Nobia’s brand portfolio consists of some twenty kitchen brands including Magnet, Gower Commodore Kitchens and Magnet Contract Kitchen Solutions in the UK. The Group has approximately 6,500 employees and sales of about SEK 12 billion in 2013.
Having reviewed a number of leading applicant tracking systems, we were thrilled to be selected to deliver a candidate management system for Nobia UK following a competitive tender process in 2015.
With Nobia’s new careers site going live at the end of March 2016, Jobtrain worked closely with Nobia’s design agency to ensure a seamless transition for candidates to Jobtrain’s online recruitment software site.
Nobia purchased our Smart Search and Match feature which automatically searches a client’s database (and LinkedIn) and matches suitable candidates to a vacancy you have created. They had recently introduced a direct sourcing model and wanted to ensure they used smart technology to help reduce their reliance on agencies and pro-actively find talent.
We launched Smart Search and Match and showed them how to use this. To their delight (and horror!), the first candidate matched (found in LinkedIn) was a candidate they had just recruited and paid an agency fee of £5,000 for. Nobia is enjoying both the cost and time savings now they have Smart Search and Match in place.
Michelle talks to us about the Nobia’s experience using our applicant tracking system since it was implemented in 2015.
“I think the reason that Jobtrain stood out was the support I felt that they could offer me and my team, especially with us being new.”
Michelle Rowlands, Talent Acquisition Manager at Nobia UK