Marston’s brews new recruitment process with networx

Marston’s Plc, one of the UK’s leading brewing and pub retail businesses, and Marston’s Inns & Taverns, have chosen to implement the networx complete e-recruitment management system, apoint+, to help improve their current recruitment process.

The system, due to be implemented within the next few weeks, is specifically designed for employers with regular or high-volume recruitment activity and will include the development of a new corporate micro site, providing HR with a real-time overview of all recruitment activity.

Marston’s recruitment manager, Helen Stuttard said: “Choosing a system was, from the outset, a little more complicated than normal as we needed to take into consideration the needs of both the Marston’s Corporate Business and Marston’s Inns and Taverns.

“Marston’s Inns and Taverns attract a high volume of candidates for all vacancies within our 500 managed pubs. Through the implementation of apoint+ we are confident we will be able to deliver a first class application process whilst helping us achieve the strategic control we require.” 

Attracting the best quality candidates and improving the candidate experience were both primary requirements for the implementation.

Apoint+ offers the flexibility and advanced functionality to not only provide candidates with immediate access to Marston’s current vacancies but also ensure that each and every candidate is contacted and notified regarding the outcome of their application;

Key factors to improving the candidate experience

All candidates will now be directed through the website where they will be asked to complete an online application form and provide specific information in relation to the given role.

Whilst sifting and screening tools will help to identify quality candidates quickly, communication templates, promoting business efficiency and consistency, will facilitate the simple acknowledgement of all applications together with all necessary communication throughout the process.

From an administration perspective, apoint+ facilitates the process from start to finish.

A bespoke candidate registration process and integrated job alert functionality will also enable Marston’s to reduce costs further through the development of a talent pool – potentially eliminating the need to advertise certain vacancies in the future.

A comprehensive reporting suite completes the advanced functionality of apoint+ and will help Marston’s stay in control by monitoring all recruitment activity, measuring costs against budget and evaluating performance of methods used.

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