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Case study.

Immediate Media is the leading special interest content and platform company. They own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK, such as Radio Times, Good Food Magazine, Top Gear Magazine and CBeebies Magazine.

Immediate Media’s culture is creative and inclusive – as Recruitment Assistant Leanne Winocour told us, “we want people to work hard and play harder!”. This is exemplified by elaborate themed summer parties, Christmas get togethers and a hard-working social committee to organise all the fun.

This culture and success is the ideal combination for a fertile ground for new careers and progression, one which Aspire has helped to tend over the years with hiring expertise across graduate and sales positions.


Process

The majority of roles Aspire hire for Immediate Media are sales positions and graduate roles. Having a dedicated team in place with experienced consultants who are familiar with Immediate’s culture, working values and hiring managers means that Aspire fully understands what sort of candidate makes an ideal Immediate Media employee who will not only work hard for the company but will also take full advantage of the progression and training on offer.

Running graduate hiring days for Immediate Media ensures we can select the best candidates from a pool of potential employees, matching not only skills but also personality to fit in best to the culture at Immediate.

Results

In getting familiar with the Immediate culture and visiting the offices frequently, the consultants aren’t blindly sending anyone and everyone to interview. They know who will fit in well and excel at Immediate, ensuring attrition is kept low. Take Aimee, long-term employee of 6 years, who explains barely anyone seems to leave at Immediate. And she would know – she left and came back, attributing this return to “the people and the culture” at Immediate! Having placed Aimee at Immediate, Aspire matched her values and personality to that of the company, meaning even after leaving she knew she had already found the ideal office environment and career she just had to return to.

Tim, also placed by us at Immediate just over three years ago, attributes his quick path to progression to the support and training he received on the job. Three promotions in three years later, he’s a testament to the calibre of graduate that Aspire have placed at Immediate over the years and contributing to the success of the sales team.

What's unique here?

Aspire’s consultants take the time to get to know the hiring managers at Immediate, understanding their requirements and the job description to fit the right candidate to the role. We’re not like every other recruitment company, where you’ll speak to someone different every time you want to discuss your vacancy. There are specific contacts in each team, be it for sales or graduate vacancies, so the Immediate team always know who to speak with.

Testimonial

"Aspire are one of the larger media specialist recruitment agencies that we use. We have partnered with them for many years and as a result, they know our business extremely well. Aspire are very much a 1 stop shop when it comes to recruitment. they have specialists in a range of disciplines, notably sales, and a large Graduate team. Aspire have been able to fill a high number of vacancies at short notice - each time supplying us with high quality candidates."

Jamie Cooper, Head of Recruitment

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