EPE international are a rapidly expanding, market leading independent distributor of premium small domestic appliances. With growth to £20m turnover in 10 years, and twice listed by LSE as one of the thousand companies to inspire Britain, EPE embarked on a plan to build out an impactful, heavy hitting direct to consumer offering, leading to a wider e-commerce channel and its own retail multi-outlet solution.

Scope

Delivery of a multi-functional Blue collar / White collar workforce to support the business across all commercial functions including recruiting a national team of Regional Sales Managers to drive traditional, B2B routes to market, and also recruiting the talent to build its direct to consumer ecommerce and retail operations.

Solution

  • Dedicated Account Manager / Resource Partner & Recruiter

  • Additional recruiter support to facilitate peak demand

  • Sector wide salary profiling

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

  •  Dual branded advertising and attraction solutions across all major channels

Recruitment Delivery

  • Fulfillment of 19 vacancies, with a 100% role:placement ratio

  • 5 x Regional Sales Managers

  • 4 x Account Managers

  • 3 x Customer Sales Advisors

  • 2 x Buyers / Demand Planners

  • 2 x Warehouse & Operations Supervisors

  • 1 x Warehouse Stock Controller

  • 1 x E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager
  • 1 x Marketing Assistant

Results

Placement ratio

100%

Reduction in recruitment agency spend

-30%

Totalling savings

£35,000+

Time to hire reduction

6%

Absenteeism improvement

42 > 28 days ( -14 days)

Seneca Bridge have been our sole recruitment supplier for coming up to 2 years and in that time our business has grown dramatically and has been voted 1 of the 1000 companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock exchange.

The support that Seneca Bridge have provided us in this period, has helped us achieve this accolade that we are so proud of. Results speak for themselves, and the colleagues that Seneca Bridge hired on our behalf have had a lasting impact on our success.

It is also worth noting how both businesses worked together during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown 1.0 landed we had 3 outstanding offers that were due to start imminently and 3 further roles in process. I am delighted to say that, albeit with start dates delayed by 3 months we were able to honor all positions. The extent to which Seneca Bridge supported the candidates and us during this process is above and beyond the service I have received from any other recruiters.

Harry Singh, Managing Director – EPE international

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