First Quench Retailing, a private equity backed, UK wide multi-site retail group, operating from 2,000 shops, employed over 10,000 people across the UK. Brands included: Threshers, Wine Rack, Victoria Wine, Bottoms Up, Haddows, Huttons, The Local and Drinks Cabin.
The group had several regional centres and decentralised finance & operations functions throughout the UK, which it sought to migrate and relocate into a new HQ in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Harcourt Matthews Co-Sourcing (RPO) Recruitment Solutions was engaged to supplement the recruitment of 80 people, in particular, project managing the recruitment activities for the shared service centre (Accounting transactions) and commercial finance & accounting departments. Our specialist team recruited approximately 80 senior accounting & finance professionals and clerical accounting staff.
Our key objectives included:
In conjunction with senior First Quench & Retail Brand Managers, we agreed a tailored solution combining:
- Job Profiling
- Candidate Sourcing
- CV selection and interviewing
- Response management (pre & post interview review)
- Search and Selection
The project resulted in the successful recruitment of over 80 people within a six month timeline, which led to Harcourt Matthews Co-sourcing Solutions augmenting recruitment activity on an ongoing basis and being retained as a key service provider.