08 January, 2019

OC&C Strategy Consultants are an international consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience assisting with the most complex strategic business challenges. 

Their expertise is focused on a few core specialisms such as Corporate Strategy, Operational Strategy, Business Unit Strategy and M&A and Private Equity, allowing them to deliver results that get noticed.  

OC&C recruit people at all stages of their careers and it is their talent that help to tackle and solve the most challenging and most strategic problems. OC&C look for high levels of intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and creative abilities. They continually recruit for Undergraduate interns, MBA interns, Associate Consultants all the way to Consultants, Manager and Partner, as well as summer interns. 

Securing the best talent through an improved candidate experience was a key driver in replacing OC&C’s Applicant Tracking System and CV screening tool. The graduate market in particular is a competitive one so there is a need to make sure candidates have a great experience and timely response. OC&C didn’t want to lose suitable candidates once engaged in the recruitment process so looked for a complete e-recruitment system. 

As part of the process to find a more comprehensive recruitment platform, the Recruitment Team and key stakeholders developed a list of requirements that would better place them to recruit top talent. They carried out extensive research and identified the best fit for purpose solution to add value to their multiple workflows for graduate recruitment, internships and experienced hires. 

Leading the project was Melissa Edmondson, Recruitment Officer, who commented "Unlike other vendors that had a model where the framework was rigid, Eploy could support our requirements and were flexible to our tight timescales that were dependent on the Milkround cycle. The Milkround is vital to engage with school leavers, students and graduates. We had a smooth implementation of the core e-recruitment platform in just six weeks.”

Candidates now have access to a dedicated candidate portal where they have visibility of the process stages and their application and OC&C have been able to introduce a name blind CV policy to reduce any unconscious bias during the recruitment process.

The reporting capability now readily available to the team through Eploy provides a clear picture of each stage across the workflows. Having previously used excel for reporting, the dashboards and snapstats within Eploy provide an accurate view of reliable data that can be customised and shared, for example, with the graduate recruitment partners so everyone is aware and can visualise progress.

OC&C now use the reports to analyse where candidates heard about them to really fine tune where their efforts are concentrated to deliver the right quality and quantity of candidates.

The implementation also included the integration with their online performance-based assessment providers with Eploy. OC&C also streamlined the administration of manual onboarding, bringing onboarding online to further improve engagement with new hires.
Next on the recruitment agenda at OC&C is to utilise the talent pooling functionality within Eploy to nurture talent and quickly match the most suitable candidates for vacancies. They will be able to segment talent into relevant groups, create talent maps and measure engagement.  

Chris Bogh, CTO at Eploy, added “Seeing how Eploy has enabled OC&C with their recruitment strategy has been a real pleasure. The Eploy Team really understood their recruitment needs and this has helped to deliver an improved candidate experience at every stage of their recruitment journey.”   

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