With around 2,000 employees across 10 offices, nmcn is a people-focused business that works in partnership with their customers to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the United Kingdom. To support their continuous growth, the recruiting team typically hires about 400 people per year, primarily for highly-competitive specialist roles.
“Recruiting the right people is imperative to moving our business forward. But, we are often fishing in the same pool as other companies, so it can be quite competitive to hire the best talent,” explains Adam Pugh, Group Recruitment Manager at nmcn.
Having outgrown their previous applicant tracking system (ATS), the nmcn team began looking for an innovative solution that could help improve their hiring process. “Recruiting is a big part of our business performance, so we want to go about it in the best way possible,” says Adam. “Hire could both accomplish what our previous ATS did and do a lot more on top of that. The system is already really good, but it is also constantly updating and improving.”
Equipping hiring managers with an intuitive system
In transitioning their recruiting solution, one of the most important pieces for nmcn was improving the experience for hiring managers. “Our previous ATS was only for the recruitment team, so hiring managers didn’t have the option to log in. Hiring teams could only collaborate over phone or email,” explains Adam. “We engage a lot with hiring managers, so it was really important to find a tool they could use and that would make things easier for them.”
“Hire has been really popular and very well received,” states Adam. “It’s so easy and straightforward. Hiring managers can be up and running on the system in less than 30 minutes.”