Morrisons' story

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With over 400 stores nationwide, Morrisons is the UK's fourth largest food retailer. The Wood Green store employs 300 members of staff and required the help of Reed in Partnership to fill several additional retail vacancies.

Our Recruitment Manager attended a meeting with Morrisons to survey the store and understand their working culture. From that meeting it was possible to determine their needs - particularly finding candidates with the right attitude for the vacancies. Our Recruitment Manager then devised a recruitment process for the available vacancies.

We conducted various screenings and only put forward candidates who matched the employer's values and requirements. The selected candidates were required to attend an interview preparation session to ensure they understood Morrisons' working culture and career progression opportunities.

We arranged 20 interviews which resulted in 11 quality candidates being placed into various roles within the Wood Green site. We even held the successful candidates' induction on Reed premises to save Morrisons time and expenditure.

Because we spent time understanding the needs of the store management, we got it right first time.

The Wood Green Store Manager said:

"Reed in Partnership have been very helpful in ensuring that we hire the right calibre of person for our business. The Recruitment Manager's understanding of the local community from which we recruit means that we are able to place people in the right positions within our structure and culture."