Baker & Taylor approached Plus One Personnel after researching agencies to support them with a language-speaking administrative vacancy. Plus One Personnel have invested heavily in our SEO and online visibility, appearing first on search engines to both candidates and clients. This visibility, plus our reputation for professionalism and integrity has secured us many of our key clients and has gained us some excellent candidates when they have been searching for new job opportunities.
During conversations for this role, which we successfully filled a couple of weeks later, we were also asked to recruit for an Assistant Buyer position.
The Assistant Buyer was a newly created role, brought about due to growth within the business and a need to expand their procurement team. Our client were looking for a candidate with previous experience in buying creative or gifting products for retail environments.
With these unique specifications, our Recruiter took a full brief of the role including a meeting at our clients premises. The meeting provided our recruiter with a first hand insight to the business and enabled us to accurately shortlist candidates based on their cultural fit, as well as being able to describe the clients business accurately to prospective candidates.
After conducting a structured interview process, we prepared our shortlist of four high calibre candidates, three of which were previously known to us and had built up a relationship with our recruiter allowing for a quick turnaround.
All four of the shortlisted candidates were requested for interview and we received excellent feedback on all who were presented.
Following a two stage interview process, an offer was made to a delighted candidate who has since thrived in the role. Since the successful introduction, we have been instructed to recruit across a number of roles for Baker and Taylor and are looking forward to watching the progress of the candidates as they help to drive the business forward.
QUOTE FROM OUR CLIENT
"We wanted a simple, effective and complete solution for our recruitment needs. We felt that Plus One Personnel had an extended reach and the best ways to access pools of highly skilled workers including those not actively seeking new employment. They spent time listening to understand our requirements and fully understood our needs and had the right balance of feedback and interaction with our team. We have been more than satisfied with the support and input from them at all of the stages of recruitment. We look forward to a continuing mutually beneficial relationship with Plus One Personnel."
Annette Burgess, Managing Director
"It has been lovely working with Jonty on the two roles that we needed to fill. He provided excellent candidates in a timely manner and was extremely helpful. I look forward to working with him again." - CN Glass Ltd
"This was proving a difficult position to fill, but Inga and Christina came in and went the extra mile to really get to know us as a company and the team. They sat in with some of the staff to get a better idea of the sort of people who would be a good fit. This gave them a different outlook and the first applicant they sent over after that meeting fitted in perfectly and was offered the position.", - John Good Ltd
"Geoff has been fantastic throughout this process. He has given me plenty of support and taken the time to listen to my situation and what exactly I was looking for. He is an asset to your company. Thank you very much" - Maria Abrahart
"Plus One Personnel have always delivered an excellent service, providing a high calibre of candidates at a very reasonable cost of hire. I would use their service again and I would certainly recommend them to any organisation. They have a very friendly team that will always go above and beyond to help in any way. It was a pleasure working with you all" - National Farmers Union
"Jo lined us up interviews in super quick time whilst still of very high standard. Communication is key and the communication we received from Jo was outstanding, always keeping us in the loop and letting us know what was going on. I would have no hesitation in using this service again and recommending to others. BIG thank you Jo for everything!!!" - Tool Connection Ltd