WCN widens client base and strengthens management team
WCN has strengthened its management teams in both the UK and US as it adds businesses to its large and diverse customer base.
The company, which trades on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange, has added a number of new clients to its books over the last few months including:
- NBCUniversal – A media and entertainment company in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
- Hobbs – The luxury fashion retailer launched in 1981 with over 140 branches throughout the UK and Ireland as well as five concessions with Bloomingdales in the USA and franchise stores in the UAE and Sweden.
- Metroline – British bus provider which employs over 5000 people; almost 4500 of these are drivers, with a team of over 250 engineers across 14 garages across London. The firm carries over one million people across London each day and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore based ComfortDelGro; one of the world's largest passenger land transport companies.
- Lancashire Police – Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers some 2,000 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5m with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs. It is serviced by 2889 Police Officers and 1920 further Police Staff.
- Barchester Healthcare - Founded in 1992, Barchester Healthcare is now one of the biggest independent care providers in the UK. It employs 17,000 staff who support more than 11,000 people in over 200 care homes.
- T.M.Lewin – Founded in 1898 and now a formal wear retailer for men and women with just under 100 stores in the UK, and new stores opening in countries across the rest of the world, including Europe, Singapore and Australia.
- London Borough of Haringey - One of London's 33 boroughs. Haringey is located in the north of the capital and more than 11 square miles in area, with a total population of 254,900. It has a workforce that is almost 2,500 people strong.
The addition of new customers has led to WCN strengthening its management with three new senior team members joining the fold.
Stefan Sawh has been appointed as global head of account management. He joined after leading the Asia region for a leading ATS vendor, Cazar. Sawh spent the last 10 years on the expat trail, leading cross functional teams in Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia and brings 13 years of broad experience within the recruitment industry – learning his trade within executive search in London, before moving client-side within the hospitality sector, and finally moving into the e-recruitment industry.
Shelley Ingram joins in a newly created role – vice president, customer experience & success. She brings over 20 years of financial services, consulting, talent acquisition, and customer success experience with firms including Salomon Brothers, Bank of America, Arthur Andersen, Hire.com, Authoria, and Lumesse.
Finally, Jonathan Walpole has joined as UK head of sales having worked in the recruitment industry for the last decade with firms including Penna, Korn Ferry Hay Group, Parity Group and the Jobsite Group.
The team additions follow a successful year where WCN received accolades at a number of industry events, further underscoring the strength of the company’s innovative recruiting products and solutions. WCN received the Client Choice Award for Most Innovative e-Recruitment Provider from the Corporate Vision 2016 Recruitment Awards. In addition, WCN earned a Corporate Vision 2016 Technology Innovator Award for Most Engaging e-Recruitment Provider and a 2016 Acquisition International Global Excellence Award for Best e-Recruitment Provider. In 2017, it was shortlisted for two Onrec Awards and HRO’s TekTonic Awards for vendors who enable organisations to exceed their human capital management goals.
Americas managing director, Jeanette Maister, was also named as a winner in the executive category of the 2017 Brava Award winners, designed to celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of Greater New York’s top female business leaders.
Charles Hipps, CEO of WCN, said, “We are pleased to have been awarded contracts from a diverse range of companies. Coupled with investments in our technology and our team, we are striving to ensure that WCN can continue to help recruiters benefit from our deep expertise in e-Recruitment across different markets, helping them to offer accelerated, fair and diverse recruitment using more seamless and affordable approaches.”