28 February, 2018

Horwich Farrelly, a leading specialist defendant law firm with six offices nationwide, has launched a new online careers portal which will make it even easier for people to apply for jobs, and improve the speed and efficiency of hiring new talent.

The firm, which provides legal services to more than half of the UK’s top twenty motor insurers, has grown by more than 40% since 2015 and currently employs 750 people. With an ongoing recruitment drive and an increasing need to attract individuals with highly specialist skills Horwich Farrelly turned to specialist software company, Eploy, to develop a solution to support its future recruitment strategy.

Eploy has been working with the firm to deliver a customised ‘Applicant Tracking System’, or ATS. The web-based programme, which has been seamlessly integrated within the existing careers site, manages each stage of recruitment from a vacancy first being advertised to an offer being made. 

The enhanced careers site offers a range of benefits to prospective applicants including:

  • Improved job search functionality, including by keyword and location
  • The ability to create an online profile so that job applications can be saved and resumed at a later date
  • Shortlisting and interviews are now done via the ATS with candidates receiving regular email communications about the progress of their application
  • An option for applicants to receive regular updates about future vacancies, putting them ahead of the queue
  • Being able to use a social network such as LinkedIn or Facebook to set up their online profile even faster  

Thomas Reynard, Chief Operating Officer at Horwich Farrelly, said “The number of live vacancies we have in a typical month has trebled in the last few years meaning our recruitment teams and managers were spending more and more time simply sifting through and reviewing applications, resulting in the hiring process sometimes taking longer than desired. In addition, should an applicant have narrowly missed out on being offered a job in the past there was no easy way to alert them to new opportunities where they were potentially a top ranking candidate.

“After extensive research we felt Eploy’s ATS was a powerful and user-friendly solution to our future recruitment needs, which effectively allows us to create our own in-house recruitment agency. Now, by automating processes such as the initial gathering of applications and communications to candidates, our hiring managers can spend more time identifying, and recruiting, the best possible talent in the shortest possible time.”

Chris Bogh, Chief Technology Officer from Eploy added “This is a great example of how Eploy’s cloud-based recruitment software supported Horwich Farrelly in finding and recruiting top talent who are the perfect fit. In automating the recruitment process it has reduced administration and delivers a great online candidate experience to help candidates find their perfect career with the firm”. 

To view Horwich Farrelly’s current vacancies click here.

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