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Case Study:
Technology meets customer service and saves client over £9000!

The Client

Interflex is a supplier to the automotive industry for sealing solutions against air, water, dust and noise. Working with a wide range of state of the art equipment and a diverse range of materials they produce NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) solutions for many needs quickly and cost effectively. They have over 40 years combined experience within the automotive industry manufacturing components such as interior trim materials for door, armrest and centre consoles for a wide range of vehicles.

The Vacancy

The position of PRODUCTION MANAGER was a key appointment for the firm and it was imperative that the right candidate came through the recruitment process. Interflex has grown considerably recently and have more growth plans for the next couple of years. The role was an exciting opportunity to join the company at a strategic time within their development and would need an ambitious manager, able to cope with lean manufacturing techniques, procedural process and motivating staff. The company wanted a variety of applicants to choose from and were prepared to consider individuals from different backgrounds. The hiring managers are located at two different sites and are extremely busy so any assistance with candidate selection was appreciated. The company had been quoted a cost of 25% (£10750.00) of first years’ salary by traditional recruitment agencies.

The Solution

To attract the best candidate, a suitable advert was written. We then advertised the vacancy over the major job boards and social media platforms in order to get as much exposure as possible. We conducted a thorough search within our own database of candidates and also via various CV databases & LinkedIn to invite ‘passive’ candidates to apply for the position. Over a 4 week period we received 136 applications from a variety of job boards and other avenues. There were many suitable candidates within this talent pool and our account managers assessed the applications and shortlisted down to 17 quality applicants. Being on two different sites, it was difficult for the senior management team to put their valuable time aside to interview all the candidates face to face so they instructed us to assist with the selection process. Root2 Recruit organised for the final 6 candidates to complete pre-recorded video interviews. From this they chose the best 4 candidates who completed psychometric profiling reports. The managers then interviewed the final candidates face to face and finally we referenced the successful candidate.


The whole process was completed and the successful applicant started within 6 weeks of the vacancy being advertised. The total cost to the client was just £1495 – a saving of £9255. The client was delighted with the whole process from start to finish and particularly the high calibre of candidates. In their words ‘Second to None!’ They were able to take advantage of the candidate selection tools available and appreciated the time they saved by utilising modern technology. Our system makes it easy for clients to assess their shortlisted candidates and all candidates are responded to throughout the application process. Interflex have been so pleased with the whole process that they have recommended us to other business contacts. We look forward to working with Interflex in the future as their business develops.

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Q: What did you like best about working with Root2?

A: Extremely pleased with the whole process, particularly the calibre of candidates.

The service was ‘Second to None!’

Juan Commandi – MD Interflex