• Hobbs

Case Study: Hobbs

“JGA have never failed to deliver on our recruitment needs. They are honest, transparent, realistic and quick to deliver. They take time to understand the brief and nuances of every role and, in turn, ensure they do the same with each candidate. It is rare that we haven’t taken any candidates forward to interview from JGA. They are strong relationship builders and really invest in their clients plus they have a great humour around them which means the JGA team are a joy to deal with. You’d be crazy not to use JGA.” Hobbs Resourcing Manager

Hobbs is a leading international fashion retailer with a global brand synonymous with the best of British design. Fusing Britain’s reverence for tradition and its tradition for irreverence, Hobbs has several hundred employees working in over 100 stores across 20 countries. Discovering JGA after an exhaustive search for a specialist recruitment consultancy in Payroll & HR recruitment, Hobbs admired JGA’s focus, negotiated terms and briefed hiring requirements.

Business Requirement

Hobbs planned to roll out an aggressive international and multi-channel expansion plan, growing their online proposition across the 20 international markets Hobbs serve.

Recruitment Requirement

Expanding rapidly, Hobbs expressed a desire to hire individuals with an interest in fashion and experts within their fields to help drive the organisation’s growth. Hobbs wanted to recruit an experienced Head of Finance to drive the organisation forward and achieve stretching targets whilst delivering improved finance and payroll operations.

Performance Overview

JGA recruited for 6 vacancies for permanent and temporary roles, placing 5 professionals with a strong cultural and personality fit. The remaining vacancy was filled by an internal candidate.

Permanent Vacancies

Employee Relations ManagerHR AdvisorPayroll SpecialistPayroll CoordinatorHead of Finance
CVs Submitted95374
Interviews 43221
Weeks to Start63326

Temporary Vacancies

Payroll SpecialistHR Advisor
CVs Submitted23
Interviews 22
Weeks to Start22

Nick Day, Managing Director of JGA comments “Hobbs are a forward-thinking organisation with stringent recruitment requirements for candidates with a mix of specific payroll skills and software experience to meet and exceed expectations of senior stakeholders in the business”.

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