Simpson Millar, a legal firm with 500 staff and 10 offices throughout the UK, has selected ResourceBank to provide an embedded RPO service for all permanent recruitment in the UK.
The firm has a strong growth plan for the next five years and will need to recruit a significant number of new colleagues across the country every year to meet that target. ResourceBank has created a dedicated team headed by Anna Brett LLB and featuring Jasmine Pearson LLB LPC and Peter Murphy, an experienced legal sector recruiter, who is based on-site at Simpson Millar’s head office in Leeds.
The ResourceBank team will be known as the Simpson Millar Resourcing Team (SMRT) and will handle all aspects of recruitment for the firm. The team will communicate the positive prospects of the business to the legal sector community, develop a clear employer value proposition and build a strong talent pipeline to drive the future growth of the business. Simpson Millar has historically had a high level of recruitment agency usage, and the SMRT will maintain the most effective agencies for specialist positions but seek to recruit direct for the majority of new hires. All vacancies will be advertised by the SMRT and fed through to the Simpson Millar Careers Vacancy Page.
Helen Sutton, HR Director for Simpson Millar said;
“Shortly after I was appointed to Simpson Millar it became clear to me that we needed some expert assistance if we were to achieve the levels and quality of talent attraction that we need to hit our targets. I have successfully used ResourceBank in the past and was impressed by their commitment to provide us with a dedicated team with legal sector expertise. I also had faith in their proven capability to build and communicate a clear Employer Value Proposition in order to recruit high quality candidates that match an employer’s culture.”
This agreement with Simpson Millar is the third secured by ResourceBank within the legal sector this year following contracts awarded by Charles Russell Speechlys and Irwin Mitchell.