Liberty Living

A brief insight into the successful recruitment relationship for temporary and permanent vacancies with Liberty Living, a national provider of student accommodation.

Liberty Living and Orchard Oak Recruitment has worked in partnership for more than 15 years, providing temporary and permanent staffing solutions to all Liberty Living locations including their prestigious Head Office in Central London. ¬†Orchard Oak Recruitment was described by the Chief Operating Officer – John Kenny as “a pioneering partner” to the business.

Orchard Oak Recruitment is an established recruitment business with 20 years industry experience,  and is respectively owned and managed by Helen Cant who strives to deliver a first class service to both client and candidate.

The service

To fulfil the temporary and permanent recruitment needs of this expanding company, all student residences are visited frequently in order to cultivate and maintain a positive working relationship, whilst ensuring that Orchard Oak Recruitment operates as an integral part of the Liberty Living team.

This not only involves strategic meetings with key members of the HR leadership team but also maintaining close working relations with operational managers across the 25,000 beds in 21 different cities across 3 countries; UK, Germany and Spain on a regular basis.

Liberty Living UK location map

This exercise of effective coordination and communication allows Orchard Oak Recruitment to accurately identify the strengths and weaknesses at individual sites to pre-empt any future recruitment needs, to understand key performance indicators and most importantly, ensure that everyone involved is kept fully informed throughout the recruitment process.

The process

Candidates of through first stage interviews are conducted at the respective Liberty Living residence. They are introduced to the business, shown around the building and the role applied for is discussed in detail, including the hours of work, remuneration package and the benefits and challenges of the particular post.

Having worked closely with all Liberty Living site managers, Orchard Oak Recruitment is able to provide a 360 degree service which includes: candidate interview preparation, skills testing, feedback, contract assistance and salary negotiation. In addition, Orchard Oak Recruitment continues to follow the candidate throughout their initial induction, ensuring any issues are resolved early in the employment relationship.

Interested? Your next step

For details on all vacancies currently available across the Liberty Living portfolio, please follow the link below.

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