% of the roles at the most challenging time of year. Our quick turnaround time and the calibre of our candidates were praised by the retailer and we received positive feedback for our overall performance.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • 100% fill rate
  • 8 team managers from 3 assessment centres
  • Quality candidates for the busy festive period
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