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ASDA and Menzies Aviation: A great story of creative collaboration

ASDA and Menzies Aviation: A great story of creative collaboration

Delighted to share the fabulous story of how ASDA and Menzies Aviation have found creative ways to collaborate. ASDA have faced a surge in deman. Iain Everett, Senior Manager, Operational Resourcing, explains “The spike in demand for groceries has led to a need for many more staff. With no time to plan, we needed fast solutions”

In parallel, the embargo on travel has grounded planes around the World. Andy Randall, CEO eArcu, wondered if there was an opportunity to put these two eArcu clients in direct contact? Jo Harrison, VP People Development & Education takes up their story “Our staff need excellent customer service skills and the ability to follow procedures safely. These are skills that ASDA appreciate, too. But we need to be ready for when life returns to normality at Menzies Aviation, as well. So, this has to be a temporary measure”

Iain and Jo worked on a plan to bring some relief to both organisations. Staff from Menzies Aviation are now working at ASDA. Two organisations from very different sectors finding time and common ground to help all of us.

BP Retail innovating in the retail space

BP Retail innovating in the retail space

When you think of grocery shopping, BP might not be the first name that comes to mind - until of course, you realise that they have hundreds of retail stores selling food.

But it's not just any food, it's often M&S Simply Food. The great news for those interested in finding a job with BP Retail is that there's a dedicated Careers Site just for the roles in their stores. So it's very easy to find something suitable, and local.

It might be that you're looking for a temporary job starting right now to tide you over during the Coronavirus lock-down, or perhaps as your next career move in retail. And with trials starting with Deliveroo, BP Retail shows it's a place open to new ideas and ways to innovate in the retail space.

The right people, in to the right places

The right people, in to the right places

BBC article highlighting the businesses that need workers. Let's build this list and help get the right people in to the right places - it's what we do in recruitment ;)

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52040539

Keeping ASDA ahead of the curve

Keeping ASDA ahead of the curve

The government’s social distancing policy has led to a huge change to the working life for so many employees. Food retailers have had to instantly change their operations to cope with panic buying and shelves being cleared as soon as they’re filled. Nowhere has this been more acutely felt than at ASDA.

Each day last week saw a massive jump in the number of candidates applying for jobs at the UK’s second largest supermarket. A single day’s applications exceeded a month’s Xmas hiring in any other year. In a single hour on Saturday, there were as many applications as might be expected in a whole month. Yet the candidate experience remained easy, fast and smooth all the way through. How was that possible in the face of such a monumental challenge?

Fortunately, ASDA had deployed eArcu’s complete Talent Acquisition Suite in January covering the entire candidate journey. Equally important, the Technical Operations Team at eArcu have sophisticated monitoring tools to track, predict and optimise the infrastructure used to support clients without waiting for performance to wane. The advantages of using the eArcu solution, also extend to the resourcing team at ASDA. It can often be the case that employers have up to a dozen different pieces of technology to handle recruitment. Companies may have one supplier for their careers site, another for applications, yet another for tests, and another again for onboarding – just to mention a few.

With ASDA the Resourcing Team access a single piece of software to manage the whole process. This saves a huge amount of time and allows them to take strategic decisions, quickly, confident in the knowledge that they have the complete picture on the screen in front of them. Thankfully, we all benefit from these investments in the right solution. Having access to life’s essentials in these troubled times, depends on companies like ASDA having the right staff in place, in the right location in time to make the magic happen.

Special offer to help with your redeployment

Special offer to help with your redeployment

We understand the pressure that you and your business may be feeling right now and so we want to do something to help. As a result, for the next 3 months eArcu are offering free use of a client branded redeployment portal, populated with your supporting collateral and underpinned by our technology, to manage staff who are “at risk”.

Our Creative Design, Projects Team and Customer Success Teams will all be devoting some of their time without charge for each client who takes up this offer.

We also wanted to let you know about a series of webinars we’ll be running each day to show you how we are helping clients with staff who might be at risk of redundancy. You may be familiar with our Redeployment Portals but typically they aren’t uppermost in our minds until suddenly there’s an urgent need, like now.

We’ll be sharing examples to help with redeployment, to show you how your portal might look. We’ll send out details of the webinars early on Monday morning, with the first one starting later on that day. We hope you can join us!

In-House Leaders Year Ahead conference

In-House Leaders Year Ahead conference

Great to take part in the TALiNT Partners In-House Leaders Year Ahead conference last week, talking through all aspects of recruitment and talent acquisition challenges faced in the UK today.

eArcu CEO, Andy Randall, shared our latest insights on how video, animation, gaming and social tools can be harnessed to encourage Hiring Managers into getting more closely involved throughout the recruitment process and improve user engagement.

Onrec - Triple Crown Winners

Onrec - Triple Crown Winners

We're delighted to announce three wins at the Onrec Awards last week.

Following on from achieving an eArcu record number of nine clients who were finalists, Kindred Group won Best Corporate Use of Online Recruitment, and Five Guys won Best Use of Mobile Recruitment.

It's wonderful to see talented people, with outstanding work, recognised for their achievements. And definitely worth having a look at the experience their candidates enjoy. The third win? eArcu, winners of the Technical Innovation Award.

Delighted resourcing teams from Sir Robert McAlpine, Menzies Aviation and DHL Supply Chain could join us on the night.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

In recognition of International Women's Day, celebrating all the brilliant and talented women here at eArcu
eArcu, a safe bet for Paddy Power Betfair

eArcu, a safe bet for Paddy Power Betfair

A FTSE 100 company, with operations on three continents, Paddy Power Betfair is a major international business.

Inventive, quick thinking and adaptable, Paddy Power Betfair look for the best talent to innovate and evolve, in one of the fastest-moving sectors around.

So, when they wanted to find a matching partner to reflect their brand and creativity, the eArcu talent acquisition platform was the natural choice.

We’re thrilled to be able to support Paddy Power Betfair in this exciting project and to develop a fantastic experience for their candidates and users.

Volkswagen Group visit eArcu HQ

Volkswagen Group visit eArcu HQ

Delighted to welcome Natalie Cushing and Ben Dunn from Volkswagen Group UK to eArcu HQ recently, for a very busy and productive working lunch.

Discussing all things recruitment, candidate experience, technology innovation and seeing the new version of our ATS!

....and the winner is....

....and the winner is....

Delighted to see so many of our clients shortlisted at the Onrec Awards 2020, in categories covering Best Online Candidate Experience, Best use in the Public Sector, Best Corporate Recruitment, Best Mobile Recruitment and ourselves for Technical Innovation.

Last year we were thrilled to see the talent & resourcing team at Pendragon win an award.

Which clients will follow in the footsteps of Pendragon, and collect an award this year? Fingers crossed for some winners on the night!

Very excited to be unveiling the new version of our core ATS

Very excited to be unveiling the new version of our core ATS

Of course it includes features you'd expect, dragging, dropping, swiping & charting. How about an inbuilt gender bias tool? AI to help design job ads that deliver? Candidate experience and manager experience taken to levels not seen before.

Animation, gamification and a unique approach to video are part of our story. But don’t just take our word for it, take a look for yourself.

With the UK, US and many countries nearing full employment, how you find the best hires has never been more important to achieve success for employers.