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Case Study | Permanent Recruitment | Dean & Wood

Posted on December 2022

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A co-ordinated and rapid response to three specialist requirements

Dean & Wood, the UK's leading supplier of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, approached Venn Group to manage the end-to-end recruitment of three positions that would strengthen the service offering of their IT department.

Priorities Supported:

  • Identify high-calibre candidates who add immediate value in the roles:

    • Trainee IT Support Analyst

    • Senior IT Support Analyst

    • IT Manager

  • Retain a supplier who can:

    • deliver reliably, to fill multiple roles at pace

    • run recruitment processes for three roles concurrently to minimise employer’s time commitment  

Experience Applied:

  • Our specialist IT team worked with D&W to create attractive job specifications and budgets to ‘cut through’ in the current highly competitive market

  • Advised the client that they would attract the best candidates by recruiting for permanent roles (rather than temporary-to-permanent placements)

  • Using our unique team structure, we were able to search and shortlist for all three roles simultaneously

  • Our detailed knowledge of the client, as an established supplier to D&W, enabled us to match candidates in skills and fit, ensuring loyal and motivated placements and minimising the risk of dropouts

  • Managed the client’s own recruitment process, including scheduled contact and interviews

Outcomes Delivered:

  • All three roles were successfully placed within a week of the client approaching us

  • Shortlisted five high-quality candidates, after shortlisting and screening over 80 qualified candidates

  • Within 48 hours, supplied CVs including covering statements for the IT Manager position

  • Managed the recruitment process end-to-end, keeping it running smoothly and with no disruption to the client’s own work

"Earlier this year, the IT team within our group had several vacancies within a relatively short period of time, leaving us in a precarious position. Faced with this risk to our business, we asked Venn Group to assist.

Within a few short hours, they had identified several fantastic candidates and arranged interviews. During the first round of interviews, it was clear that some of these candidates perfectly matched our needs and offers of employment were made.

Fast forward a few months and we now have a robust, business-enhancing IT team that continually exceeds our expectations.

Venn Group have spent time understanding our business needs and can perfectly match candidates to our vacancies. From an IT perspective, we are stronger than ever and continue to improve every month."

Distribution & Business Services Director 


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