Retail is the second largest employment sector in Canada at 12% of the total workforce. This retailer was having difficulty competing for talent at the senior management level. Identification, recruitment and attraction of qualified candidates was not keeping pace with the growth of the company and the approach to hiring was not consistent across the country.
The company was on the verge of significant expansion and finding the best talent was a critical part of their strategic plan prior to an important market announcement.
The company had needs across Canada so the mandate was to find a national, consistent and results-oriented recruitment solution.
Four Corners Group created a "Partnership Plan" for this well-known retailer. This innovative solution enabled us to become true business partners operating as an extension of this retailer’s brand in the market.A national strategy was implemented and consistency in candidate experience and candidate assessment was achieved. Four Corners Group delivered another first – the rigorous discipline of retained executive search in retail recruiting with great success.
Financially, the plan also delivered great value where costs were amortized over 12 months, allowing the business to forecast recruitment costs with accuracy and minimize administration.
To date, Four Corners has placed over 50 individuals in the organization; many are recognized as being high potential and have exceeded our client’s expectations.
The company did embark upon their significant expansion midway through the project and the ability to recruit and retain outstanding talent was cited as a key part of the future growth strategy and has contributed greatly to the overall success of the company.