Riches Consulting - what people sayWhat People Say - Case Studies.

Working in partnership

A large, multi-faceted FTSE50 Plc asked us for a proposal when they were having problems attracting the quality of people necessary for a number of posts. We developed a positive but challenging working relationship and recommended a way forward. The Human Resources Business Partner for two divisions said:

"The quality of your work is very good and the quality of the five people recently appointed has gone down very well across the business. I really believe that you can help our company to improve the quality of its people, which is of paramount importance in the strategic HR agenda."

The best people have a positive impact on profitability

A regional builders merchants chain was a client for more than six years. They sold their business to Travis Perkins, who cited the quality of their managers as one of the main reasons for buying the business at the price paid. The Managing Director of the regional chain said:

"We have worked with Riches Consulting since we decided to professionalise our recruitment function, as the calibre of candidates is crucial to ensure our continued success. We expanded by acquisition and most of our recruitment was for people with profit responsibility for one of our sizeable branch businesses. We found our faith in Riches Consulting's personal service to be well placed and liked the fact that they worked exclusively for us. We made many successful appointments from both internal and external candidates that had a positive impact on profitability."

Retention, development and recruitment of quality people

The Chairman of a technology business that used us for recruitment and management development summed up the advantages of dealing with our boutique operation:

"They more than punch their weight in comparison with the large consultancies, through their access to comprehensive and up-to-date market information, and through the sound, sensible advice they give. At the same time, we experience the advantages of dealing with a small entity, as they carry out their work with enthusiasm, and with genuine concern for our people."

He invited us in through a competitive tender to assist in stabilising the high turnover of quality staff. A review of the HR issues and practical advice to resolve the problem led to a successful outcome. Riches Consulting has since helped the business to move forward through significant change, working with the management team and head hunting a new Chief Executive.

Getting the brief right and keeping people informed

The Personnel Director, Services of a global publisher said the following when we took over a troubled assignment from another consultancy:

"Riches Consulting provided comprehensive support in the recruitment for a Head of our IT department. This had been a difficult role to fill and internal stakeholders were naturally sensitive throughout the recruitment process. Janice Riches responded wonderfully with regular updates, enabling me to keep everyone fully informed right through to our successful appointment."

Helping the client to determine the role

A leading logistics plc, who were already a client, felt that they needed to hire some senior professional marketing expertise to enhance their communication to all stakeholders. Riches Consulting was asked in at an early stage to discuss the role, advise on the range of responsibilities and comment on likely candidates with appropriate experience and commensurate salary levels. A confidential search assignment reached a swift conclusion, to the client's satisfaction, prompting the Chief Executive to say:

"Riches Consulting are the most professional recruitment consultancy that I have ever worked with."

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