Holland & Barrett
Saving £2.1m annually on recruitment costs.
Acquired in 2017, for £1.8bn, H&B had great plans for its digital future, with a goal to launch into a leading global health and wellness brand by implementing a complete digital transformation.
Annual savings vs agency model.
Tech hires in the last 12 months.
Total hires to date.
Acquired in 2017, for £1.8bn, H&B had great plans for its digital future, with a goal to launch into a leading global health and wellness brand by implementing a complete digital transformation. Historically, their tech presence relied solely on an outsourced model, with deliverables and projects split across, vendors, consultancies, and white-labelled solutions. A digital transformation necessitated a delicate approach balancing legacy systems and those experienced with programming them, alongside implementing new technologies and those skilled to drive them.
The hyper competitive market of retail meant that H&B needed to hire at a staggering scale whilst delivering on:
- Hire a new team of skilled professionals
- Retain their existing dev department
- Keep within a budget
H&B partnered with Troi, to provide an embedded recruitment solution – resources and expertise to help hire the right talent to drive digital transformation. A team of 7 Troi talent partners were embedded in-house to attract, engage and help retain top engineering and commercial talent, creating a new in-house technology function and a modern engineering culture.
Our Talent Acquisition Managers have hired over 350 roles across multiple functions and able to secure talent and leadership experience from Facebook, Google and Amazon, helping H&B to become an attractive option for developers looking to move. Surpassing every target set, they increased top-of-funnel hiring activity for H&B by streamlining to increase productivity and output, whilst retaining H&B company values and illustrating the culture throughout.
In the last 12 months, Troi have achieved over 180 tech hires reducing the Time to Hire from 2 months to 10 days, saving an average £2.1 million per year. Here is a snapshot of the successful tech and commercial hires secured for H&B through our embedded recruitment model.
“We need to be at the forefront of the rapidly advancing technology that is helping our customers meet their health and wellness goals. We are investing heavily in delivering more speed in the retail experience, greater convenience in service and delivery, and increasing personalisation in our brand and product propositions, both in-store and online.“
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