Global luxury fashion brand hires freelance staff at volume with an On-Site Partnership

How a global fashion brand successfully streamlined its hiring process for freelance creative and fashion talent by forming an on-site partnership with Fourth Floor and Career Group Companies.

Global luxury fashion brand hires freelance staff at volume with an On-Site Partnership

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The Challenge of High Volume Recruiting

Since 2019, we have maintained a successful On-Site Partnership with a global fashion brand, managed by our Director of On-Site Partnerships, Neil McGiffin. This client is a large and nuanced organization, with over 3,000 global employees and two affiliated sub-brands. Given the high-volume of freelance talent within the brand, their team approached us to form an On-Site Partnership Program with the goal of streamlining their hiring process and cutting down on redundant administrative efforts for their internal HR team.

Our Unique, Customized Solution

To understand our client's onboarding process inside and out, a Fourth Floor team member worked on-site at the organization's office 3 days per week for 10 months. They went through the new hire onboarding process themselves and learned the brand's daily workflow so we would be able to orient all new hires in timekeeping, payroll, IT equipment management, and other HR-related tasks.

As this partnership grew, we hired three additional Scheduling Coordinators, reporting to Fourth Floor, to work on-site at the client's office and assist all temporary new hires within any department – creative, retail, operations, marketing, design, or fashion.

A Fully Integrated Hiring Partner

Fourth Floor has become a fully integrated hiring partner with this brand, complete with in-house email addresses in order to coordinate IT and Finance approvals on new hire equipment. As an exclusive talent partner, we have become true ambassadors to their brand and an extension of their hiring team.

  • 2 dedicated Account Managers
  • 17 Career Group Companies recruiters supporting the account
  • 3 on-site Scheduling Coordinators

“Fourth Floor has been instrumental in helping our team to identify high-caliber talent across all facets of our business. They are dedicated, and resourceful, and have proven to build strong relationships with hiring managers. The team is incredibly thoughtful when it comes to tailoring their approach for each search – they have contacts in all the right places to assist talent seekers at all levels. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and kind spirit always make them a pleasure to work with!”‍

Talent Acquisition Manager

The Benefits of On-Site Partnerships

An on-site partnership allows you to outsource your entire recruitment process to us, as an exclusive recruitment partner. For companies with a consistently high-volume of temporary or freelance staff, this tier of service eliminates the heavy administrative burden of hiring for your internal HR department. As your primary recruiting partner, we will provide a highly customized level of consultation and reporting and handle recruiting, scheduling, onboarding, payroll, and ongoing temporary employee management.

While all of our clients are paired with a dedicated Account Manager, establishing an on-site partnership will allow us to immerse ourselves in your company culture so we can match you with the best talent on the market. At the same time, your account will have more resources allocated to it, so our recruiting experts can proactively create a bench of "brand-right" candidates ready to step in and make an impact at a moment's notice.

Partnership may include:

  • A hiring plan tailored specifically to your organization to address any hurdles in your current recruiting process
  • Insight into current market conditions including compensation data and hiring trends
  • Custom reporting, including interview tracking and candidate experience reporting
  • On-site recruiting coordinators to exclusively support your hiring and onboarding-related tasks, trained and managed by Career Group Companies
  • A customized Applicant Tracking System, including custom reporting on interviews and candidate experience
  • Internal Access for our team, allowing us to receive IT/Finance approvals to expedite the onboarding and equipment assignment process for new hires

All on-site partnerships are customizable and completely tailored to address the hiring challenges unique to your organization. In addition to on-site partnerships, Career Group Companies is able to assist with any form of placement, at any scale, including Direct Hire, Temp-to-Hire, Temporary, Event Staff, and Executive Search needs.

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