Apprenticeship Application Management - Charles Russell Speechlys

1599 applications screened and assessed, 463 of these in two days!

Background

Charles Russell Speechlys works with clients in the UK and throughout the world. Its lawyers are based in 11 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and through each of these locations’ clients are able to access the full range of the firm’s skills and expertise. Charles Russell Speechlys is a leader in the world of dynamic growth and family businesses, and among the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families.

Charles Russell Speechlys approached ResourceBank looking for support to:

• Assess circa 1200 applications for their Training Scheme and Apprenticeship Programme
• Streamline and develop the selection criteria for the current process
• Make best recommendations for future strategic plans with a best practice approach.

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  • Legal
  • Project

ResourceBank assembled a team of 5 with the relevant skills and experience to work in partnership with Charles Russell Speechlys’ recruitment manager. This included a workshop to develop a standard assessment framework for scoring and re-defining the competencies, which were then tested and benchmarked ready for implementation.

Following training on both the system and the assessment framework screening and assessment commenced. All applicants were then ranked before being sent CRS all of this was achieved in less than a month and delivered the day after the closing date for applications.

We're also pleased to announce we will be working with Charles Russell Speechleys again for a new project, making it our third time collaborating in just two years!

0 Applications reviewed and scored

0 Applications reviewed in just two days

Prior to ResourceBank's involvement, time to hire was anything between 70 and 100 days and attrition was very high. The dedicated team reduced this to an average of just 30 days.

0 Estimated cost saving

Karen Stages

Head of HR at Charles Russell Speechleys

“When faced with volume recruitment campaigns , we face challenges as most organisations do of having enough internal resource available to run large campaigns over short periods of time , this, coupled with the challenges of the pandemic lead us as an organisation to consider external support. We have a high level of interest from candidates in our Firm and ensuring we screen to our standards and respond to all applicants is important to us. ResourceBank , having worked with us previously, were able to step in and support us , just when we needed it. They worked in a partnership approach with us to ensure they could meet our screening standards, deliver on time , and with a positive and professional approach. We had very successful campaigns over the last year and we now see the ResourceBank team as an extension of our team when we need that extra support .”

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