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Case Study

From front line to management recruitment
Hope Construction Materials Ltd

Hope Construction is a leading independent construction materials supplier in the UK with a national footprint of over 160 operational sites, including the Hope cement works in Derbyshire, 5 quarries and 152 concrete plants. Employing over 900 colleagues, Hope needed to rationalise their recruitment support to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Ortolan was able to demonstrate to Hope Construction that we not only had the tools to support a diverse recruitment need (which ranged from quarry operatives to senior management roles), but we also had the experience within our team to add real value to their business. Having successfully filled some initial roles in 2013 using Ortolan’s services, Hope increased the number of assignments provided to Ortolan and have used us on a regular basis ever since. In order to better understand their requirements, we have spent time visiting Hope’s quarrying operations.

  • Hope Construction feel they have developed a strong rapport with the Ortolan team and like and trust the people they work with here.
  • Having measured Ortolan’s services against a number of competitors, Hope Construction concluded that in terms of both quality and value for money, Ortolan’s services came out on top.
  • Using the Ortolan Connect service offers Hope significant cost savings when compared with conventional agency recruitment solutions.
  • Whereas some recruiters are perceived as being somewhat aggressive in their approach, Hope has commended Ortolan on their collaborative and partnership approach to doing business.
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Having worked with Ortolan since 2011 I would unreservedly recommend them. Their responsive and professional team – who really understand what I need because they have all come from businesses where they have been hiring managers themselves - have helped me with a large number of recruitment assignments. Not only do they write brilliant advertisements, they then deliver exceptional candidates. I have used them to recruit for high profile positions in the UK as well as in Spain, Switzerland and Germany and they have saved us hundreds of thousands of pounds in fees compared with conventional recruitment agencies.

Sarah Ellis, Talent Acquisition Manager, Wonga
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