a pleasure working with the team at JVP – they’re always willing to go above
and beyond to deliver results. Their bespoke solutions add value to our
recruitment strategy in a variety of ways.”
Saunders, HR Director
Founded in 1992, award winning Extronics specialises
in developing and manufacturing intrinsically safe and explosion proof equipment
for use in harsh environments. The growing company delivers these world-class
products and solutions to customers around the globe, from industries such as
oil and gas to chemical, pharmaceutical and mining.
On a rapid journey of growth with the aim of
doubling turnover within five years, and with key deliverables from the
Engineering function being crucial to the success of the business, Extronics decided
to add to their existing Leadership Team with the new role of Engineering Director.
Playing a key role in influencing the strategic
direction of the business, the suitable applicant needed to be an experienced
Engineering Director or Head of Engineering, in addition to having superb commercial
acumen and great leadership skills to manage the team of c.15 Engineers and
multiple R&D projects.
One of the main areas of focus for the business
during the recruitment process, is alignment with their core values. As well as
being costly, it was often difficult for recruitment agencies to grasp the
importance of these when sourcing candidates. The team at JVP were keen to
support the business with a comprehensive marketing campaign which could attract
high quality talent, aligned with their core values, without needing to pay
tens of thousands to recruitment agencies.
In order to attract the highest calibre applicants
for Extronics in a cost effective and time saving manner, JVP Group’s solution
was focused on ensuring that a carefully crafted job advert was effectively promoted
online, leaving no stone unturned when it came to marketing the Engineering
Director vacancy via job boards and social media. Extronics’ Professional Recruitment
Advertising Package included:
Professional and Targeted Job Advert
In a firmly candidate-driven jobs market, it’s
crucial that job adverts are fully utilised to help attract the strongest
applicants. JVP's creative team set about crafting a professional and SEO
optimised job advert that focused on informing and attracting senior level
Extensive Multiple Job Board Advertising
The job advert was promoted for up to six weeks on
JVP's network of over 200 job sites including CV-Library, Jobsite, TotalJobs,
plus a wide range of regional, and specialist engineering and executive job
Social Media Recruitment Marketing
With 79% of job seekers likely to use social media
in their job search, the JVP Recruitment Marketing team undertook a
comprehensive social media campaign to ensure that any passive as well as
proactive job seekers were targeted.
Intriguing social posts coupled with striking
graphics were shared with over 30,000 connections across LinkedIn, Facebook and
Twitter. In addition, a targeted approach was taken to promoting vacancies on
relevant social media groups, and numerous connections were made with experienced
and qualified professionals, enabling the exposure of the vacancy to both active
and passive job seekers.
Applicant Management Software
The JVP cloud-based Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
enabled Extronics to have all applications centralised and made it easy for
them to quickly shortlist and respond to applicants. This significantly reduced
the time spent on recruitment administration and enabled users across the
business to have access to the talent pool of applicants.
Pre-Screening Applicant Management
An experienced member of the JVP recruitment team
reviewed all applications and contacted applicants to complete a checklist
which ensured key elements of the job advert had been understood, and that they
met Extronics’ essential criteria - saving even more valuable time whilst still
giving Extronics full access to the applicant talent pool on the JVP Portal.
Over the course of the recruitment advertising campaign
Extronics received 13 experienced and qualified applications, allowing the
Hiring Manager to have a selection of talented candidates to choose from. In a
matter of weeks Extronics had successfully appointed for the role, and not only
were they able to recruit swiftly, they were also able to reduce their
recruitment costs by thousands of pounds by not using a recruitment agency.
In addition, JVP have supported Extronics to attract
quality applicants for a variety of roles including: