Case Studies

The Team at MET Recruitment and all of its associated brands have been involved in some particular noteworthy examples of successful hiring over the years and have written out some of them as case studies below.
Whilst we have demonstrated capability on several occasions in the past we are always learning and respect that each assignment brief has its own particulars that require our full attention to ensure a successful hire.

The majority of the Team have had experience of recruiting in times of a Global Recession, Full Employment and everything in-between.  We have experienced the rise of technology in the recruitment process and seen the introduction of a myriad of additional recruitment methodologies enter the marketplace in this time too.

This ability to adapt to these ever changing circumstances, with both clients and candidates, has seen us through to where we are today and will enable us to be best placed to respond to all future events.

Head of Finance - Catering Supplier
This particular Company had been advertising this role directly for a number of weeks and had not managed to attract sufficient interest in order to hire at the time of our contacting them.

After an initial constructive conversation our Team Manager arranged to meet with the Hiring Manager and the HR Representative supporting this recruitment process.

A few options were considered at the time and it was agreed that FINCO Search would be engaged on an exclusive contingent search basis for a period of 3 weeks to source suitable talent.

Within 3 days interviews were lined up and after an initial review the most suitable candidate was offered the position and agreed to start.

The whole process from meeting to the candidate starting their new role was only 5 weeks!

Needless to say both the company and the candidate were very happy.
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IT Call Centre Manager & Team
A Global IT Services company were setting up a call centre to provide 1st and 2nd line support to their global client base at a new office in Milton Keynes.

The UK Head of IT and Global Head of HR met with our Director (Jonathan) and discussed the best way to go about planning and organising such a key recruitment event.

Whilst the priority hire was to ensure that the Manager was in place ASAP it was important to make sure that enough key staff with the relevant skills were also lined up to be joining soon thereafter.

Jonathan went on to design the whole recruitment process on behalf of the company. This involved an advertising campaign, selection and interview process (including writing out the format and interview questions and attending each interview), together with an offer management process to ensure the entire team started within the projected timescales agreed at the start of the process.

18 people were hired over a 3 day period including the Manager and a Deputy Manager.
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Transport Head of Operations
This was a particularly difficult brief as the client had recently just filled this role directly but the candidate had left due to the challenging conditions of the working environment.

The operational staff were not happy with their working contracts and in a heavily unionised environment the levels of service were being adversely affected.

The client was therefore looking for a strong minded Operations Manager with experience of working in such an environment who could not only transform the current contract with their own client through better service delivery but would help the Head Office Team to grow more business too.

We provided CVs of 4 candidates, 3 got invited for first interview, 2 got invited to the 2nd stage and both were invited again to the final stage to complete the process.

This successful hire happened due to the acknowledgement of the issues the client was facing and the clear and honest preparation and the feedback given to all candidates throughout the process.
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We aim to get it right every time, here are just a few comments we have received from our clients who believe that we do…

“We have a number of Recruitment Agencies on our PSL and were not looking to change this.  However, Mark and Raveena at FINCO Search were very persuasive in getting me to look at one of their candidates they were representing and as a result of seeing the quality of their work they do we added them to our PSL straight away. 2 successful hires in and we are very happy with our decision to engage with them.”

“Jonathan is a very effective Recruiter. He handled the complex matters of the HR assignment we were working on with consummate professionalism. He has excellent relationship and negotiating skills and his knowledge of HR matters when in front of clients is instantly credible. I have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan and his team at People in HR.”

“We have used SMR Search at MET Recruitment for Digital Marketing hires in the last 12 months and have found that they have helped us to recruit on a number of occasions in spite of the obvious candidate shortages in this field.  I am delighted that they are now are able to operate outside of the UK as we are roles that require their specialist help in a number of EU countries.”

“We have been using MET Recruitment for over two and a half years now and have always found their service to be excellent. We believe they understand our business needs very well and it is a testament to their level of service that a high percentage of our permanent employees started here as temporary drivers working via MET Recruitment.”

“Having built up a working relationship with Chris and Jonathan over the past year we would highly recommend them to any business who feels they are not getting the right service from their current suppliers.”

“We enjoy a very good working relationship with the team at MET Recruitment. They understand our needs and tailor their service to exactly what we need. Our requirements can alter on a regular basis due to the nature of our work in logistics, however, there is always a member of the team available to speak to and deal with our requests.”

We would love the opportunity to prove ourselves to you too – please get in touch with us and we will do our very best to help you.