Following a management buy out in 2018 Johnsons 1871, a Commercial, Domestic and Specialist logistics business partnered with Seneca Bridge Resource Partners to support its high growth plans following being awarded a national Public Sector Facilities Management Contract.


The objectives of the partnership were bi-fold:

Immediately facilitating improvements to existing recruitment attraction and selection strategies for all permanent, temporary and casual hires. Both blue and white collar.

To build, implement and handover an agile internal recruitment function and strategy to allow the business the ability to retain long term control without the requirement to engage ongoing external recruitment support such as RPO’s or contingent agencies.

  • Delivery of a multi-functional Blue collar / White collar workforce

  • Permanent, Temporary and Casual labour

  • Total workforce management – attraction, engagement, selection, onboarding, payment, Account management of umbrella company

  • Daily workforce scheduling and management – booking all self employed casual contractors to live jobs”


  • Dedicated Account Team of 3 FTE – Resource Partner, Senior Resourcer and Resourcer

  • Combined on-site / off-site support

  • On site management of Assessment Centres and Open Days for all Operational Resource

  • Lead Stakeholder and Hiring Manager “Recruitment Best Practice Training”

  • Account Management of J1871 umbrella company ensuring IR35 compliance

Recruitment Delivery

  • 17,820 candidate applications

  • 9,840 regretted candidate applications

  • 5,353 shortlisted candidate applications

  • Development of a Talent Community of 2,064 screened and qualified workers

  • 158 on site “meet & greet” events

  • 248 casual / temp workers

  • 84 permanent hires


Casual / temporary “man” days worked


Booking fulfilment


Completed shift fulfilment


Client cancellation rate


Absenteeism improvement

4% (reduction of +50%)

Length of tenure increase


Following our successful MBO and subsequently winning the contract with to support a major Facilities Management organisation deliver a major public sector framework, Seneca Bridge have been invaluable to our development. Quite simply, the staffing solution provided has been built specifically to our needs, allowing us to deliver both our largest contract and as a result, our ambitious growth plans.

Head of Operations, Johnsons 1871. 

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