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Client 1 - Hospitality

Hospitality client with 5 venues in East Midlands region

This is a client we have worked with since the beginning. A wonderful, privately-owned, group of 5 Boutique venues across East Midlands. The venues vary in style and offerings covering everything from Gastropub up to High Rosette level with accommodation.

These clients worked with us on a contingent basis and were the first client to move across to our new Bespoke Partnership solution when it was first introduced in September. We were regularly recruiting staff for them including chefs, waiting on staff, housekeeping, bar staff, supervisors and management.

As their newest venue opened there was a requirement for a lot of staff to fill the new venue and top up the growth from their other sites too so the partnership solution was ideal for them.

We agreed an initial project length of 6 months with 18 hires across that timeframe. We had regular monthly meetings to assess if the needs changed and the candidates were settling in well, they had access to their company profile on our ATS saving a lot of time. They could log in, review latest candidates, add notes, request interviews, leave feedback and even send offers to us through this platform at a time to suit them without worrying about booking time in their diaries to attend meetings.

Over the 6 month project the total savings for this client will be £9000 compared to a contingent model, at preferential rates. Compared to standard rates the savings would have been much higher.

We have already agreed our next project to help top up the teams at all of their sites for the next 6 months

These are the latest emails from both the Executive Chef and one of the Directors:

"I've worked with Phillipa for years now and will always turn to her first for my chef vacancies. She knows our business inside out and I have full confidence in her and the team at Blue Bull Recruitment.

We have a great rapport, I can just drop a text or WhatsApp with my needs and she will action it right away, without the need for lengthy phone calls each time I need to hire - they just get on with it.

This new solution has been brilliant as I am targeted on my cost to hire so this has helped my budget tremendously"

Executive Chef for all 5 venues

"I've been working directly with Phillipa for only 18 months but it has been a pleasure. She and Simon are both very knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble for them. They adapt their working to our hours which is a great benefit, especially in the Hospitality industry.

The ATS access to our company profile is just brilliant. I can sit and add my feedback, request interviews and see the latest candidates in my own time, which is usually midnight after a long evening service. I know the team will get all of my notes and feedback in the morning and action it right away. This is really important for us as we are very busy venues, so finding the time to book a Teams meeting when we are all available is really difficult.

These bespoke solutions have been brilliant from both a business and financial point of view. We are able to keep our hiring needs on track, fill our teams and guarantee the cost to hire and budget as it is pre-agreed and split evenly across the project"

Co-Director of the company

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