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A Less Common approach to recruitment saves world leading manufacturer over £38,000 on spend for niche roles.

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“JVP’s unique services have enabled us to significantly reduce our recruitment costs, whilst reducing the amount of time it takes to review the CVs, conduct telephone interviews, and organise face to face interviews.”

Bridget Bonehill, HR Manager & Finance Director

Employer Profile

Less Common Metals (LCM) is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of complex alloy systems and metals, specialising in those based on rare earth elements. LCM employs over 35 dedicated professionals and the growing company has seen heavy investment in recent years including the introduction of a significant vacuum furnace capacity to fuel its exciting growth plans.


The Scenario

Having fostered a positive and friendly culture, and with a steady stream of exciting projects, retaining people wasn’t the problem for Less Common Metals – it was recruitment fees for newly created roles that was causing a financial headache.

Traditionally relying on recruitment agencies, the company was spending thousands in fees for each hire. With a variety of roles available, ranging from Chemists and Process Engineers, to Marketing Officers and Project Managers, recruitment agency fees could range anywhere from £4,000 to £10,500* per hire.

Evolving at such pace, the company were reliant on the screening services of recruitment agencies, as they did not have the time to manage the recruitment process fully themselves.

Determined to reduce recruitment spend, and shout about their wonderful employer brand to attract the best talent on the market, LCM needed a flexible and innovative support service which would provide a solution to both their headaches and aspirations for developing their employer brand, and in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  

Enter JVP Group – an organisation specialising in employer-branded online recruitment marketing, with comprehensive support services which would enable to LCM to kick start their direct recruitment strategy.


The Solution

Having taken the time to understand Less Common Metals’ requirements, their employer brand, their opportunities and vision for the future, JVP put together a combination of the Professional Advertising Package and optional time saving extras including Application Filtering and Telephone Interviews. The huge bonus, it came in at a fraction of the cost of a usual recruitment agency introduction fee per hire and provided the opportunity to attract of the best people through the promotion of their employer brand.


The Results

Recruited quality talent…

JVP have supported Less Common Metals to help them attract and appoint high quality candidates for a variety of niche/specialist roles including:

  • Process Specialist / Engineer  
  • Senior Maintenance Engineer
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Junior Process Engineer
  • Process Engineer              
  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Officer


Countless hours saved…

Working as an extension of the LCM team, JVP’s recruitment specialists filtered a total of nearly 1000 applications for the 7 roles, and conducted thorough telephone interviews with many of those applicants to help LCM gain a deeper insight into their key attributes and experience, in addition to organising the face to face interviews for LCM to conduct.

From start to finish, JVP removed so much of the admin that inevitably comes with recruitment.

 
Tens of thousands of pounds saved…

By enabling LCM to directly attract the talent they need without having to utilise the expensive services of recruitment agencies, LCM have been able to make savings of over £38,000 in the space of less than 12 months.

 

“We’ve been delighted with the service provided by the JVP team from the very beginning. Their unique services have enabled us to significantly reduce our recruitment costs, whilst reducing the amount of time it takes to review the CVs, conduct telephone interviews, and organise face to face interviews. For each vacancy we’ve had it’s been a smooth process from start to finish, and we’ve appointed high quality candidates for every role, so I’d have no hesitation in recommending JVP.”

Bridget Bonehill, HR Manager & Finance Director 

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