Case Study: The Woodsman Restaurant

Dating back to 1500, The Woodsman Restaurant is a celebration of British produce and is proud to serve only the best game, meat and veg produce that the countryside larder has to offer. Situated in the bustling market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, this restaurant is popular with tourists and locals alike.

The Challenge

The Woodsman Restaurant look to fill various Front-of-House and Chef roles throughout the year; from Waiters and Waitresses to Mixologists to a Breakfast Head Chef.

Being in Stratford-upon-Avon, they face many challenges when recruiting. Most namely, the lack of relevant candidates who actively apply for jobs in the area. With such a high density of bars, restaurants and hotels in this relatively small town, securing the best talent can often prove very difficult.

The Solution

Working alongside the HODs, CV Locator created strong briefs and candidate profiles for each of their vacancies. Our resourcing team monitored and searched the leading CV databases (on a daily-basis), ensuring that all active talent was uploaded to the client portal – as soon as it became available. Along with an optimised job advert (seen on all industry-leading job boards), the Woodsman’s ‘net’ can now be cast much wider, allowing candidates to be made aware of their vacancies on a much grander scale and, in turn, uncovering the best talent available. Alongside direct applicants from the job posting, the CV searches helped increase candidate sourcing by 100% for certain roles.

The Result

With job applications and CV searches The Woodsman Restaurant receives on average 58.8 candidates per vacancy posted, with a hiring success rate of 91%.

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