Tre Mercati Ltd

“From posting the vacancy on Hiring Hub, it took just 16 days to fill our vacancy, which, given we were looking for someone with specific experience within what is a niche industry, is very quick.” Helena Parkinson, Managing Director

Tre Mercati Ltd is a family run business that has been supplying taps and showers to merchants and showrooms for over 30 years. Based in Oldham, Manchester, Tre Mercati offers a 10-year guarantee on its products, and is firmly established both offline and online as a leading provider of bathroom accessories within the UK.

Managing Director Helena Parkinson first used Hiring Hub in July 2013 to recruit an Area Sales Manager to cover the London area for Tre Mercati. Here’s what she had to say of her Hiring Hub experience:

“Being able to set the placement fee at fixed level was the main thing that initially appealed to us at Tre Mercati. It is really useful when recruitment fees can vary massively from one recruitment agency to another, while fee negotiations with agencies can be time consuming and frustrating. So to avoid that process was a huge positive. It also speeded up the recruitment process considerably.

“In terms of using Hiring Hub on a day-to-day basis, the online system is very simple and easy to navigate without any guidance. However, the best bit is the service we receive from our Account Manager, who was extremely proactive and kept us regularly up to date with progress. Our Account Manager got a real feel for what we were looking for in a candidate so they could brief and advise the recruitment agencies on our behalf.

“We engaged with six recruitment agencies in total, all within a couple of days, and while we only got a relatively small number of applications (because we were looking for industry specific experience which limited the number of relevant candidates) we found who we were looking for very quickly.From posting the vacancy on Hiring Hub, it took just 16 days to fill our vacancy, which, given we were looking for someone with specific experience and a proven sales record within what is a niche industry, is very quick.So yes, I would definitely recommend Hiring Hub to other business owners. It’s great: you see results very quickly, there is a real emphasis on customer service driven by its account manager, and it’s free to post your vacancy so you have absolutely nothing to lose.”