The company is a leading UK retailer and supplier of quality shirts, suits, casual wear and accessories, producing for over 120 years, with a strong and growing international presence.
With the company undergoing a period of significant, exciting and positive change, leading to a renewed focus on the people agenda, they needed to appoint an HR Director to provide a proactive, generalist and multi-channel Human Resource service across the whole business in both the UK, Ireland and Australia. This renewed focus is around best in class recruitment, induction, L&D, communication, engagement, recognition and reward to deliver results with pace, supporting and developing the way in which the company’s people work, communicate and engage with each other.
Drayton Partners were retained to identify and recruit this position to drive this change throughout the business.
Drayton Partners Approach
A targeted search within the retail sector was undertaken by the Drayton team, arriving at a short list of candidates who all had relevant and previous experience in turning around and driving change across the HR function, both at head office and on the shop floor.
The candidate who filled the position had over 20 years experience in a fast paced high street retail environment, understood the changes required at the various levels within the business and understood the pace and urgency the business was looking for to implement the agenda.