We revolutionised ConversionWorks’ hiring by demonstrating the power of offering a part-remote working model.
ConversionWorks are a highly-regarded Enterprise Conversion, Google Analytics and Google Ads consultancy working with the likes of giffgaff, Which?, Guinness, Smirnoff, Schuh and Investec. As industry leaders they demand world class talent, but what do you do when that world class talent isn’t in your locale?
This was the problem ConversionWorks faced. Talent attraction was slow and the calibre needed lifting.
Having seen the benefits of remote-flexibility we discussed this with ConversionWorks who advised that this was something they could entertain. Armed with a new ‘3 days per week remote’ brief we decided to target candidates in London, Paddington, just 20 mins away by train.
The results were pretty much instant now we were tapping into a richer talent pool that we anticipated would yield better results.
The campaign was a success and the guys at ConversionWorks went on to hire an exceptional candidate who would ultimately go on to help the business secure numerous awards including Drum Best Analytics Agency and numerous RAR Awards.
During a campaign debrief the candidate said, “I would have never seen the role had it not appeared in my London search. The company’s location just wasn’t on my radar”.
The Remoteably methodology totally worked for us. It was clear that the best-in-class talent wasn’t on our door-step so we ‘picked-up’ and took the opportunity to new candidates instead of praying and waiting that someone half-decent would rock up. This is now how we recruit and it works everytime.
Russell Sutton (MD, Founder)
Distinctly are a respected digital marketing agency running paid media campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the UK including Arsenal FC, Wilkinson Sword and JVC Kenwood. The company is located in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
Distinctly were on the lookout for a PPC Lead to head up their growing Paid Search operation. Having attempted to resource directly and via specialist agencies for many months, Distinctly turned to Remoteably as progress was slow and demand for their service was increasing.
Aside from some positioning optimisations we felt their location could be an issue. With quick links to London we concluded that candidates in their industry may prefer to be in the “buzz” of the capital. We then floated the idea of part remote working as this would enable us to open up the London talent market and we had seen this model work well before. We in fact opened up 3 locations London, Rickmansworth and Luton to cast our net even further.
Their ideal candidate responded and 12 days later was hired. Result!
The Remoteably model by the guys at RR was a life saver when we were getting nowhere fast. The ‘Specialist’ digital agencies simply weren’t delivering and time was running out. We were educated and adopted a new way of hiring which turned out to be a game-changer for us. We would highly recommend Remoteably to anyone who’s hiring needs a 🚀
Tom Shurville, Managing Director
In 2017 Sassyshopwax founder Keely spotted a massive gap in the market for a premium luxury scented wax melt brand to make her house smell like her favourite bath product. Within a year of making products from her kitchen, sales starting to grow and in 2018 her Facebook shop sold out within moments of announcing new stock. The business now trades as a limited company from a 5,000 sq foot commercial space in Bristol employing 14 members of staff with sales from online channels growing each month.
Sassyshopwax are on a mission to connect people and memories through love of fragrance. Their ambitions are to become the leading scented wax brand in the UK and beyond. To achieve this they want to open new sales channels via trade retail partners and target retailers in both the gifting and homewares spaces. The business approached Remoteably for help to find the right Commercial person who could help them implement their strategy.
After a discovery call with Keely we ascertained that the candidate only needed to be in Bristol 1 day per week max. This enabled us to set a search radius of around a 2 hour commute. With our knowledge of the lifestyles and homewares space we stretched the search out to London. The campaign generated interest from around 500 candidates which we whittled down to a manageable shortlist of around 20. The role subsequently filled in 3 weeks with a candidate 20 miles West of London.
We used Remoteably to cast a wider net to fill a crucial growth role for the business. Their advice and knowledge was first class resulting in a hire in just 3 weeks. Mega impressed.
Keely Parsons, Founder