Retail recruiting team successfully meets extraordinary seasonal hiring demand.

The Vision Implemented

A $9B regional grocery and convenience store chain was faced with a significant and urgent seasonal hiring need for 1200 positions in 3 months across multiple geographies in 3 states. Newton Talent worked as an integral part of the client's recruiting team to drive an intense hiring campaign that successfully staffed the 1200 positions on-time and within budget.

The Challenge

The Challenge

A leading grocery and convenience store chain needed to hire 1200 employees to support end-of-year holiday demand at multiple store locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. An aggressive timeframe of 3 months was set to fill these positions. The client's recruiting team sought a partner that could quickly ramp-up and support this seasonal and time-critical demand.

The Solution

The Solution

Newton Talent quickly assembled and deployed a project team of geography-focused team leads, sourcers, and recruiters with experience in retail recruiting. The Newton Team worked alongside the Client's internal team to plan and implement creative candidate lead generating campaigns, using social media, in-store flyers, and popular community events, while leveraging traditional on-line, TV and newsprint advertising. Candidate applications rose significantly due to these efforts, and Newton subsequently supported substantial day and night-time phone screening and candidate care activities.

The Results

The Results

The extraordinary and combined efforts of the Client and Newton teams led to the successful hiring of 1200 seasonal positions on-time (within the 3 months allocated) and within budget, providing significant cost savings over traditional RPO and retail recruiting firms.

Newton Talents project recruiting service provided additional value by:

  • Improving the efficiency of client hiring managers, by presenting qualified and pre-screened candidates for client interviews;
  • Decreasing candidate interview drop-out rates by implementing email interview reminders;
  • Raising overall effectiveness and efficiency of the internal recruiting team; and
  • Defining a successful, seasonal recruiting model that can be utilized and leveraged in future years.

"The Newton Talent Team demonstrated an ability to do whatever it took to meet our extraordinary hiring goals in a short amount of time."

Director, Retail Recruiting

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