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WCN e-recruitment system to be used by large UK pharmacy chain

Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has signed a three year deal to use WCN online recruitment technology for its branch manager and colleague, head office, warehouse and pharmacy summer placement hires.


The company, which has over 7,000 employees based in 780 pharmacies across the UK, will begin using the new system from June 2016.


Well will use WCN to help enhance the candidate experience in its nationwide recruitment. The company is the largest pharmacy chain overall in Wales, and the third largest pharmacy chain overall across the UK, serving 1.3 million customers every week and dispensing 74 million prescriptions each year.


The WCN system will also help Well – formerly the Co-operative Pharmacy - with improving the efficiency of its recruitment process by improving quality of hire, reducing staff attrition and supporting hiring managers across their branch chain.


Reiteen Ladwa, resourcing manager for Well, said, “We want all of our customers to make the most of their health.  Our services are provided by qualified pharmacists, who are available without having to make an appointment. The WCN system will be central to ensuring that we can continue to recruit the best talent and provide the service we are renowned for across the UK.”


Charles Hipps, WCN CEO, adedd, “We are privileged to welcome Well Pharmacy as a client - It’s a great endorsement for both our system and team. WCN will play a key role in helping Well to recruit the best talent in ways that are faster, better and easier without jeopardising the quality needed to serve the public wellbeing.”

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