National furniture retailer Sofaworks (previously CSL Sofas) develops much of its IT infrastructure – from its website and apps, to sales and customer service CMS – in-house at its headquarters in Warrington. Therefore, it always on the look out for technical talent within a sector where the fight for the best software developers, engineers and IT testers is fierce.
Meanwhile, with retail stores dotted across the UK, and new stores opening regularly, Sofaworks is always seeking experienced candidates with retail and sales experience.
Sofaworks’ Recruitment Manager, Rachel Lunn, is a regular Hiring Hub user, uploading sales, retail, and technical IT vacancies as diverse as iOS Developers, Server Engineer, .Net Developer, Senior C# Developer, while also using Hiring Hub across other areas of the business including HR, Marketing and Logistics. Here, Rachel relays her experience of Hiring Hub:
“I posted a vacancy originally and the results were almost instantaneous. We had specialist recruitment agencies engaged on the vacancy that day, and it wasn’t long until the first few candidates started to be submitted.
“I was assigned a dedicated account manager, who began by talking me through everything and giving me a quick online demo of the software.
“Utilising that account manager has been fantastic. My role is incredibly chaotic, so being able to pick up the phone and get assistance from my account manager, who can upload jobs for me, speak to the recruitment agencies on my behalf, brief them on the vacancies and arrange interviews – it’s a fantastic tool.
“In general, the concept of Hiring Hub is great. What I like most is that it connects me to hundreds of recruitment agencies through a single point of contact – my account manager – so I get lots of choice, but with less hassle!
“I would definitely recommend Hiring Hub to my peers… It’s really helped with our processes. It’s a fantastic website and it’s free, so it isn’t going to cost you anything to trial it. If anything, I’d say just give it a go. Hiring Hub goes to a lot of effort to make sure you’re looked after, so I don’t see why you wouldn’t trial it.”