Contract wins 19.10.17
PMP Recruitment, part of Cordant Group, has secured a significant new contract to provide a temporary labour workforce to Wayfair, in order to support the furniture and homeware specialists’ ongoing expansion within the UK marketplace. This forms part of a wider agreement that will also see a number of integrated facilities management solutions delivered at the client’s site in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Under the terms of the deal, PMP Recruitment will provide a dedicated workforce on temporary to permanent contracts, including qualified forklift truck operators and supervisors, who will be embedded at Wayfair’s fulfilment and distribution centre located within the Magna Park industrial estate. The flexible labour solution will quickly and efficiently scale-up and down according to retailer’s peak trading periods.
As part of the contract, Cordant Services, also part of Cordant Group, will also deliver both cleaning and security solutions at the Lutterworth site. This includes general office cleaning and washroom services, as well as a manned guarding solution that will incorporate spot checks for staff and vehicles.
Paul Reay, HR manager at Wayfair, said, “As we continue our expansion in the UK we needed to partner with an organisation that we could trust to consistently deliver a flexible workforce – and PMP Recruitment is the perfect choice. In addition, the ability to deploy a integrated solutions contract, which harnesses Cordant Group’s expertise in security and cleaning, will be hugely beneficial to our business.”
Jamie Reynolds, managing director at PMP Recruitment, commented, “Our truly agile workforce solutions provide exceptional value to companies of all shapes and sizes as they adapt to fluctuating business demands. This new business win demonstrates how we can successfully implement a collaborative approach to deliver a wide variety of industry leading services.”
Aspire recently developed a new model for agency-side recruitment with MediaCom, responding to its urgent need to fill a new account under strict time constraints, at no increased cost.
The solution was to send two Aspire consultants to work onsite at MediaCom, as an extension of its internal team and dedicated to resourcing talent for the new account. Operating onsite, they worked hand in hand with a key internal recruitment stakeholder. Aspire consultants were close to the leadership teams running the campaign and had first-hand access to line managers. As a result, Aspire gained a greater understanding of the internal workings of an agency and the MediaCom leadership team gained an appreciation of the challenges faced when resourcing specialist talent.
This project strengthened Aspire’s understanding of the problems media agencies face and first-hand access to agency managers has helped us understand the inner workings of an agency, in particular the strains of landing a new account. The relationship has deepened between Aspire and MediaCom. Our relationship with MediaCom has never been better. There is mutual trust between the businesses that has been strengthened by the project.
MediaCom has appointed Aspire to undertake a similar project for another new account win.
Marc Conway, head of talent acquisition at MediaCom, said, "It was a massive success. I think the way Aspire's consultants conducted themselves and delivered, not only in terms of the candidates but client service as well, was brilliant. I've had nothing but good feedback within the business. The outcome of that project was a complete success and that alone speaks volumes. It's 100% something I would do again. The good thing about Aspire is that they're so well staffed, that we can take 2 people from the team and they can still deliver at the same standard across the rest of Group M and give us 100% capacity. It was already a good relationship but this project has strengthened it even more."
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