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Congratulations to WCN Client Kesh Ladwa

03 May 2017
By Charles Hipps

WCN would like to express huge congratulations to our client, Kesh Ladwa, Recruitment Manager at Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police.

On 3 May 2017, he was awarded the accolade of In-House Recruitment Manager of the Year at the Recruiter Awards 2017. WCN & Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police were also finalists in the technology innovation category.

Kesh was recognized by the industry magazine for having  “significantly improved the candidate experience and delivered a quicker and effective recruitment service for the business” - achievements which the forces have attributed to the implementation of the WCN Police system.

The two forces were spending £3m agency spend in 2015 and had low candidate experience, now with WCN as one of the improvements implemented, it has reduced agency spend to £1m 2016.

The benefits are starting to be felt across the organization, with reductions in several areas including:

·         overall costs to recruit

·         higher caliber of applicants

·         reduction in time to interviews

·         minimized administration duties

·         better consistency of approach to hiring.

In addition, the time taken for new hires has been reduced in most cases from the previous timescales of up to 6 months, to an average of 2-3 months. By maintaining ownership and control of the recruitment processes themselves, the force can build a more manageable and accessible talent pool, which gives a critical competitive edge in the continuous search for new talent for our organization.

Read the case study on this here. See more on why Kesh won on page 41 of the Awards Book

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