Tailored retail recruiting service meets aggressive new store opening deadlines.

The Vision Implemented

A $9B grocery and convenience store chain experienced significant short-term demand driven by geographic expansion and new store openings. Newton Talent provided leadership, project management, and in-geography sourcing and recruiting support for an intensive hiring campaign that filled 120 positions over a short period of time.

The Challenge

The Challenge

A leading regional grocery chain planned to double its sales over 7 years by doubling the number of store locations and expanding into new geographies. It also sought to open stores more efficiently a critical lever in achieving its aggressive growth goals.

The client'ss internal team quickly ran out of hiring bandwidth to meet this demand and needed a trusted partner to support this strategic requirement in a timely manner.

The Solution

The Solution

Newton Talent was engaged as an advisor and implementation partner to help streamline the client's hiring process by introducing and tailoring best practices. Newton deployed a dedicated team to work alongside the client's internal recruiting team to fill over 120 positions, focusing on sourcing, screening, interviewing and presenting candidates to Store Managers who made the final hiring decision.

The Results

The Results

Newton Talents unique service model resulted in a streamlined recruiting process, higher candidate quality, and significantly lower costs as compared to traditional RPO firms.

The Newton Talent team surpassed client expectations by:

  • Defining a custom recruiting process;
  • Shortening the recruiting cycle and the overall time to staff new retail locations;
  • Adopting and representing the client's brand to all candidates;
  • Providing a pipeline of candidates for future projects;
  • Increasing the hiring rate of candidates to 90%, improving the effective use of Hiring Managers' time;
  • Improving the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the internal recruiting team; and
  • Staffing two new locations before the set deadline.

The client continues to use Newton Talent as a trusted partner to help meet challenging seasonal and strategic hiring demand.

Newton Talent works with us to staff stores so much faster than other projects I have been a part of.

Orientation Manager

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