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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Changeworknow and Fourth Create Strategic Partnership

Changeworknow is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Fourth, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based cost control solutions to the hospitality industry.

Changeworknow will now be offering its hospitality clients the ability in integrate with the Fourth People System, to ensure a seamless transfer from candidate to employee.

Lisa Proctor, Chief Marketing Officer at Changeworknow explains “With a growing number of organisations using both Changeworknow and Fourth solutions, we have created a partnership that will deliver costs savings for our clients and enhances the candidate experience as they transition to become an employee.  The integration will significantly reduce the manual overhead often associated with the on-boarding of an employee.

Catherine Iredale, Communications Director at Fourth continues “We are always seeking ways to make life as simple as possible for our customers. Working with Changeworknow means there is no more duplication of effort – entering the individuals’ information correctly once at the start of the process means elimination of errors in the transition too.  

The integration is available to all clients who use both Changeworknow Applicant Tracking Solution and Fourth People System and several organisations have already committed to implement this new functionality, including Wagamama.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Taking the Risk out of Graduate Recruitment

Xafinity, one of the UK’s leading specialists in pensions and employee benefits has chosen Changeworknow’s recruitment solution to support the recruitment of graduates. Every year the business looks to recruit Graduate Actuaries and it is important to recruit, grow and develop this key talent.
With a small recruitment function and a very manual graduate application process this has in the past been a time consuming task for the team. With a five offices located throughout the UK looking to recruit graduates there is a strong desire to provide a very consistent process across the business. Putting in place Changeworknow’s applicant tracking solution will mean that graduates applying have a consistent and engaging experience and  for the recruitment team, will significantly reduce the manual overhead of dealing with volumes of graduate applications.
Lisa Proctor, Chief Marketing Officer at Changeworknow explains “We are delighted to be supporting Xafinity with their graduate programme. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate our agile approach as the system was delivered in just three and a half weeks. The new approach will revolutionise how the business recruits”.
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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Changeworknow: the number one choice for restaurants

Changeworknow’s reputation as the partner of choice for the restaurant and hospitality sector continues to gather speed with the announcement that a number of the UK’s leading restaurants has implemented the award winning technology to support the ongoing recruitment needs of their businesses.  From casual dining, entrepreneurial start-ups and “grab and go” to high end and Michelin starred restaurants the Changeworknow approach and solution is proving a great success.

 In the past six months brands such as Las Iguanas, Byrons, Domino Pizza, Bills, Dishoom and D and D London have all selected Changeworknow for the expertise and experience of working in this sector.

Lisa Proctor, Chief Marketing Officer comments “One of our biggest growth areas this year has been the restaurant sector. The casual dining sector is fast growing and there is a constant need to recruit quality individuals to provide a great customer experience. However for these organisations the candidate experience is critical as candidates will also be customers so providing a first class candidate experience is a priority – something that Changeworknow helps clients achieve. The solution comes with a high degree of flexibility to fit different business models and the ease and simplicity of use means that is appropriate for both recruiters and operational managers”.

 Lisa continues “Changeworknow have now established themselves as the number one provider of applicant tracking systems within this sector. In a recent CGA Peach survey of the top casual dining brands for customer satisfaction 42% of the top forty brands use Changeworknow’s recruitment technology. The interactive screening element of the solution ensures that clients are attracting and hiring people with both the right skills and behaviours to deliver a great customer experience.”

The award winning system has other features that are important to restaurant recruiters such as a fully branded mobile application experience allowing for applications from any device quickly and efficiently, passive candidate sourcing tools allowing to submit basic information and register for future jobs, measuring the effectiveness of application sources e.g. job boards and social media and unlimited scalability as businesses grow.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

So what will you be wearing Spring/Summer 2015?

One of the advantages of having retail clients (especially those with a fashion element to their business) is that very occasionally you can get a sense of what's coming next season. Walking through the office you can start to sense the new seasons colours, lengths of dresses and trousers and the styles that will be adorning our streets in months to come.

Just last week we got an insight into what is going to be big next year and so we are already putting in our order for Henley Royal Regatta......