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Case Study: Enfield Council

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Enfield Council is on an exciting multi-million pound IT transformation journey into the Cloud and we're helping them make it a reality! 

So far, we've filled 22 roles within data, digital and tech including Business Analysts, Network Engineers & Managers, Infrastructure Engineers, Information Governance, SharePoint Developers, IT Security Managers, Solutions Architects, System Admins, IT Contract & Project Managers, and Test Analysts

Enfield Council is a North London local authority, representing and servicing the needs of a large, diverse population of 334,000. They're also the largest employer in the borough employing over 8,000 people.

The Council was undergoing an exciting multi-million pound IT transformation journey into the Cloud and approached us to tender after receiving a recommendation from one of our clients. At the time, they needed to fill 15 roles across several IT functions and needed support from experts in the field to source this talent quickly.






THE CHALLENGES 

During our consultation process, it became clear that the main challenge was the time-consuming hiring process. The Enfield Council simply did not have the bandwidth to review applications, give individual feedback, shortlist, telephone screen, and arrange interviews with Line Managers for such a large number of applicants.

In addition to the lack of time, they also faced the huge cost of employing a lot of expensive specialist contractors.

Not finding the right recruitment partner would have lead to a huge delay in securing the new talent for this crucial project. Enfield Council would have also been forced to spend more on hiring temporary contractors and ultimately the whole project would have been jeopardised.





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THE SOLUTION

After not seeing any success filling these roles internally, Enfield Council chose to partner exclusively with Understanding Recruitment.

Our custom proposal for our Talent Partner solution included our specialist team taking control of the whole hiring process, working closely with both HR and Line Managers as well as creating a bespoke co-branded marketing campaign targeting relevant talent pools.

We met with the Council every week and dug deep to find out what their vision for the project was and what was keeping them up at night. During these catch-ups we also discussed, addressed and solved any issues throughout the project.

To help Enfield Council fulfil their objective of having a diverse workforce we provided them with diversity reports for both the Council and the sector as a whole, as well as a blind recruitment solution.

By shortlisting seven candidates per vacancy and carrying out the 1st and 2nd stage video interviews we freed up time for HR and the Hiring Managers. We then put forward the top three candidates for each role for the Hiring Managers at Enfield Council to interview in 45 min face to face interviews before they choose the most suitable candidate. We also took on all the admin, phoned references and dealt with all the paperwork, meaning the Council's HR team only had to send out offer letters and contracts.




THE OUTCOME

We're proud to say that the project has been delivered with a 100% success rate and that Enfield Council plans to strengthen the partnership with Understanding Recruitment over the coming years.

So far, we've filled 22 roles within data, digital and tech including Business Analysts, Network Engineers & Managers, Infrastructure Engineers, Information Governance, SharePoint Developers, IT Security Managers, Solutions Architects, System Admins, IT Contract & Project Managers, and Test Analysts.



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