Delivering a streamlined recruitment process while recruiting skilled candidates for high-volume roles

In 2021 a large European foodservice business supplying fresh, refrigerated, and frozen food products, as well as non-food products and supplies, to foodservice customers were facing increased demand for their services and needed to hire for large numbers of roles.

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The challenge

With customers ranging from large leisure, pub, restaurant, hotel and contract catering groups to smaller businesses, including independent restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets, schools and hospitals, they needed an RPO that understood their needs and could deliver both HQ and high-volume roles.

Seeking a strategic partner to implement a streamlined recruitment process while delivering highly qualified and skilled candidates, RP01 were selected as their partner of choice. Tasked to deliver a vertical RPO solution to meet their demand, RP01 also proposed bespoke digital candidate attraction solution which provided distinct added value.

The solution

RP01 supplied a complete resourcing service and redefined their talent strategy for HQ roles. This allowed for ‘switch on’ recruitment services for both HQ and corporate roles across the whole of the UK. The service included:


  • Immediate lead time
  • Digital candidate attraction for high volume roles
  • Dedicated talent partner
  • Support of our Morson recruitment specialists
  • Feature page hosted on
  • Social media advertising
  • Review of job specifications to maximise value positioning
  • Application of EDI best practice to all job adverts
  • Ex forces recruitment consultancy
  • Performance management of second tier and indemnifying further costs


RP01’s bespoke vertical RPO solution completed go live in only 5 days.

The customer benefited from a dedicated recruitment team successfully onboarded 70 candidates within 4 months, in an extremely competitive market, and had a 100% direct fill rate.

Beyond just filling roles we supported ED&I efforts and recruitment of under-utilised talent pools such as ex-forces through a coordinated social media campaign and landing page created for ex-forces events that was accessible via QR code and led to increased applications from veterans.

We also provided market insight around salary inflation to ensure that roles were competitive.

Part of our RPO solution was an ex-forces candidate engagement programme to support all levels of hiring needs. We’ve quickly demonstrated our commitment to operating at pace underpinned by a strong social value campaign.

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