Armstrong Watson has been advising and protecting clients across the North of England and Scotland since 1867. With 16 regional offices from Glasgow to Leeds, 38 partners and over 400 colleagues, they are focused enough to provide a truly tailored service and large and experienced enough to work alongside any size of business, delivering a complete remit of services equal to top tier firms. Their full range of specialist services and financial advice include accountancy, tax, payroll, corporate finance, financial planning, wealth management, forensic accounting and corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency.
“It’s working incredibly well from a Talent Acquisition point of view, it has made the service line more efficient, organised and candidate management is much simpler. It has helped reduce time taken to shortlist as this used to take weeks now it can be done in days. The 5 star ranking has been a very useful feature and is heavily utilised when it comes to shortlisting. Armstrong Watson has also seen a reduction in agency spend. Visibility of candidates and progress throughout the process is great, this is key for Armstrong Watson as it helps speed up the process allowing Talent to easily identify new applications to flag to managers.
The agency portal has been brilliant, it’s a lot easier to track, no more inboxes full of agency CVs and it has removed the bulk of agency disagreements over candidate ownership.
The biggest positive is the increased number of quality applications that have been received since implementing the system. As an example, for the 2020 graduate intake Armstrong Watson progressed 180 candidates to testing stage which was pre Jobtrain. Jobtrain was then used to attract candidates for the 2021 intake and progressed 403 graduates to testing stage. This was due to attracting candidates from more sources via the system due to where Jobtrain posts the roles, smoother, cleaner processes and application content.
The support offered by Jobtrain has been great, any queries or issues have been dealt with very well. The support team are very accessible and responsive.
Armstrong Watson are delighted with the system, it’s working incredibly well and has been a very worthwhile investment.”
“Candidate feedback has been positive especially when referring to the Online Onboarding feature which they find very accessible.”
“We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from agencies, they think it’s really user friendly, one of the better systems they have used and find the user guides and support very useful.”
Armstrong Watson mobile candidate experience